Part-Time Faculty-English Instructor of Developmental and/or College-level

Middlesex Community College (MA)

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, English Literature & Composition
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
Category:: Part-time Faculty
Department:: Academic Affairs - Liberal Arts
Locations:: Bedford/Lowell, MA
Posted:: Apr 30, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: PT No Benefits
Ref. No.:: PN239-17
Position ID:: 110053

About Middlesex Community College:

Middlesex Community College (MCC), established in 1970, provides access to affordable education for a diverse community from all ethnic backgrounds and identities, preparing individuals for success and lifelong learning. We promote academic excellence, provide workforce development opportunities, and empower all learners to become productive and socially responsible members of our local and global communities.

The College provides a broad range of services that are essential to attract, reward, and retain talented faculty and staff. The MCC community promotes a culture of inclusion in which our employees feel supported and empowered to best serve our diverse student population. We are proud to offer our classes on both the Bedford and Lowell campuses, as well as a robust online course offering. MCC is committed to transforming lives as we educate, challenge, and support all students as evident in our strategic plan.

As an Affirmative Action employer, MCC strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence to apply.

Job Description:

Position Title: Part-Time Instructor of Developmental and/or College-level English courses such as ENG 092: Reading, Writing and Reasoning; ENG 109 Critical Thinking along with a co-requisite ENG 101 English Composition I.

Unit: Division of Continuing Education, MCCC/MTA

Department: English

Reports To: Dean of Arts, Humanities & Flexible Studies

Date: April 30, 2019(RE-OPENED 1/10/2022)

General Summary: Middlesex Community College has instituted courses for students who place into developmental, pre-college English. ENG 092: Reading, Writing, & Reasoning is an integrated developmental reading and writing course for students whose reading score is below that required for ENG 101 English Composition I. For those students who reach the ENG 101 eligible reading score but who need support for their writing, a co-requisite model is employed; students enroll in ENG 101 English Composition I and co-enroll in ENG 099 Writing Skills Seminar for an additional 3 credits with the same instructor (ALP). For those unfamiliar with these models, professional development is available.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach one or more sections of integrated reading and writing or co-requisite composition courses;
  • Explore new pedagogies that accelerate and contextualize developmental instruction, such as the Reading, Writing and Reasoning (RWR) accelerated learning model and the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP);
  • Develop and use student-centered pedagogies;
  • Develop and use assessment strategies that maximize the developmental learning process and measure student learning outcomes;
  • Develop and apply instructional methods that engage students of varying learning styles and abilities;
  • Develop and apply technology in and out of the classroom;
  • Use Blackboard Learning Management System to post syllabi, assignments, and grades;
  • Participate in the end-of-the-term grading session of a common final assessment.
  • Fulfill terms of the faculty contract as set out in the Agreement between the Board of Higher Education and the Massachusetts Community College Council/Massachusetts Teachers Association


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in English, or M. Ed. with a specialization in Reading or Language Arts
  • Classroom teaching of English, reading, college composition or developmental English in high school or college;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, continuous professional improvement, developmental education, inclusive pedagogies and use of technology to support student learning;
  • Willingness to work collegially with a diverse body of faculty and staff;
  • Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities;
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the role of the community college in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Blackboard LMS, and PC.

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

Salary: The salary assigned will be as determined by the DCE Collective Bargaining Agreement per credit salary chart.

Starting Date: Fall Semester 2023, and Spring Semester 2024

Application Deadline: Accepting applications until positions are filled

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Pre-Employment Requirements:

The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Candidates for employment should be aware that all Middlesex Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process. Please review the College's COVID-19 Vaccine Policy for Employees for more information.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request.

Middlesex Community College only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Human Resources at

Middlesex Community College strives to make the application and interview process accessible for all applicants but understands that applicants may still encounter barriers due to ability, language, or technology. If we can make the process any more accessible for you, contact Human Resources at 781-280-3549 or

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