English Faculty Internship

Job description

Montgomery College is Maryland's premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success. We give employees the environment, tools, and opportunities they need to make a difference.

Job Title
English Faculty Internship

Job Description Summary
Montgomery College is a public, fully accredited, open admission institution. Led by President DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D., Montgomery College is dedicated to student success and widely recognized for the quality and scope of its academic programs. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? The faculty and staff of MC are integral to our continued excellence. We are looking for dedicated professionals for opportunities throughout the College

We are seeking an energetic, capable, individual willing to engage students and help them succeed at the collegiate level beginning August 2018 on our Rockville campus. This is a full-time underrepresented minority faculty internship position within the English and Reading department. We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual who exhibits a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, and demonstrates the ability to motivate, support and teach in an engaging manner. The selected candidate must demonstrate that s/he is currently enrolled in a graduate program leading to completion of a Master's or Doctoral degree in English Composition/Rhetoric or a graduate program that would lead to teaching English composition courses at the collegiate level. Further, the selected candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach college-level composition, preferably with knowledge of working with a diverse student population. The successful candidate will be committed to teaching in a multi-cultural, two-year environment, and welcome the opportunity to work with students with diverse learning abilities.

This is a PAID underrepresented minority faculty internship.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach up to 7 credit hours of courses per semester that range from integrated English and reading to college-level composition;
  • Teach a flexible schedule of courses that may include day, night, early morning, weekend and/or accelerated sections;
  • Teach courses in a variety of formats ranging from face-to-face to distance, when needed;
  • Engage students in their learning through active and collaborative learning approaches.
  • Meet with students outside of class to assist them with being successful college students;
  • Apply culturally relevant pedagogies to the teaching and learning process;
  • Advise students on appropriate courses for transfer and degree completion;
  • Tutor students in the Writing, Reading and Language Center;
  • Observe other faculty teaching; meet and discuss the observation;
  • Incorporate the use of educational enterprise platform such as Backboard and other relevant technology into instruction, including inexpensive or no-cost resources in the development and delivery of instruction;
  • Serve on department, discipline, campus or college committee.
  • Engage in professional development activities such as complete readings on teaching and student success; attend professional development activities offered by ELITE;

Required Qualifications:
  • Enrollment in the last year of study of a graduate program leading to the Master's degree in English Composition/Rhetoric, English Education, Secondary education with a concentration in English or Reading, or a closely related field.
  • Knowledge of college-level teaching in English Composition/Rhetoric or Integrated English and Reading.
  • Ability to support student success strategies to help students succeed.
  • Ability to engage students in their learning.
  • Ability to use word processing programs, basic internet applications, and basic database navigation.
  • Ability to use an educational enterprise platform such as Blackboard in instructional delivery.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Enrollment in a graduate program of study leading to the Ph. D in English Composition or Rhetoric; English Education; Secondary Education with a concentration in English or Developmental Education, preferably the last year of coursework or beyond
  • Experience teaching first-year composition in higher education
  • Knowledge of student engagement strategies that help students succeed in the course
  • Knowledge of positive ways to provide feedback which students can use to improve their writing
  • Ability and interest in supporting students with varying level of preparedness for college-level work.
  • Knowledge of using portfolios to assess writing.
  • Knowledge of technologies used in the teaching learning process to enhance student learning and course delivery
  • Knowledge of student engagement strategies used to teach writing to a diverse population that includes native and non-native English speakers
  • Ability to select and use multi-cultural reading and writing selections in teaching
  • Ability to speak more than one language
  • Ability and interest in offering courses in a variety of formats including on-line, blended, or OER-based
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Understanding of and commitment to student success including increasing retention, transfer and graduation

Application Process:

For consideration:
  • Apply online at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/employment;
  • Online applications must be received by June 29, 2018;
  • Attach a cover letter of interest and resume or curriculum vitae to your application. Your letter should specifically address your interest in participating in the minority faculty internship program at Montgomery College, including how you meet the required qualifications and any of the appropriate preferred qualifications.
  • Prior to being selected for an interview, you may be required to submit unofficial transcripts to the search committee for review.

As a condition of employment, successful completion of a background check will be required at the time of hire.

Closing Date
Friday, June 29, 2018

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace

For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353

or send an email to: [email protected]

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

About UsI am proud of the work of Montgomery College. It is a remarkable organization, focused on student excellence, equity, and inclusion. We are intentionally building a college that takes responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.

I am committed to hiring faculty, staff, and employees who embrace this vision-and who reflect the diversity of our college community. Our students come to us from more than 160 countries, joining a student body that reflects a changing America, rich in cultural and geographic difference. We are proud of our diversity and our excellence in academic affairs, student affairs, operations, and community advancement.

I am looking for bold, innovative, and courageous faculty and staff to join the outstanding employees of Montgomery College. Are you uncompromising in your focus on student success? Are you rigorous in your attention to equitable outcomes for all students? Do you embrace data, technology, and innovation? Can you stretch to meet the needs of today's and tomorrow's students?

We are truly a unique college. For 70 years, Montgomery College has been on the leading edge, and we intend to stay there. We believe deeply in the mission of community colleges, and we are committed to empowering our students to change their lives and to enrich the life of the community. We hold ourselves accountable for the results.

If any of this resonates with you, I welcome your consideration of the employment announcement below. Make your move-and I look forward to working with you at Montgomery College.

Be well,

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

President, Montgomery College

MD - Montgomery County
Part time





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Posted: 6/13/2018
Application Due: 7/26/2018
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