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FY22 - English Instructor

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East Los Angeles College
Location
Monterey Park, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
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Community College
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Los Angeles Mission College

Announces an Employment Opportunity for a:

FY22 - English Instructor

FULL-TIME TENURE TRACK (C-Basis)

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: June 3, 2022

Announcement:

Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) is inviting applications for a Full-Time (C-Basis), Tenure-Track Instructor (English) to begin Fall Semester 2022. The position may require some evening and weekend hours. Interested individuals who meet the minimum qualifications and possess the required experience are invited to apply. About the College and Department:

Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) is a two-year community college that serves more than 11,000 students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. The College is one of nine in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). Founded in 1975, LAMC is located in the scenic foothill community of Sylmar and has strong historical ties to the neighboring communities of San Fernando, Pacoima, Mission Hills, North Hills, Panorama City and Granada Hills. In recent years, the institution’s enrollment base has expanded to include many of the communities throughout the greater San Fernando Valley, as well as Canyon Country and Santa Clarita.

The College provides excellent transfer, basic skills, transitional, and career education programs. Committed to student success, LAMC works closely with local secondary institutions to assist high school students in their transition to higher education and maintains strong ties to the business community by providing highly-respected job training programs that directly meet the workforce needs of local and regional employers.

LAMC prides itself on its commitment to diversity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula, and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Student-focused, motivated, and dynamic individuals who possess the required education, work experience and commitment to LAMC’s mission and values are invited to submit applications.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition, OR;

Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND Master’s in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing, or journalism, OR

the equivalent;

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic background and disabilities of community college students.

Eligiblity Requirement Covid 19 Vaccination

Pursuant to LACCD Board of Trustee's Policy 2900, all students and employees must be fully vaccinated, or have an approved exemption. LACCD employees are required to provide their vaccination status in compliance with the LACCD Board of Trustees’ policy. Newly hired employees will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or, at the latest, by their position start date.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Placement on salary schedule is determined by academic preparation and/or employment experience in accordance with AFT Contract. The salary ranges are $62,140 to $96,750 for the 10 month academic year depending on experience and professional preparation.The doctoral differential is $392 per month.Applicants with a doctoral degree are eligible for a doctoral differential.District benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach a variety of courses in English as assigned and scheduled. (The teaching schedule may include morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend hours. It may include multiple modalities such as online, hybrid, synchronous, or in-person. It may include classes at alternate sites, such as dual enrollment courses taught at local high schools or courses taught to individuals in LA County Probation system.)Engage in department, college, district, and state initiatives.Participate in the campus' shared governance and Guided Pathways initiatives.Participate in curriculum development that is responsive to a diverse community, students' needs and interests, and changing technologies in contemporary learning environments.Incorporate the use of current technology in direct instruction and supplemental course materials, ensuring that any materials are ADA-compliant.Maintain competence in teaching and the discipline through professional development activities.Collaborate with faculty members to develop student and program learning outcomes and assessments.Maintain office hours to meet the needs of students.Participate in the accreditation processes of the college.Perform other contracted duties.

Desirable Qualifications:

A doctorate in English or related field.At least two years of teaching English, to inlude teaching at a community college.Experience in teaching dual enrollment and/or high school students.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Demonstrated ability to create student-centered, relevant classes and adapt classroom instruction to serve the needs of students at various levels (e.g., advanced and highly skilled students along with underprepared or nontraditional students, speakers of other languages, and students with different learning abilities).Experience using current technology, Learning Management Systems, and software to implement high quality instruction, including Canvas certification.Experience in developing and teaching hybrid and online courses.Experience developing curriculum and working with various departments to boost enrollment and grow the discipline.Experience teaching or studying Ethnic Studies literature courses, such as World Lit I and II, African-American Literature, Chicanx Literature, Latin American Literature, or Asian Pacific Islander Literature.Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students.Skilled in communicating effectively with students, colleagues, and other college personnel while maintaining professional relationships in a multicultural and diverse environment.Willingness to accept varied responsibilities within the department and college to fulfill the needs of the program.Commitment to maintaining a current knowledge of research, criticism, and innovation educational methods in the English field.

Application Process

For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the following:

    A current resume or curriculum vitae; A cover letter of interest – including teaching philosophy – signed by the applicant; Contact information for three references (name, title, address, email and telephone numbers) of individuals who can assess the candidate’s qualifications for the position;
  1. Copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required for all candidates invited to the final interview). Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other countries. For a list of approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies, please go to http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf
  2. A one-page response to the following question, uploaded as an “Other Document”.:
“Please describe your understanding of and commitment to diversity and how diversity contributes to learning communities. What can you contribute to a diverse learning community, and what insights have you gained as a result of your personal experiences? “

Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. LAMC reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time. Notification regarding the advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.

The completed application package must be filed no later than 4:30PM Friday, June 3, 2022. to be considered. All materials submitted will become property of LAMC. After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted if selected for interview.

For additional information or questions, please contact Academic Affairs at (818) 364-7632 or by email at [email protected]

American with Disabilities Act

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested. For more information, please visit www.laccd.edu/ada.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination. A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).

Los Angeles Mission College is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer

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