English Instructor

Ironwood, Michigan
Jun 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

English Instructor

Gogebic Community College seeks candidates for a full-time tenure-track faculty position to teach English courses in Ironwood, MI. The College offers a generous salary and benefits package. This position reports to the Vice President of Academic Services. We seek a candidate with excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, someone with the ability to use technology to enhance teaching and learning, and one who is familiar with student outcomes assessment. It is important that there is recognition, acceptance, and adherence to the community college mission and philosophy from our candidate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing lead instruction in English courses including but not limited to developmental instruction in our Accelerated Learning Program, composition, literature, technical writing, and creative writing.
  • Selecting, developing, and revising course materials as necessary.
  • Keeping students informed regarding course requirements, evaluation measures, and attendance policies.
  • Posting and maintaining regular office hours.
  • Participating in faculty discussions of curriculum, teaching-learning techniques, and teaching materials.
  • Participating in department and college meetings and committees.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 18 graduate credits in English from a U.S. Department of Education regionally accredited college or university and
  • A Master’s Degree in English or related field from a U.S. Department of Education regionally accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in English.
  • Experience teaching English, community-college level preferred, with a broad background in developmental, composition, literature, and creative writing.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use a computer; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds frequently. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Don’t just work here... Live here.

About Our College:

Gogebic Community College is more than a place to work. It’s a place to be. As an Aspen Award finalist and the premier provider of quality two-year education in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Gogebic employs a community college approach in delivering university-level quality.

Gogebic supports more than 1,000 students with small class sizes and an outcome-focused philosophy.

Gogebic Community College’s “Go BOLD” motto prescribes a dynamic environment in which students and employees alike are supported as they do great work, live adventurous lives, and build extraordinary futures.

About Our Region:

A few miles north of ordinary lies the Upper Peninsula’s Gogebic region. Amid nearly a million acres of natural beauty in the Ottawa National Forest, Gogebic is a wonderland for work and a paradise for play. Our dazzling region, known for world-class fishing, hiking, skiing, biking, snowmobiling and outdoor adventuring, represents one of Michigan’s last unspoiled gems.

A Bold Place to Work…

Gogebic is more than a community college… It’s a college community—known for supportive leadership and dynamic, down-to-earth employees. A community institution at the heart of our region’s workforce, the College and its graduates uplift not only local economies, but those throughout Michigan, and beyond. Combining high standards with a “serving the top 100%” approach, Gogebic Community College is a place to make a stand for your career…and make a difference in the lives of students.

A Bold Place to Ski…

Gogebic Community College is the only college in the United States hosting an on-campus ski resort. Home to GCC’s nationally renowned Ski Area Management program, the Mt. Zion Recreational Complex is a professionally managed and maintained public ski facility featuring a state-of-the-art lift and 300 feet of vertical.

A Bold Place to Be…

The Gogebic region provides a stunning, million-acre backdrop on which to explore adventure, connect with nature, and discover yourself. Located four hours from the Twin Cities and six hours from Chicago, Gogebic residents get the best of both worlds: small-town connectedness, with access to big-city culture. Local hiking, biking, skiing, and snowboarding trails include the North Country Trail and the famed 1,200-mile Iron Belle Trail, as well as routes traversing Black River Harbor, the Porcupine Mountains, Sylvania wilderness, and the Ottawa National Forest. With a persistent economy driven by a mix of construction, manufacturing, tourism, transportation, and retail, the region boasts a stable workforce, with skilled positions paying living wages.

Gogebic’s Mission

Gogebic Community College is a learning community that contributes to academic, cultural, economic, and social success for our students and region.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted until July 5, 2021.

Interested individuals should submit a portfolio containing all the following in one email or mailed envelope:

  1. a letter of interest
  2. a detailed resume
  3. three references with current contact information

GCC Application for Employment

Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required before employment) other relevant material to:

Director of Human Resources, Ashley Paquette

Gogebic Community College

E4946 Jackson Road

Ironwood, MI 49938

906) 932-4231 ext. 324

[email protected]


Gogebic Community College is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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