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

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

San Mateo County Community College District


Posting Number: 2014190F
Department: Language Arts SKY (DEPT)
Location: Skyline College
Position Number: 2F0099
Percentage of Full Time: The work year is 175 days (10 month of service).
FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year: 10
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Salary Range:
Note: The District will make every attempt to at least match the salary at your current employer.
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Position Type: Faculty Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” 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 San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
Skyline College, which was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2015, is part of the San Mateo County Community College District, which currently enrolls approximately 23,000 students, the majority of whom are from minoritized populations. Of the students at Skyline College, 2.6% are African American, 0.2% are American Indian, 18.2% are Asian, 18.4% are Filipino, 18.8% are Latinx, 1.2% are Pacific Islander, 19.3% are White, 19.8% are Multi-Ethnic, and 1.7% are unknown.

Who We Want:
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 staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:

1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;

2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;

3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;

4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and

5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

The San Mateo County 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. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.

Your cover letter must include discussion of the following questions:

• What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting students who have been historically marginalized?

• Think of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success?

• How is your teaching approach culturally-responsive to the students you serve?

The Position:
The College seeks a full-time, tenure track faculty member in English. The ideal candidate will share the College's commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.

First round interviews for this position will be scheduled for: Thursday, November 15, Friday, November 16, and Monday, November 19. Second round interviews will be scheduled for Tuesday, November 20. Finalists will be invited back to the campus for a final interview on Friday, November 30.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

1. Teach basic skills, transfer-level composition and literature courses using culturally-responsive pedagogy

2. Integrate affective domain and college reading strategies as a regular part of a student-centered curriculum

3. Understand and use effective practices for engaging students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional classrooms

4. Maintain expertise in current teaching methodologies and curricula and develop instructional materials and techniques to close the equity gaps experienced by disproportionately-impacted students

5. Consult with students during regularly scheduled office and writing center hours

6. Assist in curriculum assessment and revisions and in new course development

7. Participate in the development and/or selection of course materials, equipment, and technology that will enhance the offerings of the department

8. Participate as a member of department, division, and college committees

9. Perform other professional duties as required by contract and general institutional needs

Minimum Qualifications:
• Possession of a Master’s or above in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s or above in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing, or journalism OR the equivalent (see 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

Physical Requirements:


Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:
For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application indicating one or more of the following:

Degree Equivalence

The applicant possesses a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline. The name of the degree is close to that specified on the Disciplines List but the degree either has a different title or area of expertise or the coursework is slightly different.

Academic Background Equivalence

Related to disciplines in which a Master’s Degree is not generally expected or available. The applicant must have completed at least 24 semester units of coursework in the academic field and must possess at least the equivalent level of achievement and the equivalent in breadth, depth of understanding, and rigor in each of the following:

i) a broad cultural education usually met by the general education requirements for any Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree, and

ii) a detailed study of the discipline in breadth, depth, and rigor, usually met by course work required for the degree major.

Professional Achievement Equivalence

The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.

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 effective teaching theories and strategies in writing, research, and 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 integrating and appropriately using technology in teaching and learning

8. Commitment to ongoing professional development, including the ability to evaluate and modify one’s own pedagogy to meet students’ needs and to share insights with colleagues

9. Ability to conduct effective individual conferences with students about their writing and learning

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:
• Recent experience working with racially minoritized and other disproportionately-impacted students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and particular fields shape patterns of participation and outcomes • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized and other disproportionately impacted students • Experience and skill with addressing inequity in the classroom and on campus • Experience and expertise in culturally-responsive teaching in English • Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within English courses and classrooms • Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving Institution designation for institutional, departmental and instructional practices

Benefits:
Benefits include a choice of medical plans, dental coverage, vision care, sick leave, salary continuance insurance, and an optional tax-deferred flexible benefit plan. Coverage is offered for employees and all eligible dependents. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California (no contributions to Social Security). Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.

Open Date: 09/27/2018
First Review Date: 11/01/2018
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit: 1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position) 2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience. 3. Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted) 4. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages addressing the applicant’s qualifications as they directly relate to the Requirements and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview. For questions related to this posting, please contact: SMCCCD Office of Human Resources 3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402 Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax:(650) 574-6574 Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
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2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
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5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:
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.

Accommodations:
Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2017 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2017 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2017 Annual Security Report is now available. The Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.

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





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