English Faculty (2 Positions)

Salem, Marion County
Jan 22, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Chemeketa Community College welcomes applications for a Full-time
English Faculty (2 Positions)

Position Overview
Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon, seeks energetic and teaching-focused candidates for two full-time, 180-day English faculty positions starting in September 2014. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Chemeketa Community College encourages and actively seeks applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and racially/ethnically diverse candidates.

These faculty members will teach a variety of writing and literature courses; however, the majority of the course assignments will be composition. The English faculty at Chemeketa work with students with a wide range of cultural backgrounds, language skills, and academic preparation. They are teachers first, but are also expected to be active in the campus community, the Chemeketa Writing Center, and in the program's administrative responsibilities.

The English program has long been a leader in innovative instruction at the college. English faculty have developed learning communities, online and hybrid courses, a writing center, and writing across the curriculum initiatives. The college supports continued growth and innovation with curriculum development funding, a dedicated professional development budget, a wide array of technical resources and support staff, and regular opportunity for sabbaticals. The program encourages and supports continued professional development, innovation, and creativity in all aspects of teaching and academic life.

As the college does not employ a system of academic rank or advancement, English faculty earn regular status based on positive performance reviews during three years of probationary status. The typical teaching assignment consists of two writing courses and one literature or film course each quarter during the academic year (with some variations). Chemeketa faculty are represented by the Chemeketa Faculty Association, an NEA affiliate. The CFA and a newly-formed Faculty Senate both provide additional opportunities for academic leadership and advocacy at the college.
Chemeketa serves a large, diverse three-county area through its central campus in Salem, a network of satellite campuses and centers, and by being a statewide leader in online education. Centrally located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Salem, the state capitol, is very close to mountains, beaches, national and state parks, small towns, and the city of Portland.

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Closing Date: Friday, February 14, 2014

Why Chemeketa?
You would be challenged to find a college that matters more to its community than Chemeketa means to the residents of Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. If you can affirm our vision to transform lives and communities through exceptional learning experiences, then Chemeketa will be a rewarding workplace to fulfill your potential and contribute your expertise.

The Community We Serve
Chemeketa Community College is the third largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, with approximately 50,000 students enrolled from a diversity of backgrounds. Chemeketa has seven locations, Salem campus, Yamhill Valley campus, Brooks Regional Training facility, Woodburn center, Dallas center, Center for Business & Industry and Viticulture at Eola. Chemeketa's district encompasses nearly 2,700 square miles of the Mid-Willamette Valley and includes all of Marion, Polk, and most of Yamhill counties with a small portion of Linn county. About 465,000 citizens live in the district, with Salem, the capitol city of the state of Oregon, comprising the largest single concentration of citizens. Full-time enrollment increased by 35% in the last five years.

Chemeketa Community College values access and diversity which is affirmed by how we care, collaborate, and innovate with each other and the community. We promise to actively support student learning from precollege to transfer or to the workplace and lifelong learning by focusing on student success, quality, and sustainability in all of our practices and by being responsible stewards of our resources.

We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute in our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all.

What We Have to Offer
The college also provides an excellent benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage (subject to employee and college collective bargaining agreements).  Other benefits also include generous vacation/holidays as well as: life, and disability insurance and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) or Oregon Public Services Retirement Plan (OPSRP).

Salary placement is subject to current contract depending on education and experience. Initial salary placement would normally be at step 3; $44,003/yr

The successful candidate will have:

An MA in English or Rhetoric/Composition, or MFA in a writing field, or MA in a related field with at least 24 graduate credits (quarter system) in English or Composition courses. An MAT is not considered “a related field.” A degree may be in progress but must be completed prior to Fall 2014.

At least one academic year teaching college composition. Part-time and GTF appointments are acceptable experience

Application Process
To be considered for this position, a complete online application is required. For complete information on this and other job opportunities, please visit our web site at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/chemeketacc/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=797665&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND%5FKEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E.

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