Instructor of English

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DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: The School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 

TITLE OF POSITION/RANK: Instructor of English (Tenure-Track) – 3 Positions

RESPONSIBILITIES: Westchester Community College’s English Department seeks applications for three (3) full-time, tenure-track instructors to teach writing, with a special emphasis on developmental and gateway courses (especially ENG 101).  In addition to a teaching load of 12 contact hours per semester, successful candidates are expected to hold eight office hours weekly, and to support the mission of the College and the department, participating and collaborating in departmental and College activities and initiatives (with the potential for future leadership).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s Degree in English or a closely related field, along with the equivalent of at least 1 year of college-level teaching experience, is required.  Working knowledge of developments in the profession and the ability to put research and theory in composition/rhetoric and developmental education into practice is also required, as well as the ability to integrate new technologies and media into teaching and learning. All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A doctorate, evidence of at least 3 years of teaching experience at the college level, and research/scholarship are strongly preferred.  Experience and expertise in working with dual enrollment programs and high school partnerships is a plus. Evidence of excellence in online education is also preferred. Preferred candidates will show evidence that they do the following:

  • Assess student learning through demonstrated reflective practice (includes ongoing formative assessments, as well as official departmental assessment);
  • Manage classes and learning environments through fostering a positive classroom-learning environment by presenting information in a way that is inclusive to all learners; and 
  • Support learning through student engagement, incorporating pedagogical strategies such as active learning, authentic and problem-based activities, and other successful teaching strategies into classroom instruction.


SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $ 63,570 plus excellent benefits. 

TO APPLY: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.  Candidates should send a letter expressing interest in this position, a resume, three letters of recommendation and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.  Submit your application materials to: [email protected] Please indicate: “Instructor of English (Tenure-Track) – 3 Positions” in the subject line. Candidates may also send their information to: Director, Human Resources, Westchester Community College, Administration Building-Suite B42, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY 10595; Fax: (914) 606-7838.




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Job No: IHEIE31319
Posted: 3/13/2019
Application Due: 5/12/2019
Work Type:
Salary: 63570