Job Details
English Instructor
Opened until filled

This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position.  The teaching assignment could include a mixture of day, evening, and weekend classes at the Weed or Yreka Campus, or other off-campus sites.

The College is seeking applications from an individual who has the skills and characteristics necessary to provide exemplary instruction to students. It is a continuing goal of College of the Siskiyous to hire and retain people who reflect the rich diversity of the District and its student body.


  • Duties related to English Instruction: Teach a variety of English courses including transfer level and pre-transfer level courses.
  • Assignment may include evening, off-campus and/or distance education, including online courses and video conferencing.
  • Classroom duties: Provide instruction that may include lecture and laboratory classes in the discipline in accordance with established College of the Siskiyous approved curriculum and course outlines; inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures, attendance and participation requirements in a course syllabus; effectively teach and communicate with students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Interaction with students outside of class: Advise English Majors on academic and career matters; assist in department outreach, recruiting and articulation with high schools, four-year colleges and universities; post and maintain adequate and regular office hours in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Out-of-class duties: Maintain necessary attendance, Institutional and student records, and submit them according to published guidelines; prepare and grade class assignments and evaluations according to course syllabus.
  • Professional and curriculum development: Remain current in field; develop, maintain and evaluate curriculum including development and assessment of student learning outcomes; select textbooks; evaluate course materials; interact with faculty and staff in other  areas of instruction and participate in the development of instructional methods, technology, and materials; work with peers in higher education to maintain currency of  instructional programs.
  • Interaction with colleagues: Participate in college governance by serving on college committees; participate in professional development, including flex obligations; assist with student and other educational activities in accordance with college policies; establish and maintain effective work relationships.
  1. Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition  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 OR
  3. the equivalent in accordance with statewide minimum qualifications
  4. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Note: Applications will not be considered until minimum qualifications or the equivalency process is complete. If applying under equivalency please apply as soon as possible. Applicants applying under “equivalency” must provide detailed written documentation explaining how their academic preparation is equivalent to the degrees listed.

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Doctorate or Masters in English earned from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Excellence in teaching and a strong background in composition/Rhetoric. (Enthusiasm, knowledge of subject matter, student motivational skills, diverse teaching methods to address a variety of learning styles)
  3. Online teaching experience, particularly with Canvas certification.
  4. Commitment to community college education as demonstrated in personal and/or professional experience.
  5. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, other on-campus groups, off-campus community groups and educational partners.
  6. Evidence of a strong commitment to remaining current in the discipline.



The annual salary range for a 175 day contract is: $51,277 - $96,652. Starting placement on the District salary schedule is based upon years of experience and number of units completed beyond the Masters degree. Placement for new faculty members cannot exceed Step 6 on the column of placement. New academic employees may receive credit for no more than 5 years of job-related experience.

Faculty members with an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution receive an additional $1,800 annual stipend.


The District offers a competitive benefits package.

The College and Community:

College of the Siskiyous, founded in 1957, is in Weed and Yreka in Siskiyou County with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. 

The main campus is located in the historic lumber town of Weed, California, at the base of 14,162 food snow-capped Mt. Shasta. A campus center is located in the City of Yreka. The main campus, accessible from Interstate 5 and Highway 97, is 60 miles south of the Oregon border. Both locations feature state-of-the-art facilities, an exceptional setting for learning, and quality instruction in a caring atmosphere.The communities of Siskiyou County feature festivals, carnivals, concerts, art galleries and live theater.


College of the Siskiyous has excellent faculty and staff, as well as a diverse and engaged student population. The College has a positive image in both the community and region and is fully accredited through the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission of Recognition of Post-Secondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.


Application Procedure: 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. First review deadline is November 2, 2017 at 1:00pm PST. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. Materials submitted in addition to those listed below will not be considered in the screening process. All documents included in the application file becomes property of the College and will not be returned. Only completed application packets will be forwarded to the search committee. All inquiries and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resources Office in advance.

College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.





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