English Instructor (One or More)

Irvine Valley College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7090590 (Ref.No. scj-11958)
Posted: December 14, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:
For this position, employees must have at least one of the following: 

1. Master’s in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition from an accredited college or university; OR 
2. Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing or journalism from an accredited college or university; OR
3. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR 
4. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above.

Applicants must also have:

Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.  The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.

Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of expertise on the basis of: 

• Training and recent, extensive experience in classroom instruction of transfer-level composition, research-based writing, and critical thinking. 
• Demonstrated support of and experience teaching diverse student populations, including but not limited to those with variously abled bodies, neurotypes, sexualities, gender identities and expressions; socioeconomic, cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds; and levels of academic preparation, learning abilities, and language development.
• Experience teaching or scholarship within ethnic, gender, or queer studies.
• Knowledge of current research in composition and rhetoric and its practical application to writing instruction at the community college level. 
• Evidence of an understanding of the diverse ways in which the needs of students are met on a college campus, including through faculty leadership positions, committee representation, and collaboration at the department, school, college, and district levels.
• An earned or expected PhD in English (Rhetoric and Composition, Literature, Comparative Literature, or Creative Writing) from an accredited college or university.

Assignment Type:
Full Time, Tenure Track

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume / CV

  2. Cover Letter

  3. Transcript 1

  4. Letter of Recommendation 1

  5. Letter of Recommendation 2



Optional Documents

  1. Transcript 2

  2. Transcript 3

  3. Letter of Recommendation 3

  4. Other Doc

  5. Foreign Transcript Evaluation 1

  6. License or Certificate







At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.