La Plata, MD United States
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Developmental English and First-Year Composition, 10 month Faculty

The College of Southern Maryland

Job Title: Developmental English and First-Year Composition, 10 month Faculty
Job Location: La Plata , MD
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems
Humanities: English, ESL, Writing
Humanities: Languages & literature
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-03-12
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Developmental English and First-Year Composition, 10 month Faculty

The College of Southern Maryland

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Job Description

Located below Washington DC and between the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay, the College of Southern Maryland serves a culturally and geographically diverse region. Founded in 1957, CSM was named in 2017 as one of the top 150 colleges by the Aspen Institute Prize for Community College Excellence, boasts strong transfer and workforce programs, and is a multi-year recipient of the Workplace Excellence Award.

College of Southern Maryland invites applications for a 10-month, non-tenured track Developmental English and First-Year Composition faculty member at the La Plata campus. The faculty member(s) will be responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities to promote student–centered learning. The faculty member is responsible for performing assigned duties during the day, evening, or weekend on the campus or center to which the faculty member is assigned. At a minimum, the related activities include instruction, holding office hours, serving on various committees, and participating in local, state, regional, and national professional activities and organizations. A faculty member performs all other duties as directed by the Division Chair, Vice President of Academic Affairs, or the President, or designee.

The faculty members will teach 15 credits per semester; 30 credits per 10 month contract period. The faculty members will schedule, publish, and hold 5 office hours per week during the academic year, including fall and spring semesters. The faculty members will participate in professional development opportunities and perform professional service hours based on faculty placement in rank, as set forth in the Faculty Handbook.

Primary areas of teaching responsibility include: Teaching developmental reading and writing courses and first-year composition courses at the community-college level. The faculty member will work closely with coordinators of developmental English and composition to determine schedule, class assignments, and will contribute to curriculum and assessment activities.

In addition to the above responsibilities, the faculty member may be asked to help design and coordinate developmental reading and writing courses. Preference will be given to candidates with coursework and/or experience in college reading, especially integrated, co-requisite and accelerated developmental English pedagogy.

When applying for these positions, be prepared to answer the following statements during the application submission process:

  • Please describe your activities that demonstrate a commitment to student success for a diverse student population.
  • Please submit a one-page statement of your philosophy of teaching developing writers and readers, not to exceed 500 words.

Job Requirements

Required Skills

  • Master’s degree in English required
  • Master’s degree in English with a focus on Composition and Rhetoric or Specialization in Developmental Reading preferred
  • Two years full-time teaching experience or four years teaching as an adjunct faculty member at the college level preferred
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office software, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in using learning management systems (LMS) such as BrightSpace to enhance classroom instruction.

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