Assistant Professor, TESOL/ELL Composition, Writing & Literature (BA) Program
Ranked Non-Tenure, PART-TIME
California College of the Arts
JOB # HS16174
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent non-profit art college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing and literature. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, design, interaction design, curatorial practice, design strategy, fine arts, social practice, film, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment to fulfill the school's motto of "Make art that matters." Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. CCA represents over one hundred years of dedication to its mission, whose character reflects its location in the San Francisco Bay Area, where histories of radical politics and technological innovation inform a culturally rich academic community infused by art schools, research universities, world-renowned museums, galleries, start-ups and community-run institutions. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students and is embarking on a major campus planning project that will unify the college in one location and ensure its academic excellence for the next century.
The Writing & Literature program at CCA offers a BA in Writing & Literature and delivers instruction to all students in composition, literature, and creative writing. The program is part of the Humanities & Sciences Division, which also directs the general education curriculum for all undergraduate students in the college. The general education curriculum consists of courses in writing, literature, visual studies, critical thinking, history, philosophy, math, and science. In keeping with its mission of delivering a liberal arts education through the arts, CCA offers a strong academic component that supports students' work in their majors while adding to the breadth of knowledge they encounter.
California College of the Arts seeks applicants for a part-time, ranked, non-tenure position of assistant professor to teach courses in writing and communications skills to English Language Learners (ELLs). Ranked, non-tenure faculty positions are filled by three-year renewable appointments and specifically designed for regional practitioners. The program is looking for an assistant professor to teach a minimum of three and a maximum of four courses per year, primarily at the undergraduate level, beginning summer or fall 2017.
With a growing international ELL student population, currently about 30% of the student body, the program and college are searching for faculty interested in teaching ELL composition courses, evolving and designing curricula, providing academic coaching at a variety of levels, and increasing our institutional capacity to support undergraduate and graduate ELLs in both the academic and studio learning environments.
In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate on improving ELL curriculum and to provide occasional faculty trainings in ELL pedagogical methods for instructors across the college. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the ongoing development of the college's summer English-language intensive program with the possibility of teaching in the program.
In addition to teaching and service, all ranked, non-tenure-track faculty are expected to maintain a significant professional and/or scholarly practice. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in teaching, curriculum development, leadership, and professional achievement through publications, conference presentations, etc.
In keeping with the college's commitment to diversity, community engagement, and social justice, we seek candidates who cultivate an equitable, diverse scholarly environment and curriculum. We value collaboration, intellectual flexibility and creative approaches to scholarship and to teaching.
Qualified candidates will
Possess a PhD in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition or closely related field with credentials and experience in ELL Composition; or a Master's Degree in TESOL, English, or Rhetoric and Composition with credentials and experience in ELL Composition from an accredited institution;
Show evidence of professional activity such as publications in academic journals and participation in relevant ELL conferences;
Have experience and interest in training peer instructors across the college in best practices around ELL learning in a higher education setting;
Have a current, successful, and sustained record of teaching ELL Composition in a higher education setting;
Have experience developing ELL curriculum and a willingness to play a central role in developing such curriculum in the future;
Demonstrate a significant interest in art and design as well as more traditional liberal arts;
Demonstrate willingness to collaborate with colleagues to foster a successful learning environment for ELL students;
Demonstrate a willingness to serve on faculty committees.
Also desirable qualifications:
Experience with computer-assisted and/or on-line ELL instruction;
Awareness of current assessment practices.
Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.
Review of applications will begin February 10, 2017. All applications must be received by February 28, 2017 at 11:59pm PST
Interested candidates may apply via an online application available at this address:
Qualified applicants must complete the online application by uploading the following materials:
One-page statement of teaching philosophy
Transcript for PhD, MATESOL or equivalent degree (unofficial acceptable)
Syllabi for two recent ELL composition courses taught
The names and current contact information of three professional references who can speak to your qualifications relevant to the position description above
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As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
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