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San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
  • Position Number: 1345727
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - English and Literature

INSTRUCTOR OF ENGLISH (Enlace) - Temporary, One Semester

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Position #: 1800109

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcript Master's Degree (Must include Award/Confer Date)

Opportunity Type:

Language Arts

Posting Date:

First Review Date:

Work Location:
Evergreen Valley College

Position Status:

Salary Range:
$71,270 to $97,833 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2017-2018); Maximum Salary Potential $124,022. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.

Benefits Available:
Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Faculty also receive paid sick leave.

Position Summary:
This faculty position is a TEMPORARY, ONE SEMESTER, full-time, 100% FTE position as English Instructor (Enlace) in the Division of Language Arts located at Evergreen Valley College.

Position Purpose:

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Teach a 100% load in the field of English composition and literature, including English courses offered to students in the Enlace Program. Course assignments will include such topics as, but not limited to, developmental and college-level composition and introductory literature courses.
2. Collaborate with Enlace Program staff to develop, implement, and evaluate retention strategies.
3. Attend Enlace Program campus and community activities.
4. Collaborate with faculty to bring about positive change in the Department.
5. Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subject matter clearly and effectively.
6. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.
7. 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.
8. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff of diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for differences and the dignity of others.
9. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development and review, student learning outcomes and assessment, program review, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.
10. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings and keep posted office hours.
11. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.
12. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.
13. Foster a professional work and learning environment.
14. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
This faculty position is a TEMPORARY, ONE SEMESTER, full-time, 100% FTE position as English Instructor (Enlace) in the Division of Language Arts located at Evergreen Valley College.

Assignment may include day and evening responsibilities.

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

Special Licenses, Certificates, etc.:

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Masters in English, Literature, Comparative Literature, or Composition


Bachelors in any of the above AND Masters 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 identity, 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. Training in and experience with implementing AB 705
2. Competency/FSA in any of the following areas: Reading, Literature, Non-credit
3. Success integrating diversity into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the Districts hiring policy or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.
4. Understanding of the needs of adult learners
5. Knowledge of the educational experiences and needs of Chicana(o)/Latina(o) students.
6. Knowledge and skills in utilizing cultural relevant pedagogy, particularly for Chicana(o)/Latina(o) students.
7. Experiences integrating culturally relevant materials into classroom activities
8. Ability to relate to and communicate with Chicana(o)/Latina(o) students and families and with Chicana(o)/Latina(o) professionals.
9. Bilingual/biliterate in Spanish and English.
10. Knowledge of Chicana(o)/Latina(o) culture.
11. Experience as a member of a non-traditional academic program for Chicana(o)/Latina(o) students.
12. Experiences working with Chicana(o)/Latina(o) community organizations
13. Familiarity with Latino/Mexican American literature.
14. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Physical Demands:

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District:
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District's emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse faculty consisting of 18% Hispanic/Latino, 25% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 45% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

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

Application Procedures, Notes and Contact Info:

Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the closing date to be considered for the position (Posting at: Click "APPLY"):

1. A completed online San Jose/Evergreen Community College District POSITION APPLICATION
2. COVER LETTER (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)
3. RESUME, and
4. TRANSCRIPT(S) - NOT DIPLOMAS - (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees (having confer/award dates) or courses. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the position be offered. If foreign degrees, must submit Equivalency Certification (See #6 of the Instruction Section below).

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.

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
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