English Instructor (Full-Time, Tenure-Track) Clovis Community College - Two Vacancies
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English Instructor (Full-Time, Tenure-Track) Clovis Community College - Two VacanciesCampus Location:
Clovis Community CollegeStart Date:
08/03/2023Essential 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.
The ideal candidate will share Clovis Community College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we enrolled over 13,000 students in which 48% identify as Latinx, 14% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% as Black/African American, 30% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 4% 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 providing services 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 a full schedule of English courses which include transfer-level composition and critical thinking;
- Implementing appropriate practices to develop writing skills at all levels;
- 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;
- Serving on and attending department, college, and district committees as needed;
- 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;
- Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122; and
- Other duties as assigned.
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 ; OR
- Bachelor’s in any of the above and master’s in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing or journalism; OR
- A valid California Community College Credential; OR
- 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, Asian/Pacific Islander, 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;
- Related work and professional experience;
- Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, including disabled students;
- Demonstrated ability to work with computers, and other technologies, which are utilized in providing high-quality instruction and support to students;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
- 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;
- Demonstrated 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;
- Demonstrated 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 enhancement;
- 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;
- Demonstrated ability to work with computers, and other technologies, which are utilized in providing high-quality instruction and support to students;
- Knowledge of current assessment methods and materials;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff; and
- Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
177 duty days per year.Salary and Benefits:
Starting annual salary is $60,678 – $91,350 based on education and experience. An annual doctoral stipend of $2,270 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 advisory 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 advisory 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 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 Positions: CENG-INS (Slot #2492 and Slot #1225)
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.
These are full-time, tenure-track positions. The District may fill additional vacancies from this pool.
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 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 honor diversity and serve all students of our community;
- We promote opportunities for success and wellness through full access to programs and services, and we provide comprehensive student support to achieve equity;
- We foster critical, creative, and engaged thinking through education based on integrity, generosity, and accountability;
- We support student success along pathways to certificates, degrees, and transfer programs, preparing student for thriving futures;
- We build community partnerships to enhance student learning and success, thereby advancing economic vitality in the community;
- We engage in reflective research and innovation focused on learning and student success.
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:
- Invited to apply for the 2023 Aspen Prize as one of the top 150 community colleges nationwide;
- Awarded “Champion for Higher Education,” for exemplary work in awarding associate degrees for transfer for 4 years in a row in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 by the Campaign for College Opportunity; and
- Selected Top 10 Finalist for the National Bellwether Award in 2018 , out of nearly 400 nominations submitted nationwide, for our English Department’s collaboration with Clovis West High School;
- Earned the following rankings out of 116 California Community Colleges (Data source: California Community College’s Student Success Metrics):
- #1 in rate of transfer to UCs and CSUs in 2019-20;
- #1 in rate of transfer to any 4 year institution in 2019-20;
- #1 in rate of transfer to a 4 year institution for Hispanic students in 2019-20; and
- #2 in rate of students becoming employed after exiting in 2019-20.
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State Center Community College District (SCCCD) was formed in 1964 when it assumed control of Fresno City College and Reedley College. SCCCD serves approximately one million people and 18 unified and high school districts in more than 5,500 square miles of urban and rural territory, including most of Fresno and Madera counties and portions of Kings and Tulare counties. SCCCD is governed by a seven-member board of trustees who represent seven trustee areas. Total district enrollment for the fall semester 2012 is over 34,000 students. SCCCD is a merit system district with over 2,300 faculty and classified staff represented by the California School Employees Association (CSEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The total operating budget for SCCCD in 2012-13 is $168 million.
Fresno City College, established in 1910, enrolls in excess of 22,000 students and offers more than 100 associate of arts and science degree programs and 60 certificate of achievement programs in vocational/occupational areas. Reedley College, established in 1926, is located in Reedley (approximately 25 miles southeast of Fresno) and enrolls approximately 6,200 students in a variety of courses and degree programs in occupational education and the arts and sciences. SCCCD operates three educational centers with a combined enrollment of approximately 8,300 students. The Willow International, Madera and Oakhurst centers offer programs in general education for transfer and two-year degrees. In addition, the district offers occupational and technical training at its Career and Technology Center and the Training Institute.
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