English Professor

Location
Visalia, CA
Posted
Dec 25, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College
General Description

College of the Sequoias Community College District is seeking candidates for two full-time, tenure-track positions in the English Division. These positions will begin August 2019.

College of Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting faculty who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding of and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Job Duties

Duties include teaching classes in reading and composition, critical thinking, literature, and developmental English skills. Classes assigned may include evening classes, weekend classes, and teaching at any of our locations in Visalia, Hanford, or Tulare.

Participation in the governance of the District by way of committee assignments is encouraged. Other responsibilities include holding required office hours, full participation in departmental responsibilities, and the willingness to participate in and sustain an atmosphere of respect for diversity and equity campus-wide.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

The candidate must meet one of the following criteria. The degree must generally be from an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent:

  • Master's in English, composition, comparative literature, or literature or
  • Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with specialization in reading, creative writing, or journalismor
  • the equivalent and
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at: http://www.cos.edu/About/HumanResources/Pages/Equivalency-Policy.aspx. Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted as a "supplemental attachment" within the "Attachment" section of this application.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

The Department is looking for evidence of the following:

Teaching Experience/Background/Training
such as, but not limited to
  • academic reading
  • critical thinking
  • basic skills reading and writing
  • literature
  • composition/rhetoric
  • creative writing
  • community college teaching experience
  • experience with student tutors
  • grant programs, Puente
  • underprepared, nontraditional, or special needs students
  • diverse populations such as ESL, low income, and migrant students.
Teaching Methodologies
such as, but not limited to
  • active and collaborative learning
  • student-centered methodologies
  • distance education
  • accelerated learning

Professional Commitment/Development
such as, but not limited to
  • committee work
  • community outreach
  • student activities/advising/mentoring
  • conference/workshop presentations
  • publications
  • participatory governance
  • development and assessment of outcomes at the course, program, or institutional levels
  • advocacy for non-traditional students
  • advocacy for campus-wide equity
Application Procedure

Applicants must submit the following material to be considered:

  • Completed online job application form.
  • Diversity Statement (included within the online application).
  • Letter of interest which addresses the Desirable Qualifications. In this letter we invite applicants to expand on strengths not covered in other parts of the online job application.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
  • Here is a link to a student essay:
  • https://www.cos.edu/About/HumanResources/Documents/GTstudentessay2.pdf
  • This composition was written by a student in a transfer level composition course. Print this essay and mark it with your comments as you would normally, assuming the student will revise before final submission for a grade. When you finish marking it, add it as an attachment under "Other" within the "Attachment" section of the online job application.
  • A response (again, add it as an attachment under "Other" within the "Attachment" section of the online job application) of 1,000 or fewer words to the following two questions:
  • How would you work with the writer of the essay above in an individual conference?
  • Assuming this writing is representative of the class, which concerns would you address first in the class and how would you do so?
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. Official transcripts are required for employment.
  • Three recent letters of recommendation.
Partial reimbursement for travel costs may be available for applicants traveling more than 200 miles for an interview

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