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Williston State College in Williston, North Dakota
Date Posted 02/22/2021
Faculty-Liberal Arts-English And Literature
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Williston State College is looking for an energetic, student-centered, instructor that is willing to carry and develop English offerings for an emerging rural Community College. Candidate will be asked to teach courses in English currently offered at WSC in areas of college writing and literature. Potential candidates have a desire to work with existing English faculty to design and implement a comprehensive writing program that promotes success from basic to advanced student writers and readers.

WSC instructors must have the willingness and ability to work closely with students to meet their educational and career goals. Assisting with student organizations, advising students, and attending college activities are important functions for this position. Instructors are expected to participate on college committees, work collaboratively with other instructors, stay current in their area of study, and work towards meeting and exceeding the WSC mission.


Mastery of Subject Matter

  • Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of their field or discipline.
  • Display an ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of their field or discipline.
  • Connect their subject matter with related fields.
  • Stay current in their subject matter through professional development, through involvement in professional organizations, and attending professional meetings, conference or workshops.
  • Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate.

Teaching Performance

  • Teach a course load appropriate to the English discipline.
  • Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning.
  • Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students.
  • Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse students’ needs.
  • Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the Internet, telecourse, interactive technology, when appropriate.
  • Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments.
  • Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives.
  • Understanding of online course development and learning management systems.

Evaluation of Student Learning

  • Establish and follow meaningful learning outcomes.
  • Develop and explain methods that fairly measure student progress toward course outcomes.
  • Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning.
  • Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit final grade rosters to division administrator each semester according to established deadlines.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances.

Support of College Policies and Procedures

  • Teach credit or non-credit courses within field or discipline as needed.
  • Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and to students for advisement and consultation.
  • Serve as faculty advisor within the current college advisement system.
  • Prepare, distribute, and submit syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program and divisional policies.
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information.
  • Substitute for other instructors within field or discipline in case of an absence.
  • Exercise stewardship of college facilities and materials.

Participation in College, Division, and Program Activities

  • Serve on college, divisional and program committees as assigned.
  • Participate in meetings and events required by the college, division, and program administrators.
  • Respond in a timely fashion to information requests from college, division, and program administrators.
  • Support both part-time and full-time colleagues.
  • Contribute to program and division curriculum development processes.
  • Participate in graduation ceremonies.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff and administrators as an individual or on a team.

Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs

  • Membership in a College Accreditation Team.
  • Maintain familiarity with college goals, mission, and long-range plans.
  • Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels.
  • Participate in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the college and its constituents.
  • Perform professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, missions, and plans of the college, division, and program.
  • Participate in the marketing, recruitment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in English or a Master’s degree in another discipline and 18 graduate semester hours in English and/or related areas

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