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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that
serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students
each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a
community college, as reflected in our mission statement. We
promote student success and community development by providing
affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes,
to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate
applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit
and retain a workforce that:
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
- Reflects the diversity of our community
- Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
- Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable
access to educational opportunities
- Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to
facilitate success for under-represented populations
- Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with
- Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure
the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of
historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through
continual strategic community engagement and professional
development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the
college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and
climate for equitable outcomes.
ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body as an open-access and
low-cost institution. Dedicated faculty members are excellent
professors who help students achieve their educational goals and
are sensitive to our students' diverse cultures and socio-economic
backgrounds. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty
Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value
collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and
teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity,
diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.
Job Posting Title:
Adjunct Faculty, Composition & Literary Studies (Dual
Job Description Summary:
This position is for Dual Credit courses that meet in-person on
high school campuses. Responsible to prepare and deliver
Composition and Literary Studies coursework in engaging,
innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways that reflect a
commitment to success equity, respect for individuality, an
understanding of culturally responsive teaching, and knowledge of
the teaching field. Meets professional standards for faculty in
accordance with college policies and procedures.
Principal Responsibilities and Duties
- Prepare and teach courses in the field of Composition and
Literary Studies to a diverse student population based on the
department's approved course learning outcomes, utilizing a variety
of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of community
college students and the standards of the discipline.
- Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback
reflecting program learning outcomes and departmental
- Provide teaching and mentoring services to students in a manner
which does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability,
age, protected veteran status, political affiliation, or other
- Remain current in the field through a variety of professional
- Perform other related tasks as assigned by the Department
Chair, Dean, and/or Associate Vice Chancellor, Vice Chancellor,
Executive Vice Chancellor.
- Faculty will teach Dual Credit courses with most courses held
on the high school campuses. Faculty will need expertise and
experience working with both high school and college
Principal Professional Standards
- Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, online
resources, and other technologies for the classroom. Demonstrated
proficiency using an online learning management system such as
Blackboard to develop and build course content and perform
administrative duties (posting office hours, syllabi, etc.).
- Appropriate use of the College's learning management
- Meet deadlines for attendance certification and submission of
final course grades.
- Participate in graduation, general assembly, and other official
- Maintain regular office hours to assist students and improve
student retention and success.
- Attend and participate in collegewide, campus, department, or
other activities and meetings.
- Recognize and reflect standards of civility and collegiality in
- Comply with published college policies and procedures and meet
professional standards for teaching in a community college.
Qualities of a Successful Candidate
- In accordance with Southern Association of College and Schools
Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements: Master’s degree in
English, Literature, Linguistics, or Creative Writing or • Master’s
degree with 18 graduate hours in these disciplines . SACSCOC
requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the
For specific requirements by course and program, please see the
current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at http://www.austincc.edu/faculty/credentials/ .
- Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.
- A commitment to establishing and maintaining positive working
relationships with students, colleagues, and staff representing
diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Dynamic, non-traditional instructional delivery methods to
teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from
diverse backgrounds and abilities.
- Appropriate and up-to-date knowledge of the discipline and
- Experience using technology as an instructional aide where
appropriate to enhance learning.
- Documented experience with active and applied teaching and
- A strong commitment to teaching in a community college setting,
including teaching practices that reflect an understanding of the
multicultural classroom and the benefits of cultural awareness and
sensitivity in the classroom and the workplace.
- Commitment to a diverse workforce.
- Commitment to the comprehensive mission of Austin Community
College and to the principles and practices associated with
- Ability to communicate effectively with students with a wide
range of skills and backgrounds.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with varied and
diverse groups from the community as well as students, staff,
faculty, and administration.
- Strength in communication media, both verbal and written, as
well as listening.
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to
maintain an established schedule, including evenings and weekends,
including possible multiple campus locations that may vary by
- Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of student
- Understanding of what it means to teach in a community college
environment that serves often underprepared and underrepresented
- Understanding of systems of inequality and recognition of the
role of community college faculty in promoting equity, equality,
- Other: See Commitment to Equity and Inclusion.
When you apply using the official ACC application, you will need to
upload the following documents to your application:
1. Cover letter - Explaining interest in the position.
2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume - Your most recently updated C.V. or
Resume (to include the documents below):
Include the following as part of your C.V. or Resume upload:
- Statement of teaching philosophy. Consider these questions as
you develop your teaching philosophy statement:
- What are your values, beliefs, and goals related to teaching
and learning in a community college setting?
- What will make you effective in the community college
- How does student identity in the classroom affect how you
- Statement of past and/or potential contributions to diversity,
equity and inclusion in the academic environment. ACC is committed
to ensuring that we are welcoming and inclusive of all
Further, we believe that race, ethnicity, gender, and other human
differences should not be predictors of success. Our commitment to
equity means that we seek to give each student the support needed
to be successful so that we improve enrollment, persistence, and
completion rates for all students.
- Please describe how you have and/or will contribute to the
achievement of an inclusive and equitable academic environment for
Official transcripts and/or certifications will need to be sent
directly from your institution to:
ACC Highland Business Center
Attention: E.M. Breedlove, Employment Manager
5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752
Photocopies of transcripts and transcripts stamped "issued to
student" are not accepted.
3 professional references required (contact information only)
Criminal Background Check
Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all
staff and faculty positions.
ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in
full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible
for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after
their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical,
dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement
plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security.
participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and
the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators
Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money
Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal
Number of Openings:
- Work is routinely performed in an office/classroom
- Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching,
kneeling, pushing, and pulling.
- Ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
- Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working
conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to
prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
Job Posting Close Date:
August 31, 2024 Clery Act
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are
required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne
Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act
(Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If
this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery
Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended
to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the
job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities
required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with
business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or
delete portions of this job description at any time, with or
without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties
as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable
accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the
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