Instructor of English

Danville Community College   Danville, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on June 14, 2024
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Instructor of English

Danville Community College


Job Description   

Danville Community College developed from two institutions, Danville Technical Institute and the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute opened in 1936 as Danville Textile School, becoming Danville Technical Institute just after World War II. The Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute first began as an engineering division in 1946 and was later expanded to include the first two years of course work for all engineering, business administration, liberal arts, and science majors. Beginning in the summer of 1966, all programs taught by Danville Technical Institute were brought under the Virginia Department of Community Colleges. Effective July 1, 1968, the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute merged with the existing community college providing the comprehensive programs now offered.


Danville Community College is seeking an Instructor of English. This is a full-time face-to-face faculty position teaching a combination of college composition and literature courses. The Instructor of English will have regular Involvement with required assessment of curricula programming and general education objectives.


This is a face-to-face full-time 9-month teaching assignment at the college, with an anticipated start date of 8/16/24.


KSA's/Required Qualifications         

  • Master’s degree in English or related field, OR Master’s degree in any field with at least 18 graduate hours in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach college composition.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and time-management skills.
  • Ability to utilize campus resources including software and college learning management systems.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and use sound judgement in decision making.
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse community of faculty, staff and students.
  • Skilled in written and oral communication.
  • Skilled in monitoring, mentoring, and evaluating.
  • Skilled in communicating college policies and procedures.
  • Skilled in problem-solving and working effectively with administration, faculty, staff and students.
  • Commitment to teaching excellence with an enthusiasm for teaching and commitment to the community college mission.
  • Ability to use technology to enhance instruction.
  • Ability to effectively teach in classrooms and labs.


Please attach transcripts to confirm your awarded degrees and concentration(s) of study.


Additional Considerations                 

  • Eighteen graduate hours in a second discipline.
  • Previous teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum and course design and development.


Special Instructions to Applicants  

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth’s Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly called a Certificate of Disability) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans may also apply via the AHP if they also provide an AHP Letter. To request an AHP Letter, use this link: or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155


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The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:


The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.


The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.


VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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