Instructor, English (Temporary 1 Year)

Golden West College
Huntington Beach, California
$50,519.00 - $120,442.00 Annually
Feb 02, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

Golden West College


Instructor, English (Temporary 1 Year)

Job# 11-G-19

Salary: $50,519.00 - $120,442.00 Annually



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Golden West College – You Are Welcome Here!


Located in the coastal community of Huntington Beach, also known as "Surf City," Golden West College is regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in Southern California.  The college is highly regarded for academic quality and innovation. In its earliest years, the college was recognized for its pioneering leadership in designing learning-centered programs and services for its student body and continues in that tradition to this day. 


Golden West College (GWC) has an unwavering commitment to quality education, equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for all positions at our college share our devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations.   At this time, our college enrolls approximately 12,000 students per term; 34% are Latinx, 29% are White, 26% are Asian, 2% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 0.5% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 5% are multiracial.  GWC is an officially designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and has an eligibility designation as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).  GWC engages in regular professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can best serve disproportionately impacted groups.  Activities and connections include GWC's partnership with USC's Center for Urban Education; student and employee involvement in organizations like Puente, Student Veterans, and Gay Lesbian Alternative Straight Alliance (GLASA); a robust District Ally training program, including UndocuAlly (undocumented students), SafeZone (LGBTQ), Vet Net (veterans), and Ability Ally; and other equity minded programs; as well as a full calendar of culturally responsive events.



Golden West College is currently seeking a full-time, non-tenure track, temporary 1 Year English Instructor commencing with the 20­­18 fall semester.  The primary teaching assignment involves the instruction of remedial English, freshman composition, and literature courses.  This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.

The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off campus and is subject to change as needed.  The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting teaching and academic excellence, and student learning and success through the work of English instruction.


Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Provide instruction in English courses: remedial English, freshman composition, and literature courses in accordance with established course outlines.

2. Provide leadership in the development and revision of both Basic Skills and College Composition curriculum.

3. Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.

4. Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.

5. Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

6. Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.

7. Assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.




Master's in any 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 meet the equivalent qualifications established by the District, AND


Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.

Ability to complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.



Desirable Qualification:

• Educational and/or instructional preparation in English courses.

• Experience and training in composition and basic skills courses at the college level.

• Evidence of participation in student success initiatives in a post-secondary setting.

• Evidence of an ability to address the instructional needs of a diverse and frequently underprepared student population.

• Evidence of an ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

• Evidence of an ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge level (developmental through transfer) and personality of each individual and class.

• Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidenced-based assessment of student learning.

• Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.

• Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.

• Ability to work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate); and intrinsic motivation and ability to develop and teach online courses.

• Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.



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