Part-Time English Instructor (Pool) - West Valley-Mission Community College District in Saratoga California

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West Valley-Mission Community College District

Saratoga, California

United States


Detailed Job Description

Part-Time English Instructor (Pool)

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date: Open Until Filled



Applications for Part-Time, Associate Faculty pools are continually accepted (unless otherwise specified) by the District and will be added to the application pool for review by hiring authorities on an as-needed basis. Should you be invited for an interview, you will be contacted by a District representative.


This position is a part-time position as an Associate Instructor. The teaching assignment may require teaching lecture-discussion courses during day, evening or on Saturday and/or in an on-line/distance education format. The assignments are as needed, during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall semesters. This position is represented by the Association of College Educators (ACE).

Work location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is based on a percentage of workload, up to a maximum of 67% of a full-time load. Salary is prorated based on an initial hiring salary range of $18,548-$22,029 per semester; and is based on academic achievement, teaching and related experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Education – Possess any one of the following:

•Master’s degree in English, literature, comparative literature, or 

•Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND master’s degree in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing, or journalism; OR

•A valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in English; OR

•The equivalent of the above.


2. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:

•Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation for in-class or on-line/distance education activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class and/or on-line, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught.

•Maintain accurate class and other records required by the college.

•Submit, when due, attendance rosters and grade reports.

•Follow course outlines as filed in the instruction offices.

•Maintain office hours each week, at .5 hours per week per section.

•Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.

•Provide each student with a written course syllabus at the beginning of the course, as per instructions in the Faculty Handbook.

•Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.

•Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the members’ area of expertise.

•Work cooperatively within the college community.

•Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.

•Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice and/or bias.

•Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.

Application Information:


•Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Resume; (3) Transcripts – (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees having the degree confer/award dates circled. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should a position be offered. (4) District Request for Equivalency application, if applicable; and (5) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.

•All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.

•Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.

•Incomplete applications will not be considered.

•Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment.

•The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.


•If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.

•Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.

•Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.

•If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store, then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.

•Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.


Applicants applying under equivalency bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application form with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) that they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications for this position. Application(s) for equivalency are required if degrees are not in exact discipline required.

The Equivalency Application is included in the online application as an OPTIONAL form to complete.

•ONLY complete the Request for Equivalency application if degree does not match discipline(s) stated in the Minimum Qualifications.

•List accurately and completely the courses taken that match requirements of the required degree.

•Do NOT attach documents such as course evaluations.


Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment 

14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070 

Phone: (408) 741-2174 

Fax: (408) 867-9059 


Selection Process:


•Applications will be screened by appropriate department representatives on an as-needed basis. Qualified applicants who best meet the needs of the division will be contacted for an interview.

•Travel expenses to attend the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.

•Applications will remain in our online system for 1 year. Each year, part-time pools will be refreshed and applicants will be notified of the opportunity to re-submit application.

•Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.

•The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.

•Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.


West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741–2174 to arrange for assistance.


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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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