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Adjunct Instructor, Developmental English and Reading
Durham Technical Community College in Durham, North Carolina
Date Posted 06/20/2021
Faculty-Liberal Arts-English And Literature
Salary -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Information


Job Title Adjunct Instructor, Developmental English and Reading
Department Student Engagement and Transitions
Classification Title  
Rank Instructor
Minimum Qualifications

A master’s degree in English, English education, reading, or a related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in English or reading.

Work Experience: One year of successful teaching experience in a community/technical college or similar post-secondary institution or evidence of other appropriate experience relevant to the position.

Preferred Qualifications  
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. A thorough understanding of and commitment to the mission and philosophy of the North Carolina Community College System;

2. Competence in oral and written communication skills necessary for effective teaching;

3. Competence in computer technologies, such as word processing, digital record keeping programs, presentation programs, and distance education technologies;

4. Sensitivity to the needs and expectations of students and colleagues;

5. Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive interpersonal relations throughout the college and the community;

6. A valid North Carolina motor vehicle operator’s license.

Essential Functions

Adjunct Instructors are responsible for providing a quality learning experience for students at Durham Technical Community College. Adjunct faculty members provide instruction and complete other duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission and policies of the college. More specifically, the Adjunct Instructor is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

Job Duties

1. Teach all courses, as assigned, for the full duration of scheduled instruction;

2. Be fully prepared with instructional plans for each class session and in accord with the stated objectives of the course;

3. Refer students as needed to the proper student support services;

4. Maintain professional awareness of important developmental education issues, incorporating them into instruction in a manner consistent with course outlines;

5. Use various instructional technologies to provide contemporary presentation of course material;

6. Teach assigned courses with special attention to the college’s mission, its commitment to the open door philosophy, and student success;

7. Enforce academic policies and procedures at all times, and comply with all other institutional rules and regulations pertinent to classroom instruction and general employment;

8. Maintain student records, process reports, forms, and all other required paperwork in a timely, efficient manner, and check for the accuracy, correctness and completeness of all data;

9. Maintain effective, collaborative, and productive relations with other units of the college;

10. Participate in in-service training and other opportunities for professional development, including attendance at off-campus activities, as feasible, and generally staying abreast of developments in the field.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

• Ability to sit and/or stand for 
long periods of time;

• Ability to lift, at times, 10 
lbs.; and

• Good eye/hand dexterity.

Required Working Hours The Adjunct Instructor is required to work as contracted per course, which may include day, evening, and/or weekend responsibilities and duties. Work duties and responsibilities may be at the college’s main campus, branch campuses, or other locations as a
Job Type Adjunct Faculty
Salary Grade  
Hiring Range  
Posting Detail Information


Posting Number F199P
Open Date 04/19/2018
Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants  
EEO Statement

Durham Technical Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Durham Technical Community College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Durham Technical Community College expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Durham Technical Community College employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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