Diablo Valley College is seeking applicants for 1 full-time tenure-track academic position in English with a focus on the Puente Project to begin in August 2019. In addition to being well-qualified to teach a range of English courses, successful applicants should also plan to teach in and co-coordinate DVC’s Puente Project for 4-5 years in line with Puente best practices. Bilingual applicants highly encouraged to apply.
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:
advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
participating in department, division, and college committees;
participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
participating in College’s shared governance processes.
Master’s in English, literature, comparative literature, or Composition
Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a
specialization in reading, creative writing or journalism
A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in English
OR the equivalent.
If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background), please fill out the equivalency form found at http://www.4cd.edu/career/forms/MastersDegreeEquiv.pdf
Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;
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;
Interest, training, and/or experience in teaching in the Puente Project, which includes linked English, Counseling, and Library Studies courses and embedding student services in the curriculum;
Training and/or experience in teaching composition and reading to historically under-represented students with differing abilities, levels of preparation, and cultural experiences utilizing culturally-relevant texts and assignments;
Interest in, experience with, and/or commitment to co-coordinating the Puente Program; this includes budgeting for, planning, and implementing college tours, cultural activities, tutoring, a community mentor program, and other off-campus activities and events (including some evenings and weekends);
Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusivity, and increasing the success of historically under-represented students, including Latinx, refugee, immigrant, generation 1.5, undocumented, and/or first-generation college students, as well as understanding of the specific needs and challenges of these populations;
Strong interpersonal skills, commitment to collaboration, and a flexible approach to working in the evolving community college landscape;
Demonstrated interest in and commitment to self-reflection and adaptation both in the classroom and as a member of the department and college community, including attending ongoing Puente training and professional development.
It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.