Highlands College is currently seeking qualified candidates to teach English Composition. The position is open to candidates of all ranks.

Highlands College offers rank advancement but not tenure. Faculty rank is determined when hired based on credentials and teaching experience. All full-time faculty are employees (non-contract) with a normal teaching load of 24 to 30 credit hours per academic year or as needed to meet program needs. There is no research requirement.

Faculty are professional educators responsible for fulfilling the organizational mission, vision, values, strategic plan, and educational philosophy, with a primary goal of providing a quality education for all students attending Highlands College. The relationship between the faculty member and the student is one of leader, teacher, adviser, mentor, and facilitator of learning. Highlands College's faculty are committed to ensuring every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring learning environment.

Highlands College pays 100% of the following benefits for faculty:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield health and dental insurance (family coverage)

  • Group hospital indemnity insurance (family coverage)

  • Vision insurance through EyeMed Vision (family coverage)

  • Short-term disability policy

  • Long-term disability policy

  • Life insurance

  • Unlimited access to the HC Student Center (fitness/gym)

  • Generous paid vacation and sick leave

The following optional benefits are also available to faculty:

  • Educational Assistance (tuition reimbursement % based on faculty rank)

  • Professional Development Opportunities

  • 403(b) retirement account through GuideStone Financial Resources

  • Supplemental life insurance (family coverage)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide face-to-face instruction for courses in English Composition.

  • Develop curricula and deliver course material.

  • Foster a culture of academic excellence.

  • Support the educational purposes and objectives of the College.

  • Commit to ongoing personal and professional development.

  • Participate in shared faculty responsibilities, including serving on committees and attending faculty meetings, chapel services, commencement, and other events.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in English Composition (not English Literature) from an accredited institution (Alternatively, a completed master’s degree not in the field plus 18 graduate hours in English Composition would be considered.)

  • Passion for biblical higher education

  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems

  • Excellent presentation, written, and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students with diverse perspectives

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and organizational skills

  • Compatibility with the institution’s Christian vision and mission

  • Affirmation of the College Statement of Faith

  • Willingness to engage in the mission and ministry of Church of the Highlands

Preferred Qualifications*

  • Doctorate in English Composition

  • Experience teaching at the collegiate level

  • A demonstrated history of pedagogical excellence

  • Familiarity with Blackboard Learn Ultra

*Preference will be given to candidates with a doctorate, candidates who have experience teaching English Composition at the collegiate level, and candidates with evidence of continued professional development.

Application review will continue until the position is filled.