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Full Time Instructor- English

Employer
Victor Valley College
Location
United States
Closing date
Mar 3, 2024

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Job Role
Teacher / Instructor
Job Type
Full-time
Basic Functions

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) POSITION STATUS: EXEMPT

FIRST DATE OF REVIEW IS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 1, 2024

VOLUNTARY REASSIGNMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE FIRST 10

WORKING DAYS (FULL TIME FACULTY ONLY), THROUGH JANUARY 18, 2024, at 5:00 PM

10-Month Tenure Track Position

COMPENSATION:

Initial salary placement ranges from $55,714 to $87,247, based upon education and experience. The current faculty salary schedule includes five classes and twenty steps with a maximum annual salary of $116,888. A District-paid comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision insurances for the employee and dependents, and a $50,000 employee life insurance policy are provided. For the most updated information please visit our benefits web page.

Appointment to this position is subject to availability of funds. Salary schedule subject to change.

Representative Duties

Instruct students in freshman and sophomore levels of composition and literature courses.

Implement current theories and methods in teaching of composition, reading, critical thinking and literature, including computer assisted instruction and distance education.

Teach in accordance with departmental course outlines and design instructional activities to promote student success.

Collaborate with colleagues in program and curriculum development and participate in other departmental meetings and projects.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned.

Serve on academic senate and shared governance committees as necessary to support and enrich instructional programs.

Promote the success of a diverse student population through careful preparation of course materials and effective teaching methodologies.

Comply with district policies and procedures in the performance of all duties by timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities including holding weekly office hours and being available to assist students as required.

Participate in assessment, evaluation, and planning of Student Learning Outcomes and Program Learning Outcomes.

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Master's in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition OR Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing, or journalism OR the equivalent.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
  • Composition theory, or
  • Distance education, or
  • Writing center theory and practice, or
  • Teaching developmental writing, or
  • Creative Writing

Must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

We will be using the guidelines set by the Academic Affairs Division of the Chancellor's Office, California Community Colleges. See their website: California Community Colleges for the most current minimum qualifications for faculty in California Community Colleges. The Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook can be viewed at: Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges If you feel you have equivalent qualifications, please review the supplemental information for Faculty Equivalency Qualifications can be viewed at: Faculty Equivalency Qualifications

Submit your request for equivalency ONLY IF your education and/or experience are different, but equivalent, to the minimum qualifications stated in the job announcement. If you have additional questions, please contact Human Resources directly at (760) 245-4271 Ext. 2500.

Some specialized courses may require specific certificates (must meet minimum content requirements specified by outside/other agencies based on accreditation).

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Office, classroom, lab and/or on-line environment. Position requires ability to communicate and exchange information. The assignment may include day, weekend, and/or evening classes on campus and/or at off campus locations. Position requires ability and schedule flexibility to accommodate active participation in College and Department Outreach Events such as College and Career Fairs and College and Community Presentations.

Knowledge and Abilities

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism initiatives and best practices;

Knowledge of upcoming educational reforms in California.

(AND)

ABILITY TO:

Ability to teach effectively in various modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, online, etc.)

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

To be considered a candidate for this position, all materials required should be received at the Victor Valley College Office of Human Resources by the First Review Date March 1, 2024. Application materials will be accepted after this date, however, if a file is not complete by the First Review Date, the application may not be considered by the Screening Committee.

This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

You may check your status at any time by logging into Victor Valley College Online Application Site at School Jobs with your username and password.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. All materials included in the application packet become District property, will not be returned, and will not be copied.

All information qualifying an applicant for the position must be included on the Victor Valley College Application. To assist the District in determining whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements, descriptions of an applicant's present and past job duties should include details pertinent to the position for which he/she is applying.

Applicants may be notified by email during any phase of this recruitment regarding status.

If it is unclear whether an applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position from the application, that applicant will be disqualified.

It is not unusual for the District to receive hundreds of applications for a position. For this reason, it is advantageous to make the application as easy to review as possible.

Candidates wishing to apply for more than one position must apply for each position separately.

A complete file consists of all of the following:
  1. A completed Victor Valley College application electronic form
  2. A letter expressing interest in the position
  3. A current resume
  4. Copies of transcripts showing college degrees and coursework. NOTE: Degrees must be from an accredited institution. It is the responsibility of the candidate to include U.S. evaluations of non-U.S. transcripts with their application. Link to - State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/leaflets/cl635.pdf?sfvrsn=bb4f6e6a_2
  5. Supplemental Application for Equivalent Qualifications (if applicable)

Victor Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Victor Valley College prohibits sexual harassment and assures that all employees will enjoy equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran. Employment acceptance or rejection shall be based on job-related qualifications.

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