Instructor, Adult Education - Part-Time (50%)

Austin, TX
Mar 11, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

General Statement of Job

Responsible for instruction in all levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalent (HSE) career pathways support including ability to benefit literacy, basic skills, adult secondary skills, and HSE test preparation including all subject areas (reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science). THIS POSITION IS A 10.5-MONTH (200 work days) POSITION. THE SALARY IS ADJUSTED BASED ON THE 10.5 RANGE OF ($30,286 -$43,264).

Position Information
Location As assigned. Hours 200 working days as established for the academic year Salary Adult Education 2/119 ($17,306.00 - $24,722.50) FLSA Status Exempt Reports To Designated Adult Education Program Supervisor. Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Instructs adult students of all skill levels in math, language, and reading. Prepares students for HSE exams and other required testing.
  • Establishes clear and understandable student classroom expectations and communicates these expectations in written form using a syllabus and in-person during the first week of class. Maintains and follows through on these same expectations through the academic period.
  • Assists students in establishing specific and attainable academic and career goals.
  • Develops and follows structured curriculum related to one or more HSE content areas. Areas covered communicated in written form using a syllabus.
  • Participates in the orientation, registration, and advising process.
  • Develops classroom environment conducive to optimal student learning: balance of structure and care.
  • Consistent use of interactive teaching methods including strategies training and differentiated, multisensory activities for whole class, groups, peer-to-peer, and individuals.
  • Maintains, reports, completes, and turns in (where appropriate) all student records by posted due dates including: original in-class sign-in sheets, student testing, electronic attendance, online registration, grading, and distance learning hours.
  • Completes annual professional development requirements as required.
  • Participates in required meetings and workshops.
  • Monitors and records student progress using formal and informal methods. Progress-tests students every academic period using Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Administers end of term assessments.
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of departmental end of term assessments and syllabus shells.
  • Mentoring of new Adult Basic Education (ABE)/HSE hourly instructors.
  • Works with Austin Community College Adult Education Community Partners.

  • Additional Job Specific Duties

        • Maintain office hours


    Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Knowledge of various effective teaching techniques.
    • Effective classroom and individual communication methods.
    • Familiarity with levels and areas within Adult Education.
    • Growth mindset (Dweck, 2006) and its application to teaching.
    • Explicit instruction of various learning strategies including modeling metacognitive processes.
    • General assessment principles and best methods for test preparation.
    • Able to plan and create relevant lessons that match student learning needs. Learning needs determined by on-going formal and informal assessments.


    Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
    • Sensitive to student population, and demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Flexibility to follow policies and procedures as they come available.
    • Ability to instruct using specialized curriculum (i.e., Wilson Reading, Multisensory Grammar, Making Math Real, Neuhaus).
    • Use of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction methods.
    • Application of growth mindset (Dweck, 2006) in classroom.
    • Ability to maintain an established work schedule, including evenings and weekends.
    • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Effective organizational and planning skills.

    Technology Skills

    • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
    • Use educational software.

    Required Work Experience

    • Two years related work experience.

    Required Education

    • Bachelor's degree or higher.

    Special Requirements

    Licenses/Certifications; Other

    • Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation needed for local Austin area travel.

    Physical Requirements

    • Work is performed in a standard office or classroom environment.
    • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
    • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.


    • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

    ACC Benefits Overview

    Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


    The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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