California College of the Arts

JOB # HS15161

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent non-profit art college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, design, curatorial practice, design strategy, fine arts, visual and critical studies and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment to fulfill the school's motto of "Make art that matters." 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 tenure-track assistant professor position to teach courses in writing and communications skills to English Language Learners (ELLs). With a growing international ELL student population, currently about 30% of the student body, 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 undergraduate and graduate ELLs in both the academic and studio learning environments.

Teaching load is five courses per year, primarily at the undergraduate level, though, possibly, at the graduate level as well.

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 addition to teaching and service, all tenure-track faculty are expected to maintain an increasingly significant professional and/or scholarly practice. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in teaching, curriculum development, leadership, as well as in the professional field through publications, invited talks, etc.

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.

Qualified candidates will

● Possess a PhD or Master's degree in TESOL or Composition with additional evidence of credential and experience in TESOL or other equivalent from an accredited institution;
● Evidence of professional activity including publications in academic journals and participation in relevant ESL conferences
● 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. Applicants are requested to state salary history and requirements; position includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Applications must be received by January 8th, 2016

Interested candidates should submit the following electronically in PDF format:
1. PDF #1:
a. Cover letter;
b. CV;
c. One-page statement of teaching philosophy;
d. Transcript for TESOL or equivalent degree (unofficial acceptable).
2. PDF #2:
a. Syllabi for two recent courses taught.
3. The names and current contact information of three professional references who can speak to your qualifications relevant to the position description above.

If there are multiple large attachments, you may want to compress your documents into a zip format file.

Please email your application with "Job #HS15161" in the subject and address any questions to the Humanities & Sciences Division,

EEO Statement
As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

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