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

Category:: Part-time Faculty
Department:: Academic Affairs - Liberal Arts
Locations:: Bedford/Lowell, MA
Posted:: Apr 30, 2019
Closes:: Jan 1, 2050 - 11:59 PM EST
Type:: PT No Benefits
Ref. No.:: PN239-17
Position ID:: 110053

About Middlesex Community College:

Middlesex Community College (MCC) employs over 1000 people in full-time, part-time, faculty, professional administrative and support positions at campuses in both Lowell and Bedford. MCC is a dynamic institution, priding itself on the quality as well as the diversity of its programs. MCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are an affiliate of the National Coalition Building Institute. We have significantly increased the diversity of our faculty and staff over the last five years, and are one of Massachusetts colleges participating in the Commonwealth Compact whose mission is to establish Massachusetts as a uniquely inclusive, honest and supportive community of -- and for -- diverse people, to acknowledge our mixed history in this effort, and to face squarely the challenges that still need to be overcome, understanding that the rich promise of the region's growing diversity must be tapped fully if Boston and Massachusetts are to achieve their economic, civic and social potential.

Applications for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status. MCC strives for a faculty and staff that reflect its richly diverse community of students.

Middlesex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Safety & Security Report, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at:

Job Description:

Position Title: Part-Time Instructor of Developmental and/or College-level English courses such as ENG 092: Reading, Writing and Reasoning; ENG 099: Writing Skills Seminar 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)


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.


  • 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



  • 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.


  • 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: Spring Semester, 2022

Application Deadline: Accepting applications until positions are filled

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 by January, 2022. 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.

Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via the online application:

1. Cover Letter

2. Resume

Follow the steps below.

After completing all of the steps below, please go back into the newly created account and double check that your resume, cover letter, application & disclosure forms were uploaded as requested and appear in the format you desire.

Middlesex Community College understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Associate Director of HR, Marielle Abou-Mitri, at 781-280-3502 or [email protected]

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