Full-Time/Tenure Track Instructor, English Composition
Santa Monica College
Location: Santa Monica, California
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 3781867
Full-Time/Tenure Track Instructor, English Composition
Santa Monica College
Salary: $65,901.00 - $137,311.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time Faculty
Job Number: 00259
Location: CA 90405, CA
Closing: 2/6/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND DIVERSITY
With the goal of ensuring the equal educational opportunity of all students, Santa Monica College embraces diversity among students, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve as an integral part of our history, a recognition of the complexity of our present state, and a call to action for a better future. Embracing diversity means that we must intentionally practice equity and respect toward one another, and understand that discrimination and prejudices create and sustain privileges for some while creating and sustaining barriers for others. In order to embrace diversity, we also acknowledge that institutional discrimination and implicit bias exist, and that our goal is to eradicate those vestiges from our system. Our commitment to diversity requires that we strive to eliminate those barriers to equity, and that we act deliberately to create a safe and positive environment where individual and group differences are valued and leveraged for our growth and understanding as an educational community.
To advance the goals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice for the success of students and employees, we must honor that each individual is unique and that our individual differences contribute to the ability of the college to prepare students on their educational journeys. This requires that we develop and implement policies and procedures, encourage individual and systemic change, continually reflect on our efforts, and hold ourselves accountable for the results of our efforts in accomplishing our goals.
We are invested as a community in cultivating and maintaining a climate where equity and mutual respect are both intrinsic and explicit by valuing individuals and groups from all backgrounds, demographics, and experiences. Individual and group differences can include, but are not limited to the following dimensions: race, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, immigration status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, religion, creed, military or veteran status, socioeconomic status, and any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. We acknowledge that the concept of inclusion and diversity is ever-evolving, thus we create space to allow our understanding to grow through the periodic review of this statement. In service of these goals, Santa Monica College is committed to fostering an employment environment that offers equal employment opportunity for all and an educational environment that ensures the equal educational opportunity of all students.
Teach English composition in transfer-level courses to students who have goals of an Associate degree, university transfer, and/or career certificate. The teaching load for this position will be comprised of 80 percent in English 1: Reading and Composition 1 and/or the English 1 with the co-requisite English 28: Reading and Composition 1 with Intensive College Writing skills and 20 percent in English 2: Critical Analysis and Intermediate Composition. English 1 introduces the writing process in service of rhetoric and clear, effective written communication appropriate to audience and purpose; it requires evaluation and integration of source material in critical analysis or argument and completion of a documented research paper. English 1 with 28 provides the same learning outcomes as English 1, and the support component, English 28, further emphasizes instruction in composition, comprehension and analysis of college-level readings, and basic research skills. English 2 teaches the application of logical reasoning, analysis, and strategies of argumentation in critical thinking and intermediate writing, using literature and criticism as subject matter.
Other duties may include collaboration with fellow faculty to design, evaluate, and implement culturally-responsive pedagogy within equity-minded course materials and classroom assessment strategies that enhance student success and persistence toward academic/career goals and help close equity gaps; incorporation of antiracist, intersectional pedagogy and curriculum; participation in interdisciplinary collaboration to develop programs of study that contextualize and integrate reading and writing instruction relevant to students' career and academic goals; data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student success, persistence, and equity; assistance in growing student interest in English composition and literature courses; active engagement in campus redesign and global citizenship initiatives; participation in the continuing development of instructional support strategies, including tutoring, early alert, and supplemental instruction; leadership and participation in faculty professional development efforts, as well as college, departmental, and faculty-organization activities.
Master's 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 the equivalent Must have evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the socio-economic, academic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the community college student population, including students for whom English is not their first language, first generation college students, and students with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.
*The Santa Monica Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications.
Proven excellence in teaching reading, critical thinking, and academic writing skills to first-time college students and multi-lingual students, especially African American and Latina/o/x and other racially minoritized students; a willingness to use evidence-based, culturally responsive, and equity-minded instructional practices; demonstrated sensitivity to issues faced by students from diverse cultures and backgrounds different than your own and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic, racial, and economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation; demonstrated ability to address equity gaps in terms of course completion and learning /classroom experiences for minoritized groups in English composition and literature courses; expertise in and demonstrated knowledge of college composition theory and research; an avid interest in urban education and a vision of the community college system's potential to effect personal, social, and workforce change; demonstrated knowledge of contemporary effective teaching techniques, classroom assessments, and intervention strategies that improve retention, accelerate students' mastery of English skills, and foster their academic confidence and cultural capital; leadership in developing, evaluating, and coordinating curriculum that both contextualizes and integrates writing and critical thinking skills across disciplines and career-technical programs; practice in web-based writing, as well as in integrating technology and online support platforms in classroom instruction; proven commitment to ongoing professional development; strong interpersonal skills and a creative, collaborative spirit.
Full-Time Faculty Application Requirements
A standard application consists of the following:
Online District Application
Two (2) Confidential Letters of Recommendation
Additional, job-specific items may be required. Please refer to the job posting for specific details. PLEASE NOTE: THE E-MAILS TO YOUR REFERENCE WRITERS REQUESTING CONFIDENTIAL LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION ARE NOT GENERATED UNTIL THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE. YOU MUST FINISH YOUR APPLICATION AND CLICK SUBMIT FOR THE E-MAILS TO GO OUT. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND AND ALLOW ENOUGH TIME FOR YOUR REFERENCE WRITERS TO RECEIVE THE REQUEST AND SUBMIT THE LETTERS PRIOR TO THE RECRUITMENT DEADLINE. ALSO, THE LINKS IN THE E-MAILS TO YOUR REFERENCE WRITERS WILL NOT WORK IF THEY ARE TRYING TO SEND THE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES. IF THIS IS THE CASE, PLEASE HAVE YOUR REFERENCE WRITER SUBMIT THEIR LETTER DIRECTLY TO THE SANTA MONICA COLLEGE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials, including the letters of recommendation, are received prior to the recruitment deadline.
Starting salaries for Full-Time Faculty are based on a combination of experience (step) and educational (group) achievement. Initial placement is within the starting salary range and a minimum of step 5 within the applicable group. Further advancements are based on longevity and educational growth.
This advertised salary range is based on the contracted regular semesters (Fall and Spring). Intersessions (Winter and/or Summer), additional teaching load, and/or substitute teaching may result in increased earning potential.
Diversity Statement Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom; and a willingness to use culturally responsive instructional practices. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation.
Please review our Diversity Report: Faculty/Staff Diversity Reports - Santa Monica College (smc.edu) Equity StatementSanta Monica College encourages candidates that are equity-minded to apply. SMC is a minority-serving, Hispanic-serving institution. We actively seek to attract candidates from minority groups that value equity, diversity and inclusion. Equity, diversity and inclusion are built into the culture at SMC and are an essential component of the work that we do. SMC is committed to racial and socioeconomic diversity as it is a reflection of our student population and we strive to hire candidates that share this commitment. Equal Employment Opportunity Disclosure The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants for employment, as well as District employees, shall have full and equal access to employment opportunity. No person shall be subjected to unlawful discrimination in any program or activity of the District. The District's Board Policy 3420 (Equal Employment Opportunity) may be accessed at: https://www.smc.edu/administration/governance/board-of-trustees/documents/board-policy-manual/board-policies/chapter-3-general-institution/BP-3420-EEO.pdf(Download PDF reader)
The Santa Monica Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications. For further details regarding equivalency criteria, please download the Equivalency Application Statement Form available at https://www.smc.edu/administration/human-resources/documents/employment/equivalency-statement-for-application.pdf
Conditions of Employment
Appointment is subject to verification of official transcripts, current or previous employment, tuberculosis and fingerprint clearance. Selected candidate must provide identification and work authorization.
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