English Assistant Professor
Contra Costa Community College District - Martinez, CA

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Position Title
English Assistant Professor

Posting Number

# of Openings

up to Class 7 - depends on experience

$54,576- $82,128 first year

Position Status

Overtime Status
Exempt (not eligible)


# of Hours Scheduled Per Week
12 composition hours

Work Schedule By Day and Work Hours
Work schedule will depend on class assignments.

# of Months

Employee Group
Full-Time Faculty


Position Definition
The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach all English courses. In addition to contractual duties, these positions will include the equivalent of 12 hours of classroom instruction per week provided that at least 9 hours are assigned to English composition type courses. All faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, departmental activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online.

Distinguishing Characteristics
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. the advancement of student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
2. participation in the development and revision of the curriculum and program review;
3. participation in department and college committees;
4. participation in professional development activities;
5. maintenance of current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies;
6. maintenance of appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
7. provide classroom instruction in accordance with approved course outlines;
8. prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and inform students of their academic progress;
9. inform students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
10. maintain attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submit them according to published deadlines;
11. post and maintain adequate and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
12. participate in department staff development and program improvement initiatives;
13. participate in the College’s shared governance process, curriculum development and related instruction areas.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):
1. Master’s degree or higher in English, literature, comparative literature or composition OR
2. Bachelor’s degree in any of the above and Master’s degree in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing, or journalism OR
3. A valid California community college instructor credential authorizing full-time instruction in English OR
4. The equivalent. If you do not meet the above specific degree requirements but believe you meet the minimum qualifications, you MUST complete the equivalency form, located on our website. Copy and paste the URL below into your browser:

Desirable Qualifications
  • demonstrated commitment to student learning and demonstrated commitment to promoting the success of all students in an open-access learning environment;
  • demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultures, preparation, learning styles, and/or disabilities;
  • commitment to professional growth and development, to innovation and improvement of teaching, and to assuming faculty responsibilities beyond the classroom in a shared governance environment;
  • demonstrated excellence in preparation and knowledge in the subject area;
  • training and/or experience teaching a variety of courses across a variety of levels within the discipline of English offered within the first two years of college, including literature and creative writing courses;
  • demonstrated ability and relevant experience in the development of innovative offerings or strategies to improve success rates for students who might be disadvantaged for a multiplicity of reasons;
  • training and/or experience in teaching developmental reading and writing courses (one level below transfer level);
  • demonstrated ability to address the needs of students whose first language is not English in all reading, composition, and literature courses.
Job Open Date:

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Diversity Statement
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.

About Us
About the District
Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) is located in Contra Costa County in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area. Contra Costa County has approximately one million residents, living within 720 square miles. The county is diverse in business, population, and wealth.

CCCCD first opened its doors in 1949. It is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The county population is served by Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, in addition to the Brentwood Center, and San Ramon Campus. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.

Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 59 years. Most of the 8,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.

Diablo Valley College
Diablo Valley College is a large suburban community college, approximately 25 miles east of San Francisco in Contra Costa County. One of three colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District, DVC enrolls approximately 20,000 students, about 40% who come from groups historically underrepresented in higher education. DVC ranks consistently as one of the most successful transfer institutions in California and also offers a wide range of highly respected occupational programs leading to certificates or degrees. The faculty is known for its intellectual vitality and deep commitment to the success of its students.

Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra
Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel
and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative,
engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and
changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse
communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable
general education program and career technical programs strongly
Connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.

Employee Benefits
Membership in State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)

District-paid benefits (employee contributes 6%) for employee and dependents/domestic partners include:
  • Medical (Health Net or Kaiser) insurance including chiropractic
  • Dental and vision
  • Flexible spending (125) plan
  • Life and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Deferred compensation (403b and 457)
  • Sabbatical Leave
ADA Accommodations
In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to (925) 229-6854 or slever@4cd.edu. For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.

Recruitment Type: Open (Internal and External applicants)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Diablo Valley College is seeking two full-time (12 composition hours/week), tenure track academic positions in English to begin August 2013. Please apply online if you are interested in the position.

A complete application packet consists of:
Cover letter explaining your interest in the position and briefly describing how you meet the desirable qualifications listed (250 words maximum length)
Contra Costa Community College District Application for Employment – Academic
Answers to REQUIRED Supplemental Questions that address Minimum Qualifications and Desirable Qualifications (2,850 words maximum length)
Copy of unofficial college transcript(s) for screening purposes
Equivalency form. If you do not meet the above specific degree requirements but believe you meet the minimum qualifications, you MUST complete the equivalency form, located on our website. Copy and paste the URL below into your browser:
You may save your work for another session when you are filling out the on-line application. Before submitting please thoroughly check that all documents are included and accurate.


Applications will be screened to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
1. The applications, cover letters, answers to required supplemental questions, resumes, unofficial college transcripts, and other supporting materials submitted by all qualified applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee. Those who are deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense.
2. During the campus visit, each applicant will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a demonstration appropriate to the discipline. Responses to the interview questions and demonstration will be rated by the interview committee.
3. Based upon the overall rating, a small number of applicants will be invited at their own expense to the campus for an interview with the college president and vice president of instruction.
4. After consultation with the interview committee, the college president will make the final recommendation for employment to the chancellor and the governing board of the Contra Costa Community College District.

All foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency (www.naces.org) prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. Two local firms that provide this service are International Education Research Foundation (310) 258-9451 www.ierf.org and Educational Records Evaluation Service (916) 921-0790 www.eres.com. Credits previously accepted by an accredited institution will be accepted with no further evaluation. It is the applicant’s responsibility to arrange and pay for the foreign degree evaluation.

To apply, visit: https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/1415

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