Instructor of English Tenure Track -2018-2019 - CC 2 Positions

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Columbia College


Instructor of English Tenure Track -2018-2019 - CC 2 Positions

Salary: Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2015-2016 Salary Schedule – $55,384 to $103,694 per year, plus an annual $2,374 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $80,856.

Deadline: 03/16/2018



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Required Quals Summary

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in English, literature, comparative literature or composition OR Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND Master’s Degree in linguistics, TESL, Speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing or journalism OR a California Community College Instructor credential appropriate to the subject OR the equivalent.


The District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals not possessing qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalency go to: Choose: Human Resources, Choose: HR Forms & Documents Choose: Equivalency Policy and Procedures. When requesting equivalency, attach an equivalency form to your letter of interest.


Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.


Job Description Summary

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Teach all lower division college courses in composition and literature, including courses in developmental writing, as assigned.

• Instruct using teaching methods that accommodate various student learning styles.

• Develop and maintain curriculum.


• Participate in outcomes assessment and analysis, individually and/or in groups.

• Participate in professional development opportunities and remain current in the subject area. 

• Encourage success in all students, traditional, non-traditional, ethnically and culturally diverse, who form our community college population. 

• Attend division and general college meetings, as well as participate in various division, college and district committees. 

• Maintain an appropriate number of office hours per week to meet with students. 

• Perform other duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications

• Education and/or experience in teaching composition and literature at all community college levels.

• Education and/or experience in teaching basic skills. 

• Current knowledge of issues and concerns under discussion in the profession, such as composition and developmental writing theories, basic skills acceleration, and co-requisite remediation. 

• Current understanding of relevant pedagogies, supplemental instruction, on-line or hybrid teaching, learning assistance and other pedagogies directed at improving student success.

• Current understanding of assessment processes for improving student success at the course, program, and degree level.


Desirable Characteristics

• Commitment to collegiality and a healthy work environment within a small department. 

• Enthusiasm for the learning process.

• Commitment student success.

• Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity. 

• Vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success.

• Participate in shared governance and to work collaboratively across the college.

• Effective interpersonal communication skills.

• Participation in community outreach.

• Ability to conduct effective public presentations.


Special Instructions for this Posting

Applications are accepted online only at: 

Select Job Openings, Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job. 

The District may hire more than one applicant with this applicant pool.

Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee which will select candidates to be interviewed. After interviews, a recommendation will be forwarded to the President, Chancellor, and Board of Trustees.


YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.





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Posted: 1/24/2018
Application Due: 3/16/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $55,384 to $103,694 per year, plus an annual $2,374 stipend for an earned doctorate.