FILING DEADLINE: TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2021
It is the candidate’s responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are submitted by the filing deadline to be given consideration.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
- Salary Range: $69,219-$97,190 (2020/21 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. Contracted salary is for 177 days per year (August through May) as specified in the All Faculty Association Contract, Article 8. AFA Contract – Articles.
- Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive benefit package which includes health & welfare (medical/dental/vision/life/long-term disability) benefits for employees and eligible dependents
- Housing Assistance: Reduced fees for mortgage loans and real estate services may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information).
We are seeking equity-minded faculty who are committed to educating our diverse student population. SRJC supports equal access for all students, multi-ethnic global perspectives, and cultural competencies. We value diversity that supports honesty and integrity in an environment of collegiality and mutual respect and compassion that includes civic engagement opportunities that contribute to real world problem solving and empathy to identify the challenges and address the needs of others. Candidates must have demonstrated instructional skills to join our outstanding team of faculty, staff and administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students.
This is a full-time, regular contract position in the English Department at Santa Rosa Junior College, beginning Fall Semester, August 2021. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.
Santa Rosa Junior College is an institution that has been a part of the community for more than 100 years, located in Sonoma County, California. Sonoma County is rich in history, beauty, and culture; it is one of the finest places to live on earth. Over 1.7 million students have attended SRJC in its more than 100-year history, many of whom are drawn to the college for its academic excellence, superb faculty and staff, comprehensive student services and beautiful grounds. At SRJC, we value learning that includes:
- Excellent and innovative instruction and support services;
- A learning- and learner-centered environment;
- A welcoming physical environment;
- Equity-minded faculty and staff with a caring and supportive attitude among faculty and staff;
- Access to programs and courses that lead to transfer and/or gainful employment.
- Access to lifelong learning opportunities
SRJC is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism. We are a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community and supporting of all diverse groups. In 2019 and 2020, SRJC received the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. This award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. SRJC was the only California Community College recipient of this award. The ideal candidate will share SRJC’s commitment to be an inclusive, diverse and sustainable learning community that engages the whole person.
The English Department is seeking a Black/African American Literature Specialist to help our department grow our curriculum and pedagogical practices to support Black and African American students within our English Pathway. We regard this position as a critical anchor for our African American Literature class and our hope to support Black Student Union (BSU), Black Leadership Association Collective (BLAC), and SRJC’s future Ethnic Studies Department and Black Student Center.
In addition, as a contract instructor in the English Department, the successful candidates will also provide classroom instruction across a range of English classes that includes freshman reading and composition, critical thinking, creative writing, and lower-division literature classes, where we hope to better integrate culturally responsive and validating practices.
There are also opportunities within the Department to teach online and hybrid, compressed and learning community classes. Contract instructors also serve on Department committees and participate in essential activities such as developing new curricula, managing the Writing Center, leading programs collaboratively, and contributing to ongoing AB 705 implementation. In addition, contract instructors contribute to the larger culture of the College through service on District, divisional, and program committees and task forces, and participation in regular professional development activities to maintain currency in their fields.
SRJC offers courses at two campuses, located in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, as well as multiple satellite locations within the district, including online. While this assignment is for the Santa Rosa campus, please note the district reserves the right of assignment to any location, and that assignments could involve any combination of day or evening classes with weekly office hours being mandatory. Instructors assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field, for updating existing courses and developing new curricula (including courses that serve community needs, such as short, non-credit, or online courses), assisting in the assessment of student learning outcomes, participating in department activities and other college service such as committee work, managing laboratories, and participating in community outreach on behalf of the college. For faculty job duties, please go to the Article 17: Job Descriptions of the AFA Contract at http://www.afa-srjc.org/Contract/Articles/art17.pdf (Download PDF reader).
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
To meet the diverse needs of our students, the English Department sponsors a variety of programs and services, including Puente, Umoja, and APASS learning communities, a department-wide Work of Literary Merit to introduce literature to our freshman composition students, a Writing Center, and embedded peer tutoring for composition courses. 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.
With the growing diversity of the District, and in particular our recent 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.
Master’s in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition OR Bachelor’s 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; AND
Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications exactly as listed above for disciplines of interest, or they must file for equivalency in order to be considered. Candidates who are requesting equivalency consideration are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application. Please contact Maria Padilla – firstname.lastname@example.org or Shauna Malvino- email@example.com.
- Graduate course work in African American Literature
- Successful experience teaching African American Literature and teaching Black/African American student populations.
- Demonstrated interest and/or experience teaching the diverse community college student population, especially Black/African American students. Background, training, and/or experience relevant to community college teaching in an emerging federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution and/or Historically Black Colleges.
- Background, training, and/or experience relevant to teaching culturally relevant and responsive composition, reading, and literature at the community college or lower-division level.
- Experience in innovative instructional practices, such as collaborative learning, interdisciplinary learning communities, acceleration, 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, and assessment and revision of student learning outcomes.
- Demonstrated commitment to valuing and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must provide the following:
- A completed Santa Rosa Junior College/GovernmentJobs.com Employment Application and responses to Agency-wide Questions. Please note resumes are not a substitute for completing the “Work Experience” section of the employment application. Applications will be considered incomplete if no work experience is listed, or if other required application fields are missing or incomplete.
- Contact information (phone number and email address) for three professional references.
- A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the adjunct faculty pool, including how you meet the minimum and preferred requirements and are qualified to perform the essential functions as listed in this section of the job posting.
- Current Resume.
- A 500-word response to one of the three prompts below:
a. How do you successfully weave your personal experiences and/or knowledge of the Black/African American experience into the effective teaching of Black/African American Literature and students of diverse backgrounds, especially Black/African American students?
b. How do your pedagogical practices support the success of your Black/African American Students?
c. Please provide two or three examples of your ideas and/or experiences in creating, modifying, and/or performing one or more of the following to meet the needs of a diverse student population, particularly Black/African American students:
- Learning activities;
- Teaching/counseling practices;
- Educational Resources;
- Training, background, coursework and/or professional development;
- Program Development
6. Copies of transcripts of all college-level coursework, including confirmation of degrees. If selected for the position, official transcripts must be submitted prior to employment. Unofficial copies (both sides) will be accepted if the unofficial document includes a seal, watermark, or other proof that the document was provided by an educational institution.
- 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.
- SRJC only accepts foreign transcripts that have been evaluated by a credential evaluation service accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For a full list of accepted evaluation services, please see NACES.
- For further details on SRJC requirements on Foreign Degrees, please see Foreign Degree Requirements.
7. If you do not possess minimum qualifications as noted under the Minimum Qualifications Section of the job posting, you must complete and attach the Faculty Equivalency Application (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) and supporting documents, including narrative synopsis, to your employment application in order to be considered. Information on SRJC Faculty Equivalency Procedures
8. If applicable, copy of California Community College Credential (both sides).
PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact the Human Resources Department.
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MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
PHONE: (707) 527-4954
The office is located in the Bussman Building on the Santa Rosa campus. All documents included in your online employment application become the property of the District. Your employment application for this opening will not automatically be considered for future openings. New employment application(s) must be submitted for each opening.
Due to COVID-19, the Human Resources staff are working remotely until further notice.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):
- In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States;
- Must be fingerprinted in California and have background clearance (at applicant’s expense); and
- Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).
- Within 6 months of employment, must complete required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter.
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Jeanne Clery Disclosure)
Sonoma County Junior College District’s annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sonoma County Junior College District; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. Link to read or obtain a full copy of this report. Paper copies of the full report are available upon request by contacting Police Department Records at (707) 527-4963 or by visiting the Sonoma County Junior College District Police Department located at 2032 Armory Drive, Pedroncelli Center, Santa Rosa Campus.
The Sonoma County Junior College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnic group identification, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic condition, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices; nor does the District discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their age. This non- discrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in District programs and activities– including but not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services and athletics–and application for District employment.
VISION: SRJC aspires to be an inclusive, diverse and sustainable learning community that engages the whole person.
MISSION: SRJC passionately cultivates learning through the creative, intellectual, physical, social, emotional, aesthetic and ethical development of our diverse community.
- We focus on student learning by preparing students for transfer; by providing responsive career and technical education; and by improving students’ foundational skills.
- We provide a comprehensive range of student development programs and services that support student success and enrich student lives.
- We support the economic vitality, social equity and environmental stewardship of our region.
- We promote personal and professional growth and cultivate joy at work and in lifelong learning.
- We foster critical and reflective civic engagement and thoughtful participation in diverse local and global communities.
- We regularly assess, self-reflect, adapt, and continuously improve.
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/assignment. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the District mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.
The Sonoma County Junior College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer