Instructor, English (9 months)

Instructor, English (9 months)


Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Winterville, NC


Commensurate with Experience


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, August 2, 2018
Closes: Sunday, August 19, 2018

Target Start Date

Monday, October 1, 2018

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

English and Humanities Department Chair

Employment Type

Full-Time Position, 9 Month Contract

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in English, or MA in related field plus 18 graduate hours in English and two years of teaching experience in teaching composition; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.  Prefer both graduate and undergraduate degrees in English.  Preference given to applicants with community college teaching experience and online teaching experience.

Physical Requirements:   Must be physically able to operate a variety of types of office and audio-visual equipment including computer, copier, calculator, audio-visual equipment, etc.  Must be physically able to exert up to fifteen pounds of force occasionally and/or frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  Physical demands are in excess of sedentary work;  position requires walking, standing, stooping, reaching, crouching, fingering, etc. for extended periods of time.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of approximately thirty pounds.
Data Conception:   Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.
Interpersonal Communication:   Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Includes the giving of instructions to students.  Includes the receiving of information and instructions from supervisor.
Language Ability:   Requires the ability to read a variety of documents, reports, and various books such as various manuals, PCC handbook and catalog, various texts, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare various documents and reports such as lesson plans, grade/evaluation reports, attendance report, long-range plans, etc., using the proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.  Requires the ability to write and edit editorials, journals, critiques, poetry, etc.  Requires the ability to communicate with co-workers, supervisor, subordinates, other PCC personnel, etc. with poise, voice control, and confidence.  Requires the ability to be conversant in the theory, principles, and methods of effective and persuasive speaking, voice and diction, phonetics, and discussion and debate.
Intelligence:   Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form.  Must be able to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Requires the ability to apply rational systems such as education (teaching), English, history, etc., in order to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.
Verbal Aptitude:   Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions.  Must be able to instruct others via effective verbal communication.
Numerical Aptitude:   Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers; determine percentages and decimals; and determine time and weight.
Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.
Motor Coordination:   Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in utilizing automated office and audio-visual equipment, etc. 
Manual Dexterity:   Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Color Discrimination:   Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.
Interpersonal Temperament:   Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.   Must be adaptable to performing under minimal stress when confronted with an emergency.
Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear.

Preferred Qualifications

See minimum qualifications

Position Description

Under limited supervision, instructs students in English and humanities classes and performs related administrative and recordkeeping duties.  Interacts with and assists students in various areas.  Reports to the Department Chair, English and Humanities.

Teaches assigned college transfer courses in English and humanities--both online and traditional Performs related administrative and recordkeeping duties. Remains active in professional organizations and activities.  Performs various student-related duties including advising students, assisting students with class registration, counseling with students, and assisting students with career and study skills.
Teaches assigned day, evening, and online courses in college transfer English.  Primary responsibility is teaching composition but may be asked to teach literature or other humanities courses.  Uses technology to enhance instructions. 
Keeps abreast of newest research and technological advances relative to the teaching of English and humanities courses including online instruction by reading professional journals and attending seminars, conferences, meetings, etc.
May assist with establishing long-range goals for the Department.
Maintains good working relationships and communicates information within the Department and with all departments/divisions on campus.  Serves on various College committees and organizations and attends meetings as required.  Assists part-time instructors and substitutes for absent instructors as needed.
Responds to phone calls and e-mail promptly, providing information and answering inquiries as appropriate.  Performs other duties as required.

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