English/Humanities Instructor

English/Humanities Instructor


Lenoir Community College
231 Highway 58 South
Kinston, NC 28502
Phone: 252-527-6223

Job Location

231 Hwy. 58 South, Kinston, NC 28504


Commensurate with experience


State of NC

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Closes: Sunday, August 1, 2021

Target Start Date

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Expected Work Hours

8am-5pm M-Th; 8am-3 pm F

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in English, literature, or applied linguistics from a regionally accredited institution, or a master's degree and 18 graduate semester hours in English, literature, or applied linguistics (courses designated as graduate-level English courses) is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous teaching experience at a community college, high school, or university; experience using instructional technologies; and teaching online courses are preferred skills

Position Description

The English/Humanities Instructor is responsible for providing quality, college-level instruction to LCC students through the use of seated and online courses, one-on-one instruction, and whole group methods for students to successfully complete degree requirements in an engaging environment. The Instructor is responsible for promoting the College in the local and surrounding community and for working with the English Department to ensure that cultural events are occurring on LCC's campus and in the surrounding community.

This position will remain open until filled. Previous applicants need not apply.

The duties of the English/Humanities Instructor include, but are not limited to:

Mastery of Subject Matter

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

Teaching Performance

  • Teach a course load appropriate to the teaching 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 student needs
  • Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the Internet, interactive technology, etc., when appropriate
  • Encourage the development of communication skills and higher-order thinking skills through appropriate student assignments
  • Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives

Evaluation of Student Learning

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

Support of College Policies and Procedures

  • Teach classes as assigned in a multi-campus environment
  • Teach credit or non-credit courses in the teaching discipline as needed
  • Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and to students for advisement and consultation
  • Serve as faculty academic advisor for students
  • 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 in the teaching discipline in case of an absence
  • Exercise stewardship of college facilities, materials, and resources
  • Comply with responsibilities as cited in the Lenoir Community College Catalog, Faculty Handbook, Handbook for Distance Education, Policy Manual, and Procedures Manual

Participation in College, Division, Department, and Program Activities

  • Serve on college committees as assigned
  • Participate in meetings and events as required
  • Respond in a timely manner to requests for information
  • Support both part-time and full-time colleagues
  • Contribute to program, department, 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 as a team member

Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs

  • 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, mission, and plans of the College
  • Participate in the marketing, recruitment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Other Duties

  • Participate in curriculum development by helping design, plan, organize, and evaluate English and humanities courses as assigned
  • Teach evening, online, and satellite classes as needed
  • Maintain student learning outcomes data for assessment by the department chair
  • Partner with other faculty and staff to assist with cultural events on campus hosted by Arts and Sciences

Working Conditions

  • Typical classroom environment
  • Typical online environment
  • Typical office environment
  • Frequent travel to service area high schools and/or LCC off-campus sites
  • Frequent sitting or standing

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Lenoir Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College complies with existing federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. The College prohibits discrimination against and/or exclusion from participation in any benefits or activities by any person, either on the staff and faculty or in the student body, on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, political affiliation, or disability.

How to Apply

Job Post Contact

Lenoir Community College


Phone:  252-527-6223 Ext. 390

Fax:  252-233-6899