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Faculty Employment Opportunities

ENGLISH - 2 POSITIONS
English

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PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
(initial screening date - open until filled)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking individuals with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and instructional administrators to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. There are two full-time, regular contract positions, one located at the Santa Rosa Campus and one located at the Petaluma Campus, beginning Fall Semester, August 2014. Appointment is contingent upon funding and Board approval.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

To meet the diverse needs of our students, the English Department sponsors a variety of programs and services, including a Puente Program, developmental learning communities, a department-wide Work of Literary Merit to introduce literature to our freshman composition students, a Writing Center, and an on-line writing lab. The department has 24 full-time and 60 adjunct instructors who provide comprehensive and varied educational programs to meet the needs of all of our students.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The successful candidates will teach across a range of English classes that will include developmental-level reading and writing, freshman composition, critical thinking, creative writing and lower-division literature classes. With the growing diversity of the District, and in particular our pending designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, our need to build a diverse faculty has become critical. As a result, we encourage persons of all backgrounds and cultures, including persons with disabilities, to apply.

SRJC offers courses at the Santa Rosa and Petaluma Campuses, at the Southwest Center, and in online formats as well. While the assignments are primarily for the campuses as noted above, please note that the District reserves the right of assignment to any location, and that assignments could involve any combination of day or evening classes with mandatory weekly Student Consultation Time. Instructors assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field and for updating existing courses and developing new curricula; participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes; managing labs and Tutorial Centers; and participating in community outreach on behalf of the College.

PETALUMA CAMPUS DESCRIPTION

Located just 35 miles north of San Francisco, the SRJC Petaluma Campus currently enrolls over 5,000 students in credit and non-credit courses. Each semester, approximately 340 course sections in over 50 disciplines are offered, including many majors and certificates as well as all of the courses necessary for transfer to UC and CSU, or to complete SRJCs general education requirements. Facilities include labs and classrooms, art studios, a 35,000 square foot library, a physical fitness center, a bookstore, student services and support areas, dining space, faculty/administrative offices, and a 256-seat auditorium. The beautiful mission-style campus offers state-of-the-art technology throughout, including a wireless network, fully mediated instructional facilities, and video-conferencing capabilities. Other unique features of the campus include the Capri Creek restoration project and an accessible walking and bike trail system. A semester-long cinema series and certificates in Digital Media, Networking, Helpdesk, Fitness, Nutrition and Health, CISCO, and Water Resources Technology are some of the program offerings unique to the campus. SRJC has offered courses in the Petaluma area for nearly 50 years. The original Petaluma Center operated primarily as an evening program until the completion in 1995 of permanent facilities on its current site, and was granted campus status by the SRJC Board of Trustees and the California Community College Chancellors Office in the spring of 1999. A second phase of new construction was completed in 2008 and in 2009, a third phase renovated the original campus buildings. These projects tripled the square footage of the original campus.

SANTA ROSA CAMPUS DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1918, SRJCs 100+-acre Santa Rosa Campus, located 52 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the most beautiful campuses in Californias 108-campus community college system, and is largely characterized by elegant turn-of-the-century ivy covered brick buildings, towering oak trees, flower gardens and manicured lawns in a park like setting in the heart of Santa Rosa. In addition to its state-of-the art classroom facilities, laboratories and conference winning athletic programs, the campus houses a Planetarium, an Art Gallery, Summer Repertory Theatre, and the Jesse Peter Native American Museum.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: Master's Degree in English, Literature, Comparative Literature, or Composition; OR Bachelor's Degree in any of the above AND a Masters degree in Linguistics, TESL, Speech, Education with specialization in Reading, Creative Writing, or Journalism; OR the equivalent; or a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructors Credential in Language Arts and Literature. Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, exactly as listed above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application.

Preferred:

  • A demonstrated interest in the diverse community college student population
  • Background, training, and/or experience relevant to community college teaching in an emerging federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution.
  • Background, training, and/or experience relevant to teaching composition, reading, and literature at the community college or lower-division level.
  • Background, training, and/or experience relevant to teaching developmental reading and writing at the community college or lower division level.
  • Experience in innovative instructional practices, such as collaborative learning, learning communities (including Puente), accelerated, hybrid, and online instruction.
  • Interest, experience and ability to assume a leadership role in the life and culture of the Department, including program development, curriculum planning, assessment and revision of student learning outcomes.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
    • If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
  2. A one page cover letter explaining your interest in these position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Position Description section of this announcement.
  3. A one-page statement that answers this question: How does your teaching respond to student diversity? Include a discussion of two specific strategies that successfully facilitate the learning of a diverse student population.
  4. A one-page statement on either of the following:
    1. Recommend a book and author that matters to you as an English instructor. What does the work say about you as a colleague and college teacher?
    2. Each semester since 1981, the English Department has chosen a work of literary merit-the WOLM-for its English 1A students (see English Departments website http://www.santarosa.edu/english for a list of past WOLMs). In a one-page statement, recommend a work of literature you believe would work well for freshmen students and explain your reason(s) why it should be the next work of literary merit.
  5. Current Resume.
  6. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work. Unofficial copies (both sides) are acceptable, but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
  7. Three current letters of reference specific to this recruitment.
  8. If applicable, Copy of California Community College Credential (both sides.

PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Starting Salary Range: $57,389 - $80,918 per year (2013/14 Faculty Salary Schedule). Teaching experience, other related professional experience, and academic degrees determine salary placement on a schedule that is competitive with other California Community Colleges.

  • Benefits: The District offers a competitive health and benefit package for employees and eligible dependents.

  • Leave/Holiday time: Full-time faculty members earn one day of sick leave for each month worked.

  • Housing: A mortgage loan at reduced fees may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information).


MORE ABOUT SRJC


Application Materials & Procedures

To download job announcements and application materials, please go to http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/job-openings/job-openings.php or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

Human Resources Department

Santa Rosa Junior College

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

PHONE (707) 527-4954

FAX (707) 527-4967

EMAIL bhodenfield@santarosa.edu


The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
  4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.