FT Inst - English
El Camino College - Torrance, CA

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Principal teaching assignment in English composition, both developmental and transfer courses. Standard forty-hour faculty workweek. Responsibilities to include fifteen to sixteen lecture/lab hours teaching, office hours, faculty meetings, student activities, preparation/research, and other curriculum and program-related activities. Secondary assignment may include developmental reading. Commitment to consistent participation on department, division, and college committees is expected. Applicants must be available for screening and final interviews and must present a brief teaching demonstration as well as take a grammar/editing test and evaluate a student essay.

Required Qualifications:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master's degree in English, literature, composition, or comparative literature; OR

  • Bachelor's degree in any of the above AND Master's in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing, or journalism; OR

  • The equivalent - Candidates not possessing the required qualifications as stated above must explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above; OR

  • Valid California community college instructor credential in appropriate subject ( per California Education Code 87355 issued prior to July 1, 1990 ); AND

  • Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and of individuals with disabilities.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in English, literature, comparative literature, rhetoric/composition, or creative writing.

  • Experience in teaching basic writing and first-year transfer-level composition.

  • Recent community college teaching experience.

  • Academic preparation in the area of rhetoric/composition as well as expertise with current methodology in composition and reading.

  • Commitment to basic skills instruction.

  • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    Contract shall be for full-time, tenure-track teaching assignment for the 2013 – 2014 academic year, beginning August 21, 2013. A teaching demonstration will be required during the interview process. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), transcripts, fingerprint results, and tuberculosis examination as required. Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide verification of work authorization in the form of a passport, valid driver's license, or other equivalent identification, and social security card.

    SALARY

    The starting salary ranges from $59,426 - $81,624 depending on education and experience. Excellent fringe benefits are included.

    TO APPLY

    An applicant must submit the following by the closing date:

    1) Online application.

    2) Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

    3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

    4) Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.)

    Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA.

    5) Evidence of a valid community college credential, if applicant holds one.

    Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

    If you need assistance you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 3474 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    The college will be closed on the following dates: January 21, February 8 and 18, 2013.

    Closing Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:59 p. m.

    Interview Expenses

    Only individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have their expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to the Human Resources Office.

    Compensation and Benefit Highlights

    Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance

    The College provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available toward which both the College and the employee contribute.

    Sick Leave and Disability

    Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick leave days and are paid at fifty percent.

    Retirement

    Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and social Security. Upon termination, STRS or PERS retirement contributions may be withdrawn in full, plus accumulated interest. Various benefit options are available for employees upon retirement.

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