ESL I-BEST Professor - Adjunct

Tacoma Community College
Tacoma, Washington
May 03, 2021
May 07, 2021


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Tacoma WA 98466, WA

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Adjunct Faculty



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Position Summary

Dear Applicants,

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the college has taken steps to close our campuses to students and the general public through Thursday, April 9th. Over the next several weeks reviews of application submissions, hiring and onboarding processes may be extended beyond our normal timeframes.

We appreciate your patience during this time and thank you for your interest in employment with Tacoma Community College.

Who we are (TCC)
Tacoma Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 14,000 students. We embrace our identity as a community college and strongly encourage applications from candidates who recognize and honor the important role that equity, diversity, and inclusion brings to an educational community. Our stated mission is to create meaningful and relevant learning, inspire greater equity, and celebrate success in our lives and in our communities. We are recognized nationally as an, Achieving the Dream "leader college" and our faculty are engaged in innovative work to improve student retention and program completion. According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, TCC ranks high on measures of active learning and academic challenge, thanks to our creative and scholarly faculty. 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 campus mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
  • Engages effectively with the community both within and outside of TCC.

Regional Setting
For information on Tacoma and the surrounding area: (see application details)

Adjunct positions at the college are open continuous and reviewed on a quarter by quarter basis. Individuals who apply to the applicant pool are considered active for a period of 12 months from the application date and may be contacted when vacancies occur. Submitting an application does not guarantee that a position will be available or offered.

Position Highlights
This part-time temporary position reports to the Dean of Communications & Transitional Studies and is responsible for preparing and providing integrated and contextualized instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) and IBEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) courses in one of the professional/technical areas of Health Information Technology, Networking and Cyber Security, Accounting, Business, Allied Health or Human Services; or in academically specific IBEST programs such as Music, Art, Psychology, Sociology, etc.

Essential Functions
  • Provide instruction in vocationally or academically specific reading, writing, math, speaking and listening.
  • Collaborate with faculty in professional technical and academic programs, division chairs, the director of Basic Skills, and other content area experts to assist in the development of contextualized basic skills, ESL, or developmental studies curriculum that matches the goals and objectives of the particular certificate, degree or program.
  • Team-teach in a diverse classroom including basic skills students, developmental education, second language learners and first generation college students.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with team teacher, program chair and Career Pathway Coordinator/Navigator to ensure streamlined program for students
  • Use a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of learners.
  • Assist in developing, assessing and analyzing program outcomes for the purpose of program improvement and enhanced student learning.
  • Prepare and distribute a quarterly course syllabi appropriate for the level of the student population and submit weekly attendance in accordance with state board reporting requirements.
  • Collaborate with team teacher to develop and conduct end of the quarter. assessments in accordance with program and state assessment policies
  • Participate in division, department and IBEST meetings, in-service and team teacher trainings and curriculum development.
  • Provide availability and accessibility to students for the purpose of academic consulting and support, in a manner appropriate to meet student needs, through a combination of scheduled office hours, e-mail accessibility and other effective means of responsive and timely communication.
  • Uphold and enforce program and college rules and policies in a fair manner.
  • Keep current professionally - maintain a knowledge base in adult learning, content areas, and college and community resources.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in TESOL, Adult Education or closely related field.
  • Experience working with individuals from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Teaching experience in teaching in an ABE/GED, ESL, or closely related program.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience team teaching in an integrated format, either in the workplace or in the context of a professional/technical training program
  • Knowledge of the Washington State Adult Basic Education System requirements, policies and procedures
  • Experience using educational technologies as an instructional aid in and out of the classroom.

The Successful Candidate will Demonstrate
  • Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace and in the classroom
  • Ability to work successfully with the varied and diverse students and staff of the college
  • Dynamic, non-traditional delivery methods to teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
  • Knowledge of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning that supports effective curriculum and design choices for the campus population.
  • Classroom management skills
  • Commitment to developing strategies and practices that enhance student success, diversity, and completion.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and staff.

Application Process

Application Materials & Procedures

Complete application packages must include the following: Selected candidates will be invited for an interview which may include a teaching demonstration.

  1. Tacoma Community College online application.
  2. Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications.
  3. Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.

Terms of Employment
This is a part-time faculty position contracted on a quarterly basis. Classes assigned to the successful candidate may be on campus, hybrid online, or fully online with an online learning management system (Canvas) component for some class materials. The salary for the 2019/2020 academic year is $862.93 per credit, which includes scheduled class time and final exam days, as well as time for class preparation, weekly office hours, and grading tasks in accordance with the Faculty Negotiated Agreement. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee may be available upon employment. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Student Clearinghouse

Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title II and Title IX, (see application details); Dolores Haugen, Section 504 Officer, (see application details). Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th St Bldg . 14, Tacoma WA 98466
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