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English Instructor

State Fair Community College

Job Description

SFCC provides a high-quality, geographically, financially and emotionally accessible education to more than 5,000 students who range from traditional college-age students to adult learners.

The college offers associate of arts, associate of fine arts, associate of science and associate of applied science degrees, professional and skills certificates, and noncredit courses and programs, and workforce development training in a 14-county area in central Missouri with locations in Sedalia, Boonville, Clinton, Eldon, Lake of the Ozarks, Warsaw, at Whiteman Air Force Base, and online.

Position Purpose: A full-time English instructor’s responsibility will include instructing courses in the English discipline primarily at the Sedalia, Missouri Campus. Courses include Foundations of English I, Foundations of English II, English Composition I and English Composition II. The position is an exempt faculty position with full-load instructional responsibility. Position would begin with the fall 2023 semester.

Reports to: Dean of Academic Affairs
Department: Communications and Wellness Division

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

Essential Job Functions: The instructor will be responsible for the instruction and evaluation of student performance while maintaining the standards and integrity of the English and composition curricula and the institution. The instructor must possess an understanding of the range of needs that community colleges address and be committed to retaining students and helping them achieve their academic goals through a sense of a student centeredness. The instructor will uphold the philosophy that students learn from frequent and timely feedback in a positive environment and use a variety of multi-media and other instructional strategies that effectively communicate the course content to this generation of learners. Furthermore, the instructor must be willing to improve instruction through professional development. The instructor must show a willingness to assume instructional related responsibilities and leadership roles beyond the classroom including mentoring adjuncts and serving on committees designed for problem solving and decision making at the division and institutional levels.

The instructor is expected to teach courses in a variety of delivery methods including eight-week, twelve-week and sixteen-week formats in on-ground, hybrid, web conference and online settings. On occasion, the individual may be asked to teach an evening class. Knowledge and experience with learning management systems is essential and maintaining a classroom presence utilizing this technology is expected for all sections, whether online or on ground. In addition to the credit-hour expectations, SFCC faculty maintain a minimum of five office hours per week and are available during the college's operating hours, Monday through Friday.

The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Masters of Arts in English, Composition or Rhetoric, Masters in Education with an emphasis in English Language Arts or master’s degree in a related field with 18 graduate hours in the discipline is required. At least three years of teaching experience and a demonstrated record of teaching excellence is required. Desired applicants should demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, a passion for education for all levels of students, an understanding of the community college population, a commitment to the mission and vision of SFCC, and a concern for rigorous academic standards, retention and outcomes assessment, and the mastery of active learning techniques in the classroom. For this position, applicant must be a current staff member or adjunct faculty member of State Fair Community College with the above required qualifications.

Physical Requirements:
  • Work involves sedentary to light work in an office/classroom setting.
  • There is frequent sitting, with walking, standing and stooping occasionally required.
  • There is an occasional need to lift objects (up to 10 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday.
  • Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Supplemental information


***Only accepting internal applicants at this time***

Please apply electronically with resume, cover letter, copy of college transcripts and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address. Failure to submit requested documents is grounds for not being considered for the application process. Employment will require a criminal background check at College Expense.

Why Work at State Fair Community College:
SFCC provides relevant and responsive learning experiences that empower our students and communities to prosper. As part of our strategic plan we want to ensure, and optimize, institutional health by establishing and promoting a culture of employee well-being, making SFCC the premier choice for employment in our area.

As part of our commitment to be the employer of choice, SFCC offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that, in addition to a base salary, includes:

1. $10,000 a year in paid health and dental coverage for our employees
2. Tuition Waivers (scholarships for SFCC and CMU) that cover 100% of the tuition for our employees and covered dependents up to a Bachelor’s Degree and 100% covered tuition for our employees on a Master’s Degree through CMU POS03-01 Revised 11/10/22
3. Educational Advancement – Faculty can apply to move up a level on the salary schedule or staff can apply for an additional $1,000 to their salary upon completion of an additional degree. 4. A lucrative retirement plan through the Missouri Teachers Retirement Program (PSRS/PEERS, 14.5 or 6.86% contribution respectively)
5. Flexible work and scheduling options

AA Statement: SFCC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of State Fair Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law in regard to admissions, awarding financial aid, access to courses and programs, and all student services as well as the recruitment, admission and retention of students.

As part of our enduring commitment to inclusive excellence on our campus, State Fair Community College, is a member of the Greater Missouri Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). HERC supports job seekers through the higher education job search process and it supports institutions in their efforts to create inclusive recruitment, hiring, and retention practices for staff and faculty.

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