English Adjunct Faculty - ENGL&101 Contemporary Black America
Depends on Qualifications
Main Campus - 12401 SE 320th Street Auburn, WA
7/23/2021 12:00 AM Pacific
ENGLISH FACULTY - THEMED ENGLISH 101: CONTEMPORARY BLACK AMERICA
First Review July 23
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
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,
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.
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
Experience and expertise in working with Black / African American
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.
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
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:
•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
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:
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Safety Report-- Green River College's Annual Safety and Fire Report is
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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
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
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.
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/