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Adjunct Professor - Critical Literacy
DATE:   7/25/2013
JOB TITLE:   Adjunct Professor - Critical Literacy
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Director - Academic Support
DEPARTMENT:   Academic Support
SECTOR:   Academic Affairs


The Office of Academic Support seeks an adjunct instructor to teach two sections of CRL 101, “Critical Literacy,” a combined developmental reading-writing course for first-year students in fall 2013 semester, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:10  p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 3:40 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Anticipated class size is 12-18 students per section.


Instruct students, following a common syllabus, reading materials, and writing prompts that will be provided; 

Meet with your students in small groups for up to four 60-minute Recitation sessions per week, for ten weeks (beginning Week 3) at times convenient for you and your students.  Compensation is provided for recitation time; 

Write and grade all tests, papers, and other appropriate assignments to evaluate students, providing clear and substantive feedback; 

Maintain a class record and attendance book; 

Be available to answer students’ questions and help them with course material, in person and/or through online communication.          


Knowledge of developmental education and the needs of underprepared college students; 

Strong knowledge of developmental reading and developmental writing, including pedagogical strategies; 

Strong reading and writing skills and excellent knowledge of English grammar; 

Ability to plan and present instruction in a clear, logical, and concise manner; 

Ability to maintain respectful teacher-student relationship and willingness to foster collegial atmosphere in the classroom; 

Sound professional judgment and demeanor; 

Initiative and resourcefulness.


Physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations


Master’s degree or higher academic credentials; 

Experience teaching college-level courses; 

Experience in developmental education.

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