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Instructor, VIL Program (Verizon Grant)- Hourly

Austin Community College
Austin, TX
Closing date
Jul 30, 2021

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Position Information
Highland Campus
2nd Saturdays of each month; 8:30am - 1:00pm
FLSA Status:
Reports To:
Associate Vice President, College & High School Relations
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.
General Statement of Job

To provide specialized, short-term instruction for the Verizon Innovative Learning (VIL) Rural Young Women program.Information for This Posting Only

This is a student-facing position that will be held in person at the Highland and/or Round Rock campus every second Saturday from September 2021 to May 2022 from 8:30am - 1:00pm.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides specialized, short term instruction to middle school students.
  • Delivers and correlates curriculum and instruction to the TEKS standards within the respective content area in a discovery learning format, emphasizing hands-on learning.
  • Utilizes best practices in regard to classroom management in order to foster student persistence and success.
  • Collaborates closely with program personnel to maximize academic benefits for each student.
  • Manages time and classroom effectively.
  • Maintains up-to-date records of student grades and progress.
  • Attends program meetings as assigned.
  • Assists with additional program duties as assigned.
  • KnowledgeMust 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 the subject area. Knowledge of current education and instructional theories, methodologies, techniques, and principles.SkillsMust 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 an established work schedule. Maintaining confidentiality of student and other work-related information. Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact, patience, diplomacy, sensitivity, and flexibility as it relates to working with students from varied socioeconomic backgrounds and learning styles. Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, including students, instructors, tutors, and staff. Ability to apply knowledge of current education and instructional theories, methodologies, techniques, and principles. Ability to apply knowledge of the subject area.Technology Skills

    Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, online resources, and other technologies for the classroom. Demonstrated proficiency using an online learning management system such as Canvas to develop and build course content and perform administrative duties.Required Work Experience

  • At least one year of related experience in STEM.
  • Preferred Work Experience

    Experience developing and preparing course materials/syllabi. Experience delivering lectures, leading discussions and/or laboratory experiments. Experience conducting evaluations of student performance and assignment of grades.Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in the teaching discipline.
  • Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other

    ACC non-exempt (classified) employees are not eligible for employment consideration.Other Preferred Qualifications

    Valid Texas State Board for Educator Certification credential. College-level teaching experience can substitute for the teaching certificate. Familiarity with Immersive Media, Digital Product Innovations,Smart Solutions, and Artificial Intelligence + Robotics. Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation for travel within the ACC service area.Physical Requirements

    Work is performed in a learning lab environment on campus in an academic setting. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 20 pounds.Safety

  • 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 OverviewFull-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.

    DisclaimerThe 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.

    As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


    The Austin Community College District is the primary gateway to higher education and training for residents in eight Central Texas counties. ACC is among the fastest-growing community colleges in the country, providing access to valuable programs and services that change lives and benefit communities.

    Mission and Vision

    The Austin Community College District values and respects each individual student. We promote student success and improve communities by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in the eight-county service area. Community colleges have a diverse, four-part mission:

    • General education and academic transfer
    • Workforce education
    • Foundation programs to get students college-ready
    • Lifelong learning (Continuing Education)


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