Instructor/Assistant Professor of College and Career Readiness (10-month contract)
- Western Wyoming Community College
- Location: Rock Springs, Wyoming
Faculty-Education-Reading and Literacy
- Posting Date: 08/17/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
The primary responsibility of this individual is to provide quality instruction to Western students enrolled in Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL), high school equivalency certification (HSC) preparation, and Option III high school credit recovery courses taught at the Rock Springs campus, Green River Center, Outreach locations, and online. This individual must be able to relate to adult learners who are native speakers, as well as to those whose first language is not English. This position will be daytime during the fall and spring semesters and limited hours during the summer semester.
A typical load for a full-time faculty member is 30 credit hours per academic year. Teaching loads, however, range from 28 to 32 credit hours for an academic year. 25 hours of in-class instruction per week in the Career and College Readiness is the equivalent of a 15-credit per semester load. Additional expectations on a weekly basis are: five hours of preparation and grading, five Office Hours and five hours of Service to the College (determined by the Director of CCR).
It is expected that this individual will accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner, and strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, this individual must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with college personnel and the public. This individual must follow all college policies, rules, regulations and guidelines as they relate to this position.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR WHICH THIS INDIVIDUAL* IS *ACCOUNTABLE
1. Provides quality instruction to students enrolled in Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL), high school equivalency certificate (HSEC) preparation and Option III high school credit recovery courses.
2. Provides quality learning experiences for all students in accordance with their needs and abilities while maintaining the basic integrity of the course’s standards and objectives.
3. States clear objectives and criteria in each course syllabus; follows the Curriculum Committee’s guidelines regarding course syllabi; integrates appropriate Western Wyoming Community College (Western) Goals for Student Success into each course, curriculum must meet required WIOA College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS); evaluates students’ performance in light of these objectives and criteria.
4. Teaches courses in a variety of environments and modes as required. Courses may be offered in the fall, spring or summer semesters and on varying schedules (i.e., 8- or 16-weeks), and may meet during the day, evening, weekend, or online in Rock Springs or at one of Western’s outreach centers. May teach in classroom, virtually, combination (hybrid), and/or lab setting.
5. Designs and implements effective learning processes for students using participatory learning techniques and CCR standards; advises students on college and career pathways, and provides feedback on student improvement and goal attainment. Tracks student progress and grades student work. In addition, helps students maintain a schedule to complete work in a timely manner.
6. Communicates clearly and effectively using the college network system, including the e-mail and calendar system, Canvas, and word processing; integrates learning with technology into the classroom as appropriate.
7. Submits syllabi, student evaluations, grades, transcripts, and other required information in a timely manner.
Other Related Duties
1. Assists the Director in all College and Career Readiness activities as requested including attending department meetings, developing course schedules and assignments, completing departmental duties and paperwork.
2. Works with the Director each year to develop an individual professional development plan that will be of mutual benefit to the individual and to Western.
3. Participates in departmental, divisional and institutional activities as requested.
4. Assists part-time instructors in the CCR department on campus and in Outreach to understand our expectations, standards, and methods; becomes involved as appropriate with Western’s Outreach programs; recruits new part-time instructors as necessary.
5. Participates actively in the College’s Assessment Program, including Program Review, to develop a more effective learning environment for all Western students.
6. Becomes familiar with and participates in the College’s efforts for planning and improvement.
7. Becomes familiar with the budgeting process of the college; assists with preparing annual and biennial budgets.
8. Assists in the recruitment and retention of WWCC students.
9. Refers students to the resources in the College and Career Readiness, Peer Tutor Center, Hay Library, Mustang Central, and Wellbeing and Accessibility.
10. Maintains an inventory of all assigned equipment and supplies in assigned areas; takes prudent efforts to safeguard Western physical resources from unauthorized use. Maintains safe working conditions and practices.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education and Experience, Knowledge and Abilities)
1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, TESOL, or related area.
2. Knowledge of appropriate accommodations for learning disabilities for testing.
3. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
4. Ability to teach a diverse group of adults with diverse needs and learning abilities.
5. Ability to exercise sound judgment in all facets of the student-teacher relationship.
6. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with colleagues and to develop effective working relationships with students and staff.
7. Experience in using computer-based instruction.
For those who do not exactly meet all the minimum qualifications, an equivalent combination of education and experience that has provided comparable knowledge and abilities may be acceptable.
PREFERRED ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Abilities, Education and Experience)
1. Master’s Degree in Education or related field.
2. Strong background, including teaching experience and coursework, in Adult Education, Education or related field.
3. Two years of adult education teaching experience at the community college level.
4. Knowledge of the HiSET test; knowledge of appropriate accommodations for learning disabilities for testing.
5. Experience using participatory learning techniques and active approaches to learning; experience using alternative methods of learning, such as interactive software, Internet, or individualized modular programs.
6. Demonstrated teaching excellence at a community college.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Western Wyoming Community College is an equal opportunity institution and as such prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, political belief, genetic information, or any other applicable protected category or activity. The college ensures non-discriminatory practices in all matters relating to its educational admissions, programs, services, and activities as well as in all terms and conditions of employment.
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