Instructor Adult Education

The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. We appreciate your dedication to educating students! When you join our talented faculty team, you'll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We'll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.

We are currently seeking an Instructor, Adult Education (ESL/ABE/GED) who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity
You: You have a passion for teaching, a desire to help others and a commitment to "give back" to your community.

Your mission: ESL: Teach English language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing to Limited English Proficient (LEP) students.

ABE: Provide instruction in reading, writing, and speaking and comprehending English, and solving quantitative problems, including functional context for Adult Basic Education students (ABE).
GED: Provide comprehensive secondary instruction below the college credit level in reading, writing and literature, mathematics, science, and social studies, including functional context, and instruction for adults who do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
A typical day: When you're not teaching, you may be assisting students with opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers; evaluating program curricula and/or practices; advising students on academic and/or career pathways; or reviewing textbooks and learning materials.

Next steps: If you're excited about the idea of teaching and uplifting students so they can continue on their journeys toward higher education and fulfilling careers, we're looking for you. Submit your application today.


Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

• Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
• 145 languages are spoken here.
• Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
• Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
• The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
• World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
• With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
• Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.

HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required.
Texas Teaching Certificate preferred.
Minimum one (1) year of teaching experience.
Teaching experience working with adult students in a multi-level setting preferred.
Experience in working with a diverse population is preferred.
Experience with curriculum development.
Possess good organizational and planning skills
Willingness to complete four hours of New Employee Induction (NEI) orientation and two hours of classroom observation in an adult education class
Willingness to complete 12 hours of in-service training each fiscal year; 24 hours for two years, if a valid Texas Teaching Certificate is not held
Available to teach day, evening or weekend classes at a number of sites, within the program's service areas
Work with ESL levels 3 & 4 to transition to ABE, GED and Career Pathway classes
Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required
Knowledge of instructional methods in ESL, Literacy and/or GED
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population
Demonstrate sensitivity toward students from diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities
Demonstrate ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment

Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others

Maintain accurate record keeping in accordance to policy guidelines and tracks students' progress for academic, career and personal growth

Assist adult learners with registration, orientation and assessment as needed according to standards and procedures

Advise students on academic and career issues