Faculty, English

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA Education & Training

To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
In accordance with department, division, and college policies and procedures, the Instructor will:

  • Effectively teach 15 credit hours per semester, primarily composition courses.
  • Design learning activities.
  • Evaluate, record, and report student performance and progress in assigned courses.
  • Design and participate in assessment of student learning projects within the discipline, the department, and the college.
  • Contribute professional expertise to the department, the Liberal Arts program, and college-wide initiatives through non-teaching activities.
  • Meet the goals and objectives of an Individual Professional Preparation Plan as outlined in Kirkwood's Quality Faculty Plan and probationary processes.
  • Demonstrate a strong belief in and commitment to the liberal arts tradition.
  • 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 account for our actions.  
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create 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. 


  • Effectively organize, prepare for, and teach the curriculum in accordance with established and/or developed learning outcomes. 
  • Evaluate and report performance and progress to students regularly through timely feedback.
  • Maintain current course syllabi according to the campus template for all courses taught, providing current copies of syllabi to the department at the beginning of each term.
  • Maintain established office hours and meet students as necessary.
  • Participate in student learning assessment projects.
  • Collaborate in the development, assessment, and revision of curriculum
  • Attend discipline, departmental and division meetings.
  • Engage in regular professional development activities, and actively seek information about developing ideas and trends in the discipline and higher education.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts difference.
  • 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.
  • Be able and willing to deliver courses in alternative delivery times, methods, and Kirkwood locations as required by the department, including evening, online, Weblive, and regional center courses.
  • 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.
  • Maintain a minimum of one office hours per day and be available on an as-needed basis for student questions and discussions regarding their performance.
  • Possess a working knowledge of personal computers and educational media.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationship with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the general public.

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.



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. 


  • Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Rhetoric and Composition, English, or closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in the discipline. Demonstrated successful teaching experience in higher education, preferably community college.
  • Writing pedagogy and experience teaching writing at a college or university
  • Experience teaching using a co-requisite and/or accelerated learning program (ALPs) model to address developmental students.

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, or genetic information. Veteran status will also be respected and protected to the extent covered by law.

Job ID: 67422

Posted 24 days ago

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