Position Description / Details
We are currently recruiting for a full-time, tenure-track Adult Basic Education Instructor to begin Fall 2018. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher-scholar with enthusiasm and expertise in helping under-educated adults achieve academic and career goals. This instructor is responsible for teaching all basic skills areas including reading, writing, math, and high school completion. We are looking for professionals who show exceptional classroom skills, will challenge their students through innovative and rigorous coursework, and will serve as conscientious and dedicated advisors throughout their students’ experience at the college.
Located in the northwest corner of the United States, Peninsula College is nestled in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The main campus in Port Angeles, Washington, overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the nearby city of Victoria, British Columbia, and has easy access to the Pacific Ocean, Olympic National Park, and Seattle. It is arguably the most beautiful community college setting in the United States. The region is also home to six Native American tribal reservations, which are dispersed across the North Olympic Peninsula.
As a public comprehensive community college with baccalaureate-granting authority, Peninsula College is highly regarded by businesses, schools, and community partners for its culture of innovation, high academic standards, and strategic vision. The College is part of the 34-college Washington State Community and Technical College System and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The College serves more than 4670 students (1400 FTE) through its main campus and Port Townsend and Forks campuses, its correctional facilities, community education, and its online course offerings. The College community is vibrant, engaged, and known for its commitment to serving the diverse needs of the local communities across its 3,600 square mile service district.
The College culture is defined by its Guiding Principles and its shared governance model, which value respect, open and honest communication, integrity and collaboration. The College is a leader in the Guided Pathways work in Washington State, and is deeply engaged in creating institutional change to support this vision. The College is highly regarded as a warm and welcoming place. Click here for a video about Peninsula College.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Instruct in basic literacy skills, computer literacy, and high school equivalency through a contextualized curriculum. Subjects include English, Math, Social Studies, and Science.
- Collaborate and communicate with adjunct faculty in teaching similar courses.
- Develop curriculum and instructional strategies in a competency-based environment, which acknowledges broad learning differences and challenges.
- Provide individualized and small group instruction in a multi-level classroom; keep record of daily lesson plans.
- Provide materials according to student needs and goals; assist student in use of materials.
- Assess student’s educational needs; administer appropriate placement tests.
- Monitor and document student progress.
- Counsel and advise student toward completion of goals; guide student in making educational plans.
- Maintain records of progress and attendance.
- Support student recruitment and public relations efforts.
- Maintain knowledge of current information in adult education.
- Make appropriate referrals to agencies in the area to meet student needs; maintain contact with agency personnel who have referred students.
- Assist in the development of curriculum materials as needed.
- Review and recommend materials and equipment to dean.
- Participate in committees and instructional meetings.
- Serve as faculty advisor for Basic Education students.
- Participate as part of the team of instructors who provide basic skills instruction in the Peninsula College district.
- Other duties as defined in the Peninsula College Faculty Association (PCFA) contract.
Works under the direct supervision of the Dean of Basic Education and Corrections Education
May supervise teaching aides and volunteers assigned to the classroom
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; Master’s degree in Adult Education or similar field preferred
- Two years of successful experience teaching adults
- Experience in successfully incorporating technology into pedagogy
- Experience designing innovative assessment techniques and strategies for classroom assessment
- Experience teaching on-line
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential. This includes the ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English and to communicate clearly with native and non-native English speakers
- Demonstrated excellent in teaching a diverse student population and an ability to establish rapport with students from diverse backgrounds
- A commitment to education that is student-centered and focused on learning
- Familiarity with Guided Pathways approaches to learning as delineated in Redesigning America's Community Colleges: . . . Bailey, Jaggars, Jenkins
Physical Work Environment
Work is typically performed in a classroom which requires standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time.
When assigned to an IBEST lab, vessel or natural or constructed learning environment, when storing or using supplies or equipment for which safety procedures are suggested, the faculty member is expected to model safe behavior and use PPE in accordance with expectations and safety laws which apply to the assigned work space, tools and materials. May be required to engage in professional development related to the program/industry safety and harmonizing environment compliance for the assigned lab/learning space. May be required to maintain currency in First Aid, CPR and BBP (provided post-hire).
- A full-time tenure-track position beginning the 2018 Fall quarter; this is a nine-month academic year appointment.
- Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; sick leave; retirement plan options; optional credit union and tax deferred annuity programs. Peninsula College contributes $913.00 per month towards the cost of the Washington State employee insurance programs.
- Peninsula College strongly supports faculty and staff professional development.
- In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
- Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
A complete application file will include:
- a college employment application,
- a letter of application addressing specific qualifications of this position,
- a current resume,
- unofficial transcript of terminal degree, and
- three current professional references qualified to assess your experience and ability to perform the duties specified. Please include references’ email addresses and telephone numbers.
Link to: Online Application
Please upload the additional application documents on the last page of your application form prior to submission.
Application materials may be submitted by mail or email to:
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Email: email@example.com (link sends e-mail)
Application forms submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.
Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer.