Adjunct Instructor of English

Kirkwood Community College


To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
 Pay is $1,284 per credit hour.  


Kirkwood Community College is seeking a part-time English faculty member to teach a variety of English courses. We are looking for instructors to teach at the Main Campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as well as at our Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa in Coralville, Iowa. The English instructor will primarily be teaching writing intensive courses under minimal supervision.
We are also looking for English faculty interested in tutoring at our on-site Writing Centers and at our Center for Online Writing.
There is a strong possibility for the instructor to teach additional courses in subsequent semesters.


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence. 
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and accountability for our actions.  
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and creating a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.  
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.  
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.  


Constant (67-100%)

  • Effectively organize and teach curriculum in accordance with established and/or developed syllabi for courses such as Composition I, Composition II, Elements of Writing, Fiction, and Basic Writing
  • Effectively teach in various delivery formats, primarily in person.
  • Maintain current course syllabi for all courses taught.  
  • File a current copy of the syllabus and provide a course syllabus beginning of each term in accordance with department guidelines.
  • Effectively organize and prepare learning activities for assigned courses in accordance with established syllabi.
  • Evaluate, record, and share student performance and progress on a regular basis and provide students with timely feedback.
  • Make student referrals when deemed necessary to the other college personnel such as the dean, counselor, Financial Aid, etc., for more specialized information and assistance.
  • Be able and willing to represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as promote an environment that embraces differences, supports inclusion, and mitigates equity gaps.
  • Possess the ability to organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Prepare for, attend, and facilitate all classes and finals as scheduled.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the general public.
  • Send or submit your course syllabi to the office staff at the beginning of each semester.
  • Check rosters to ensure that students in your section are registered for your section.
  • Report attendance for financial aid purposes.
  • Respond to students and to their work in a civil and timely fashion.
  • Report midterm grades and final grades accurately and by the published deadlines.
  • Respond to staff questions for book orders.
  • Respond to staff and administrative communications about individual students.
  • Respond with data for the department assessment projects.
  • Attend to your Kirkwood email each weekday.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.



The position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work.  Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing. 



  • A conferred Master’s degree by date of appointment from an accredited institution with:
    •  At least 18 graduate hours in a combination of English, Communication, Creative Writing, Journalism, Literature, Speech, Technical Writing, or English Education coursework.
    • At least 6 of the 18 graduate hours must be in English or Communication.
  • Familiarity or experience with teaching at a community college.
  • Experience teaching college writing at all levels.
  • Significant graduate coursework in English, Literature, Writing, or Rhetoric.
  • Experience teaching college composition at all levels.
  • Writing center or teaching experience.
  • Coursework in college pedagogy or the instruction of writing.
  • Demonstrated experience working with English Language Learners.


Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572,  Email: or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email:  

Job Benefits:

Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits.  Read more about them here

Job ID: 93853

Posted 7 days ago

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