Instructor of English

Job description

Modesto Junior College


Instructor of English

Tenure Track

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: 3/18/18


Complete job description and application available online at:


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.



District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals who may not meet the qualifications listed above. If the applicant does not directly meet for minimum qualifications, the equivalency form must be included with application. For more information on equivalency, go to 

Choose: Equivalency Policy and Procedures. When requesting equivalency, attach a completed “Determination of Equivalency” form along with the equivalency application documents required.


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.


Examples of 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. Part of the teaching assignment may be online, in the evening, and/or on Saturdays. 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.

• Informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.

• Preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress.

• Maintaining attendance, scholastic, and other records and submitting them according to published policies and deadlines.

• Attending department, division, and college-wide meetings on a regular basis.

• Posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.

• Developing, implementing, and assessing student-learning outcomes for courses and programs and using the results for improvement.

• Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review.

• Engaging in department program improvement initiatives.

• Participating in department, division, and college committees.

• Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide, especially in connection to statewide initiatives.

• Engaging in data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student success, persistence, and equity.

• Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies.

• Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

• Engaging in the college’s participatory governance processes.

• 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 and student equity.

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


Desirable Characteristics

• Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and improve student equity.

• Enthusiasm for the learning process.

• Commitment to supportive relationships with students and colleagues.

• Capable of instructing using teaching methods that accommodate various student-learning styles.

• Participate in professional growth and remain current in subject area and major state initiatives.

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

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

• Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance and to work collaboratively.

• Personal qualifications such as effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, ability to conduct effective public presentations.


YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.





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Job No:
Posted: 2/1/2018
Application Due: 3/18/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $55,384 to $103,694 per year, plus an annual $2,374 stipend for an earned doctorate.