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English Instructor (PT)

Solano Community College
United States
Closing date
Apr 8, 2024

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Solano Community College is seeking qualified applicants for part-time teaching assignments. Assignments may include day, evening, and weekend courses. The District may cancel classes or change instructors as enrollment needs are determined.

The successful candidate should be able to teach courses in developmental composition, college-level composition, critical thinking and/or introduction to literature courses. On occasion, English adjunct faculty may have the opportunity to be assigned other courses offered by the department. Assignments may be split between day and evening as well as between the main campus and the Vacaville and/or Vallejo Centers.

This position is a part-time position. The teaching assignment may require teaching lecture-discussion courses during the day, evening, on Saturdays and/or in an online, distance education format. The assignments are as needed, during Spring, Fall, and/or Summer terms.

  • To be considered for this position, all complete applications and supporting materials must be received by the application deadline.
  • Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed.
  • Reference checks for the finalists will be conducted.
  • Candidates should not expect official notification until the selection of the candidate has been completed.
  • The College may re-advertise or delay filling a position.
  • Oral interviews will be conducted and will include a teaching demonstration.
  • Travel costs related to the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.

Paid office hours are available to adjunct faculty in Fall and Spring semesters who teach a 40% assignment or more.
  • Provide instruction in accordance with established course outlines and expectations.
  • Inform students about course requirements; prepare and grade assignments and examinations.
  • Meet administrative timelines and submit completed and required documents and reports.
  • Maintain required student attendance and scholastic records.
  • Participate in division staff meetings.
  • Keep Student Learning Outcomes current and assess courses.
  • Review of curriculum and assessment of student learning.
  • Communicate and work effectively with students, staff, and colleagues.

Qualified candidates must have a Master's degree in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition OR

A Bachelor's degree in any of the above AND Master's in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing, or journalism OR

Possess a valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service in the discipline (please note that issuance of CC Credentials was discontinued in July of 1990; they are no longer available);

Note: If you do not meet the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you may request an equivalency review and submit conclusive supporting documents at the time of application. Equivalency is defined as possessing the general education for the degree and the major coursework for the degree. The equivalency request form is included in the application.

All degrees must be from accredited institutions.

  • Knowledge of teaching; multiple teaching methods that include critical thinking and problem-solving strategies; and college academic requirements and standards
  • Familiarity with and commitment to equitable practices; sensitivity toward students from diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities, who have a wide range of abilities
  • Enthusiastic attitude toward learning; adaptability
  • Familiarity with standard technologies; open to considering and adopting new technologies

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