Sunday, December 06, 2009


Composition & Rhetoric; Tenure-track faculty position

Peninsula College

December 6, 2009


English/ literature

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Peninsula College, a Washington State Community College, is recruiting for a full-time tenure-track instructor of Composition and Rhetoric to begin work Fall Quarter 2010. In addition to preparing students for careers and transfer to baccalaureate programs, Peninsula College offers one applied bachelor degree and partners with several universities. We are looking for professionals who show exceptional classroom skills, whose enthusiasm for the subject matter engages students, and who challenge students through innovative and challenging coursework. We seek teacher scholars whose scholarly activities complement and inform their teaching.

* Teach composition and other related courses;
* Provide academic advising and student assessment; maintain accurate student records;
* Evaluate and develop or modify curriculum to reflect current scholarship within the field of composition and rhetoric;
* Use current technology to enhance teaching and teach on-line;
* Engage in scholarly activities that complement and inform teaching;
* Implement learning outcomes-based assessment of the English curriculum;
* Participate in on-campus and community outreach programs;
* Serve on college committees.
Professional Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have:
* A Doctorate degree in Composition and Rhetoric; Master's degree required;
* Excellent teacher scholar with demonstrated effective teaching and scholarship;
* Experience in successfully incorporating technology into pedagogy;
* Interdisciplinary teaching experience; learning community teaching experience;
* Community college teaching experience;
* Experience teaching on-line;
* Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential. This includes the ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English and to communicate clearly with native and non-native English speakers.
Employment Terms
* A full-time tenure-track faculty position beginning the 2010 Fall quarter; this is a nine-month academic year appointment.
*Position title and placement on the faculty salary schedule are based on documentable education and experience. The base salary ranges from $43,382 for a person with a Masters degree to $53,758 for a person with a PhD and 16 years of teaching experience.
* Peninsula College contributes $745.00 per month to help employees defray the cost of insurance premiums that include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability. In addition to these benefits, Peninsula College provides paid sick leave and a defined contribution retirement plan with matching employer contributions. Optional credit union and tax deferred annuity programs are also available.
* Peninsula College strongly supports faculty professional development.

The Institution
Our campus is nestled in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains in Port Angeles, Washington, overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island, Canada. We offer traditional community college education and collaborate with universities to develop programs that capitalize on Peninsula's unique setting. Our college community operates under guiding principles that emphasize teaching and learning, shared governance, respect for others, and personal integrity.
Application Procedure
A complete application file will include:
* a college employment application (available at
* a letter of application addressing specific qualifications of this position,
* a current resume, and
* three names of current professional references qualified to assess your experience and ability to perform the duties specified. Please include references' addresses and telephone numbers.

Application materials may be submitted by mail, email, or fax to:
Human Resources
Peninsula College
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: 360-417-6298
Fax : 360-417-6315

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