English Department Coordinator: Composition, ESL, and Reading

Per the NFA Contract, Article 9, TMCC is announcing to all eligible Academic and Administrative faculty that a need exists for an English Department Coordinator: Composition, ESL, and Reading.

Posting Date

May 1, 2024


The English coordinator is to assist the Chair of the English department with the following support as related to the English department.

Scope of Work

This is an assignment requiring additional work days/hours outside regular contract days, including times as needed during summer, winter, and/or spring break to fulfill duties. This assignment will begin July 1, 2024, and will end June 30, 2025; approximately 210 work hours/semester plus an additional 35 work hours in summer, winter, and/or Spring Break (455 work hours/year). This additional assignment is not automatically renewed annually.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  1. The Coordinator will conduct observations of part-time faculty teaching English Composition, ESL, and Reading courses and share observations with the instructor and the Chair. Update the department and division observations schedules as observations are completed.
  2. Support part-time instructor compliance with program/discipline guidelines and notify the Chair of any compliance issues.
  3. Develop and maintain department materials for part-time faculty, including the Department Handbook.
  4. Work with the Chair to communicate important institution, division, and department events, policies, and updates with part-time faculty.
  5. Work with the Chair to coordinate assessment activities with the faculty according to the English department Longitudinal Assessment Plan including coordinating General Education assessment with full- and part-time faculty members. Disseminate assessment results to full- and part-time faculty. Submit any course revisions through CRC or support full-time faculty with submission.
  6. Oversee program and discipline reviews and their yearly updates, in conjunction with the Chair.
  7. Collect assessment vehicles, organize, and run assessment activities for the English Composition, ESL, and Reading course(s) scheduled for assessment during the year.
  8. Serve as the Chair of the English Composition committee and provide updates to the Department Chair and Dean of program needs including course or program changes.
  9. Coordinate with the ESL and Reading Faculty and the Department Chair to assure course continuity between ESL and English composition offerings.
  10. Coordinate the textbook selection process for Composition, ESL and Reading courses for the department.
  11. Attend important meetings relating to department functions and concerns including English Department Leadership Team meetings.
  12. Provide professional development for English full- and part-time faculty.
  13. Develop mentoring partnerships between full and part-time faculty.
  14. Act in the Department Chair position when appropriate.
  15. Approve course substitutions and student placement in the absence of the Chair using appropriate software to make adjustments to student records and courses.
  16. Provide student advising to those seeking an AA with an English emphasis.
  17. Write reports: for example, assessment reports (CIP), progress reports, activity reports, end of the semester report.
  18. In conjunction with the Chair, develop mentor program between Jumpstart faculty teaching at local high schools and full-time English faculty.
  19. In conjunction with the Chair, monitor Jumpstart cohort sections for curricular consistency as a part of department assessment practices, in conjunction with the Chair.
  20. At the end of each semester, the English Department Coordinator will provide a brief written report that details the progress and activities to the department chair and dean, and will summarize that semester’s progress on each job duty.
  21. Other duties as agreed upon by Department Chair or Dean


The ideal candidate for this position will meet the following criteria:

  • Current TMCC Composition English faculty.
  • One year or more of full-time teaching experience in English Composition or equivalent.
  • Be familiar with the English Department its course offerings and their function within the college.
  • Have knowledge and proven skills with strategies for outcomes/assessment for English Composition and University parallel English courses.
  • Have experience with curriculum development and/or experience with outcomes and assessment studies. 


6 credits release per semester (3 can be taken as a stipend) for a total of 12 credits release per year: a 3 credit stipend (for summer and additional work) per year.

Reports To

English Department Chair

Application Process

Interested faculty will submit a letter of interest describing special qualifications and background information no later than 5 p.m. on May 16, 2024.

The letter should be addressed to Natalie Russell, Dean of Liberal Arts. Note: Administrative faculty must include a documented plan for separation of the additional assignment work from regular work time.

Selection Process

The Dean of Liberal Arts will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before May 17, 2024.