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Adjunct Faculty - English Composition
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Posting Number P0904 Job Title Adjunct Faculty - English Composition Students Only No Job Description Summary

Thank you for your interest in teaching at Western Wyoming Community College. We are currently recruiting adjunct faculty based on program and enrollment growth. Should we have an instructional need in your area of expertise and your background and experience is a match for the faculty qualifications, you will be contacted by the appropriate division chair via email or phone. Although you may not hear from us immediately regarding your submission, your application will stay active and searchable.

The primary responsibility of this individual is to provide quality instruction to WWCC students enrolled in classes taught at the main campus in Rock Springs and WWCC Outreach Centers. Teaching a course over a distance education medium, such as Internet, is also a common expectation. This individual must be able to relate to a wide variety of students in the community college environment. This individual's responsibilities will include teaching courses in writing that integrate technology into the process.

It is expected that this individual will accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner, and strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, this individual must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with college personnel and the public. This individual must follow all college policies, rules, regulations and guidelines as they relate to this position.


1.Provides quality instruction to students in assigned courses, including, but not limited to Basic English, English Composition I, English Composition II, Creative Writing, and an occasional literature or humanities; some of which will include the use of technology, such as Internet, or in-class computers, as part of the course.

2.Provides quality learning experiences for all students in accordance with their needs and abilities while maintaining the basic integrity of the course's standards and objectives.

3.States clear objectives and criteria in each course syllabus; follows the Curriculum Committee's guidelines regarding course syllabi; integrates appropriate WWCC Goals for Student Success into each course; evaluates students' performance in light of these objectives and criteria.

4.Teaches courses in a variety of environments and modes as required. Courses may be offered in the fall, spring or summer semesters and on varying schedules (i.e., 8- or 16-weeks), and may meet during the day, evening, weekend, or online in Rock Springs or at one of WWCC's outreach centers. Instructors new to online teaching and learning will be required to take a professional development course before they start teaching.

5.Designs and implements effective learning processes for students; provides feedback on student improvement in attaining the College's Learning Goals.

6.Learns to communicate clearly and effectively using the college network system, including the e-mail and calendar system, Mustang Cruiser, Blackboard, and word processing; integrates learning with technology into the classroom as appropriate.

7.Refers students to the resources in the College Learning Center, Peer Tutor Center, Smarthinking, Library, Career and Placement Services, and Student Development Center.

8.Maintains an inventory of all assigned equipment and supplies in assigned areas; takes prudent efforts to safeguard WWCC physical resources from unauthorized use. Maintains safe working conditions and practices.

9.Submits syllabi, student evaluations, grades, and other required information in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications

1.Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in English, Rhetoric, Composition or Creative Writing. Must have a minimum of 6 graduate credit hours in composition/rhetoric.

2.Knowledge of the concepts, technologies, principles and practices of the teaching of English and writing on a post-secondary level.

3.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and administrators.

4.Ability to exercise sound judgment in all facets of the student-teacher relationship and to teach a diverse group of community college students.

5.Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

1.Strong background, including teaching experience and course work in technical writing and/or basic/developmental composition.

2.Experience using active approaches to learning; experience using alternative methods of learning, such as interactive software, Internet, or individualized modular programs.

3.Demonstrated teaching excellence at a community college.

Open Date 07/25/2017 Close Date 05/31/2018 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is being advertised for continuous sourcing. Our plan is to review any applicants at least monthly - possibly more frequently if there is need for a new adjunct instructor.

Please include both undergraduate and graduate transcripts in your application packet.