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Adjunct Instructor of English

locationMorristown, TN, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/8/2024
Education / Training
Full Time

Job Title: Adjunct Instructor of English

Campus Location: Walters State Community College

Job Purpose: The purpose of this position is to teach developmental writing, freshman composition (including dual enrollment courses at local high schools), sophomore literature, special interest courses and independent study courses.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Teach English courses offered primarily for conventional in-person classes with potential for some Hybrid or Desktop Video Courses through Microsoft Teams, Zoom or other technology. 
  • Prepare course syllabi, course materials, evaluate student learning, and maintain class records. 
  • Participate in curriculum development, student recruiting, advising, placement, and division/departmental meetings.
  • Complete goals and objectives for the individual, the department/division, and the college. 
  • Complete educational outcome measures and academic reporting as required. 
  • May perform other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in English or equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated proficiency teaching with technology.
  • Evidence of demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the comprehensive community college philosophy.

Behavioral Core Competencies:

  • Empowers and motivates students to learn effectively.
  • Teaching competence in Communication and applicable software with the ability to communicate effectively and to interact with campus and community positively.
  • Strong motivational skills are essential.
  • Attends all meeting required for adjunct instructors.
  • Works effectively with other faculty and administrators within the department, the division, and the college to provide well-developed courses and programs of study.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.

Leadership & Supervisory: This position has no supervisory responsibilities, but is expected to participate as part of a team in conjunction with other faculty and as a member of the Humanities division.

Environment & Working Conditions:  Office environment is temperature controlled with occasional fluctuations, well lit, and free from loud noises and unnecessary interruptions. This position requires travel and teaching in the high schools. Could be exposed to varying weather conditions when travelling.

Physical Demands (including requirements for travel or working nights/weekends/holidays):

  • Large amounts of time spent looking at computer monitors could lead to some eye strain, stress, or headache issues.
  • Operation of standard office equipment including copier and fax machine.
  • Repetitive stress injuries could occur.
  • Travel to local areas may be required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this job.