Position Announcement: English Instructor, Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee Valley College 
Human Resources 1300 Fifth Street Wenatchee WA 98801-1799 
Posted: January 15, 2014 Closes: Open until filled 

All Qualified Applicants May Apply 

Wenatchee Campus. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position on a 175-day contract. Class assignments may include day, evening and distance courses. This position is scheduled to begin fall quarter (September) 2014. 

Wenatchee Valley College is a team that values excellence in all pursuits related to the core college mission of serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. The college seeks to employ like-minded professionals who are as passionate about service to students and the teaching-learning process as they are about their individual fields of study. It seeks individuals who are involved in community and understand transformative learning occurs in a wide variety of circumstances with tailored approaches that expand students’ views of the world. The college is committed to creating an environment that is dynamic and flexible, as well as reasoned and responsible, in its approach to educating the students it serves. 

The college is committed to diversity and inclusiveness; 30 percent of the regional student body is Latino and the college district includes part of the reservation of the Colville Confederated Tribes. Wenatchee Valley College is designated as a Hispanic serving institution. Women, members of underrepresented groups, and bi- and multi-lingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 


The purpose of this position is to teach English composition and Literature classes. Additional responsibilities of the position include curriculum development, scheduled office hours, participation in department meetings, college committees and task groups, assessment of learning outcomes, advising of students for degree and career success, and other related duties as assigned by the administration. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to): 

• Adhere to, promote and effectively teach official curricula as determined by the English department and approved by the college. 

• Provide learning activities and appropriate evaluation of student progress toward attaining the learning outcomes and abilities set by the department and the college. 

• Work successfully with students with academic difficulties to develop college level skills. 

• Effectively participate in departmental and college teaching and learning activities. 

• Effectively apply quality teaching and learning processes and principles. 

• Maintain and submit appropriate individual student records as required. 

• Apply electronic informational retrieval (EIR) technologies to effective teaching and learning. 

• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty and administration. 

• Develop a professional improvement plan and participate in continuous improvement activities. 



• A master’s degree in English from an accredited institution of graduate education. 

• Experience in and commitment to teaching process essay and academic writing to diverse students. 

• One year of teaching college-level English or two years as a graduate teaching assistant in a university composition program. 



• A master’s degree in English with an emphasis on essay writing composition, technical writing or rhetoric; strong grammar and rhetoric background preferred. 

• Experienced in writing and assessing student learning outcomes and the ability to apply the results of assessment to improving course/program content and delivery. 

• Successful college teaching experience in transfer English in a community college setting 

• Experienced in e-learning modes including pure online delivery, hybrid and telecourses, and enhancing traditional classes with interactive television, multimedia presentations, and Internet resources.



• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students with a wide range of skills and abilities. 

• Demonstrated dedication to student success. 

• Experience in curriculum design and student outcome assessment. 

• Ability to function in a multi-lingual and multi-cultural environment. 



Wenatchee Valley College seeks faculty who will help move the college into the future. We see our role as assisting students to achieve their individual goals and to serve the community and its needs for an educated workforce. We expect all faculty to strive for excellence both in the classroom and in their broader role as cooperative members of the college. Beyond the stated minimum and desirable qualifications, the following abilities are important to fulfilling our mission and goals: 

• Mastery of discipline, demonstrated through earned degrees, continued professional education, employment in the field and other relevant education and experience. 

• Teaching skills, demonstrated through prior teaching assignments, graduate teaching assignments, professional training and other relevant experience. 

• Knowledge, understanding and support of the mission and purpose of a comprehensive community college. 

• Flexibility to adapt to the dynamically changing arena of American post-secondary education, including the ability to perceive opportunity and assist the college in moving in new directions. 

• Excellent oral and written communications skills. 

• Technology literacy. 

• Commitment to working effectively with students, colleagues, staff and a district community who represent a broad spectrum of ages, abilities, ethnicities, and educational, economic, and cultural backgrounds. 

• Commitment to working as a fully productive faculty member which entails understanding that being a faculty member extends beyond teaching classes. Willing acceptance of continuous responsibilities beyond the classroom is essential. 



Salary is determined by placement on the Wenatchee Valley College full-time faculty schedule (currently $46,449 to $51,871 for a 9-month, 175-day contract). Benefits include medical and dental coverage, life insurance, long-term disability, personal days, sick leave and a retirement plan. 


Applicants must submit all of the following (e-mail submission is preferred): 

• A cover letter that describes your interest in the position and addresses how you meet the minimum and desired qualifications. 

• A complete WVC application for employment (available on our web site or human resources office). 

• A faculty supplemental application (available on our web site or human resources office). 

• A current resume. 

• Transcripts of all postsecondary education (unofficial are acceptable). 

• The names, addresses and phone numbers of four individuals qualified to assess your work-related experience and your ability to perform the duties specified for the position being applied for. 


It is your responsibility to submit all required application materials before the deadline. Please do not send portfolios or other unsolicited materials. They will not be shared with the screening committee and cannot be returned to you. Only the finalist will be asked to send additional materials. We do not accept faxed application materials. 

Application materials may be requested from: 

Wenatchee Valley College 

1300 Fifth Street 

Wenatchee, WA 98801 

(509) 682-6440 

TDD (509) 682-6837/ (509) 682-6853 

Email: jobs@wvc.edu 

Web site: http://www.wvc.edu/jobs


A screening committee will review only complete applications. For priority consideration, please have your completed application materials submitted by February 13, 2014. A limited number of applicants who meet the needs of the position and the college will be interviewed. 

As a part of the interview, the applicant will be required to demonstrate for the screening committee a 15-minute teaching session. 

WVC will make assistance available in the application and pre-employment screening process for applicants with disabilities who request such assistance in advance. 

Corrected or extended notices for this recruitment will be posted online and in the college human resources office. 


Candidates called for interview may be reimbursed up to $500 to help defray costs (inquire about details). 


In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire. 

Membership in the WVC Association for Higher Education or payment of a representation fee is required. 

Prior to appointment, the successful candidate must pass a criminal history background check. 

Wenatchee Valley College is an equal opportunity employer

Interested applicants are encouraged to view the following informational video: