Adjunct Faculty – English

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Working Title Adjunct Faculty – English

Role Title 

Role Code 

FLSA Exempt

Pay Band UG

Position Number 280A2019

Agency Northern VA Community College

Division NV280-Provost Loudoun

Work Location Multiple Locations

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

Emergency/Essential Personnel No

EEO Category I-Faculty

Full Time or Part Time Part Time

Does this position have telework options? -Telework options are subject to change based on business needs- No

Does this position have a bilingual or multilingual skill requirement or preference? 

Work Schedule 

Varies according to class schedules

Sensitive Position No

Job Description 

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.

Special AssignmentsMay be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA’s/Required QualificationsKSA’s

  • 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.

Additional ConsiderationsPreferred 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.

Operation of a State Vehicle No

Supervises Employees No

Required Traveln/a

Posting Number ADJ_786P

Recruitment Type General Public – G

Number of Vacancies varies depending on classes

Position End Date (if temporary) 

Job Open Date 01/23/2024

Job Close Date 06/30/2024

Open Until Filled 

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Special Instructions to Applicants 

Adjunct postings are pool postings, meaning that when there is a need, the divisions pull from the applicants that have applied to this position. Teaching load is based upon student enrollment and staffing needs. The adjunct faculty appointment contains no guarantee of continued employment.

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

Additional Information 

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the largest public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of the largest community colleges in the nation. NOVA enrolls nearly 75,000 students on its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Sterling, Manassas, Springfield, and Woodbridge, as well as through NOVA Online and high school dual enrollment programs. The College offers more than 100 affordable associate degree and certificate programs to help our students reach their academic and professional goals in some of the most in-demand careers.

At NOVA, we are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive community for all students, faculty, and staff, and our diverse workforce is representative of this commitment. To this end, we encourage all applicants seeking to add value through their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to consider employment opportunities with NOVA. To learn more about NOVA’s commitment to inclusive excellence, please visit our website.

NOVA offers eligible employees a benefits package that includes a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement program.

We strive to ensure our employees have the tools and development opportunities to support and promote NOVA’s mission.

For more information about NOVA and its programs and services, please visit our website at

The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports.

Background Check Statement DisclaimerThe selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:

EEO StatementThe Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA StatementThe VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

E-Verify StatementVCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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