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Full Time Temporary English Instructor

Mt. San Jacinto College
San Jacinto, California
Closing date
May 29, 2024

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Teacher / Instructor
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Mt. San Jacinto Community College District is committed to achieving parity in academic outcomes by removing institutional barriers and creating an inclusive and culturally affirming learning environment. As outlined in the District's Student Equity Pledge, "our purpose is to celebrate diversity, instill hope, and empower our students to transform their lives and those around them by challenging our perceptions and biases through self-reflection and constant inquiry to identify and eliminate equity gaps." We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences -- emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens, and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at Mt. San Jacinto Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches educational justice as a means for economic and social transformation and mobility demanding the broad collaboration among faculty, classified professional staff, administration, students and community partners.


Mt. San Jacinto Community College enrolls approximately 27,000 students each academic year and has a highly diverse student population that reflects the communities it serves. Designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), Mt. San Jacinto Community College administers an array of student affinity programs specifically focused on supporting our diverse, multicultural, and multi-racial communities. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Mt. San Jacinto College's Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research website.


We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified professional staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The Mt. San Jacinto Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Temporary English Instructor located at our campus in San Jacinto, CA. Mt. San Jacinto Community College District seeks a Full Time Temporary English Instructor to teach and develop courses in English. The ideal candidate is student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success. They should also be skilled in generating student engagement in learning and will create welcoming learning environments that are equity-based and culturally affirming. Full-time faculty are typically assigned 15 lecture hours (or the equivalent in laboratory, studio or related activities) of student contact time per week. Office hours are also required. Faculty are expected to participate in college governance through Academic Senate appointments to standing councils, committees, and/or a variety of task forces. Teaching assignments may include a mixture of day, evening, multi-campus, off-campus, and online classes.

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements and duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this class.

Classroom Duties:
  • Provide instruction that includes lecture and laboratory classes in English in accordance with established Mt. San Jacinto Community College District approved curriculum and course outlines
  • Inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures, attendance and participation requirements in a course syllabus
  • Effectively teach and communicate with students of diverse backgrounds

Interaction with Students Outside Of Class:
  • Advise students on academic and career matters
  • Assist in outreach and articulation with District high schools, four-year colleges and universities
  • Post and maintain adequate and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy

Out-Of-Class Duties:
  • Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and student records and submit them according to published guidelines
  • Prepare and grade class assignments and evaluations according to course syllabus and in a timely manner with meaningful feedback

Professional and Curriculum Development:
  • Maintain currency in field
  • Develop, maintain and evaluate curriculum
  • Maintain and review course specific and program level student learning outcomes
  • Interact with faculty and staff in other areas of instruction and participate in the development of instructional methods, technology, and materials
  • Work with peers in higher education, business and industry to maintain currency of instructional programs

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:
  • Promote equity and student success through the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Create communities of practice with faculty and staff in other areas of instruction to develop and implement effective instructional methods, technologies and materials, in purposeful assessment at the course, program, and institutional levels
  • Foster significant, long-lasting learning for students

Interaction with Colleagues:
  • Participate in campus/college governance by serving on campus/college committees
  • Participate in professional development, student and other educational activities in accordance with college policies
  • At all times demonstrate respect for the rights and needs of students and demonstrate respect for staff, colleagues and the teaching profession

  • A Master's degree in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition; (attach transcripts) OR
  • A Bachelor's degree in any of the above AND A Master's degree in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing or journalism; (attach transcripts) OR
  • The equivalent; AND
  • Have taught in the discipline or provided service in the area during the last (3) semesters; AND
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff
  • Before scanning attachments, remove/redact sensitive, confidential information such as date of birth, social security number, address and photograph*

  • Demonstrated experience with culturally responsive, equitable, and inclusive teaching practices that encourage positive race and gender-consciousness and embraces human difference
  • Evidence of working with and/or supporting retention and success programs, such as Umoja, Puente, First Year Experience, and/or cohort-model learning communities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to teach African American Literature and interest in teaching for and facilitating the Umoja program
  • Demonstrated understanding of and familiarity with AB 1705, AB 705, and Guided Pathways initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work effectively with faculty, staff, and students to support students' educational goals and completion
  • Demonstrated commitment to remain current in diverse teaching methods and learning styles as applied to teaching composition and literature in online, hybrid, and face-to-face learning modalities


Minimum qualifications for Faculty and Administrators for California Community Colleges are established by the Chancellor's Office. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications to teach in a desired discipline but feel that they possess the equivalent of qualifications, may attach an Application for Equivalence. Applicants who claim equivalent qualifications shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required by the minimum qualifications. The conclusive evidence must be as clear and reliable as college transcripts.

Applicants may view the Chancellor's Office minimum qualifications, and Academic Equivalency related forms and policies by viewing the Academic Equivalency link on the Human Resources web page.

Due to defined timelines involved in full time academic recruitments, we encourage early submission of a petition within the posting window to allow time for consideration and/or review. Please note, submission of a Petition for Equivalence with an application packet does not guarantee approval or advancement through a recruitment process. The Board of Trustees assures that all employees and applicants for employment will be provided equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status.


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is generally performed in an indoor classroom that may also include working in a lab setting.

Physical: Primary function requires sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a classroom and or lab setting and may travel from site to site; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach and twist; to lift carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight occasionally lifting up to 30 pounds or more, carrying supplies, equipment; to operate classroom equipment requiring repetitive hand movements and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


  • This recruitment is for a full-time temporary assignment for the Fall 2024 semester (August 9, 2024 - December 13, 2024)*

Initial placement on the salary schedule will be commensurate with education and experience, not to exceed step five (5) on the assigned salary schedule. Step five (5) may be exceeded if the District determines an extraordinary need or circumstance warrants a higher placement.

This is a full-time temporary academic position. While this current vacancy is expected at the San Jacinto Campus, applicants may be assigned to any District facility. Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants. This Academic assignment requires 176 service days per academic year.

This position is in the California Teachers Association/National Education Association. For more information, please visit their websites and http://www.nea

Medical, dental and life insurance is made available, and a sizable District contribution is provided. Sick leave is earned at the rate of one day per month. STRS participation is required for retirement eligible employees. As a condition of employment candidates will be required to complete a live scan for fingerprint clearance and a Tuberculosis (TB) test/Tuberculosis Risk Assessment form developed by the State Department of Public Health.

Mt. San Jacinto Community College will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act. You do not need to disclose your criminal history or participate in a background check until a conditional job offer is made to you. After making a conditional offer and running a background check, if Mt. San Jacinto Community College is concerned about conviction that is directly related to the job, you will be given the chance to explain the circumstances surrounding the conviction, provide mitigating evidence, or challenge the accuracy of the background report. Find out more about the Fair Chance Act by visiting the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing's Fair Chance Act webpage.


  • Applications must be submitted through our online job board; creating a profile is required
  • Before scanning attachments, remove/redact sensitive, confidential information such as date of birth, social security number, personal photograph, etc.
  • Please attach the following:
  • a current resume
  • transcripts of ALL college-level coursework (*see transcript tips below)
  • certification, training, vocational, or related program(s) if applicable
  • three (3) letters of recommendation or provide a list of professional references (include current or previous supervisors)
  • MSJC application must include details regarding how you satisfy the job requirements; including a statement of your philosophy regarding education and how you meet the qualifications (thoroughly answering supplemental questions "Personal Qualifications Statement" and "Diversity Statement" on the MSJC application is acceptable, or a separate document may be included in your submission)



Ed Code 87482.5

Ed Code 87482

  • For positions that require education, transcript(s) must be attached to your application submission to verify completion of college-level coursework
  • Carefully review the Application Procedures and Tips for Applying to ensure your submission meets the minimum qualifications
  • If selected for an interview, a presentation and/or teaching demonstration may be required as a part of the interview process. If applicable, presentation instructions will be included in the invitation to schedule a formal interview.
  • The documents attached to your online application must satisfy the Minimum Qualifications listed for this job
  • Before scanning attachments, remove/redact sensitive, confidential information such as date of birth, social security number, address, photograph
  • If you are employed by the District, it is still the applicant's responsibility to upload the required attachment(s) to each application submission. The hiring committee does not have access to personnel files. The hiring committee only has access to evaluate the documents included with your application submission. You may contact HR to schedule an appointment to view your personnel file if you'd like access to the original transcript documents in your file.
  • Your application may be marked as incomplete due to an error with your transcript(s).
  • Only transcripts from an accredited college or university will be accepted
  • Applicants must provide transcripts; which must include required authenticating factors: college/university seal or watermark, registrar signature, print or issue date, name of student, list of all coursework, degree conferral date, and degree major
  • Transcripts copied and pasted from a website, blurry, unreadable or cut off will not be accepted
  • Transcripts copied and pasted into a program where the text can easily be manipulated cannot be authenticated and are not accepted
  • Electronic/digital transcripts sent by a college are typically official, certified, and restricted electronic documents; and therefore, it's recommended to print and save this type of official transcript to a separate file before attaching to your online profile - otherwise we may be unable to open or view the attachment
  • Foreign transcripts are not considered unless accompanied by an official United States clearing house evaluation report, see Foreign Transcript Tips
  • If you attach documents that contain a personal photograph, it will be deleted from your submission
  • If hired, you must submit official, unopened transcripts prior to employment commencement
  • You must attach all the required documents before submitting your online application; otherwise it will be marked as incomplete
  • If you receive notice that your application was marked as incomplete, you are welcome to reapply as long as the position is still open
  • We do not accept documents submitted separate from the NEOED online application system
  • Any documents you want considered as part of your application profile MUST be included at the time you apply through NEOED
  • Hiring committees do not allow applicants to share documents during the formal interview (resume, portfolio, reference letters, etc.). The only exception would be if there are documents explicitly related to instructions included in a demonstration or presentation task.

Mission: "Mt. San Jacinto College offers quality, accessible, equitable and innovative educational programs and services to students aspiring to achieve their academic, career and personal development goals. We provide students a safe environment in which to pursue basic skills, career and general education pathways. Our programs lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates, which meet workforce development needs in our diverse communities. Our commitment to learning and achievement empowers students to enrich our communities and participate meaningfully in today's complex world."

Vision: Transforming Learners. Transforming Communities. Transforming Lives.

Values Statement: We are students, employees and a community. We believe that the act of teaching and learning is vital to a thriving community that enriches and, at times, saves lives. We commit to opportunities that inspire the following values in ourselves:

Excellence: We challenge students by setting high standards for learning and critical thinking, which we model with action.

Collaboration: We believe the best results are achieved through communication and participation among students, employees, industry and the community we serve.

Relationship: We nurture a community built on positive interactions and a genuine concern for the welfare of others.

Innovation: We cultivate a creative environment that promotes the development of new ideas for continuous quality improvement.

Relevance: We create educational experiences that have meaningful applications in a local and global context, today and tomorrow.

Access: We ensure equitable rights of all students by removing barriers to a quality education and promoting a network of support that improves learning opportunities.

Leadership: We empower people throughout the community to support and facilitate positive change.

Diversity: We respect and embrace the power of sharing our differences in thought, opinion, culture and background to optimize our collective strength.

Integrity: We believe in being true to our core values by consistently demonstrating our character and an institutional commitment to do the right thing.


The area provides a diverse geography that includes recreational lakes, mountains, desert and wide-open spaces. MSJC is located about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 50 miles west of Palm Springs. There is freeway access to ocean beaches, skiing and cultural offerings in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. Weekend recreational opportunities are a few hours away in Las Vegas, Arizona and nearby mountain resorts. Local theater productions and art galleries provide year-round entertainment, including the famous Ramona Festival and Pageant.


Applicants who need assistance in the application and/or hiring process should contact the Human Resources Department as soon as possible. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.

The Board assures that all employees and applicants for employment will be provided equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status.


Equal Opportunity Employer

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In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to (951) 487-3161. For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.


MSJC will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Please access the links from the drop down menu at the top left of the job board web page for further details regarding the E-Verify program.

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