Location: Rockville, Maryland
Montgomery College accepts applications for Adjunct/Part-time Faculty on a continuous basis. Applications may be reviewed periodically based on the student enrollment needs. The listing of a course in the schedule of classes as "TBA" does not constitute an assignment. The hiring decision for part-time faculty involves an academic judgment and shall be determined at Management's sole discretion.
The Montgomery College English & Reading Departments at Rockville, Germantown and Takoma Park/Silver Spring have an immediate need for embedded academic coaches and writing center tutors who can support students. We seek enthusiastic, dedicated educators who exhibit a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, and the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner in a one-on-one setting.
***Montgomery College accepts applications for Adjunct/Part-time Faculty on a continuous basis. Applications may be reviewed periodically based on the student enrollment needs. ***
- The listing of a course in the schedule of classes as "TBA" does not constitute an assignment.
- The hiring decision for part-time faculty involves an academic judgment and shall be determined at Management's sole discretion.
Duties and responsibilities:
Embedded Academic Coach
- Visit in-person/virtual classes to actively engage and build relationships with students and stay abreast of course information.
- Collaborate and coordinate with host faculty members to provide targeted support to students.
- Engage students and destigmatize help-seeking behavior through active, collaborative, and culturally relevant approaches.
- Empower students to reframe challenges, build their strengths, and grow in target areas.
- Reinforce course material through both virtual and in-person subject matter coaching, as guided by the course section's modality and student need.
- Model and teach self-advocacy, academic skills, and non-cognitive skills.
- Disseminate reminders to students regarding course deadlines using a variety of communication tools and ongoing nudges to stay on track and access the resources.
- Help students strengthen their understanding of critical concepts and complete their coursework.
- Use a variety of teaching, tutoring, and coaching strategies to help students develop the academic skills, knowledge, attitudes, and habits that contribute to their success
- Provide timely documentation of coaching duties.
Writing Center Tutor
Appreciate tutoring in a multicultural environment, value linguistic diversity, and welcome the opportunity to work with students with diverse learning abilities.
- Demonstrate the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner.
- Demonstrate understanding of the writing and reading processes and a clear. understanding of English language grammar.
- Tutor students one-on-one for 30-45 minutes on a walk-in and appointment basis, both on-campus and online.
- Tutor writing and reading across disciplines for credit and non-credit courses.
- Use tutoring methodology that is non-directive and includes an elicitation style of dialogue.
- Strictly adhere to Academic Integrity standards (e.g., not editing or proofreading written assignments for the students or helping with mid-terms or final exams).
- Engage in ongoing training and professional development related to the position.
- Master's degree in English, Reading, Rhetoric, TESOL, or a closely related field.
- Proficiency with and ability to use the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS), Zoom, and other web-based instructional technology to facilitate learning in a web-enhanced environment.
- Demonstrated experience teaching using a variety of delivery methods, online resources, and technology applications across the curriculum.
- Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to contribute to the College's strategic plan of inclusion.
- Faculty members are expected to have access to a personal computer with virus protection that can connect to the internet outside of the work location (i.e., office, classroom, college campus)*. Montgomery College (MC) provides an MC e-mail account and access to the learning platform, password-protected faculty sections of the website, college listservs, and other faculty communications tools. *If you do not have access to a personal computer, please notify the department chair at the time of interview. Subject to available funds, the college may be able to provide temporary access to resources.
- Must be eligible to work in the United States without a sponsor.
- Master's degree in English, Composition/Rhetoric, Linguistics, TESOL, Reading, or a closely related field;
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to coach students with varying levels of preparedness for college-level work
- Ability to use a wide range of interpersonal skills to work cooperatively with others and productively manage conflict and challenges
- Experience in student success efforts designed to increase completion and student success for African American/Black and Latinx student populations
- Fluency or professional proficiency in a language other than English
As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:
Successful completion of a background check and degree verification (if applicable).
For international degrees, you must provide US degree equivalency verified by a nationally recognized credential evaluation service.
Thursday, July 27, 2023