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Adjunct Instructor - ENGL 250 - U.S. Indigenous Literatures

Company: Green River Community College
Location: auburn
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position SummaryFirst Review Nov. 2We invite applications from faculty qualified to teach ENGL 250 - U.S. Indigenous Literatures at Green River College (Auburn, WA) in Winter quarter 2021 (Jan-Mar); the course will be taught in an online format using the Canvas platform.About The College:The student body at Green River College is made up of approximately 34% Academic Transfer students, 30% Professional-Technical, 11% Adult Basic Education, 25% Continuing & Community Education. In addition, there are five bachelor of applied science four year degrees offered. Green River College has four campuses, including the main campus in Auburn, with satellite campuses in Kent, downtown Auburn, and Enumclaw. Green River programs serve high school graduates, Running Start students (dual enrollment in local high schools and the college), those seeking retraining for the workforce, international students, students learning English as a second language, and Continuing Education students. Green River's service areas are increasingly ethnically diverse, comprising African Americans, African immigrants, Asian Americans, Asians, Latin-x, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Middle Eastern Americans, among other mitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion: Green River College is committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse campus environment, incorporating principles of equity in order to promote inclusive practices. Diversity is understood in terms of intersectional identities defined by culture, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, social class, disability, religion, veteran status, immigration status, and age. Given the diversity of our student population and service areas, we encourage applications from faculty, staff, and administrators with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining and serving people from a wide range of backgrounds and collaborating effectively with others.COURSE DESCRIPTION:A focus on the literary, oral, and cultural traditions of U.S. indigenous communities, including Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders. Students will critically read, view, interpret, discuss, and write about works of fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry, and/or autobiography, as well as other cultural genres such as songs, chants, music, dance, and/or film. Students will examine how Indigenous writers, storytellers, and artists draw upon traditional forms to develop innovative expressions, while situating creative works in relation to historical, political, and cultural contexts. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099. Satisfies a Humanities and Diversity Course Requirement for the AA degree.Qualifications Master's degree in English literature, Rhetoric and Composition, Native American Studies, Pacific Islander Studies, Ethnic Studies, Multicultural Studies, or related interdisciplinary fields (with relevant focus on literary studies). Successful teaching experience relevant to the critical study of Native American, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander and ethnic literatures and cultures.Supplemental InformationCONDITIONS:This is a part-time, nontenured, quarter-to-quarter assignment. Salary is dependent upon the number of contact hours for the assignment as provided in the collective bargaining agreement with the Green River United Faculty. Official transcripts documenting degrees earned and relevant coursework will be required upon hire.APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE:Attach the following with your completed on line application and responses to the Supplemental Questions (located under the tab titled "Supplemental Questions") to be considered for this position. Letter of interest addressing your relevant experience, course work, and how you meet the qualifications Current resume or curriculum vitae Names and contact information for three current professional referencesAt this time, Green River College is not sponsoring for H1-B Visas.This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by The Green River United Faculty Coalition.All offers of employment are subject to background checks. (Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.)Green River College is a tobacco free campus. For more information on the tobacco policy, please visit the following link: Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report- Green River College's Annual Safety and Fire Report is available online at containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information for the past three calendar years. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 253-288-3350.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Green River College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, age, marital status, religion, disability, genetic information or on any other unlawful basis. The college is committed to preventing and stopping discrimination, including harassment of any kind and any associated retaliatory behavior.The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Vice President of Human Resources, 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092-3622, (253) 288-3320. To receive this information in an alternate format, please contact Disability Support Services at (253) 833-9111, ext. 2631; TTY (253) 288-3359.More than Just a Paycheck!Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package.Health Benefits:Adjunct faculty may become eligible for benefits if they work two (2) consecutive quarters at 50% or more of full time academic load in order to qualify for benefits (based on instructional hours only).Newly-hired adjunct faculty are eligible for PEBB insurance benefits when they have taught 50 percent or more of a full-time workload for two consecutive quarters at one or more public higher education institutions, going on benefits the start of the second quarter at 50% or more. Medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under the Public Employees Benefits Board.Adjunct faculty who initially meet the State Board Retirement Plan Eligibility criteria after June 30, 2011 are given the option to participate in the State Board Plan (TIAA-CREF) or to participate in TRS 3, and have 30 days to make a choice. The eligibility threshold for participation in the State Board Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF) is 50 percent of a full-time workload at one or more college districts or the State Board for two consecutive quarters. There may be other options available under limited circumstances.Leave accruals and usage are governed by the faculty master contract. Half time is defined as one-half of the full-time academic workload as determined by each institution, except that half time for community and technical colleges faculty employees is governed by RCW 28B.50.489.01After over 50 years, Green River College remains committed to serving the needs of our communities. How would your proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion support our commitment to serve communities that are rapidly changing?Required QuestionAgency Green River CollegeAddress 12401 SE 320th StreetAuburn, Washington, 98092Website

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