English Full-Time Instructor

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English Full-Time Instructor

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date: 2/11/2019

The English Department at West Valley College invites applications for the position of a full-time tenure-track English Instructor. Applicants should be prepared to teach a wide range of composition courses, assume departmental leadership roles, develop programs, perform institutional responsibilities, and actively participate in the faculty's governance of the college. In addition, applicants who have an approach to teaching that recognizes and honors the various communities comprising West Valley College and Silicon Valley are desired. We seek applicants who share our excitement about teaching and who would add their unique skills, ideas, and passions to our diverse, dynamic English department.

West Valley College is located in the South Bay, a geographic region of enriching diversity that encompasses the southern part of the San Francisco Bay area. The college serves the vibrant communities of Saratoga, Campbell, and Los Gatos as well as the western sector of the Silicon Valley. The campus is expansive and occupies a park-like natural setting within the native oak woodland landscape.

Each semester, over 8,000 students pursue their educational goals at West Valley College. The college's curricular strengths are many and include transfer preparation, career and technical education in a broad spectrum of disciplines, and college readiness coursework. The college's robust educational programs, together with our strong infrastructure of student support, our top-notch faculty and staff, and a natural environment that fuels the mind, all meld to create an exceptional teaching and learning environment. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and commitment to address the cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

This is a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track position that begins in Fall 2019. Instructional assignments rotate among the English faculty. It is expected that over several semesters all levels of English offered at the college (basic skills, developmental, and all levels of English transfer-level composition) will be taught. Teaching assignment may include day and evening classes. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers (WVMFT / AFT Local 6554).

Work location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

Salary and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $64,631 to $100,582 annually; placement is based upon verified academic achievement, teaching and related experience (Academic Salary Schedule, Steps 1-9).

Benefits include:

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and dependents.
  • Employer paid long term disability for employee.
  • Employer-provided life insurance.
  • Sabbatical, Rejuvenation and Retraining Leaves.
  • Banked leave provisions.
  • Professional Growth and Development activities.
  • 10 days sick leave accrued annually; personal necessity and catastrophic leave.
  • Conference leaves.
  • Opportunity for overload assignments.
  • Cal STRS Retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Education - Possess one of the following:

  • 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 valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in English; OR
  • The equivalent of the above.


2. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, in-class activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class (scheduling time beyond normal office hours if necessary), ensuring regular effective student contact for Distance Education courses, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned classes, and participate in the process of SLO assessment and evaluation and use the results of these assessments in the process of continuously improving student learning.
  • Maintain accurate class and other records.
  • Submit, when due, all necessary reports, such as attendance, grade reports, rosters, class and office schedules.
  • File a syllabus for each course with the appropriate division offices.
  • Post and maintain office hours each week.
  • Provide each student with a current course syllabus as required by Title 5, which includes SLOs, classroom procedures, requirements and grading policies and provide a copy to the Division Office.
  • Refer students to appropriate college resources.
  • Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the members’ area of expertise.
  • Assume institutional responsibilities, essential to the ongoing operation and effective achievement of department, division, college and district programs.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link: wvm.peopleadmin.com

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741-2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 12/21/2018
Application Due: 2/12/2019
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