English Faculty/Writing Specialist - 2 positions
Lane Community College - Eugene, OR

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Master’s Degree in Composition and Rhetoric, Composition Studies, English, or closely related field.

Substantial graduate coursework in Composition and Rhetoric or demonstrated expertise in current theories and practice of composition and rhetoric.

Graduate coursework or demonstrated expertise in literature.

Required Experience:

One (1) year recent college teaching experience, or equivalent, in writing and literature.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are required. This includes the ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English and to commmunicate clearly with native and non-native English speakers.

Conditions of Employment:


Preferred Education

A Doctorate degree in Composition and Rhetoric, Composition Studies, English, or closely related field.

Substantial graduate coursework or demonstrated expertise in literature, especially African American Literature, World Literature, Working Class Literature, or Children’s Literature.

Preferred Experience

1. WAC / WID teaching experience or formal training.
2. Experience teaching or formal background in literature, especially African American Literature, World Literature, Working Class Literature, or Children’s Literature.
3. Experience or service that contributes to the development of diversity, equal opportunity, and enhancement of student learning.
4. Spanish, Asian, Indigenous North American or Middle Eastern bilingual ability.
5. Knowledge of and familiarity with the experiences of underrepresented populations.
6. Community college teaching experience.
7. Experience teaching online
8. Excellent intercultural communication skills.
9. Experience or expertise in incorporating technology into teaching practice.

Bilingual/Multicultural Statement:
Multicultural and/or Spanish/Asian/Indigenous North American or Middle Eastern bilingual ability are preferred. A demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and cultural competency is expected.

For more information on Common Skills for Cultural Competency visit:

Equivalency Statement:
No equivalencies offered.

Position Purpose:
Instructional Faculty are professional educators with the primary responsibility of providing a quality, inspiring learning experience for all Lane Community College students. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is as the teacher of record and facilitator of achievement and learning.

The Department:
All full-time faculty in the department teach writing courses and literature courses pertinent to their expertise. Faculty typically teach 3 classes per term, 2 composition and one literature.

We are looking for colleagues to bring their knowledge, skill, and passion to bear in our work in writing and literature classes, where critical thinking, reading and writing are integrated educational endeavors.

Essential Functions:

1. Effectively teach and assess the writing sequence and literature courses, which may include face-to-face or online/hybrid modalities.
2. Develop instructional methods that meet students’ needs, support student learning, encourage persistence and retention, and align with the college’s values.
3. Engage in professional development that includes keeping current in the profession and fields of specialization.
4. Engage collegially with faculty; participate in meetings that involve the review, development, and assessment of the English Department’s programs and courses.
5. Work independently and collaboratively with colleagues to develop effective and innovative classroom and learning environments, which support the learning of diverse students.
6. Ensure that appropriate library and electronic resources are effectively integrated into courses
7. Participate on department, division, and college-wide committees.

1. Use current technology to enhance teaching.
2. Use a learning management system as appropriate.
3. Integrate web-based resources into classes as appropriate.

1. Model cultural competency in all position responsibilities and help facilitate the college’s and department’s diversity goals.
2. Infuse diversity into the curriculum.
3. Work effectively with diverse student populations, including ESL / ENNL students.
4. Demonstrate Lane’s core value of Diversity by modeling and ensuring diversity and cultural competency (respect, inclusiveness, reflecting, valuing, and welcoming of cultural difference) in all position responsibilities regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, social class, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, nationality, age, language, origin, or employment status.

1. Provide varied opportunities for students to demonstrate subject matter and skills mastery; maintain student records and provide feedback to students regarding their performance in classes.
2. Assess outcomes using appropriate tools; use assessment results to inform improvements at course and program levels.
3. Utilize student feedback and other data to assess and adapt courses and assist in adapting programs to best meet students’ educational needs.

Support student learning through activities that include:
  • exhibit compliance with College policies and procedures, accountability for leave time, time sheet completion, release time, text book ordering and related functions
  • sustain currency in discipline and innovation in teaching
  • collegial participation in faculty performance evaluation process
  • maintain and post teaching schedule, regular meetings and office hours
  • maintain physical campus presence for instruction and daily needs of students, departments, college and community, as specified in the College Operations Policies and Procedures: http://www.lanecc.edu/cops/index.htm
  • maintain requirements for student records, attendance, grades, and/or other documentation; ensure a safe, quality classroom or lab, including equipment, supplies, and inventory
Other related duties as assigned.

Supervision Statement:
Reports to the Dean of Language, Literature and Communication

Physical Demands/Working Environment:
Work Safely, sit or stand for extended periods of time; work on a computer for extended periods of time; lift or transport up to 50lbs.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

1. Exceptional teaching skills, with demonstrated innovation and cultural competency in course development.
2. Demonstrated commitment to meeting the needs of diverse students.
3. Strong organizational skills.
4. Knowledge of and engagement with current scholarship in rhetoric and composition (theories, approaches, pedagogies), as well as scholarship of assessment of composition, and demonstrable understanding of the relationship between general and disciplinary forms of academic discourse (e.g., general writing instruction, genre-based approaches, writing across the curriculum, writing in disciplines).
5. Knowledge of and engagement with current scholarship on the teaching of literature and literary genres, including comtemporary literary theory and criticism.
6. Familiarity with the canon of literature written in English and understanding of issues related to non-canonical literature.
7. Ability to collaborate with department, division, and college peers.
8. Cultural competency.

Applicant Instructions:

1. Completed Online Application
2. Cover letter
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. Two (2) Syllabi with Course Calendars
5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (500 words maximum)
6. Sample writing assignment
7. Transcripts
8. References

Additional information on Required Documents:
To be considered a candidate for this position, all of the following must be included in the application package:

1. Completed online application.
The CV cannot replace any section of the application.
2. Cover Letter – Attach a cover letter delineating your relevant knowledge, skills and abilities and how your professional experience prepares you to perform the essential functions for this position.
3. Curriculum Vitae – Attach a CV clearly detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications as well as the preferred qualifications of the position.
4. Teaching Philosophy – Attach a 500-word maximum essay that explains your educational philosophy and its relation to (a) each of your TWO (2) submitted course syllabi/calendars (one for composition and one for literature) and (b) the essential functions of this job.
5. Other #1
Course Syllabi – Attach two (2)detailed course syllabi one(1) for composition and one(1) for literature. *Include course calendars (schedules) for courses you have taught or plan to teach that are relevant to this posting,
6. Other #2
Writing Sample – Attach a sample writing assignment that you have taught or plan to teach in a college freshman composition class.
7. Transcripts are required for all undergraduate and graduate institutions. Attach electronically, fax, deliver or mail per instructions below. Transcripts are required in order to be considered for this position.
8. During the completion of the application process, provide a minimum of three (3) professional, work-related references; four (4) references preferred.

(Each attachment space holds 9mb)

* No paper applications or vitae accepted.
  • Do not provide additional documents other than those requested, Letters of Reference are not accepted, we will contact your references via telephone if you are a finalist.
For assistance with the online program contact 541-463-5586
Questions? Call LynnMarie 541-463-5111, chowdhuryl@lanecc.edu

Transcript Instructions:
TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED – Unofficial or Official transcripts are required at the time of application. Attach electronically, fax, deliver or mail per instructions below. Official transcripts will be required if selected as a finalist.

Official transcripts sent by e-mail from universities and colleges will only be accepted with the official university cover letter attached, and when sent from a university mailbox.)

Transcripts must be received by the closing date in order for your application to be considered.

Human Resources
Lane Community College
Attn: LynnMarie
4000 E 30th Ave
Building #3/ 1st Floor
Eugene OR 97405
Fax: (541) 463-3970
e-mail transcripts to: chowdhuryl@lanecc.edu (LynnMarie Chowdhury)

Sealed, official transcripts will be required if you are the selected candidate for the position.

College and Division Information:
Lane Community College, a comprehensive community college in beautiful Lane County, Oregon invites applications for the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

Lane is a learning-centered community college that provides affordable, quality, lifelong educational opportunities.

Lane’s core values center on learning, diversity, collaboration and partnership, integrity, accessibility and sustainability to ensure successful experiences for all of our students.

More than 40,000 students take credit or noncredit classes at Lane each year. Lane has the second largest enrollment of the 17 community colleges in Oregon. Lane serves a 4,600 square mile area from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.

Lane has received many awards and accolades for its innovative programs and high quality academic and student services. The college is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College and in 2000 was selected by the league as one of 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges in North America for its outstanding record of achievement and innovation in improving learning and student success.

Union Association:
LCC Education Association (Faculty)

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