Overview

Initial salary placement ranges from $55,714 to $87,247, based upon education and experience. The current faculty salary schedule includes five classes and twenty steps with a maximum annual salary of $116,888. A District-paid comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision insurances for the employee and dependents, and a $50,000 employee life insurance policy are provided. For the most updated information please visit our benefits web page.

Representative Duties

  • Instruct students in freshman and sophomore levels of composition and literature courses.
  • Implement current theories and methods in teaching of composition, reading, critical thinking and literature, including computer assisted instruction and distance education.
  • Teach in accordance with departmental course outlines and design instructional activities to promote student success.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in program and curriculum development and participate in other departmental meetings and projects.
  • Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned.
  • Serve on academic senate and shared governance committees as necessary to support and enrich instructional programs.
  • Promote the success of a diverse student population through careful preparation of course materials and effective teaching methodologies.
  • Comply with district policies and procedures in the performance of all duties by timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities including holding weekly office hours and being available to assist students as required.
  • Participate in assessment, evaluation, and planning of Student Learning Outcomes and Program Learning Outcomes.

Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • 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.

Desired Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • Composition theory, or
  • Distance education, or
  • Writing center theory and practice, or
  • Teaching developmental writing, or
  • Creative Writing

Must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

We will be using the guidelines set by the Academic Affairs Division of the Chancellor’s Office, California Community Colleges. See their website: California Community Colleges for the most current minimum qualifications for faculty in California Community Colleges. The Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook can be viewed at: Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges If you feel you have equivalent qualifications, please review the supplemental information for Faculty Equivalency Qualifications can be viewed at: Faculty Equivalency Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities

KNOWLEDGE

  • Knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism initiatives and best practices;
  • Knowledge of upcoming educational reforms in California.

ABILITY

  • Ability to teach effectively in various modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, online, etc.)

Application Instructions

A complete file consists of all of the following:

  1. A completed Victor Valley College application electronic form
  2. A letter expressing interest in the position
  3. A current resume
  4. Copies of transcripts showing college degrees and coursework.

NOTE: Degrees must be from an accredited institution. It is the responsibility of the candidate to include U.S. evaluations of non-U.S. transcripts with their application. Link to – State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/leaflets/cl635.pdf?sfvrsn=bb4f6e6a_2

Victor Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Victor Valley College prohibits sexual harassment and assures that all employees will enjoy equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran. Employment acceptance or rejection shall be based on job-related qualifications.