English Instructor (One or More)

English Instructor (One or More)


Irvine Valley College

Full-Time Faculty

Job Close Date:    01/31/2022


Hours per week:     36

Receives benefits:    Yes

Term:    10 Months/Year



In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu



Minimum Qualifications:    

For this position, employees must have at least one of the following: 


1. Master’s in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition from an accredited college or university; OR 

2. Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing or journalism from an accredited college or university; OR

3. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR 

4. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above.


Applicants must also have:

Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.  The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.


Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of expertise on the basis of: 


• Training and recent, extensive experience in classroom instruction of transfer-level composition, research-based writing, and critical thinking. 

• Demonstrated support of and experience teaching diverse student populations, including but not limited to those with variously abled bodies, neurotypes, sexualities, gender identities and expressions; socioeconomic, cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds; and levels of academic preparation, learning abilities, and language development.

• Experience teaching or scholarship within ethnic, gender, or queer studies.

• Knowledge of current research in composition and rhetoric and its practical application to writing instruction at the community college level. 

• Evidence of an understanding of the diverse ways in which the needs of students are met on a college campus, including through faculty leadership positions, committee representation, and collaboration at the department, school, college, and district levels.

• An earned or expected PhD in English (Rhetoric and Composition, Literature, Comparative Literature, or Creative Writing) from an accredited college or university.



Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with any changes in District policy and/or the faculty collective bargaining agreement.


•  Teach culturally relevant transfer-level college writing, literature courses, and courses relevant to candidate’s expertise to a diverse student population. May also teach within the college’s Writing Center. 

•  Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions in support of student success.

•  Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience with relevant pedagogical techniques to engage diverse student populations such as African American, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.

•  Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, school, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities. 

•  Engage in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.

•  Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

•  Maintain formal office hours; stay current on information as discussed in department and school meetings.

•  Provide an average of one (1) hour per week of college service that supports the school, college and/or District goals through active participation in one or more of the following categories: committee work on the department, division/school, college, and/or district level; non-classroom college, district, or community activities; department/division/school activities, events, or meetings; student club advisor activities or events.

•  Remain current in your discipline, of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to assist and support student success.

•  Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including comply with the applicable Course Outline of Record(s) (COR); respond to and evaluate student work regularly and consistently, inform students on a timely basis of their progress in the course throughout the term; and respond to student academic concerns, as appropriate, in a timely manner.  Comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.

•  Work cooperatively with staff and students.

•  Regular and consistent performance of the requirements of your position.


Application Procedure:

To be considered a candidate for this position, the following materials must be electronically uploaded at https://jobs.socccd.edu:

· A completed South Orange County Community College District online application including education, experience, and references.

· A current resume and/or curriculum vitae.

· Cover letter.

· Academic transcripts of all college level coursework showing date degree awarded from an accredited institution.  For consideration, degree(s) must be awarded at the time of application, or applicant must complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form with online application.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application.  Successful candidate must provide official transcripts upon hire.  Non-U.S. transcripts must include a certified U.S. evaluation (i.e., NACES agency:  www.naces.org) at the time of application.


Incomplete application packages will not be considered.


All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District and will not be returned or copied, and will be considered for this position only.


Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application package is complete when submitted.  All travel arrangements will be at applicant’s expense.  Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the day the position closes.  Application materials received after the closing deadline will not be accepted.


For an online application, information and instructions, visit the District Job Opportunities website at jobs.socccd.edu or call (949) 582-4850.


Federal law requires every new employee to present documentation showing eligibility to work in the U.S.  SOCCCD does not sponsor employment Visas..



Selection Procedure:

A screening committee will review application materials which are complete and received by the deadline.  A limited number of applicants will be invited to the District for an initial interview at their own expense.  Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.


Compensation and Fringe Benefits:

Full-time faculty are paid on the Academic Salary Schedule (see Wages for salary placement criteria in the Academic Employee Master Agreement located under Contracts on the District website).  The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits which includes medical and dental insurance, vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, long-term disability plan, and legal plan.  All premiums are fully paid by the District.


For an online application, information and instructions, visit the District Job Opportunities website at jobs.socccd.edu or call (949) 582-4850.

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