Associate/Assistant Professor (Ranked Non-Tenure), ELL/ESL/TESOL
ASSOCIATE/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (RANKED NON-TENURE),
WRITING & LITERATURE PROGRAM
JOB # 2216
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, fine arts, visual and critical studies and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.
Besides offering a BA, the Writing & Literature program at CCA delivers required courses in composition and literature to all students. The program is part of the Humanities & Sciences Division, which also directs the general education curriculum for all undergraduate students in the college. The general education curriculum consists of courses in writing, literature, visual studies, critical thinking, history, philosophy, math, and science. In keeping with its mission of delivering a liberal arts education through the arts, CCA offers a strong academic component that supports students’ work in their majors while adding to the breadth of knowledge they encounter.
California College of the Arts is seeking candidates for a ranked non-tenure* associate or assistant professor position to teach courses in writing and communications skills to English Language Learners. With a growing international ELL student population, the program and college are searching for faculty interested in teaching remedial courses, evolving and designing curricula, providing academic coaching at a variety of levels, and increasing our institutional capacity to support ELLs in both the academic and studio learning environments.
Teaching load is a maximum of four courses/year at the UG and, possibly, graduate levels.
In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate on improving remedial ELL curriculum and prepared to provide occasional faculty trainings in ELL pedagogical methods for instructors across the college.
The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the ongoing development of the college’s summer English-language intensive program with the possibility of teaching in the program (additionally compensated).
In keeping with the college’s commitment to diversity, community engagement, and social justice, we seek candidates who cultivate an equitable, diverse scholarly environment and curriculum. We value collaboration, intellectual flexibility and creative approaches to scholarship and to teaching.
*Ranked non-tenure faculty appointments carry 3- year renewable terms, full benefits (including health benefits as well as eligibility for grants), and a teaching load of 50-80% full time. Ranked non-tenure faculty are voting faculty members and expected to fulfill academic service requirements.
Qualified candidates will
- Possess a Master’s degree in TESOL or equivalent from an accredited institution;
- Have experience and interest in training peer instructors across the college in best practices around ELL learning in a higher education setting;
- Have a current, successful, and sustained record of teaching ELL students in a higher education setting;
- Demonstrate a background in teaching composition to ELL students at an undergraduate or graduate level;
- Have experience developing ELL curriculum and a willingness to play a central role in developing such curriculum in the future;
- Demonstrate a significant interest in art and design making practices as well as more traditional liberal arts academic disciplines and skills;
- Have an ability to collaborate on an instructional team and faculty committees;
- Have an interest in collaborating with other members of the college community to foster a successful learning environment for ELL students.
Also desirable qualifications:
- Experience with computer-assisted and/or on-line ELL instruction;
- Awareness of current assessment of student learning practices;
SALARY: Commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit the following (preferably via email):
- PDF #1:
- Cover letter;
- One-page statement of teaching philosophy;
- Transcript for TESOL or equivalent degree (unofficial acceptable).
- PDF #2:
- Syllabi for two recent courses taught.
- The names and current contact information of three professional references who can speak to your qualifications relevant to the position description above.
Email materials to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
California College of the Arts
Human Resources (Job #2216)
Oakland, CA 94618-1487
Applications must be postmarked by March 10, 2014.
California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.