Instructor, English Instructor (ENLACE)
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District - San Jose, CA

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Working Title:
Instructor, English Instructor (ENLACE)

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Closing Date:

First Review Date (if Open Until Filled):
Not Applicable

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Work Location
Evergreen Valley College

Language Arts

Position status:

Academic Position Type:
Faculty Full-Time Tenure Track Position

Academic Position Term:
Regular 100% FTE 10-Months per year

Salary Range:
$58,846 to $75,481 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2012-2013); Maximum Salary Potential $102,403. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.

Benefits Available:
Excellent benefits package which include cost of medical, dental, and vision for employee and qualified dependents, and life insurance and income protection for employee (Faculty/District collective bargaining agreement).

Employment Start Date:
Fall 2013

Position Summary
This is a full-time assignment as English Instructor (ENLACE) in the Division of Language Arts at Evergreen Valley College. The faculty will teach a full English curriculum.

The assignment may include day, evening and weekend responsibilities. This position is represented by the Faculty Association Unit, AFT 6157.

Position Purpose:

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the general supervision of the Dean of Language Arts, the instructor will be assigned to teach English. As a member of the faculty, this person will accept the collegial responsibilities associated with full-time status. These duties include but are not limited to:

1. Teach a 100% load in the field of English composition and literature, including English courses offered to students in the Enlace Program. Course assignments will include topics such as, but not limited to, developmental and college-level composition and introductory literature courses.
2. Collaborate with Enlace Program staff to develop, implement, and evaluate retention strategies.
3. Attend Enlace Program campus and community activities.
4. Maintain currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility.
5. Communicate subject matter clearly, correctly and effectively.
6. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and disabilities.
7. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.
8. Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, curriculum development, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in campus life activities.
9. Demonstrate commitment to professional development including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.
10. Participate in course schedule development and program review within the discipline.
11. Use and develop a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods to engage student interest and support a variety of learning styles including the use of computers and information technology.
12. Evaluate student oral presentations, projects, and written work using clear explicit criteria relevant to the course content and learning objectives.
13. Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, census reports).
14. Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs and activities that would enhance the development of the department.
15. Demonstrate an overall sensitivity to and understanding of diversity throughout the regular course of work.
16. Participate in articulation and recruitment networking with high schools and transfer institutions.
17. Direct the work of student help as assigned.
18. Conduct required office hours and attend division meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities Continued:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Master's degree 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
*The Equivalent

2. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

3. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

Special Licenses, Certificates, etc.:
Not Applicable.

Desired Qualifications:

1. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.
2. Understanding of the needs of adult learners.
3. Knowledge of the educational experiences and needs of Chicana(o)/Latina(o) students.
4. Knowledge and skills in utilizing culturally relevant pedagogy, particularly for Chicana(o)/Latina(o) students.
5. Ability to relate to and communicate with Chicana(o)/Latina(o) students and parents and with Chicana(o)/Latina(o) professionals.
6. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English.
7. Knowledge of Chicana(o)/Latina(o) culture.
8. Experience as a member of a non-traditional academic program for Chicana(o)/Latina(o) students.
9. Experience working with Chicana(o)/Latina(o) community organizations
10. Familiarity with Latino/Mexican American Literature

Job Category
Faculty and other instructional staff

Classified Position type:
Not Applicable

Classified Position term:
Not Applicable

Equivalency Information:
*Equivalency: Applicants (including current or former employees) applying under equivalency bear the full responsibility of submitting by the closing date the District's Equivalency Application in addition to the Faculty Position Application with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications for this positions.

Application(s) for equivalency are required for any of the following reasons:
1. degrees are not in exact discipline required;
2. degree is in progress;
3. degrees were earned at a college/university not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U. S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U. S. Department of Education; and/or
4. degrees were earned at a college/university outside of the U.S.

Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice; thus will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.

More equivalency information, along with the form, can be obtained at

Application Procedures, Notes and Contact Information
Interested applicants (including external applicants, current or former employees) MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the closing date to be considered for the position (Posting at: MUST click "Apply for this Posting" to apply):

1. A completed online San Jose/Evergreen Community College District FACULTY POSITION APPLICATION
(Must state how you meet ALL the minimum qualifications in EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE as described in the job announcement Minimum Qualifications section. Also, state how you meet other qualifications)
4. TRANSCRIPT(S) (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 the position be offered.
5. District Application for Equivalency, if applicable, and supporting documents. Current or former employees who were previously approved by the District colleges for equivalency MUST by the closing date submit proof of the dated District's written equivalency approval.

If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at Kinkos, Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, etc.; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application at the later part of the application process.


1. Only complete application materials will be considered (No exception for external applicants, current or former employees). Application materials must include: a. FACULTY POSITION APPLICATION, b. COVER LETTER, c. RESUME,
d. TRANSCRIPT(S) of degrees stated and/or required (The criminal history explanation if any will NOT be forwarded to the screening committee), and e. DISTRICT EQUIVALENCY APPLICATION with supporting documents, if applicable.
2. Incomplete application packet and/or documents received by Human Resources after the closing date will not be considered (No exception for employees or non-employees).
3. Applications not having all required minimum qualifications in education and experience as stated in the Minimum Qualifications section will not receive further considerations.
4. Letters of Recommendation are not required and will not be included in the application packet. Additional documents that are not requested may not be included.
5. 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.
6. FOREIGN DEGREES: Candidates with DEGREES and CREDITS 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 the application. Simple translation of the language on foreign transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice; thus will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.
7. 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.
8. Application materials become the property of the district and will not be returned or duplicated.
9. Travel expenses to attend the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
10. Meeting the minimum qualifications DOES NOT assure an interview.
11. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Employment Services
4750 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135
Phone: (408) 270-6414 Fax: (408) 223-6341
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

- ADA/504 Section Officer: Vice President of Administrative Services or designee, 3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA 95135, (408) 274-7900.
- Title IX Officer: Vice President of Student Services Irma Archuleta, 3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA 95135, (408) 274-7900 X.6749.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
The San Jose/Evergreen Community College District consists of two colleges. The metropolitan San Jose City College located just minutes from downtown San Jose, established in 1921, and the park-like Evergreen Valley College located in southeast San Jose at the foot of the Diablo Mountain range, which opened in 1975.

The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

With enrollment of approximately 20,000 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 37%, Black/African-American 6%, Asian/Pacific Islander 36%, American Indian/Native American 1%, White/Caucasian 12%, First Generation 60%) attaining educational goals reflecting 34% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District's emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse faculty consisting of 23% Hispanic/Latino, 19% Asian/Pacific Islander, 9% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, and 44% White/Caucasian, as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.