Adjunct Faculty – English

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State of Virginia

Title: Adjunct Faculty – English

Agency: Northern VA Community College

Location: Multiple Locations

FLSA: Exempt

Hiring Range: Starting salary is commensurate as based on assigned instructor level, education, and experience.

Full Time or Part Time: Part Time

Additional Detail

Job Description:Adjunct faculty members are responsible for effectively planning and teaching courses in the designated discipline/field of study to students from a variety of academic backgrounds and experiences. Teaching may include a variety of formats: face to face, remote, and online. Adjunct faculty are employed to teach up to 12 credit hours in the fall and spring semester and/or up to 8 credit hours during summer session. Teaching load is based on student enrollment and staffing needs. The adjunct faculty contract contains no expectation or guarantee of continued employment.

Must reside in the (DC, VA, MD) DMV area.

Duties and Tasks:

  • Teach specific classes in the designated discipline.
  • Develop course syllabi and instructional materials.
  • Maintain records, assign grades, and assess student progress.
  • Adhere to policies, procedures, and regulations of NOVA and the VCCS.
  • Maintain current competence in the particular discipline or field of specialization.

Essential Functions:

As a part of the primary responsibility to provide quality instruction, the College expects each faculty member to meet assigned classes regularly; submit required records and reports routinely; teach the prescribed courses of study with the established texts; and adhere to the statement on professional ethics in accordance with College policies, procedures, and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Ability to work with a diverse student population
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exellent analytical skills
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to teach day, night and weekends or a combination
  • Ability to use instructional technology

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in English, or Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching English composition at the college or high school level
  • Experience teaching in classroom, hybrid, and online formats.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Experience teaching students from diverse language backgrounds and varying levels of proficiency.

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