Adult Basic Education - IBEST Professor, Full-Time Tenure Track

Job description

Our Opportunity

This recruitment is for a full-time tenure track position.

The basic assignment is 177 contract days with a salary of $54,378. The effective date of employment will be September 16, 2019.

South Puget Sound Community College seeks candidates for the 2019-20 academic year to fill a full-time, tenure track position in Adult Basic Education - IBEST. Successful candidates will possess the interest, skills and abilities to help college teams lead the state in innovative and collaborative learning experiences designed to optimize student success.

The Adult Basic Education - IBEST Professor will:

  • Place student success at the center of all decision-making.
  • Engage with students, faculty, staff and administrators to create a community of learners.
  • Seek opportunities for teaching and learning excellence.
  • Embrace change, risk-taking and innovation.
  • Respect the richness of diverse cultural values, beliefs and practices of others.
  • Contribute to the technical and general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education to a university.

South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. On average, 43% of SPSCC students are people of color. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

And if that isn't enough? We also offer:

  • The Clipper Café grill specializing in seasonal comfort foods
  • The Bake Shop offering daily baked goods made by our students
  • Fine dining in the Percival Room, offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices as part of our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs
  • Campus bookstore offering snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies
  • Starbucks coffee shop
  • Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyond – you receive a FREE State Agency Rider (STAR) Pass
  • FREE parking on campus – permits are not required
  • On-campus child care
  • Percival Creek, which runs beneath our campus footbridge, provides year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon pass through each fall
  • Many walking paths that are marked and on nicely paved sidewalks
  • Gym and recreation facilities
  • SPSCC promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events on campus
  • Lots of activities with our Arts and Entertainment series, which are usually free for staff and faculty
  • Many community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts
What You'll Do

Faculty members will work with other faculty, staff, and administrators to:

  • Create and facilitate contextualized and integrated learning experiences in the areas of Adult Basic Education in relation to identified college pathways that are linked to career goals. Adult Basic Education instructional areas include but are not limited to Language Arts, Mathematics, Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and/or High School Completion for native and non-native speakers of English.
  • Create authentic assessments of students' knowledge, skills, and abilities in Language Arts, Mathematics, Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and/or High School Completion for native and non-native speakers of English that measure course, program, and college wide outcomes.
  • Apply multiple teaching and learning strategies that promote the affective, cognitive and kinesthetic domains of learning.
  • Provide online, hybrid, e-Learning enhanced courses, and/or team-teach in professional technical and/or transfer IBEST course sequences.
  • Establish rapport with students who have a history of academic difficulties and motivate such students to develop academic skills.
  • Implement appropriate state and federal Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) student data collection and documentation and submit them in a timely manner as required including WABERS+ data and NRS approved testing policies and procedures.
  • Use local, state, and national data and analytics to continuously improve strategies for student access and success.
  • Advise students regarding academic pathways and the courses needed to reach each student's academic goals.
  • Use a wide range of learning resources, tools and technologies to improve access and student success in higher education.
  • Serve on committees that support the shared governance of the college.
Qualifications You Possess

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or graduate certificate in Education, Adult Education, Post-Secondary Literacy, Developmental Studies, Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages,
  • Closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • One year of experience teaching adult learners.
  • Experience teaching basic Mathematics.
  • Demonstrated experience designing curriculum.
  • Experience in team-based instructional approaches including Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (IBEST).
  • Demonstrated understanding and implementation of contextualized and/or integrated learning.
  • Evidence of innovative and diverse teaching methods, and technologies, to support teaching and learning in a dynamic educational environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in department, division, and college wide committees.
  • Experience in the academic advising of students, with knowledge of college or career transitions.
  • Experience working collaboratively to promote student success.
  • Interest in professional development as an educator and a scholar.
  • Knowledge and experience working with learning outcomes.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Learning Management Systems.
To Apply

Applications must include the following attachments:

  1. Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee that addresses your qualifications as they relate to the minimum qualifications and required attributes described in this announcement.
  2. Current resume.
  3. Copies of unofficial transcripts from institutions of higher education.

Condition of Employment
Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.

Bargaining Unit
This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the South Puget Sound Federation of Teachers, AFT/AFL-CIO, Local 4603.

SPSCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over age 40, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resource Office at (360) 596-5500. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status. SPSCC is a drug-free workplace.




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Posted: 1/15/2019
Application Due: 3/1/2019
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