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Contra Costa Community College District
  • Position Number: 3682921
  • Location: San Pablo, CA
  • Position Type: Business - International Business

English Assistant Professor

Posting Number: F00946
Location: Contra Costa College

Description of Position:
The Contra Costa College English Department is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor. This assignment begins mid-August, 2023. The teaching assignment will mainly include transfer-level composition as well as supporting the department and college in incorporating culturally responsive reading instruction into the curriculum. The assignment may also include working with learning communities that support African American students, Latinx students, or other groups. The student population of Contra Costa College (CCC) reflects its surrounding diverse communities. CCC is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and serves predominately historically disadvantaged and under-represented student groups including African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Latinx students. CCC is situated in a socioeconomically diverse, resilient an culturally vibrant community. We seek candidates who embrace our community, our student population, and our central work: strengthening West County by meeting our students where they are and helping them get to where they want to be. We seek candidates who operate with a growth mindset, a strength-based approach centered on students, and an unflinching commitment to equity, especially concerning the elimination of barriers to college access, success, and completion. The ideal candidate will be eager to help construct and maintain a culture of continuous improvement in instructional effectiveness.

Patricia West

Position Status: Tenure- Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
Department: C3005-English

Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
2. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
5. participating in department, division, and college committees;
6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
13. participating in Colleges shared governance processes.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:
Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.

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

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Understanding of and commitment to using anti-racist and culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy.
2. Experience and commitment to working with and supporting African American students and/or the African American community.
3. Experience and commitment to working with and supporting Latinx students and/or the Latinx community.
4. Familiarity and experience with learning communities, such as Umoja and Puente.
5. Ability to lead and willingness to support program improvement through collaborative assessment of student learning, staff development, and curriculum development.
6. Experience teaching students who need extra support in transfer-level first-year composition. 6. 7. Experience teaching non-academic writing, such as writing for social media, business writing, technical writing, etc.
8. Involvement in and commitment to professional and/or community activities.

Job Open Date: 11/22/2022
Job Close Date: 1/17/2023
Open Until Filled: No
Employment Begins: August 2023, Fall Semester 2023
# of Months: 10

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The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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