English Assistant Professor
Job Number: F00538
Salary: $59,616–$89,724 per year
Complete job description and application available online at: https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/5719.
Description of Position
Los Medanos College seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of English position on its Pittsburg campus. This teaching position includes transfer-level composition and advanced composition and critical thinking courses, as well as opportunities to teach literature, creative writing, social justice studies, and other classes. We seek equity-minded applicants for our culturally diverse, largely first-generation students. Our department is highly collaborative, and we seek innovative faculty to help us kick off the post-AB 705 era of community college English.
1) Initial review of applications will occur between January 28–February 8, 2019.
2) Selected applicants will be invited to a campus interview, at their own expense, between February 28–March 8, 2019.
3) Final interviews will be held March 11–22, 2019.
Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, 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 equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
2. Participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; 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.
Master’s Degree in English, Literature, Comparative Literature, or Composition
Bachelor’s Degree in either of the above AND Master’s in Linguistics TESL, Speech, Education with a Specialization in Reading, Creative Writing, or Journalism
A valid lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential with authorization to teach English.
1. Demonstrated ability to teach transfer-level integrated composition and reading, advanced composition and critical thinking, and literature courses at the community college level with effective and innovative pedagogy and curriculum (e.g. methods for corequisite courses).
2. Upper-division and/or graduate-level course work in the teaching of composition, critical reading, and critical thinking.
3. Experience participating in collaborative contexts within an educational environment and/or in the larger community.
4. Demonstrated ability to effectively teach people from diverse social, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds (such as students for whom English is not the first language), as well as diverse educational backgrounds, including students with learning disabilities.
5. Experience effectively incorporating ethnic and multicultural perspectives (e.g. race, class, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation) into curriculum.
It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.