Assistant Professor, Reading
Reading Services Department
Full or Part Time
Hours per week
Number of Months
Teaching assignments will include day, evening, and/or weekend classes at the San Marcos campus and/or off-campus locations as part of contract responsibilities, as well as distance education classes. Full-time faculty are expected to participate fully in departmental activities and college governance and hold regular office hours.
Starting salary range: $53,413.02 – $83,562.16 annually. An annual stipend of $1,306 shall be paid to any faculty member who has an earned Doctorate from an accredited institution.
Academic training and teaching experience will form the basis for salary computation as determined by placement on the regular salary schedule of the College. A maximum of step 8 at the appropriate salary grade will be awarded to new faculty. For a salary estimate, visit www.palomar.edu/hr/salaryinfo and use the links in the Full-time Faculty section.
The Assistant Professor, Reading will be primarily responsible for teaching a variety of courses in the discipline of Reading. Specifically, these courses may include READ 50 – Reading Improvement, a developmental reading course, and READ 110 – Power Reading, a college-level reading course.
The Reading Services Department at Palomar College is a popular academic program which provides both developmental instruction for students in reading and spelling, as well as college-level instruction by offering a Power Reading class, an etymology course, and classes in critical reading. Reading Services faculty are also involved in such diverse campus-wide activities as learning communities, tutor training, governance committees, and professional development workshops. For more information about the Reading Services Department, please visit www.palomar.edu/reading.
Supervision Received and Exercised
Complete details may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/PFF2009-11Contract.pdf.
Duties and Responsibilities
The instructional assignment includes lecture and/or laboratory classes in both developmental and college-level reading skills for learners of diverse age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds. The assignment includes some supervision of the Reading lab. In addition to the teaching responsibilities, other duties include maintaining regular office hours, curriculum and program development, development and assessment of student learning outcomes, full participation in department activities, and participation in college governance.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Must meet one of the sets of qualifications listed under a) through c):
a) A Master’s degree in education with a specialization in reading or teaching reading.
b) A Master’s degree in English, literature, linguistics, applied linguistics, composition, comparative literature, Teaching English as a Second Language ( TESL ), or psychology with a Bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline and twelve (12) semester units of coursework in teaching reading.
c) A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of the qualifications in either a) or b) above. Candidates who do not possess the specific minimum qualifications as stated above, which includes degrees that have not been awarded at the time of submitting the application, must complete and attach the Equivalency Qualifications Form ( www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/equivalency.pdf ).
Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Candidates who have earned degrees from foreign institutions are required to submit both official translations and course-by-course evaluations of their transcripts that have been prepared by a certified U.S. credential review service that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services ( NACES ). Visit www.naces.org for a list of current members.
Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds in a community college.
• Experience teaching reading at the college or university level.
• Experience in working with a reading lab component, including computer-assisted instruction.
• Interest and/or experience in teaching spelling, vocabulary, critical reading, and study skills.
• Commitment to a student learning-centered college.
• Evidence of a strong commitment to remain current in the field of reading instruction.
Licenses and/or Certificates
Complete working conditions may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/PFF2009-11Contract.pdf.
Terms of Employment
This is a full-time, 10-month-per-year tenure-track position. Teaching assignments will include day, evening, and/or weekend classes at the San Marcos campus and/or off-campus locations as part of contract responsibilities, as well as distance education classes. Full-time faculty are expected to participate fully in departmental activities and college governance and hold regular office hours.
Complete terms of employment may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/PFF2009-11Contract.pdf.
Fully-paid employee benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents; and life, disability, and long-term care insurance. All full-time faculty are enrolled in STRS (State Teachers Retirement System).