English Instructor: Developmental English Composition - Mira Costa College in Oceanside California

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Mira Costa College

Oceanside, California


United States

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Detailed Job Description

English Instructor: Developmental English Composition

MiraCosta College

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Discipline or Department

English

Position Type

Full-time Faculty

Working Hours

MiraCosta College's Letters Program invites applications for a full-time (10 months per year), tenure-track faculty position beginning in August 2015. Principle responsibilities include teaching composition at the pre-transfer (developmental) level and providing leadership in program coordination and development in the Letters, Pre-Transfer Department. 

The standard work week for this position is forty (40) hours. The standard instructional work week shall consist of thirty (30) hours of instructional time, curriculum development, preparation and student evaluation. The remaining time will consist of five (5) hours of student engagement (of which at least two (2) hours must be designated office hours), and five (5) hours of departmental activities and collegial governance (i.e., institutional service). The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. 

Basic Function and Other Details

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION: 

English Department Description: The Letters Program is home to three departments: Letters, Transfer; Letters, Pre-Transfer; and English as a Second Language. Under the umbrella of these departments are various disciplines including Composition, Humanities, Learning Skills, Linguistics, Literature, and Reading. Students take courses in the Letters Department to prepare for a major in English and/or to fulfill general education requirements and/or to build skills for success in all college courses and in the workplace. 

Representative Duties

(E = essential job function) 

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

1. Teach all levels of pre-transfer (developmental) English composition courses. (E) 

2. Assist in the development, coordination, and evaluation of course learning outcomes (SLOs) and programs. (E) 

3. Participate actively in departmental subcommittees and projects. (E) 

4. Participate in college-wide committee work and collegial governance. (E) 

5. Continue to pursue currency in composition theory and pedagogy. (E) 

6. Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the community college experience. (E) 

Adherence to all district policies and procedures is expected. 

Type of Benefits

SALARY POLICY AND FRINGE BENEFITS: 

For current salary schedule, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/AcadSalarySchedule_2014Dec.pdf.

MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS). 

Minimum Qualifications

IMPORTANT: If you do not follow the instructions below, your application may not be forwarded to the committee. 

To provide evidence that you meet the minimum qualifications listed below, the transcripts you are attaching must state the degree title, major, and date awarded. 

If your degree major EXACTLY matches the degree major(s) listed below, you do not need to request equivalency. For example, the transcripts you are attaching state: "Degree title: Master of Arts; Major: Literature; Confer Date: 12/12/12." The minimum qualifications listed below state: Master's in Literature. 

If your degree major DOES NOT EXACTLY match the degree major(s) listed below, you must REQUEST EQUIVALENCY. For example, the transcripts you are attaching state: "Degree title: Master of Arts; Major: American Literature; Confer Date: 5/9/12." This exact degree major is not listed below, so does not directly meet minimum qualifications. You MUST REQUEST EQUIVALENCY. 

To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications: 

1. a Master's degree in English, literature, comparative literature or composition; OR 

2. 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 

3. a valid California Community College teaching credential in the appropriate subject matter; OR 

4. the equivalent. View the equivalency instructions and guidelines at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency.pdf; AND 

5. sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. 

All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. Or if your degree/coursework is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. 

Desirable Qualifications

The college seeks candidates who have achieved the highest level of professional excellence as demonstrated by: 

1. Substantial course work and demonstrated expertise in the theory and practice of teaching developmental English composition. 

2. Coursework in reading theory and practice and/or demonstrated experience supporting reading in composition classes. 

3. Minimum of two years of recent, successful, full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience teaching pre-transfer (developmental) courses. 

4. Experience in designing curriculum promoting best practices in developmental English and composition pedagogy. 

5. Demonstrated success in helping students from historically underrepresented and/or marginalized groups, under prepared or nontraditional students, speakers of other languages, and students with learning disabilities. 

6. Demonstrated cultural competency in working effectively with diverse populations. 

7. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues on projects supporting student success. 

8. Ability to provide leadership in programs including Accelerated English, Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW), Learning Communities, and/or Pathways. 

Closing Date

03-10-2015

Human Resources Contact Information

jobs@miracosta.edu or 760.795.6854 

Special Instructions to Applicants

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following: 

1. Application for academic employment. 

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience. 

3. A 1000-1400 word letter of introduction addressed to the screening and interview committee discussing how your teaching philosophy and specific experiences relate to the desirable qualifications. In this letter you may wish to comment on methods, theories, technologies, and other qualities not evident in the resume/curriculum vitae and explain how these are especially relevant to your teaching. 

4. A syllabus. 

5. A sample assignment (prompt) for the course (Please attach as "Other Document.") 

6a. Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application if (i) you do not possess the EXACT degree title(s) listed in the Minimum Qualifications section above or (ii) your qualifying degree will not be awarded before the position begins. (View the instructions for equivalency requests at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency.pdf.) 

If your qualifying degree is in progress but will be conferred BEFORE the position begins in August 2015, you must also include a written statement from your adviser indicating the anticipated degree CONFERRAL date. 

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. 

6b. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy (front and back) of your California teaching credential authorizing instruction in a community college. 

7. Two letters of professional recommendation (letters need not be confidential) or an up-to-date placement file from your college/university. 

All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. Or if your degree/coursework is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. 

NOTE: With the exception of documents needed to support an equivalency request, do not submit materials other than those requested above. 

Special Instructions to Applicants Continued

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date. 

The screening and interview committee will review application materials two to five weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. For interviewees, the selection process will include a panel interview, as well as possible teaching demonstration and written exercise. Interviewees will cover expenses for their first trip to the campus. 

About MiraCosta College

The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 112 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts of Carmel Valley.

MiraCosta offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

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