Instructor, English Instructor, Basic Skills - Evergreen Valley College in San jose California

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Evergreen Valley College

San jose, California 95113

United States


Detailed Job Description

Instructor, English Instructor, Basic Skills
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Posting Date: 03-26-2015    
Closing Date: 05-10-2015
Posting Number: 0010539  
Work Location: Evergreen Valley College    
Division: Language Arts    
Position status: Full-time  
Academic Position Type: Faculty Full-Time Tenure Track Position  
Academic Position Term: Regular 100% FTE 10-Months per year    
Salary Range: $64,313 to $82,493 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2014-2015); Maximum Salary Potential $111,916. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.  
Benefits Available: Excellent benefits package which include cost of medical, dental, and vision for employee and qualified dependents, and life insurance and income protection for employee (Faculty/District collective bargaining agreement).  
Employment Start Date: Fall 2015  

Position Summary
This faculty position is a full-time 100% assignment as English Instructor in the Division of Language Arts at Evergreen Valley College.

Some workdays may be assigned outside of the ten-month academic calendar. The assignment may include day, evening and weekend responsibilities.

This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers, AFT 6157.  

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the general supervision of the Dean of Language Arts, the instructor will be assigned to teach English. As a member of the faculty, this person will accept the collegial responsibilities associated with full-time status. These duties include but are not limited to:

1. Teach a 100% load in the field of English composition and literature, including English courses offered to students in Basic Skills. Course assignments will include topics such as, but not limited to, developmental and college-level composition and introductory literature courses.

2. Maintain currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility.

3. Communicate subject matter clearly, correctly and effectively.

4. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.

5. Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, curriculum development, development and assessment of SLOs, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in campus life activities.

6. Demonstrate commitment to professional development including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.

7. Participate in course schedule development and program review within the discipline.

8. Use and develop a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods to increase student interest and support a variety of learning styles including the use of computers and information technology.

9. Evaluate student oral presentations, projects, and written work using clear explicit criteria relevant to the course content and learning objectives.

10. Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, census reports).

11. Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, assessment and activities that would enhance the development of the department.

12. Demonstrate an overall sensitivity to and understanding of diversity throughout the regular course of work.

13. Participate in articulation and recruitment networking with high schools and transfer institutions.

14. Direct the work of student help as assigned.

15. Conduct required office hours and attend division and department meetings.  

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Master's degree in English, Literature, Comparative Literature or Composition
Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's degree in Linguistics, TESL, Speech, Education with a specialization in Reading, Creative Writing, or Journalism
*The Equivalent

2. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identification, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve; and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

3. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.  

Desired Qualifications:
1. Recent academic preparation in teaching composition/rhetoric/critical thinking.

2. Ability to teach Reading and/or Literature courses as needed.

3. Demonstrated understanding of the needs of adult learners.

4. Experience in teaching a diverse, multicultural/multilingual student body utilizing culturally relevant pedagogy.

5. Familiarity with language and literature relevant to the diverse EVC community.

6. Experience in teaching a wide range of composition classes ranging from developmental classes to college composition classes.
7. Experience teaching in a Writing Center environment.

8. Experience in integrating technology into instruction in web-enhanced, hybrid, and/or online classes.

9. Ability to diagnose student writing problems at both the basic and the transfer level and determine effective teaching solutions.

10. Bilingual preferred.  

Job Category: Faculty and other instructional staff  

Equivalency Information:
*Equivalency: Applicants (including current or former employees) applying under equivalency bear the full responsibility of submitting by the closing date the District's Equivalency Application in addition to the Faculty Position Application with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications for this positions.

Application(s) for equivalency are required for any of the following reasons:
1. degrees are not in exact discipline required;
2. degree is in progress;
3. degrees were earned at a college/university not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U. S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U. S. Department of Education; and/or
4. degrees were earned at a college/university outside of the U.S.

Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice; thus will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.

More equivalency information, along with the form, can be obtained at

Application Procedures, Notes and Contact Information
Interested applicants (including external applicants, current or former employees) MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the closing date to be considered for the position (Posting at: MUST click "Apply for this Posting" to apply):

1. A completed online San Jose/Evergreen Community College District FACULTY POSITION APPLICATION
(Must state how you meet ALL the minimum qualifications in EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE as described in the job announcement Minimum Qualifications section. Also, state how you meet other qualifications)
4. TRANSCRIPT(S) (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees having the DEGREE CONFER/AWARD dates. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the position be offered.
5. District Application for Equivalency, if applicable, and supporting documents. Current or former employees who were previously approved by the District colleges for equivalency MUST by the closing date submit proof of the dated District's written equivalency approval.

If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, etc.; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application at the later part of the application process.


1. Only complete application materials will be considered (No exception for external applicants, current or former employees). Application materials must include: a. FACULTY POSITION APPLICATION, b. COVER LETTER, c. RESUME,
d. TRANSCRIPT(S) of degrees stated and/or required (The criminal history explanation if any will NOT be forwarded to the screening committee), and e. DISTRICT EQUIVALENCY APPLICATION with supporting documents, if applicable.
2. Incomplete application packet and/or documents received by Human Resources after the closing date will not be considered (No exception for employees or non-employees).
3. Applications not having all required minimum qualifications in education and experience as stated in the Minimum Qualifications section will not receive further considerations.
4. Letters of Recommendation are not required and will not be included in the application packet. Additional documents that are not requested may not be included.
5. 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.
6. FOREIGN DEGREES: Candidates with DEGREES and CREDITS 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 the application. Simple translation of the language on foreign transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice; thus will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.
7. 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.
8. Application materials become the property of the district and will not be returned or duplicated.
9. Travel expenses to attend the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
10. Meeting the minimum qualifications DOES NOT assure an interview.
11. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Employment Services
40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 270-6414 Fax: (408) 239-8818
Web site @ or  

Equal Opportunity Employer

Human Resources/Employment Services, 40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113, (408) 270-6414.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.  

Keyword Phrases

  • English
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 5/10/2015