English Instructor (Clovis Community College) Full-Time
English Instructor (Clovis Community College) Full-TimeCampus Location:
Clovis Community CollegeStart Date:
08/05/2021Essential Functions of Position:
At Clovis Community College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful faculty member will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success by collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who:
- Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
- Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
- Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
- Reflects on institutional and teaching practices and aims to create a culturally responsive teaching environment; and
- Strategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
Clovis Community College seeks faculty members who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Divisions strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Clovis Community College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve. Faculty members should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Clovis Community College.
The ideal candidate will share Clovis Community College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As Fall 2020, we currently enroll over 13,500 students in which 45% identify as Latinx, 12% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% as Black/African American, 32% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 5% as multiracial. Clovis Community College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
Providing instruction in English on the Clovis Community College campus and/or at off-site community campus locations, the instructor will be responsible for:
- Teaching English courses, which include transfer-level composition and critical thinking;
- Implementing appropriate practices to develop writing skills at all levels;
- Serving on and attending department, college, and district committees as needed;
- Participating in program development and expansion of English courses, including connections with industry and Guided Pathways;
- Participating in program planning, student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;
- Teaching assignments in a variety of instructional settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus and large group instruction classes as needed; and
- Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom; AND
- Master’s in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition;
- Bachelor’s in any of the above AND master’s in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing or journalism;
- A valid California Community College Credential;
- The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).
(NOTE: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match EXACTLY as stated above, you MUST petition for equivalency. For example: If your qualifying degree is in creative writing and you DO NOT have a bachelor’s in English you will need to petition for equivalency.)Desirable Qualifications:
- Experience and skill incorporating elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all areas of responsibility;
- Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education 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 students;
- Experience working with a diverse student population;
- Experience working with traditionally underrepresented student populations, such as students of color and foster youth, and the ability to support students across sociocultural and socioeconomic diversities;
- Experience in facilitating multicultural and cross-cultural communication with sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students;
- Experience with and sensitivity to under-prepared and high-need students at the community college;
- Successful experience in teaching or evidence of preparation to teach a broad range of college English courses, such as courses in basic skills reading and writing, transfer-level composition, and critical thinking;
- Knowledge and understanding of the pedagogy to teach reading and writing courses at the community college level;
- Demonstrated commitment to professional development in English and Reading disciplines;
- Ability to promote and apply the college’s values for creating a learning environment of respect and equity, while encouraging creativity and critical thinking;
- Willingness to develop and expand the college English program in areas such as curriculum development, instructional technology, interdisciplinary linkages, and basic skills;
- Experience in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes, program learning outcomes, and general education learning outcomes;
- Ability and desire to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to enhance instruction, curriculum, student learning support and student success;
- Familiarity with a writing center/lab setting or tutorial center for instructional element;
- Expertise in using current pedagogy for teaching composition courses, basic skills reading and writing, and integrated reading and writing;
- An online teaching certificate or the desire to earn one and a willingness to teach classes online;
- Awareness of current state and local legislation, such as AB 705 and its effect on the community college system;
- Knowledge and awareness of current theories and methodology for teaching writing;
- Knowledge and experience in computer assisted instruction in writing;
- Knowledge of current assessment methods and materials;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
- Related work and professional experience;
- Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
- Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
177 duty days per year.Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary is $57,750 – $86,942 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,160 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction and College President for final interviews.
A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. SCCCD EEO Plan
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Clovis Community College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. CENG-INS.
Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.Additional Information:
This is a full-time, tenure track position. The District may fill more than one position from this pool.Additional Information about the Position:
State Center Community College District (SCCCD) provides 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 SCCCD, 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.
CLOVIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
About the College
Located in the heart of California, Clovis Community College is the newest college in the State Center Community College District, as well as one of the newest and fastest growing community colleges in California. Clovis Community College offers quality education in a friendly, innovative, and contemporary setting to students from the Fresno, Clovis, and foothill communities. Accredited in 2015, the College’s culture is based on a commitment to and a vision for creating and maintaining a collaborative teaching and learning environment that fosters equitable student achievement and academic excellence.
The College’s instructional and student services units are united by the common goal of providing exemplary academic programs and support services tailored to meet the needs of its diverse student population and its communities. The College mission and vision reflects this ambitious and inspiring goal.
Creating Opportunities – One Student at a Time
- We embrace diversity and serve all students of the community;
- We believe education is based on integrity, generosity, and accountability;
- We foster critical, creative, and engaged thinking;
- We support student success by preparing students for their futures and for the community’s future through career/technical certificates, degrees, and transfer programs;
- We cultivate community partnerships to enhance student learning and success;
- We engage in reflective, data-drive cycles of research and innovation focused on learning and student outcomes.
Clovis Community College continues to make history with many accolades and accomplishments, because of its emphasis on excellence and student success, and recently had its accreditation reaffirmed for seven-years by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). Additional awards and accomplishments:
- #1 for the number of transfer students to UCs and CSUs (per 1,000 students) in 2017-18;
- #1 in Associate Degrees for Transfers earned (per 50 FTES) in 2018-19; and
- #2 in Associate Degrees earned with the fewest units accumulated by students 2018-19.
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