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ENGLISH/READING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Martinez, CA
Posted Mar 07, 2013 by Contra Costa Community College District
Category: Not specified

THIS JOB POSTING HAS EXPIRED.



ENGLISH/READING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Division: Liberal Arts
Contra Costa College

Last Day to Apply: March 29, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.

JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

Contra Costa College, located in San Pablo, California is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track English Assistant Professor.

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE
(FIRST YEAR FACULTY)

$54,576 to $82,128 depending on education and experience

Note: A collective bargaining agreement exists and membership in United Faculty or payment of a service fee is required.

BENEFITS Membership in State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)
District-paid benefits (employee contributes 6%) for employee and dependents/domestic partners include:

* Medical (Health Net or Kaiser) insurance including chiropractic
* Dental and vision
* Flexible spending (125) plan
* Life and long-term disability insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Deferred compensation (403b and 457)
* Sabbatical Leave

EMPLOYMENT BEGINS Fall 2013 (mid-August 2013)
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The English Department at Contra Costa College is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track English assistant professor with a specialization in Reading. This assignment begins Fall 2013. The position entails a 12 to 15 hours per week assignment, which will be divided between classroom and laboratory instruction and will include basic and transfer reading and composition courses.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Create curricula related to different levels of reading/writing courses (developmental through college-level) that will equip students to decode, comprehend, and interpret the content of texts that will provide the basis for course writing assignments.

2. Serve as a resource for the college community to improve reading instruction.

3. Provide course instruction in accordance with established course outlines.

4. Inform students concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, attendance

requirements, and their academic progress in the courses taught.

5. Maintain necessary attendance and scholastic records and submit them according to

published deadlines.

6. Prepare and grade course assignments and examinations according to department

standards.

7. Post and maintain adequate and regular office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.

8. Participate in faculty discussions of curriculum, teaching/learning techniques and teaching materials, and other matters pertinent to maintaining the highest levels of instruction.

9. Participate on department, division, and college-wide committees.

10. Develop and revise course materials that encourage using current teaching and learning methods. �

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 The applicant must meet minimum qualifications for BOTH Reading and English

READING

1. Master's Degree in education with a specialization in reading or teaching reading

OR

Bachelor's Degree in any academic discipline AND twelve semester units of course work in teaching reading AND a Master's Degree in English, literature linguistics, applied linguistics, composition, comparative literature, or TESL.

AND

ENGLISH

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

2. A Master’s Degree in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition OR

3. A 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

4. The equivalent. (If you are applying for equivalency, please attach the Master’s Degree Discipline Equivalency form contained in the application packet.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

1. Theoretical and philosophical grounding in teaching reading and composition, including specialized training in teaching reading and composition at the pre-English 1A and 1A levels.

2. Understanding of and sensitivity to diverse populations.

3. Experience, ability and enthusiasm to teach the spectrum of English Department courses in reading and composition to diverse student populations at the community college level, with a demonstrated commitment to working with students at and below the freshman composition level.

4. Familiarity and experience with efforts and strategies to help promote student success and close the achievement gap.

5. Ability and willingness to modify personal teaching style based on feedback and current research in effective teaching strategies.

6. Ability to lead and willingness to support program improvement through collaborative assessment of student learning, staff development, and curriculum development.

7. Involvement in and commitment to professional and/or community activities.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

1. Applications will be screened to ensure that they meet the minimum requirements stated in the job announcement.

2. A committee will review the Supplemental Job Information Questionnaire and rate the applicants on desirable qualifications.

3. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and possess the highest degree of desired job-related qualifications will be invited to the college for an interview at their own expense. Such an interview is a prerequisite to qualify for the final interview. As part of this interview process, candidates may be asked to teach a class lesson, respond to sample student papers, and submit a writing sample.

4. After completing the above steps, the most qualified applicants will be invited to return to the college for an interview with the college president.

5. After consultation with the paper screening and interview committees, the college
president will make the final recommendation to the Governing Board of the Contra Costa Community College District.�

COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKET MUST BE RECEIVED BY:

Last day to apply: Friday, March 29, 2013
Vice President’s Office - #AA-203
Contra Costa College
2600 Mission Bell Drive
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 235-7800 ext. 4217

NO FAXED OR E-MAILED MATERIALS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

A complete application packet consists of:

* Contra Costa Community College District Application for Employment – Academic [Applications, supplemental job information questionnaires, and information may be obtained at www.4cd.edu, “Career Opportunities,” or by calling (510) 235-7800 ext.1162.]

* Supplemental Questionnaire Answers

* Resume

* Copy of college transcript(s) for screening purposes

* Equivalency form (found at the end of the job announcement) and supporting documentation (if qualifying under #4 of Minimum Qualifications)

The submission of a complete application packet is the responsibility of the applicant.
Incomplete or late packets will not be accepted.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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 60 years. Most of the 7.000-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 of educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.

Reasons why this position is attractive…

* Contra Costa College is in an excellent recruiting area and district.

* Contra Costa College promotes a diverse working environment with quality faculty and staff.

* Contra Costa College encourages student academic success through the Academic Skills Center, Early Alert program, grade checks, and academic counseling.

* Contra Costa College is continuing to build its tradition of excellence in its academic programs, leading to a high student transfer rate and the success of its students in their four-year college and university experiences.

* Our Academic and Classified Senates are active in the effective shared governance process of the college.

The Contra Costa Community College District is a Drug-Free work place. The District verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or aliens authorized to work in the U.S., in conformance with the 1986 Immigration and Control Act.

Potential employees should be aware that smoking is prohibited in many areas of the District facilities.

THE CONTRA COSTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodation may be made to:

Director of Business Services (510) 235-7800, ext. 4209

To apply, visit:
http://www.4cd.edu/career/fulltime_faculty/English-Reading%20Assistant%20Professor.pdf



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