Instructor of English

Cartersville, Douglasville, Marietta, or Paulding Location
Commensurate with experience and education
Mar 16, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College

Job Description Summary

Instructor position in a multi-site college in the University System of Georgia. Teaching load is the equivalent of 30 semester hours across fall and spring semesters of the 2017 – 2018 academic year. Reporting to the division dean, the faculty member’s primary responsibilities are preparing for and delivering instruction as well as providing academic advising and service to the college.

Georgia Highlands is a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for the individual selected to grow with us. With a focus on employee wellness and development, the culture is warm and embracing, while the work is fast paced and challenging.Regular fulltime staff, administrators, and faculty enjoy the abundant array of University System health, retirement, and other benefits which includes tuition assistance after six months of employment. Additionally, GHC is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See for more information.

This is an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of literally thousands of students and their families.

Key Qualifications

Position requires a Master’s degree in English with a minimum of 18 semester hours or 30 quarter graduate hours in English. Doctorate preferred. Prior teaching experience, which includes the use of current classroom technology, at the two-year college level is desired.

Key Responsibilities

• Teaches 30 credit hours per academic year as assigned (day, evening or weekend) at one or more of the Georgia Highlands College locations. Locations for the two open positions include Douglasville, Marietta, Paulding, and Cartersville campuses. Move on When Ready (MOWR) classes may require additional locations. Location is subject to change as needed
• Adopts and implements common course objectives as required by the division and discipline
• Manages courses through systematic use of appropriate syllabi and accurate professional records of students’ class performance, attendance and grades
• Announces and keeps regular office hours, dedicating 10 hours (or more) per week to assisting students
• Maintains involved and knowledgeable participation in academic advising of students as required by division
• Offers professional assistance in curriculum development, review, and instructional materials selection
• Participates in the extended work of the college through participation in committees of the college or faculty, student organizations, and attends division meetings, full faculty meetings, town hall meetings, in-service training, and graduation
• Engages in functions of evidence-based academic and program assessment, as required for accreditation, college compliance, and continuous review and improvement of student learning outcomes
• Demonstrates meaningful service to the community and to the profession
• Pursues continued professional development in academic discipline, technological applications for the classroom, and innovations and enhancement in teaching and learning
• Performs related duties

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of Board of Regents policies
• Knowledge of University System of Georgia policies
• Knowledge of institutional policies and procedures
• Knowledge of college human resource policies
• Knowledge of course scheduling procedures
• Skill in the preparation of clear and accurate reports
• Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions
• Skill in oral and written communication

Special Instructions To Applicants

• Attach unofficial transcripts to application
• Official transcripts will be required upon offer of employment
• Also attach a CV and three reference
• Cover letter must be included

Application Deadline

Application deadline will be 4-21-2017. Applications will be screened as received.

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