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Adjunct Instructor - English

Wilkes Community College

Job Description

Adjunct Instructor - English


Full Job Description


The instructor’s primary responsibility is to maintain excellence in instructing students in his/her curriculum subject with the express goal of attaining certain student learning outcomes.

The instructors must be willing to teach online and/or seated in-person classes at any of the three (3) campuses (Wilkes, Ashe or Alleghany).

The part-time (adjunct) instructor reports directly to the lead instructor of the discipline.

Full Time or Part Time
Part Time

Essential Duties Summary
  • Planning, creating and maintaining a classroom environment conducive to student learning.
  • Encouraging the development of critical thinking skills through appropriate classroom exercises and assignments.
  • Maintaining a high level of currency in the discipline, and incorporating innovative and creative instructional techniques in the classroom.
  • Collaborating with the lead instructor in the creation of syllabi; the establishment of objectives, competencies, and assessments; and the selection of textbooks, periodicals, and other resources.
  • Communicating with students and administration through the technological framework provided by WCC including posting syllabi for all sections of all courses to the campus web portal, and regularly checking and responding to e-mail sent to the instructor via the campus web portal and messages sent to the college e-mail/voice-mail/telephone service.
  • Referring students, as appropriate, to student support areas of WCC including Counseling and/or Student Support Services, the Academic Support Center, Learning Resources Center, Student Services, the Writing Center, etc.


Required Qualifications
  • Qualified applicants must have a completed master’s degree with at least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching discipline (English).


Preferred Qualifications
  • Applicants with knowledge of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and advising experience.
  • Experience teaching at the post-secondary level.
  • Experience teaching online.


Physical Demands
While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. the employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Walking up to 1 hour per day per class.
  • Lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Climbing/stooping frequently.
  • Pushing/pulling frequently.
  • Stretching/reaching overhead.
  • Potential exposure to bodily fluids and hazardous chemicals.

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