English Adjunct Faculty - ENGL&101 Contemporary Black America

Green River College

United States

July 23, 2021


English Adjunct Faculty - ENGL&101 Contemporary Black America


Depends on Qualifications


Main Campus - 12401 SE 320th Street Auburn, WA

Job Type

Adjunct Faculty



Job Number

21-ADJ-Black America


7/23/2021 12:00 AM Pacific

  • Description
  • Benefits
  • Position Summary


    The English division is seeking candidates for an adjunct position to teach an online section of ENGL 101 with a focus on “Contemporary Black America” for Fall 2021 (with potential for teaching in subsequent quarters depending on availability).

    Candidates should have the capacity and interest to teach a composition/writing class that intersects with one or more of the following areas of expertise: African American rhetoric, Black language and literacy, African American Literature, Black and African American Studies, African and Diaspora Studies, Black Lives Matter, diverse and intersectional identities within the Black community, among others.

    Candidates should be passionate about teaching and learning and committed to the mission of community colleges. Candidates should bring experience and expertise that is especially suited to enhancing the success of under- represented and marginalized student populations.

    COURSE & THEME DESCRIPTIONS: Engl&101: A composition course designed to teach critical reading and clear, purposeful, and effective writing. Writing tasks are related to course readings and prepare students for writing assignments in other college classes.

    Theme: Contemporary Black America—In order to advance equity and social justice, students will be able to examine their own and others' identities, behaviors, and/or cultural perspectives as they connect to power, privilege, and/or resistance with regard to contemporary Black America through reading, writing, and discussion.

    COURSE MODALITY: This class is an online asynchronous class



  • Master's Degree in English or Composition/Rhetoric. Closely related degrees may be considered if applicant can demonstrate coursework in critical areas.
  • Experience and expertise in working with Black / African American communities
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion in working with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and identities.

  • Experience teaching composition classes at the college level.
  • Experience with online teaching using Canvas or equivalent CMS platforms.
  • Supplemental Information

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Attach the following with your completed online application to be considered for this position:

  • Letter of interest describing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications; your teaching experiences, including online content delivery; expertise relating to the course theme; and your work with diverse populations
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • A sample proposed course description or syllabus relating to the theme
  • Names and contact information for three current professional references
  • About the English Division: The English Division offers courses in developmental composition and reading, transfer-level composition, literature, cultural studies, humanities, creative writing, film, and study skills. The mission of the English Division is to support our students in developing skills and critical approaches that will enable them to engage and transform the world around them. The Division is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, faculty, staff, and administration. We integrate diverse literary and cultural texts in our curriculum, affirm students' multiple literacies, and foster pedagogical innovation. The English Division promotes a culture of mutual respect and collegiality among 21 tenured and tenure-track faculty and 25-30 adjunct faculty, who bring a wide range of backgrounds and expertise. The Division's impact and leadership extend to the campus and community, including through the operation of the Writing Center.

    About the College : The student body at Green River College is made up of approximately 34% Academic Transfer students, 30% Professional-Technical, 11% Adult Basic Education, 25% Continuing & Community Education. In addition, there are five Bachelor of Applied Science four year degrees offered. Green River College has four campuses, including the main campus in Auburn, with satellite campuses in Kent, downtown Auburn, and Enumclaw. Green River programs serve high school graduates, Running Start students (dual enrollment in local high schools and the college), those seeking retraining for the workforce, international students, students learning English as a second language, and Continuing Education students. Green River's service areas are increasingly ethnically diverse, comprising African Americans, African immigrants, Asian Americans, Asians, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Middle Eastern Americans, among other communities.

    Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion : Green River College is committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse campus environment, incorporating principles of equity in order to promote inclusive practices. Diversity is understood in terms of intersectional identities defined by culture, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, social class, disability, religion, veteran status, immigration status, and age. Given the diversity of our student population and service areas, we encourage applications from faculty, staff, and administrators with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining and serving people from a wide range of backgrounds and collaborating effectively with others.

    Conditions and application information:

    •Resume •Supplemental questions from tab at top of page •Detailed cover letter addressing minimum and preferred qualifications

    This position is part of a bargaining unit subject to a collective bargaining agreement.

    At this time, Green River College is not sponsoring for H1-B Visas.

    All offers of employment are subject to background checks. (Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.)

    Green River College is a tobacco free campus. For more information on the tobacco policy, please visit the following link: https: // www. greenriver.edu/campus/policies-and-procedures/general- administrative-policies/ga-2-tobacco-use-policy/

    Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report-- Green River College's Annual Safety and Fire Report is available online at www. greenriver.edu/CleryASFR, containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information for the past three calendar years. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 253-288-3350.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Green River College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, age, marital status, religion, disability, genetic information or on any other unlawful basis. The college is committed to preventing and stopping discrimination, including harassment of any kind and any associated retaliatory behavior. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Vice President of Human Resources, 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092-3622, (253) 288-3320. To receive this information in an alternate format, please contact Disability Support Services at (253) 833-9111, ext. 2631; TTY (253) 288-3359.

    More than Just a Paycheck! Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package.

    Health Benefits: Adjunct faculty may become eligible for benefits if they work two (2) consecutive quarters at 50% or more of full time academic load in order to qualify for benefits (based on instructional hours only).

    Newly-hired adjunct faculty are eligible for PEBB insurance benefits when they have taught 50 percent or more of a full-time workload for two consecutive quarters at one or more public higher education institutions, going on benefits the start of the second quarter at 50% or more. Medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under the Public Employees Benefits Board.

    Adjunct faculty who initially meet the State Board Retirement Plan Eligibility criteria after June 30, 2011 are given the option to participate in the State Board Plan (TIAA-CREF) or to participate in TRS 3, and have 30 days to make a choice. The eligibility threshold for participation in the State Board Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF) is 50 percent of a full-time workload at one or more college districts or the State Board for two consecutive quarters. There may be other options available under limited circumstances.

    Leave accruals and usage are governed by the faculty master contract.

    Half time is defined as one-half of the full-time academic workload as determined by each institution, except that half time for community and technical colleges faculty employees is governed by RCW 28B.50.489.


    Green River College


     12401 SE 320th Street

    Auburn, Washington, 98092


     https:// www. greenriver.edu/

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