Adjunct Faculty - English/ Integrated Developmental Reading and Writing


Truman College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, is seeking talented, dynamic adjunct instructors in English and Speech with a commitment to motivate and empower a diverse group of students for the Fall 2023 semester and beyond. Ideal candidates would have the appropriate Master's degree. Teaching experience in developmental education and literacy instruction are encouraged to apply. Candidates must also be open to participating in departmental summative assessment (such as writing portfolios).


· Design courses to meet learning outcomes and promote students’ active participation in their own learning.

· Create an effective learning environment that fosters students’ intellectual curiosity and helps students to problem solve using discipline-specific thinking strategies.

· Employ a variety of formative and summative assessments to ensure that classroom instruction leads to student learning and the attainment of the student learning outcomes for the course.

· Help students reach their academic, personal and career goals

· Foster a safe environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas by modeling respect for all students and conveying confidence in every student’s ability to learn.

· Contribute to and provide leadership in the student’s academic and professional communities, and promote collaboration and teamwork among members of these communities.

· Meet regular office hours to assist students outside of class.

· Collaborate with a mentor, department chairs, and other faculty for course planning, record keeping, and assessment of student work.

· Encourage our students to develop the successful habits and critical thinking skills they will need to be successful in college and beyond.


Master's degree in the following:

  • M.A. in English Language or Literature or 18 graduate hours in English, Literature, Creative writing, Composition/Rhetoric, or print journalism.
  • M.A. in Reading or M.A. in Linguistics or M.Ed. in Adult Literacy—Reading or MA and 15 graduate hours in Reading or M.S.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (with an emphasis on Literacy/Reading) or M.A. plus verifiable evidence of active enrollment in NIU’s graduate certificate in reading.
  • M.A. in TESOL or Linguistics; M.Ed. with a specialization in ESL/Bilingual Education and ISBE ESL endorsement with five or more years of experience may be considered.
  • M.A. in Communications or Speech or Theatre Arts

· One year teaching and/or training experience.

· Knowledge of the Brightspace Learning Management system preferred.

· Experience with a diverse, multi-lingual student population is desired, as is a commitment to the open access mission of the community college.

· Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with diverse group of staff and students.

How to Apply:

· All interested candidates, including current CCC employees, must submit the following documents for review:

· A letter of interest

· Resume or curriculum vitae

· A statement of your teaching philosophy

· A legible copy of your college transcripts (Unofficial transcripts initially accepted, official transcripts must be provided at time of interview.)

· Two letters of recommendation or reference

One of the department chairs will contact candidates individually if we would like to schedule an interview.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Thank you for your interest in CCC!

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