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MCC English Discipline

English Job Outlook

MCC Campus(es) and Contacts:
MCC-Blue River: Rich Higgason 816.604.6530
MCC-Longview: Eric Sullivan 816.604.2262
MCC-Maple Woods: Melissa Renfrow 816.604.3067
MCC-Penn Valley: Ashley Cerrentano 816.604.4220

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature.

Sample of reported job titles: English Professor, English Instructor, Professor, Instructor, General Education Instructor, Humanities Professor, English Teacher, Composition Instructor, Creative Writing Professor, ESL Instructor (English as a Second Language Instructor). Most occupations in this area require a Bachelor's degree or higher.

Work Activities

  • Training and Teaching Others - Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Thinking Creatively - Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others - Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Coaching and Developing Others - Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.