Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Instructor, English and Reading
Posting #: 15-220
Campus: De Anza College
Number of Working Months: 10 Months
Starting Salary: $57,066.00 - $93,722.00 annually*
Open Until Filled: Open Until Filled
Employment Duration: Full-Time
Second Review Date: 10/14/16*
*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for Instructor, English and Reading, De Anza College.
De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
- Communication and expression
- Information literacy
- Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
- Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
- Critical thinking
De Anza College was founded in 1967 as part of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and occupies a beautiful 112-acre site in Cupertino, the heart of Silicon Valley. De Anza prides itself on the success of its students and is consistently at or near the top statewide in community college transfers to the University of California, California State University, and private universities. On average, De Anza serves 24,000 students each quarter in its state-of-the-art facilities with outstanding general education and vocational courses, including online classes.
Students at De Anza are welcomed into a culture of inclusion and become part of a community that values equity, social justice and multicultural education, as well as civic and community engagement. ?The College enrolls a remarkably diverse student population, with 38% of students identifying as Asian, 26% as Latino/a, 5% as African American, and 7% as Filipino. De Anza also enrolls over 2,000 international students quarterly.
We invite applicants to become part of a community of teachers and learners in which everyone feels included, respected and safe.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:
Teach developmental and transfer level reading and English composition courses under the Supervision of the Dean of Language Arts. Teach in Pathway programs such as First Year Experience, Learning Communities (LinC), Puente, and Umoja. Support the success of students through effective use and understanding of multicultural and multiethnic materials, pedagogies, forms of assessment, and feedback techniques. Collaborate with other members of the English and Reading Department, the Language Arts Division, and Student Success and Retention Services. Keep abreast of research, pedagogical and methodological developments in learning communities, basic skills, and culturally responsive pedagogies. Support the College's equity goals through integrating multiculturalism, equity, and socially just practices in teaching and learning.
Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, attending Pathway team meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to serve on district and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities.
- Indoor, office environment.
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
- Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
- Vision sufficient to read various materials.
- Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
- Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
- Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
- Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
- Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.
- Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
- Master's degree in education with a specialization in reading or teaching reading OR bachelor's degree in any academic discipline AND 12 semester units of course work in teaching reading AND master's degree in English, literature, linguistics, applied linguistics, composition, comparative literature, TESL, or psychology OR the equivalent.
- Experience in and enthusiasm for teaching English and reading to adult learners at the post-secondary level
- Demonstrated interest and commitment to instruction in Pathway programs such as First Year Experience, Learning Communities (LinC), Puente, and Umoja.
- Experience in and enthusiasm for teaching developmental English and reading.
- Commitment to culturally responsive pedagogy and assessment that engages a diverse student population and values the affective domain
- Demonstrated commitment to equity in education and socially just practices that will increase access and academic success focused on African American, Filipino/Pacific Islander, and Latino students.
- Demonstrated ability and commitment to working as a member of diverse departments, divisions, teams, assuming leadership roles, developing programs, and/or participating in shared governance
- Experience with instructional technology to support the success of a diverse student population, including students with various abilities
- Coursework in and/or teaching experience in integrating multicultural perspectives and culturally responsive strategies in developmental and transfer English and reading courses
- A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/ *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
- A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
- A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
- A list of the twelve (12) semester units of course work in teaching reading
NOTE: Official Transcripts verifying qualifications will be REQUIRED prior to an offer of employment. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense. Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates must submit transcripts.
If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information webpage to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html
*HIRING RANGE: $57,066.00 - $93,722.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience*
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year
STARTING DATE: Fall 2016
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Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.
For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.
The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.
For more information about our application process contact:
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
To apply, visit: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/
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