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FT Faculty, English

Job Scope

The full-time, tenure-track English Faculty member is responsible for providing high quality instruction and dynamic, student-centered, growth-oriented leadership for the College’s English programs.

Primary responsibilities include teaching the equivalent of 15 credit hours per semester in such areas as Introduction to Composition, English Composition I, English Composition II (Lit), and other courses as qualifications and interests warrant.

Other professional responsibilities include academic support and advising, participating in departmental and College-wide governance structures to ensure the quality and integrity of the overall curriculum, program development, participating in the assessment of student learning and course/program effectiveness, staying current in the discipline through involvement in appropriate professional development activities, and otherwise supporting the mission of the College by engaging in appropriate service activities.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  1. Teaches assigned courses in qualified discipline(s).
  2. Participates in curriculum development and maintenance.
  3. Provides academic support and advising to students including establishing and maintaining a schedule of office hours.
  4. Participates in college governance by serving on joint, ad hoc, college, division, and discipline committees.
  5. Participates in the recruitment and hiring of new faculty through participation on assigned search committees.
  6. Develops and maintains relationships with community and regional stakeholders including Departmental and Program Advisory Committee members and regional employers.
  7. Participates in college and community service activities.
  8. Participates in professional growth activities and maintains awareness of new trends and developments within areas of instructional responsibility.
  9. Recommends textbooks and supplementary materials (software, etc.) appropriate to the needs of students and course requirements.
  10. Attendance at all mandatory meetings.
  11. Regular attendance.

Direct Reports 

None

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education: Master’s degree in discipline required.

Experience & Knowledge: Three-years’ experience in adult basic education, secondary education, or online education. Preferred experience in a post-secondary environment including instruction. 

Computer Skills: MS Office, LMS such as Schoology preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: PA Criminal Background Check, FBI Criminal History and PA Child Abuse History required.

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 position, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to write, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally have to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

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.

The work environment is normally quiet to moderate in noise level.

Date available: January 2020

Location: Richland Campus

Rank & Salary: Rank and Salary are governed by the Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Deadline to Apply: Monday, November 11, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, fully completed employment applications received by the deadline with all required application materials will receive guaranteed priority consideration.

Application materials required for full consideration:

  • Employment Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Unofficial Transcripts (if submitting more than one, please combine them into one document before uploading)

To Apply: Click here for the Employment Application.

Please note that employment applications referencing ‘see resume’ or similar phrases are considered incomplete and may not be considered. For guaranteed priority consideration, applicants must submit a fully completed employment application with all required application materials by the deadline.

Please do not call in regard to the status of your application. Only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Benefits: The College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage to full-time employees and their dependents. Benefits package also includes short-term/long-term disability, retirement, life insurance, personal days, and sick leave.

Please do not fax or mail any documentation. Official College transcripts are required upon hire. Please note that the College does not offer relocation assistance.

Employment is contingent upon submission and satisfactory review of any background check clearances as may be required by Pennsylvania Act 153. Please refer to our Pre-Employment Background Check Information page for more detailed information.

Successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by Pennsylvania Highlands Community College for any position now or in the future.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College promotes a drug-free workplace.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.