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Developmental English and First-Year Composition, 10 month Faculty

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Tracking Code FY18-63

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Located below Washington DC and between the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay, the College of Southern Maryland serves a culturally and geographically diverse region. Founded in 1957, CSM was named in 2017 as one of the top 150 colleges by the Aspen Institute Prize for Community College Excellence, boasts strong transfer and workforce programs, and is a multi-year recipient of the Workplace Excellence Award.


College of Southern Maryland invites applications for a 10-month, non-tenured track Developmental English and First-Year Composition faculty member at the La Plata campus.  The faculty member(s) will be responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities to promote student–centered learning. The faculty member is responsible for performing assigned duties during the day, evening, or weekend on the campus or center to which the faculty member is assigned. At a minimum, the related activities include instruction, holding office hours, serving on various committees, and participating in local, state, regional, and national professional activities and organizations. A faculty member performs all other duties as directed by the Division Chair, Vice President of Academic Affairs, or the President, or designee.


The faculty members will teach 15 credits per semester; 30 credits per 10 month contract period. The faculty members will schedule, publish, and hold 5 office hours per week during the academic year, including fall and spring semesters. The faculty members will participate in professional development opportunities and perform professional service hours based on faculty placement in rank, as set forth in the Faculty Handbook.


Primary areas of teaching responsibility include: Teaching developmental reading and writing courses and first-year composition courses at the community-college level.  The faculty member will work closely with coordinators of developmental English and composition to determine schedule, class assignments, and will contribute to curriculum and assessment activities.


In addition to the above responsibilities, the faculty member may be asked to help design and coordinate developmental reading and writing courses.  Preference will be given to candidates with coursework and/or experience in college reading, especially integrated, co-requisite and accelerated developmental English pedagogy.


When applying for these positions, be prepared to answer the following statements during the application submission process:


  • Please describe your activities that demonstrate a commitment to student success for a diverse student population.
  • Please submit a one-page statement of your philosophy of teaching developing writers and readers, not to exceed 500 words.


Placement in rank is commensurate with background and experience. Professional development and professional service requirements are determined by rank and documented annually on the faculty development plan. For more information on placement in rank please visit the Pay and Benefits Questions provided on the FAQ page from the menu along the left side of the CSM Employment site.


Once you have completed your application, please submit your transcripts via e-mail to [email protected] (in one of the following formats: doc,xls,txt,rtf,pdf,gif,jpg,htm,html). Please do not send your resume to this e-mail address. Please submit your resume by clicking on the 'submit resume' button at the bottom of this screen. Please do not send the transcripts until AFTER you have submitted your resume.


College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the college's staff and students. The final candidates for these positions will be subject to the following background checks: Criminal History Check.


These positions are open until filled. For best consideration, apply by 11:59 pm EST Thursday, 03/29/18. The College of Southern Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Required Skills

  • Master’s degree in English required
  • Master’s degree in English with a focus on Composition and Rhetoric or Specialization in Developmental Reading preferred
  • Two years full-time teaching experience or four years teaching as an adjunct faculty member at the college level preferred
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office software, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in using learning management systems (LMS) such as BrightSpace to enhance classroom instruction.

Job Location La Plata, Maryland, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular




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Posted: 3/13/2018
Application Due: 5/12/2018
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