English Instructor (tenure track)

Lower Columbia College

Job Description

English Instructor (tenure track)


Full Job Description

At a Glance! Lower Columbia College (LCC) is seeking an equity-minded, creative and ambitious English Instructor who places students at the center of decision making. We are looking for someone who is innovative and collaborative, values engagement, maintains open and efficient communication, and makes decisions informed by student-success data. The Instructor must possess project management skills that support flexibility, assessment, reflection, and completion, seek opportunities to grow professionally and model current practices within their discipline, establish and maintain an inclusive-classroom culture with respect to the diverse and lived experiences, values, beliefs, and practices of others. This position will use technology to develop and deliver instruction through multiple modalities.

LCC has a strong commitment to making diversity, equity, and inclusion a core component of initiatives, program operations and professional development. We believe diversity enriches the educational experience for all students, faculty, and staff.

The Instructor position is 173 contract days (fall, winter, spring) with an anticipated start of September 2024. Courses are delivered through multiple modalities including online, hybrid, and in-person. The salary range is $58,762 to $81,011 based on education and experience. Please note the salary range will be adjusted for the 2023-2024 year to reflect the legislatively funded cost-of-living increase. The English Instructor reports to the Dean of Instructional Programs.

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Examples of Duties & Responsibilities

Among other duties, this Instructor will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide quality instruction that emphasizes an active, student-centered working environment
  • Effectively prepare and present course content to a diverse student population with various learning styles and abilities
  • Collaborate with the department and other members of the campus community to foster student success
  • Incorporate instructional technology in course delivery
  • Contribute to program and college assessment and accreditation activities
  • Collaborate with tutoring services
  • Serve as an academic advisor
  • Serve on college committees

This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, effort, work conditions, and benefits associated with the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Typical Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • MA in English, Composition & Rhetoric, English Education, or a related degree from an accredited institution
  • Expressed interest in teaching in a community college
  • Demonstrated success in serving in an institutional or community leadership role OR demonstrated project management experience
  • Commitment to serve the needs of students who represent a broad spectrum of ages, abilities, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, education, and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with the Language & Literature Department and externally with a diverse range of individuals across campus to promote student success
  • Experience teaching first year college composition courses

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience teaching with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Demonstrated history of community engagement
  • Demonstrated history of campus or community service
  • Experience teaching in a corequisite or similar model
  • Demonstrated ability utilizing technological integration in course design and delivery to maximize student success outcomes
  • Three years of experience teaching first year college composition courses
  • Bilingual/multilingual
  • Experience with departmental and college-wide writing assessment practices

The minimum qualifications may seem specific and limiting, but we do consider candidates with relatable education, experience, and skills. We encourage you to apply even if you don't meet exactly what's listed. With questions about qualifications, feel free to reach out to our HR team.

Supplemental Information

Equal Employment Opportunity
Lower Columbia College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. All Inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievance procedures should be directed to Vice President of Foundation, HR & Legal Affairs,1600 Maple Street, PO Box 3010, Longview, WA 98632, Phone number, (360) 442-2120, Phone number/TTY (800) 833-6388. Learn more on our Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment page.

  • The college is compliant with Title IX best practices. For more information, visit About Title IX.
  • The college encourages qualified members of protected classes to apply.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
LCC celebrates and embraces diversity of all kinds, including differing beliefs, cultures, people, and experiences. We commit to institutional and individual changes that recognize, understand, and challenge patterns of social inequity and systemic disparities within our ever-changing world. For more information, see Diversity & Equity.

Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report:
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College's commitment to safety and security on campus, Lower Columbia College reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. Lower Columbia College's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at lowercolumbia.edu/CleryASFR.

Declaration Regarding Sexual Misconduct
Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form.

Mission, Vision & Values
Our Mission, Vision & Values define our reason for being, and provide the framework for planning and improvement efforts at LCC. For details on LCC's Mission, Vision & Values, see our Strategic Plan.

Application Procedure and Requirements
An online application must be completed for consideration. Paper submissions or emailed materials will not be accepted. A complete application must also include the following documents (attached or in the online application itself):

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (Letter of Interest)
  • Unofficial transcripts including undergraduate and graduate coursework

Upon request, accommodations are available for persons with disabilities for the Lower Columbia College hiring process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Conditions of Employment
If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate legal authorization to work for the duration of this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1995.

  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • The College is committed to maintain an environment for teaching and learning which is free of drugs and alcohol.
  • Must currently reside or be willing to relocate to Washington or Oregon to obtain employment with Lower Columbia College


Job Type: Full-time


Pay: $58,762.00 - $81,011.00 per year



  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan



  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Longview, WA 98632: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Longview, WA 98632

  • Health insurance

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