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The English Department at West Valley College invites applications for the position of a full-time tenure-track English Instructor who is a specialist in the area of Basic Skills and Developmental Writing. We seek applicants who share our excitement about teaching and who would add their unique skills and passions to our diverse, dynamic English department. The ideal candidate has, not only experience teaching and working with students in Basic Skills and Developmental Writing courses, but proven expertise developing Basic Skills and Developmental Writing curricula and a strong commitment to serving this student population over the course of a career. Applicants should look forward to helping Basic Skills students transition to transfer level courses by teaching a wide range of composition courses, assuming departmental leadership roles, developing programs, and participating in the shared governance of the college.
West Valley College is located in the South Bay, a geographic region of enriching diversity that encompasses the southern part of the San Francisco Bay area. The college serves the vibrant communities of Saratoga, Campbell, and Los Gatos as well as the western sector of the Silicon Valley. The campus is expansive and occupies a park-like natural setting within the native oak woodland landscape.
Each semester, over 11,000 students pursue their educational goals at West Valley College. The college’s curricular strengths are many and include transfer preparation, career and technical education in a broad spectrum of disciplines, and college readiness coursework. The college’s robust educational programs, together with our strong infrastructure of student support, our top-notch faculty and staff, and a natural environment that fuels the mind, all meld to create an exceptional teaching and learning environment. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and commitment to address the cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.
This is a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track position that begins in Fall 2015. Instructional assignments rotate among the English faculty. It is expected that over several semesters all levels of English offered at the college (basic skills, developmental, and all levels of English transfer-level composition) will be taught. Teaching assignment may include day and evening classes. This position is represented by the Association of College Educators (ACE).
Work location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA.
We have begun a district-wide classification and compensation study. The compensation study will provide information on what other employers pay employees who are performing similar duties. The District will use this information to ensure that our employees are adequately compensated.
The classification & compensation study started in November 2014 and is expected to take approximately 9-12 months to complete. As a result of this study, it is possible for the compensation to change in this position opening.
1. Education – Possess one of the following:
2. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:
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