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Transition Studies/ESOL Adjunct Professor

Employer
South Puget Sound Community College
Location
Union Mills, Washington
Closing date
Jun 21, 2024

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  • Adjunct faculty salary for the 2023-2024 fiscal year is $1,068- $1,090 per credit hour as listed in the CBA.

South Puget Sound Community College seeks adjunct or part-time faculty members in Transition Studies/ESOL.

SPSCC accepts applications for adjunct faculty (part-time) positions on an ongoing basis to establish a qualified pool of applicants. The applicant pool is created for future, part-time professor appointments for the individual program or course indicated. This announcement will serve as an open and continuous applicant pool. Appointment availability varies from quarter to quarter. Candidates selected from the pool will be contacted by the division should a vacancy arise.

Adjunct faculty will do the following:
  • Place student success at the center of all decision-making.
  • Engage with students, faculty, staff and administrators to create a community of learners.
  • Seek opportunities for teaching and learning excellence.
  • Embrace change, risk-taking and innovation.
  • Respect the richness of diverse cultural values, beliefs and practices of others.
  • Contribute to the technical and general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education to a university.

South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. On average, 43% of SPSCC students are people of color. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

And if that isn't enough? We also offer:

  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs
  • Fine dining in the Percival Room, offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices as part of our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs
  • The Clipper Coffee Corner serving Batdorf & Bronson coffee and a selection of delicious food items from our baking/culinary students
  • A brand new Health & Wellness Center
  • FREE Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyond
  • FREE parking on our campuses - permits are not required
  • On-campus child care
  • Percival Creek which runs beneath our campus footbridge, provides year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon pass through each fall
  • Many walking paths that are marked and on nicely paved sidewalks
  • SPSCC promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events on campus
  • Lots of activities with our Artist & Lecture series, which are FREE for staff and faculty
  • Many community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)that offer an opportunity for SPSCC employees to gather and connect around issues that define them personally, and which affect their work at the College and their professional development. Current Employee Resource Groups include:
  • Staff and Faculty of Color (SFOC) ERG - an employee network which strives to create an intentional and relational foundation for community and trust building across different groups through shared values.
  • The LGBTQIA+ ERG creates a space for LGBTQIA+ staff and faculty at the college to share resources, build support and community, and work towards greater equity and accessibility.

Faculty members will work with other faculty, staff, and administrators to:
  • Create and facilitate contextualized and integrated learning experiences in ESOL in relation to identified college pathways that are linked to career goals.
  • Create authentic assessments of students' knowledge, skills, and abilities in ESOL that measure course, program, and college wide outcomes.
  • Apply multiple teaching and learning strategies that promote the affective, cognitive and kinesthetic domains of learning.
  • Support students in and out of the classroom, which includes directing them to campus services and resources.
  • Accurately complete, maintain, and submit required student and class records in a timely manner. .
  • Be available to teach classes on a variety of days and times.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in English, another language, or a related field.
  • TESOL or related certificate and/or training.
  • Demonstrated experience, expertise, cultural competencies, and commitment to equity in working with students, communities, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and identities.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in TESOL, linguistics, or related field.
  • 1 year or more experience teaching adults from immigrant, refugee, or international populations online, hybrid, and/or in person.
  • Demonstrated experience with under-represented and under-served communities.
  • Experience teaching content-based ELL to adult immigrants and refugees.
  • Understanding of Career and College Readiness Standards and contextualized instruction.
  • Ability to be self-directed and responsible in meeting federal, state, and college reporting and testing deadlines.

Applications must include the following attachments:
  • Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee that addresses your qualifications as they relate to the minimum qualifications and required attributes described in this announcement.
  • Current resume.
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts from institutions of higher education.

Condition of Employment

Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.

Veterans Preference

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wishing to claim Veterans Preference should redact their personally identifiable information from a copy of their United States Department of Veterans Affairs honorable discharge documentation and email to neaton2@spscc.edu with the job number for which they are applying in the subject line.

Bargaining Unit

This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the South Puget Sound Federation of Teachers, AFT/AFL-CIO, Local 4603.

South Puget Sound Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

South Puget Sound 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). SPSCC 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 person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, Samantha Dotson, Executive Human Resource Officer /Title IX Coordinator, 360-596-5361, ssoto@spscc.edu, Building 25, Room 220, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512; South Puget Sound Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.

Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500.

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