West Hills Community College District — English Instructor

English Instructor
(Tenure-Track)
SALARY: $53,862-$90,408 annual
Closing Date: 01/23/17 

BASIC FUNCTION:
West Hills College Coalinga is seeking a full-time, tenure track position in English.  Courses are designed to help students develop the fundamental skills they will need to meet their educational and career goals.

The successful candidate must be dedicated to serving students with diverse backgrounds, learning styles and abilities. Additional responsibilities include involvement in instructional area activities, developing and review curriculum consistent with the needs of diverse backgrounds and abilities of our students, program review, student learning outcome implementation and assessment, extracurricular responsibilities, and work with other faculty on interdisciplinary issues. The candidate should be able to incorporate current technology and pedagogy including using instructional technology in the classroom and various distance learning strategies in their teaching.

Qualification:
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Instruct full load of courses in  English.
  • Instruct courses consistent with the adopted course outlines.
  • Assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies, as well as informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.
  • Implement contemporary teaching methods and technologies; incorporate the use of technology in performing instructional and non-instructional duties including distance education technology, online course delivery, video conference course delivery, computerized and multi-media presentation, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advise and assist students.
  • Plan, develop and articulate courses within the instructional area.
  • Coordinate instruction with other faculty.
  • Participate in curriculum design and evaluation, program review and other departmental activities including accreditation.
  • Work with other faculty to design, implement, assess Student Learning Outcomes at the course, program, and General Education level in an effort to improve quality of educational delivery and ensure student success.
  • Assume supplementary faculty responsibilities such as participation in faculty, department and college committees, hold regular office hours, assist in budget preparation, participate in staff development activities, and perform other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Instruct community college courses to a diverse student population.
  • Commit to professional excellence by remaining current in the subject matter and techniques of effective instruction through participation in professional development programs in areas such as multimedia in the classroom, learning communities, school-to-work initiatives and other new technologies that may affect the teaching discipline.
  • Engage diverse students in course content through effective pedagogy.
  • Incorporate the use of technology in performing instructional and non-instructional.
  • Requires proficiency in enterprise education platforms and customer relationship management system(s) for higher education, proficiency with software programs and ability to transfer files, import data, and use presentation software.
  • Develop and assess student learning outcomes; participate in dialog that uses data to determine appropriate course program and modifications to support student learning.
  • Conduct program review.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to instruct and evaluate students effectively in the college classroom.
  • Ability to develop curriculum in the discipline.
  • Ability to implement contemporary teaching methods and technologies.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students and staff, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and community organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development through memberships in regional, state, and national organizations or other activities appropriate to the discipline or assignment.
  • Ability and willingness to teach a wide range of classes as schedule and situation require including travel to the district’s various sites.
  • Knowledge of the use of technology in performing instructional and non-instructional duties, including distance education technology, online course delivery, computerized presentations, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Successful teaching experience at the secondary or post-secondary level.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students.
  • Ability to use data to drive decisions regarding student success and retention.
  • Bilingual preferred (but not required).

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, disability, religious background of community college students.

Master’s in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition

OR

Bachelor’s in any of the above

AND

Master’s in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing or journalism

OR

The equivalent

LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS
Requires a valid driver’s license.

West Hills Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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