English Instructor

Berkeley City College
California, United States
$57,635.00 - $77,843.00
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Berkeley City College


English Instructor

Salary Range: $57,635- $77,843/yr.Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.

Deadline: July 2, 2021


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Job Description Summary

Under general supervision of the Vice President of Instruction, the English instructor teaches community college pre-collegiate and basic skills level courses in writing and reading; may also teach college level English courses.


Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.


Instructors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced teaching methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.


• Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines.

• Inform students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.

• Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.

• Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students.

• Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.

• Participate in faculty discussions on curriculum, teaching-learning techniques and teaching materials.

• Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.

• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.


The Instructor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to:


• Teaching, teaching preparation, maintenance of office hours and student advising, and maintenance of student rosters, class records and grade completion in accordance with District policy and procedures;

• Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate instructional materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre-collegiate program;

• Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;

• Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in discipline and teaching methodology;

• Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and

• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.


Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition;


2. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in any of the above;




Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing, or journalism;



3. May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service to teach courses in English.

(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).


4. The equivalent qualifications.

(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.)


5. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.


Desirable Qualifications

• Experience teaching a wide range of courses from English composition to literature.

• Training in teaching composition, additional training in reading and/or research would be a plus.

• Experience in developing curriculum, organizing cooperative work, supervising others, working as a member of a team that includes instructors, administrators and classified professional staff.

• Ability to motivate students through timely and constructive feedback – both verbal and written – to achieve their potential, meeting or exceeding student learning outcomes.

• Ability to foster resiliency and durable work ethic in students.

• Ability to work with a diverse student population, including students with a wide range of skills, backgrounds, learning styles, and academic, personal or occupational goals.

• Ability and willingness to work effectively with community support groups, college committees, and other campus organizations and to be involved in co-curricular, extracurricular and interdisciplinary activities.

• Interest in and commitment to professional development and high standards in education.

• Experience in collaboratively designing, assessing, and closing the loop on student learning outcomes.

• Experience with and professional development in online instruction.


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