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Full Time Faculty- Developmental English

Company:
Mount Wachusett Community College
Job Location:
Gardner, 01440
Category:
English and Literature
Type:
Full-Time

Company Description:

Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is a highly regarded educational institution located in Gardner, Massachusetts and accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Established in 1963, MWCC serves the educational needs of the communities of North Central Massachusetts with innovative undergraduate education, early college programs, workforce development, personal enrichment, and community service. With a strong emphasis on academic excellence, MWCC provides a supportive environment for individuals to pursue their educational goals, enhance professional skills, and seek personal growth. As a beacon of opportunity, Mount Wachusett Community College empowers individuals from all walks of life, fostering their development and transformation.

We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount    Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.

http://mwcc.edu/about-mwcc/

Mount Wachusett Community College embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values and makes it our mission to proactively focus on improving racial equity in our college community. We value equity-minded individuals with commitment to serve student learners from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we strongly encourage applicants who share our commitment and who understand the benefits of culturally relevant practices needed in an educational environment.

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties:

Mount Wachusett Community College seeks a faculty member to teach a variety of courses within the English department. The primary teaching responsibilities will be first-year composition and other English courses in literature and writing as needed. The candidate should have expertise in teaching developmental writing with documented experience teaching underprepared students with diverse learning styles and challenges.  The department is looking for an educator who believes that engagement and authentic teaching matters in the pursuit of student success and achievement. The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students in an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. 

Responsibilities:

  • Teach developmental writing and a range of other courses in the English Department, as assigned by the Dean;
  • Develop curricula and prepare and deliver instruction as needed;
  • Assess and grade student work;
  • Provide timely feedback to students on their learning;
  • Participate in academic advisement;
  • Maintain required instructional records;
  • Maintain office hours;
  • Collaborate through committee participation, college service activities, and department, division, and college meetings;
  • Work on contractually agreed-upon activities listed within the MCCC College Agreement;
  • Provide timely feedback to students on their learning.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MA, MFA, or PhD degree in English, or a related discipline area.
  • Experience teaching composition and literature at the college level, preferably with a minimum of three years.

 REQUIRED SKILLS,KNOWLEDGE AND APTITUDES:

  •  The ability to modify teaching strategies to meet the needs of underprepared students who have diverse learning styles and challenges;
  • Knowledge of co-requisite approaches to developmental writing;
  • Experience with advising and placement strategies to assist community-college, first-semester writing students in finding success in the composition classroom;
  • Expertise in creating a learner-centered classroom environment.

 DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A commitment to teaching writing as a process;
  • Strong computer skills with the ability and willingness to be responsive and supportive to students through college online resources, digital tools, and/or technologies.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn our learning management system and classroom media.
  • Commitment to the community college mission;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated 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: $47,931.00-$81,488.00

**Actual Salary will be determined in accordance with the classification system of MCCC/MTA commensurate with Education & Experience.

Employee Status: Full Time Faculty

Benefits: Yes

Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, 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.

Application Instructions:

Candidates for employment should be aware that although the COVID 19 Vaccination Requirement Policy is no longer in effect, all Community College students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to be up to date with vaccination against COVID-19. For additional information related to the status of the COVID19 Vaccination Requirement Policy, please visit: https://mwcc.edu/covid/

The following documents are required:

1. Resume

2. Cover Letter

Anticipated Effective Date: September 1, 2024.

Priority will be given to applications received prior to April 18, 2024.

Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI).

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