Assistant Professor, English

Community College of Rhode Island

Warwick, RI

ID: 7075529
Posted: February 26, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About CCRI
The Community College of Rhode Island is the states only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs.

At CCRI, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community. We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff members who reflect the demographics of our state and our increasingly diverse student population.

We believe that our diversity is our strength. We celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We are OneCCRI, working together to prepare learners to achieve their highest potential.

To learn about what employees value at CCRI and what it means to work here, please read about our Guiding Principles and watch videos of our employees doing what they do best:

Job Summary
To teach a range of developmental and college-level courses, including Compensatory Writing Skills, Basics of Composition, College Writing, Composition I and II, and Literature courses.

Duties and Responsibilities
Commitment to CCRI’s Mission:
• Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
• Work collaboratively in a diverse, inclusive and student-centered environment, with students of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life-experiences.

Effective Teaching:
• Possess thorough and accurate knowledge of specific field/discipline, including evaluating and applying content.
• Be committed to professional development by keeping current in respective discipline.
• Use available instructional technology, as appropriate.
• Use a variety of proven methods of engagement and assessment that facilitate
student mastery of the content.
• Evaluate student learning by creating and applying course competencies and
• accurately evaluating student progress.
• Strive to increase teaching effectiveness through the application of appropriate
teaching and learning strategies; evaluate student learning and modify
instructional methods and strategies as appropriate to meet diverse student

Instructional Skills:
• Engage in high-quality instruction in a diverse, inclusive, and student-centered environment with students of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life-experiences.
• Select and develop instructional materials; plan and organize instruction to enhance student learning; create appropriate assignments to encourage student learning and develop communication skills according to a course’s learning outcomes.
• Evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes, and provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established office hours.
• Use technology to enhance instruction and communicate effectively with the campus community.

Communication Skills:
• Communicate effectively orally, verbally, and in writing.
• Work collaboratively with department colleagues.
• Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in clear communication of subject matter to the students.
• Provide timely, substantive feedback in appropriate forms.
• Provide support for both adjunct and full-time colleagues in the form of consultation and cooperation; work as effective team members when required.
• Treat all college community members with dignity and respect, demonstrating professional, courteous behavior and engaging in constructive conflict resolution when needed.

Departmental Support:
• Participate in college activities, including committee work.
• Participate in department initiatives and events.
• Travel and teach at multi-campus locations as required by department needs.
• Other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s Degree within the discipline or a Master’s Degree with at least 18 graduate hours within the teaching discipline, required.
• A minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience, required.

Competencies and Desired Qualifications
The most suitably qualified candidate will possess the following:
• An earned Doctorate Degree
• Experience teaching at the collegiate level at a Community College
• Concentration in Composition/Rhetoric
• Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and a collaborative approach to working with students and colleagues
• Outstanding class management skills, including maintaining a positive class climate, timely grade submission, and using technology tools to communicate with students and college faculty/staff
• Experience with teaching accelerated writing courses and/or integrated reading and writing courses
• Demonstrated ability to employ best online teaching practices within a Learning Management System, such as Blackboard
• Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision


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