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English: Contract Instructor-College Credit

San Diego Community College District
San Diego
Class 1, Step C - Class 6, Step C ($6,652.70- $8,490.72) per month based on the current AFT - College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule. Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and r

Job Details

English: Contract Instructor-College Credit

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 11/10/2023

Position Number: 002838

Location: San Diego Mesa College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
From San Diego Mesa College President Ashanti Hands:

San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for academic positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity, and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, staff, and students. As the “Leading College of Equity & Excellence”, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.

As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a world-class faculty, classified professionals, and staff. For 59 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor's Degree, to being a lead California Community College in graduating students with an Advanced Degree for Transfer. We embrace the mission of community colleges and are committed to empowering our students to maximize their potential, leading to healthy and thriving communities.

We are adding new staff, classified professionals, faculty, and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.

Applications are now being accepted for position of Assistant Professor, English, at San Diego Mesa College, beginning Spring 2024. Assignments may include some combination of day, evening, Saturday, remote/hybrid and/or off campus classes.

While the current vacancies exist at Mesa College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any district facility at the option of the Chancellor.

Major Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Dean of Humanities, the incumbent would be a member of the English department teaching primarily English composition courses with opportunities to join departmental rotations for literature and creative writing courses, serving on and/or chairing department and campus committees, maintaining appropriate records and reports, and participating actively in the work of the department, college, and district. The college encourages and supports professional growth, with an emphasis on equity-minded and student-centered practices, consistent with the mission of the college.

Master’s in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition OR the equivalent.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Commitment to the community college mission.
  • Experience teaching and evaluating students in multiple levels of composition courses.
  • Training and currency in composition theory and pedagogical approaches.
  • Ability and willingness to use research for innovation in the classroom.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Dynamic and student-centered presentation and facilitation skills in multiple classroom modalities.
  • Ability to effectively integrate current technology in teaching multiple classroom modalities.
  • Organization and leadership skills, and an ability to work with a diverse faculty and staff, both within the department and college-wide.
  • A commitment to actively participating in the work of the department and college outside of the classroom through committees, work groups, and other department, college, and district-wide opportunities.
  • Commitment to continued professional learning and growth.
  • Commitment to creating equitable learning opportunities for students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural or ethnic backgrounds, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities, as well as foster youth, returning students, veterans, and other underrepresented populations.


Pay Information:
Class 1, Step C – Class 6, Step C ($6,652.70– $8,490.72) per month based on the current AFT – College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Step C is the maximum step placement for a new hire, and this is non-negotiable at this time.

The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made within the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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The San Diego Community College District serves 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Continuing Education offers adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. The District also provides education to over 42,000 service personnel at military bases in 15 states. 

The Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills, and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center.

The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member, locally elected Board of Trustees and three student members serving on a rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students, and staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the voters of San Diego. The Chancellor, the District's chief executive officer, is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees. 

The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.

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