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English Faculty

companyWest Shore Community College
locationWashington, DC 20037, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/21/2023

West Shore Community College seeks a vibrant, innovative candidate to fill a full-time English faculty position. The position will begin in August 2023 with the potential for continuing appointment and full professor rank. The Communications Department is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of the educational experience. WSCC is seeking candidates with a similar commitment, in composition in particular, and encourages candidates to identify their strengths accordingly.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Teaching load (15 credit hours a semester/30 annually) primarily consisting of first and second-semester Composition courses (with associated developmental writing labs), additional courses may be in a secondary area of interest in addition to composition (see below)
  • Participation in professional growth activities and continuous awareness of trends and developments in the area(s) of instructional responsibility
  • Participation in college committees, curriculum development, and assessment
  • Collaboration with faculty, staff, and community
  • Teaching some evenings and/or off-campus
  • Meeting the contractual obligations of the West Shore Community College Instructional Agreement

Minimum Qualifications

  • MA or MS in Rhetoric and Composition or related field from an accredited institution
  • College-level teaching experience in composition, preferably in a community college environment
  • Secondary area of expertise in a gateway subject. Examples include but are not limited to first-year curricula, communications, foreign language (preferably Spanish), or other related disciplines  
  • Ability to teach using a variety of educational technologies and modalities such as online, blended/hybrid, hy-flex, and/or in a computer lab
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Demonstrated commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy and teaching writers at all levels
  • Demonstrated commitment to building positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or related field from an accredited institution
  • Experience teaching developmental writing and/or diverse populations of students
  • Experience with learning assessment practices and curriculum development, especially with integrating technology, digital resources, and learning management systems into one’s pedagogy
  • Experience with community outreach, for example conducting workshops
  • Ability to provide guidance and advice for students regarding academics and career development
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice education, inclusion, diversity, and/or intercultural training

West Shore Community College: The College is in a beautiful “four-season” recreational area near the shore of Lake Michigan and serves a multi-county district. The College is uniquely positioned with beautiful facilities, up-to-date technology, and no debt. West Shore Community College offers a comprehensive general education curriculum designed to meet the needs of students transferring to senior institutions. WSCC offers a student-centered and team-based atmosphere with a staff that is dedicated to excellence in serving students’ learning needs.  Collegial and interdisciplinary relationships are expectations of all WSCC employees. Visit our website at http://www.westshore.edu for more information. For best consideration, apply by February 1, 2023, to our online portal at https://www.westshore.edu/about/employment/. Review begins immediately, and will continue until filled. 

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