English Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

Location
San Mateo
Posted
Mar 15, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College


English Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

San Mateo County Community College District


Posting Number: 2014177F

Department: Language Arts CSM (DEPT)

Location: College of San Mateo

Position Number: 4F0060

Percentage of Full Time: The work year is 175 days (10 month of service).

Months per Year: 10

Salary Range: -

Position Type: Faculty

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

College of San Mateo seeks employees who value working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve success. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create integrated, interdisciplinary learning experiences. College of San Mateo faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods as appropriate to the discipline.

The English department is committed to aligning faculty and student demographics campus-wide. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, and orientations is central to the college mission, the English department actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.

First level interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of April 30. Finalists will be invited back to the campus for second round interviews on Tuesday, May 8.

Start date of this assignment: Fall 2018

Minimum Qualifications:

• Possession of a Master’s degree or above in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition OR a Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND a Master’s degree or above in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing, or journalism OR the equivalent (see information below)
• Demonstrated cultural competence, 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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Subject matter preparation:

1. Successful experience in teaching or evidence of preparation to teach the full range of college English, including courses in basic skills, transfer-level composition, literature, and specialized programs
2. Knowledge of composition and writing center theory and research, including a strong command of English grammar

Evidence of outstanding ability as a teacher:

3. Ability to motivate students from a broad spectrum of academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
4. Ability to use teaching methods that emphasize cooperation and collaboration and that engage students actively in their studies, encouraging them to become effective readers, critical thinkers, and independent learners
5. Ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students with differing abilities, levels of preparation, and cultural experiences
6. Ability to consistently and appropriately monitor and assess students’ progress and provide substantive feedback
7. Commitment to creative use of technology in teaching and learning in environments such as computer-assisted or smart classrooms
8. Commitment to ongoing professional development, including the ability to evaluate and modify one’s own pedagogy and to share insights in the spirit of collaboration
9. Ability to conduct effective essay conferences with individual students in a writing center setting
10. Enthusiasm for, understanding of, and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college

Evidence of effectiveness as a colleague:

11. Ability and desire to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to enhance instruction, curriculum, student learning support, and student success
12. Commitment to working with faculty as well as administrative and classified staff in a spirit of collegiality
13. Commitment to the professional responsibility of serving on participatory governance committees

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits:

First Review Date: 04/17/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

To apply, visit: https://jobs.smccd.edu/

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.




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