Instructor of English

San Juan College

Job Description

Job Description Summary
Are you eager to make a difference and equip students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed? Do you value a culture geared toward achieving and maintaining excellence? San Juan College is seeking an individual invested in equity and inclusiveness, who has experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of diverse populations.
We welcome well-qualified and highly motivated individuals to apply to this full-time, nine-month position of Instructor of English to begin Fall 2023.
Why Join San Juan College?
Nestled in the northwest corner of New Mexico, Farmington is the hub of the Four Corners region and is home to the stunning main campus and four satellite campuses of San Juan College. Farmington is located one hour south of Durango, Colorado, three hours northwest of Santa Fe and Albuquerque, and three hours southeast of Moab, Utah. Along with the phenomenal weather, Farmington offers over 50 beautifully maintained city parks and thousands of acres of terrain, enough to satisfy any outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy mountain biking, hiking, boating, skiing, off-roading and more, or spend time at any of our three rivers and four lakes. Farmington also boasts a superb variety of special cultural events, museums, galleries, and local theater group events year-round.
San Juan College serves as a regional leader in education and provides quality education to approximately 10,000 students seeking academic credit and non-credit programs through face-to-face and online classes each year. San Juan College is proud to serve a unique and culturally diverse population.
SJC Mission and Values
Our mission at San Juan College is to educate and empower individuals to thrive in an ever-changing world.
San Juan College is committed to serving the needs of our students and the community through a process of continuous quality improvement. San Juan College upholds and affirms the values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.
What can you look forward to?
As a Platinum Family Friendly New Mexico Business, San Juan College is dedicated to maintaining a workplace with policies that allow employees and their families to thrive. Below are some of the benefits offered:
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Generous paid leave plans and holiday pay
  • Public Employee Pension Plan (NMERB)
  • Optional 403 (b) Tax Deferred Annuities, 457 and Roth Plans
  • Flex Spending accounts
  • Life and Disability coverage
  • Employee Wellness Incentives
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition waiver
  • Free SJC Gym Membership
  • Free Library services

Duties & Responsibilities
Job Summary
  • The instructor in this position reports directly to the Dean of the School of Humanities and will teach 15 load hours per semester of English courses and perform other teaching related duties.


Essential Responsibilities
  • Develop and instruct first-year composition and co-requisite composition courses (with the possibility of teaching technical writing, creative writing and literature courses on rotation).

  • Day and evening classes can be expected. Instruction will primarily be face-to-face with instruction at the main campus in Farmington, but may also include classes at satellite campuses in Aztec and Kirtland. May also include online and hybrid courses.

  • Participate in continuous effective teaching practices, assessment, reflection and development of student learning to achieve outcomes.

  • Use the college’s learning management system (Canvas) to post course syllabus, attendance, and grades.

  • Work collaboratively with faculty and others on curriculum and program review processes.

  • Participate in regular professional development activities to remain current in best practices for rhetoric and composition and other areas of interest.

  • Maintain a minimum of five office hours per week.

  • Assist in mentoring part-time faculty.
  • Work with department and college-wide committees as assigned.
  • Participate in department, school, and campus meetings and activities.


Minimum requirements:
  • A master’s degree in English or related field is required plus two (2) years of part-time teaching at an institution of higher education.
  • Access to home internet, a personal computer, and telephone is required.
  • Demonstrate skill and willingness to learn and use multiple technology platforms to communicate with students.
  • The successful candidate will value diversity and have a multicultural perspective with adult/minority students; and have a high energy level along with a strong commitment to the community college philosophy.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of fulltime teaching experience.
  • Teaching experience at a community college.
  • Teaching experience with a diverse student body representing a range of academic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience with interactive instructional methods and student engagement is highly desired.
  • Experience with high-impact practices is highly desired.
  • Experience with traditional face-to-face, hybrid and online courses and the ability to use San Juan College’s Learning Management System (Canvas) as well as technology-enhanced curriculum.
  • Experience with engaging in department and college activities • Experience participating in professional development activities related to composition and/or education

Please view the full job description below:
Job Description – Instructor of English

Special Instructions to Applicants
This application requires you to write a short essay (300-400 words) based on following prompt:

What does it mean for you to have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Describe how you have demonstrated that commitment and how you see yourself demonstrating your commitment in this position at San Juan College.
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