Assistant Professor, English

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor, English
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status
Reports to (title) Associate Dean, English
Department English (School of Humanities & Social Sci)-2F3
Requisition Number F17023
Position Type Replacement
Job Category Faculty
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location Varies
Starting Salary $44,393 - $66,590 Academic Yr
Job Open Date 01/02/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date 02/15/2018
Job Summary

Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest college with the most diverse student body in the state. It serves more than 60,000 students on 10 campuses, including the eLearning virtual campus. Its values emphasize collaboration, inclusivity, integrity, and trust. The college is dedicated to engaging and supporting students from all cultures, abilities, and ages, including English Language Learners from around the world, and first generation and refugee students.

Accordingly, the English Department seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge. The successful applicant will join a vibrant and innovative department as its members are reflective practitioners and knowledgeable teachers in their respective fields. The department is nationally recognized for its award winning Community Writing Center, Student Writing Center, and Developmental Education program.

The department was recently awarded the CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence. The English Department faculty include published poets, creative writers, and composition/writing studies scholars.

The department hosts an active publication center, a successful student publication, open education resource curriculum, writing in alternative spaces, and a long-standing student conference committed to writing and social justice, and aims for Engaged Department status, focusing on service learning and civically engaged learning. We are an intellectually diverse department of 42 full-time innovative faculty members with a strong commitment to professional development through scholarship, conference attendance, and affiliation with regional and national organizations such as CCCC, NCTE, and NADE.
Together, the faculty members have expertise in a range of subjects and disciplinary areas, including composition, creative writing, developmental reading and writing, literacy studies, the scholarship of teaching and learning, discourse analysis, literature, critical theory, cultural studies, folklore, gender studies, linguistics, and technical writing. Many of our courses satisfy the institution’s diversity requirement.

The department serves students from a variety of backgrounds that bring to the classroom a wealth of knowledges, languages, and life experiences.
Supported by the college’s mission, the SLCC English department is committed to building an inclusive educational environment based in equity for all students and faculty.

Four positions will be hired from this posting.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Depending on credentials or experience, teach in such areas as basic writing, college level writing, technical writing, and courses within the department’s degree and certificate programs.

Work with students from diverse backgrounds and literacy practices.

Assess and maintain records of student performance.

Maintain regularly scheduled office/consultation hours.

Serve on department, school, and college-wide committees.

Engage with the larger community.

Demonstrate a professional commitment to the discipline, department, school, and college mission and values.

Share knowledge and engage with the college community, as well as the community at large.

Demonstrate professional commitment to the discipline, department, school, and college mission and values.

Work collaboratively to design methods for creating/assessing inclusive educational experiences for students.

Exhibit a strong commitment to collaboration and collegiality with full- and part-time faculty.

Attend regularly scheduled department meetings and presentations.

Participate in professional development activities.

Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum and program development.

Interact with colleagues in designing methods for creating/assessing inclusive educational experiences for students.

Participate in collaborative development and revision of innovative of innovative and theoretically supported curriculum.

Complete the College’s required training.

Other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications

1. Expertise in multilingual composition theory and praxis.
2. Demonstrated success in working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and literacy practices.
3. Demonstrated success in working with multilingual student writers.
4. Demonstrated commitment to improving access to, and retention in, higher education for students from communities traditionally underrepresented in higher education
5. Experience designing and teaching courses focused on digital writing, multimodal/multimedia composing, and the like.
6. The equivalent of 1-3 years of full-time teaching experience in the field at a post-secondary institution.
7. Significant involvement in a campus writing program.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Master’s Degree in English/English Studies, Writing Studies, Rhetoric/Composition, Technical and Professional Writing, Basic Writing, Literacy Studies, Linguistics, or a closely related field.
2. Two years of experience teaching basic or transfer-level English composition courses (graduate or adjunct teaching applicable).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1. Knowledge of course and program assessment best practices preferred.
2. Knowledge of successful curricular design for transitional, first generation student populations, and English language learners preferred.
3. Knowledge of critical educational theories and practices that pursue equity and inclusion for students from underrepresented and historically disenfranchised communities.
4. Knowledge of General Education theory and practice.
5. Preferred proficiency in at least one language other than English.
6. Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College. The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities and special needs.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

Priority Review Date February 15, 2018: All applications received by this date will receive first priority in screening. All others will be reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Four positions will be hired from this posting.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Salt Lake Community College Human Resources will conduct criminal background checks on the selected finalist. Official Transcripts are required before a job offer can be made.

Required documents to complete application:
The search committee requests the following documents be attached to the online application:
1. Copy of Transcripts
2. Resume/Vitae
3. Philosophy Statement (Upload in “other documents” or include with “resume”)
Please share your teaching philosophy statement in a 1-2 page (single-spaced) account of your theoretically-grounded approach to teaching along with description of teaching methods. The teaching philosophy statement should address the applicant’s values, beliefs, and attitudes as they relate to learning in the classroom, particularly when students are first generation and/or come from communities traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Statements should emphasize the applicant’s cross-cultural communication abilities within the classroom. Applicants should describe how they engage students in the classroom; how a teacher can know if students are learning; and the specific qualities of an effective teacher.
4. Three reference letters speaking to the applicant’s qualities as a teacher-scholar. Where possible, applicants should ask referees to speak specifically to this position announcement.

For additional consideration:

Examples of student evaluations and performance reviews where appropriate.

Upon request, selected finalists will be required to perform a teaching demonstration to the search committee.

Please contact the SLCC HR Office at 801-957-4210 for any assistance with the letters of recommendation or the application process.

It is preferred that all reference letters be uploaded with your online application. However, alternative methods are listed below:
1. Mailing address:
Salt Lake Community College
Attn: Human Resources, Req #F17023
PO Box 30808
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0808

2. Email to – Be sure to clearly indicate Assistant Professor, English in the email.

The SLCC HR department will conduct a criminal background check on the selected finalist.

Official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before the offer of employment is extended.

SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. Please visit our Benefits Information web page at:

FLSA Exempt

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this position?
    • Newspaper
    • Ethnic Media
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Organization
    • SLCC Website
    • Referral Agency
    • Workforce Services
    • College Placement Center
    • Friend
    • Employee
    • SLCC Email
    • SLCC HR Office
    • Other (please specify below)
  2. * Salt Lake Community College values diversity and encourages all interested persons to apply. Please tell us on which diversity job board or website you saw this position advertised.
    • Diversity in Academia (
    • Diverse Jobs (
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    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education (
    • None of the above
  3. If you saw this posting on a diversity job board/website other than from those listed above, please tell us where:

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  2. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letters of Reference
  3. Other Doc
  4. Student/Faculty Evaluations