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Job ID: 183157

Instructor, Adult Education
Austin Community College District

Date Posted Apr. 4, 2022
Title Instructor, Adult Education
University Austin Community College District
Austin, TX, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Vocational/Technical

Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester.  We embrace our identity as a community ollege as reflected in our mission statement.  We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

*Commitment to Equity and Inclusion*_

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC’s faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:
Instructor, Adult Education

Job Description Summary:
Adult Education HSE Instructor: Responsible for instruction in all levels of High School Equivalent (HSE / GED®) basic skills, adult secondary skills, and HSE / GED® test preparation including all subject areas (reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science). Instructors may also be responsible for instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) and career pathways support including ability to benefit literacy.

Job Description:

Description of Duties and Tasks ​

1) Instructs adult students of all skill levels in math, language, and reading. Prepares students for HSE / GED® exams and other required testing.
2) Establishes clear and understandable student classroom expectations and communicates them in a posted syllabus during the first week of class. Maintains and follows through on these expectations through the academic period.
3) Assists students in establishing specific and attainable academic and career goals.
4) Develops and follows structured curriculum related to one or more HSE / GED® content areas. Learning goals are communicated in the class syllabus.
5) Participates in the orientation, registration, and advising process.
6) Develops classroom environment conducive to optimal student learning: balance of structure and care.
7) Consistent use of interactive teaching methods including strategies training and differentiated, multisensory activities for whole class, groups, peer-to-peer, and individuals.
8) 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.
9) Completes annual professional development requirements as required.
10) Participates in required meetings and workshops.
11) Monitors and records student progress using formal and informal methods. Progress-tests students as needed using CASAS Assessment. Administers end of term assessments.
12) Assists with the development and maintenance of departmental end of term assessments and syllabus shells.
13) Mentoring of new Adult Basic Education (ABE) / HSE hourly instructors.
14) Works with Austin Community College Adult Education Community Partners.

Knowledge ​

  • 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.

Skills ​

  • 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 Blackboard LMS for classroom materials management.
  • Use Blackboard Collaborate video conferencing for virtual instruction.
  • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
  • Use other educational software to support instruction and learning.

Required Work Experience ​

  • Two years related work experience.

Required Education ​

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Special Requirements ​

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

*HR Use Only *

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Please Note:  ACC job postings are removed from advertising at 12:00 A.M on the job posting closing date__ (midnight on the day before the closing date).  Please apply prior to the job closing date and time.

Number of Openings:

Job Posting Close Date:
April 15, 2022

*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 and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

*EEO Statement*_
The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.

*Clery Act*_
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 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.

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