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Part-Time Reading Instructor (Pool)

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APPLICATION INFORMATION: * Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Resume; (3) Transcripts - (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees having the degree confer/award dates circled. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should a position be offered. (4) District Request for Equivalency application, if applicable; and (5) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable. * All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly. * Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application. * Incomplete applications will not be considered. * Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment. * The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely. ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS: * Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education. * Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application. * If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store, then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application. * Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts. EQUIVALENCY INFORMATION: Applicants applying under equivalency bear the responsibility of submitting the District's Equivalency Application form with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) that they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications for this position. Application(s) for equivalency are required if degrees are not in exact discipline required. The Equivalency Application is included in the online application as an OPTIONAL form to complete. * ONLY complete the Request for Equivalency application if degree does not match discipline(s) stated in the Minimum Qualifications. * List accurately and completely the courses taken that match requirements of the required degree. * Do NOT attach documents such as course evaluations. FOR ASSISTANCE, CONTACT: Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment 14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070 Phone: (408) 741-2174 Fax: (408) 867-9059 Email: Jobs@wvm.edu

Requisition Details

Position Information

Position Title Part-Time Reading Instructor (Pool)
Position ID
Campus Mission College

Position Summary Information

Definition

PART-TIME, ASSOCIATE FACULTY POOL

We welcome your application to join the associate faculty pool of the Reading Department at Mission College! We are a strong, positive and student-centered department with colleagues that respect, appreciate and support one another.

Applications for Part-Time, Associate Faculty pools are continually accepted (unless otherwise specified) by the District and will be added to the application pool for review by hiring authorities on an as-needed basis. Should you be invited for an interview, you will be contacted by a District representative.

Assignment

This position is a part-time position as an Associate Instructor. The teaching assignment may require teaching lecture-discussion courses during day, evening or on Saturday and/or in an on-line/distance education format. The assignments are as needed, during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall semesters. This position is represented by the Association of College Educators (ACE).

Work location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Salary and Benefits

Salary is based on a percentage of workload, up to a maximum of 67% of a full-time load. Salary is prorated based on an initial hiring salary range of $23,948-$28,442 per semester; and is based on academic achievement, teaching and related experience.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education – Possess any one of the following:

  • Master’s degree in education with a specialization in reading or teaching reading; OR
  • Bachelor’s in any academic discipline AND twelve 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
  • A valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline; OR
  • The equivalent of the above.

AND

2. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications
  • Ability to thrive in teaching a diverse student population. Our campus diversity includes ethnicity, culture, age, socioeconomic status, level of academic preparation, academic/personal learning goals, disabilities, learning styles as well as a myriad of other diversities.
  • Ability to create a curriculum and classroom environment that is “student centered” – including active learning and positive, active engagement on the part of the students.
  • Ability to create and deliver reading instruction that is “research-based” including methods and an underlying classroom philosophy that has been proven to support students in developing academic literacy and critical thinking skills.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation for in-class or on-line/distance education activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class and/or on-line, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught.
  • Maintain accurate class and other records required by the college.
  • Submit, when due, attendance rosters and grade reports.
  • Follow course outlines as filed in the instruction offices.
  • Maintain office hours each week, at .5 hours per week per section.
  • Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.
  • Provide each student with a written course syllabus at the beginning of the course, as per instructions in the Faculty Handbook.
  • Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.
  • Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the members’ area of expertise.
  • Work cooperatively within the college community.
  • Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.
  • Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice and/or bias.
  • Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.
Other Duties
Application Information

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Resume; (3) Unofficial copies of transcripts; (4) District Equivalency Application, if applicable; and (5) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.

ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS:

  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store, then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

EQUIVALENCY INFORMATION:
Applicants applying under equivalency bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application form with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) that they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications for this position. Application(s) for equivalency are required if degrees are not in exact discipline required.

The Equivalency Application is included in the online application as an OPTIONAL form to complete.

  • ONLY complete the Request for Equivalency application if degree does not match discipline(s) stated in the Minimum Qualifications.
  • List accurately and completely the courses taken that match requirements of the required degree.
  • Do NOT attach documents such as course evaluations.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2174 Fax: (408) 867-9059
Email: Jobs@wvm.edu

Selection Process

SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION:

  • Applications will be screened by appropriate department representatives on an as-needed basis. Qualified applicants who best meet the needs of the division will be contacted for an interview.
  • Travel expenses to attend the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Applications will remain in our online system for 1 year. Each year, part-time pools will be refreshed and applicants will be notified of the opportunity to re-submit application.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

EEO STATEMENT:
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FY15/16-026POOL
Open Date 01/08/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe three needs (personal and academic) that community college students in a developmental reading course may have. How would you address these needs?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How would you persuade the college community that reading proficiency is imperative to college success? Specifically, how would you communicate this value to students, staff, faculty and administration?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe an activity you would use to integrate critical thinking and the reading-writing connection in your reading course. Describe the goals, evaluation methods and student learning outcomes you would address.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Additional Transcripts
  3. Other Related Licenses or Certificates
  4. Supporting Documentation for Equivalency Request 1
  5. Supporting Documentation for Equivalency Request 2