English Assistant Professor

Briones, Contra Costa County / Martinez, Contra Costa County / Pacheco, Contra Costa County
May 02, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Contra Costa Community College District

English Assistant Professor

Description of Position
Diablo Valley College is seeking sabbatical leave replacements for four full-time professors who will be on leave. The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach all English courses (four-day per week teaching schedule) and to engage in ongoing committee work for the department and the college.

Contact Diablo Valley College, Office of Instruction, 925-969-2004

Recruitment Type

Posting Number

# of Openings

Yearly Salary Range / Hourly Range
$27,834- $41,886 per semester

Position Status

EEO Job Category
Faculty & Other Instructional Staff

Employee Group
Sabbatical Leave Replacement

Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in the discipline, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. advancing student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;

2. developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;

3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;

4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;

5. participating in department, division, and college committees;

6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;

7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;

8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;

9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;

10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;

11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;

12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;

13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
1. Master’s Degree in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition OR

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

3. A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in English OR

4. The equivalent. (If you believe that you meet the minimum qualifications via equivalency, please complete the Master’s Degree Discipline Equivalency Form in the online application).

Desirable Qualifications
The college is seeking applicants who exhibit the highest level of professional excellence and dedication as evidenced by:

1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and demonstrated commitment to promoting the success of all students in an open-access learning environment;

2. Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultures, preparation, learning styles, and/or disabilities;

3. Commitment to professional growth and development, to innovation and improvement of teaching, and to assuming faculty responsibilities beyond the classroom in a shared governance environment;

4. Demonstrated excellence in preparation and knowledge in the subject area;

5. Training and/or experience teaching a variety of courses across a variety of levels within the discipline of English offered within the first two years of college, including literature and creating writing courses;

6. Demonstrated ability and relevant experience in the development of innovative offerings or strategies to improve success rates for students who might be disadvantaged for a multiplicity of reasons;

7. Training and/or experience in teaching developmental reading and writing courses (one level below transfer level);

8. Demonstrated ability to address the needs of students whose first language is not English in all reading, composition, and literature courses.

Job Open Date:

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Employment Begins:
Fall Semester 2014 or Spring Semester 2015

# of Months

Diversity Statement
The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

Employee Benefits
Membership in State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)

District-paid benefits (employee contributes 6%) for employee and dependents/domestic partners include:

• Medical (Anthem Blue Cross or Kaiser) insurance including chiropractic services

• Dental and vision

• Flexible spending (125) plan

• Life and long-term disability insurance

• Employee Assistance Program

• Deferred compensation (403b and 457)

• Sabbatical Leave
Additional Benefits: The District also offers eligible faculty employees, travel assistance plan, retiree benefits, and employee discounts on health memberships.
The United Faculty positions are within a collective bargaining unit. United Faculty employees are required to join the union or pay an equivalent service fee. The monthly contribution is an agency fee of .55 % of gross pay + $2.50.

How to Apply
1. Interested applicants must submit all of the application materials online to be considered for this position. We do not accept hand-delivered, e-mailed, faxed or postal mailed application packets.

2. It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received on or before the closing date. Our application deadline time is 11:59 pm on the specified closing date.

3. You should submit an unofficial transcript for screening purposes. If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript required for the position, you can have it scanned by a Staples, Office Max or Office Depot, etc. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload transcripts when completing our online application process. You should be prepared to provide official transcripts prior to employment start date should the position be offered.

4. If you do not possess the required educational degrees and are applying under the equivalency process, you bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application. Equivalency applications with supporting documentation should be submitted when 1) degrees are not in exact discipline required; 2) degree is in progress; 3) degrees were earned at a college or university outside of the United States. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload an equivalency form for evaluation by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process.

5. Applicants with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to United States degrees. An approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency must evaluate your course work. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload a foreign degree evaluation for review by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process. Please read more details in the Foreign Degree and Credit Statement section of the job announcement.

6. Documents uploaded online must be the actual documents to be considered for review. Do not upload a “placeholder” document. Applications with placeholder documents are considered incomplete and will be rejected. Only upload the required documents, other materials can be presented if you are selected for an interview.

7. All application materials become the property of the district and will not be returned or duplicated.

8. You can attach these types of document: doc, docx, pdf, rtf, rtx, txt, tiff, tif, jpeg, jpe, jpg, png, xls, xlsx. If your document is not one of these file types, please convert it to pdf format before attaching it.

Please follow these guidelines when attaching documents:

• Ensure that the document size is less than 9 MB. The system might not accept larger files.

• Ensure that documents have no security features such as password protection, encryption, digital signatures, or watermarks. Any of these will keep the system from handling the document correctly.

• Use common fonts such as Arial or Times New Roman to prevent font substitution errors.

• Simple document formatting works best: Avoid graphics and other images, complex tables, borders, shading, colors, and multiple columns.

Selection Process
Applications will be screened to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

1. The applications, cover letters, answers to required supplemental questions, resumes, submitted by all qualified applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee. Those who are deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense.

2. During the campus visit, each applicant will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a demonstration appropriate to the discipline.

3. The committee will make a final selection of candidates and forward those names to the Dean of English/Social Sciences.

4. Please note: The Sabbatical Leave Replacement position carries with it a full-load of classes. Accordingly, those candidates who have used a variance to exceed the 67% faculty load limit in the Contra Costa Community College District in the last six semesters will be eligible for only a single semester in this position.

Foreign Degree and Credit Statement
All foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency www.naces.org prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. Two local firms that provide this service are International Education Research Foundation (310) 258-9451 www.ierf.org and Educational Records Evaluation Service (916) 921-0790 www.eres.com. Credits previously accepted by an accredited institution will be accepted with no further evaluation. It is the applicant’s responsibility to arrange and pay for the foreign degree evaluation. Please upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position. We cannot accept evaluations after the closing date.

ADA Accommodations
Request For Reasonable Accommodation
Medical Verification
Candidates with legally defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by notifying the Human Resources Department by the deadline date. Candidates will be required to supply documentation supporting the need for the accommodation when the request is made. Please complete the forms provided in the links above and email to


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About the District

Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) is located in Contra Costa County in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area. Contra Costa County has approximately one million residents, living within 720 square miles. The county is diverse in business, population, and wealth.

CCCCD first opened its doors in 1949. It is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The county population is served by Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, in addition to the Brentwood Center, and San Ramon Campus. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.

Contra Costa College

Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 59 years. Most of the 8,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.

Diablo Valley College

Diablo Valley College is a large suburban community college, approximately 25 miles east of San Francisco in Contra Costa County. One of three colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District, DVC enrolls approximately 20,000 students, about 40% who come from groups historically underrepresented in higher education. DVC ranks consistently as one of the most successful transfer institutions in California and also offers a wide range of highly respected occupational programs leading to certificates or degrees. The faculty is known for its intellectual vitality and deep commitment to the success of its students.

Los Medanos College

Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.

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