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Adult Basic Skills Mathematics Instructor (Adjunct Faculty Pool)
Rogue Community College in Grants Pass, Oregon
 
 
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Date Posted 03/14/2016
Category
Faculty-Science-Mathematics
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

General Statement of Responsibilities

This is an adjunct faculty pool for teaching mathematics in the Adult Basic Skills department. The pool will remain open until June 2016 unless positions are no longer needed. Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be contacted and interviewed as positions become available. If at any time you decide that you are no longer interested in being considered, you may log in to the system and withdraw your application from the pool. Typically at the end of the year (or at any point we no longer have a hiring need for this department), we will close this pool and you will receive an email notification. 

Instructor provides Adult Basic Skills instruction and GED preparation integrated with life and work skills to students of varying ages.  

Supervision Received

The director, in consultation with the department leads and chair is responsible for carrying out the evaluation of instructors under procedures developed by the vice president. The director confers with the department leads and chair in decisions regarding instructor workload, professional growth, retention, and department staffing levels.

Examples of Duties - Essential Functions

 

  1.  Instructs at minimum, a basic math skills class, and directs study in an individualized learning lab setting. Other skills classes may be assigned based on need.
  2. Maintains atmosphere that is encouraging and supportive. 
  3. Participates as a team member to support student success. 
  4. Attends local/state/regional training meetings as recommended by the director, coordinator, or lead instructors. 
  5. Familiarizes self with center materials and equipment and is able to recommend appropriate course materials for individual students. 
  6. Assists students with learning difficulties and a variety of different learning needs. 
  7. Communicates well with a diverse student population. 
  8. Assists in student paper work and maintaining accurate records both in student folders and student record sheet notebooks. 
  9. Gathers data for TOPS reporting system. 
  10. Uses course outlines, appropriate Oregon Adult Basic Skills Learning Standards, as well as TOPS reports and analysis to inform instruction. 
  11. Maintains professional manner and appropriate role modeling. 
  12. Attends staff meetings as recommended and attends to department and college-wide correspondence through e-mail.   

 

Screening Criteria

Education: Bachelor's degree in education or related field is required; Master's degree preferred. 
 
Only degrees received from an accredited institution will be accepted: accreditation must be recognized by the office of degree authorization, US Department of Education, as required by ORS 348.609. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for required degree.

Experience: Minimum of three years' experience teaching required. Instructional background in math preferred.  

Knowledge of: Adult learning theory; instructional strategies for various audiences; ABE/GED curriculum; learning styles and disabilities; computer applications for communication and learning, including, but not limited to, word processing, the Internet, multi-media presentations, spreadsheets and database management; curriculum development; the community colleges' mission, role in higher education, and student population; and sensitivity to a diverse student body and its needs.  

Ability to: Communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse students, staff, and community members; demonstrate experience or potential for innovation and creativity in both the classroom and related educational duties; demonstrate a commitment to professional standards and growth. Work with non-traditional adult learners as well as teens. 

All ABS employees are required to have a Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Verification submitted to the Oregon Department of Education. This information is then sent to the State Police and FBI for verification. 

Licenses: If required to drive on behalf of the college, must possess a valid Oregon Driver License and provide proof of an acceptable driving record. 
Physical DemandsThe physical demands listed below represent those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Manual dexterity and coordination are required for less than half of the daily work period (about 40%) which is spent sitting while operating office equipment such as computers, keyboards, 10-key, telephones, and other standard office equipment. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, bend, kneel, stoop, twist, crouch, climb, balance, see, talk, hear, and manipulate objects. The position requires some mobility including the ability to move materials less than 5 pounds daily, 5-25 pounds occasionally, and 25-60 pounds rarely. This position requires both verbal and written communication abilities. 
Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is primarily working indoors in an office/classroom environment. The employee is not exposed to hazardous conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and lighting is adequate.  

Additional Posting Information

Method of Application and Closing Date:
 
Documents required for submission include a cover letter, resume, one (1) professional letter of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts indicating the level of degree earned.
 
This pool will remain open until June 2016 unless positions are no longer needed. Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be contacted and interviewed as positions become available. If at any time you decide that you are no longer interested in being considered, you may log in to the system and withdraw your application from the pool. Typically at the end of the year (or at any point we no longer have a hiring need for this department), we will close this pool and you will receive an email notification. 

INTERVIEW COSTS ARE AT APPLICANT'S EXPENSE. ROGUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, GENDER, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR DISABILITY. FINAL CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES AND PROVIDE OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FOR REQUIRED DEGREE. ONLY DEGREES RECEIVED FROM AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION WILL BE ACCEPTED; ACCREDITATION MUST BE RECOGNIZED BY THE OFFICE OF DEGREE AUTHORIZATION, US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AS REQUIRED BY ORS 348.609. ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHO ARE SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A 24-HOUR NOTICE TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE. 
 
Recognizing diversity as a defining characteristic of American society in the 21st Century, Rogue Community College has increased its efforts to become a multicultural institution. We are doing this, in part, through recruitment strategies designed to enhance the diversity of faculty, staff, and students. Experience and expertise in working respectfully across cultural differences are therefore highly desirable.

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