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Assistant Professor of English
Rancho Santiago Community College District


Date Posted Dec. 5, 2019
Title Assistant Professor of English
University Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana, CA, United States
Department English/Humanities & Social Sciences
Application Deadline 2/18/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
  • Humanities - English
 
 

Assistant Professor of English #AC19-0805
English/Humanities & Social Sciences Division/Santa Ana College
Tenure Track Position

Salary
RSCCD has one of the highest faculty salary schedules among California's 72 community college districts. New faculty may be placed as high as step 11 on the salary schedule based upon verified teaching/work experience. The current starting salary may range from $60,826.05 - $102,877.08/year ($63,259.09 - $106,992.16/year effective July 2020) for the 10-month academic year, depending upon education and experience. Additional compensation is provided for work beyond the basic teaching contract.

Benefits
The district will contribute up to $30,672.60 per year toward the medical/dental insurance expense for the employee and any eligible dependents, plus $1,750 per year for additional fringe benefit expenses, life insurance coverage of $50,000 or the employee's annual salary, whichever is greater and ten days of sick leave per year. Membership in the California State Teachers' Retirement System.

Starting Date: 2020 Fall Semester
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 5:00 PM

Responsibilities
Teach all assigned classes, which may include evening or off-campus assignments unless excused according to Board Policy provisions. Maintain accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress. Assist in maintaining course outline for each assigned course. Be familiar with and observe the administrative regulations as they appear in the Faculty Handbook (flex calendar obligations, course overviews, etc.). Participate in department committees and activities. Will teach a variety of courses/levels within the discipline/area of study.

Requirements
Minimum Qualifications
(Applicants must meet one of the following):
Possess from an accredited institution: A master's degree in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition,
OR bachelor's in any of the above AND master's in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in
reading, creative writing, or journalism, OR
Possess a valid California Community College credential authorizing service in the discipline, OR
The equivalent (applicants who do not meet the above minimum qualifications must complete the Equivalencies
Section in the application form and provide conclusive evidence of such).

Desirable Qualifications
Experience in teaching students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and widely varying levels of proficiency preferred.
Bachelor's and Master's degree in English.
Experience teaching English composition, including critical thinking courses, at the community college level.
A working knowledge of the requirements of AB-705 and/or experience teaching co-requisite classes.
TESOL certification and/or experience teaching ESL.
Experience developing and/or working in a writing center environment.
Teaching literature, specifically introductory and survey courses at the college level.
A working knowledge of, and experience with, student learning outcomes and assessment.

Selection Criteria
Application Screening

In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
Educational experience - breadth and depth
Work experience - breadth and depth
Demonstrated leadership capabilities
Curriculum development
Program development
Community involvement
Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse socioeconomic community
Credentials or minimum qualifications authorizing service in other areas of need
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
Bilingual ability (if needed)

Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview.

Interview
Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews, in addition to the above, may be evaluated on the following factors:
Oral communication skills
Presentation
Problem solving skills
Successful teaching, problem solving, or performance demonstration
Writing skills/demonstration

Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. A predetermined set of questions will be asked during all interviews. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants.

Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online at http://www.rsccd.edu/employment/Pages/Employment.aspx by the specified closing date for the position. If you do not have a computer, there is a computer which can only access RSCCD employment website and scanner to upload application materials/documents (no USB) available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Note: District Office will be closed December 23, 2019 - December 27, 2019.

Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date: Resume in Word format (Required)
Unofficial Transcripts showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Required)
A list of English classes taught and the number of times you have taught each of those English classes (Required)
Cover letter, which outlines education and experience relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as desirable qualifications (Required)
Any additional supplemental materials (Optional)
Travel reimbursement is available to those meeting the established district criteria.

Pre-Employment Requirements
Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district's fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates.

The Rancho Santiago Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance.


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