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Adjunct Instructor, Adult Basic Education-English as a Second Language (ESL)

Laramie County Community College
Laramie, Wyoming
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming. Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference.

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Job Summary:

Core responsibilities of this position include:

The LCCC position of Adjunct Instructor, Adult Basic Education - ESL is responsible for Adult Education (AE) Transitions classroom instruction and related activities. Most students in this program need to prepare to take the Wyoming High School Equivalency Certificate (HSEC) assessment which is based on the College and Career Readiness section of the Common Core Standards or prepare for the entrance exams to proceed to credit classes at LCCC. Subjects taught are Reading, Writing, Science, Math, and Social Studies at all levels from basic to college-ready. Students are also referred to these “transitional” classes by the ACC Testing Center and Student Services to ensure that those at-risk students are “college ready” to successfully begin LCCC classes or enter the workforce. In addition, this faculty member may be assigned to teach English as a Second Language classes as needed. The faculty member is responsible for performing assigned duties during the day or evening on any Laramie County Community College campus or outreach center as assigned

Laramie County Community College is dedicated to student success and aspires to develop world-class community college faculty. The College”s instructional faculty positions have the primary responsibilities of teaching assigned courses, being available for students, and collaborating on departmental objectives when applicable. In addition, all faculty work in alignment with the College”s mission, vision, and values to continuously improve as professional educators and experts in their field. Faculty further serve the College in collaborative and collegial relationships across the institution. LCCC supports adjunct faculty by providing an environment conducive to excellent teaching and learning, classroom equipment and supplies, and resources to meet the challenges that arise in the course of teaching.

Prudent utilization of LCCC”s resources is a prime responsibility of LCCC”s administration. Therefore, the college reserves the right to change course assignments if needed. Full-time faculty member with less than a full load may be assigned to teach a course that was originally assigned to an adjunct instructor. All changes in teaching assignments will be made prior to the first class meeting. The position of Adjunct Instructor is part-time, non-benefitted, and employed on a course-by-course basis without any obligation or promise of continued future employment and are provided competitive compensation.

Adjunct faculty must notify the dean of the school in which they teach if they are employed in another position at LCCC.

Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need .

Starting Date: Position is open until filled. Tentative start date: July 29, 2024.

Compensation: $23.19 per hour.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach assigned classes as per course schedule and meet required contact hours, unless permission to deviate has been approved by appropriate supervisor to accommodate student need
  • Teach classes according to the approved College and Career Readiness Standards (CCR) and provide a current course syllabus for each course taught to the appropriate supervisor
  • Post and maintain office hours or maintain regular hours in the Student Success Center, Writing & Communication CenterTeaching and Learning Center, or other areas approved by the immediate supervisor in accordance with College policy and procedure
  • Communicate with and respond to students in a timely manner (in most instances this means 1-2 faculty work days
  • Participate in ongoing, systematic, and documented assessment of student learning for all courses, programs, and the College”s general education core abilities
  • Teach day, evening, weekend, or distance education courses determined by program needs
  • Instruct English as a Second Language courses as assigned
  • Maintain a current and accurate student records, grades, and assessments

Curriculum Development:
  • Assist in the design, implementation, and review of Adult Education and English as a Secondary Language programs to ensure alignment with current or emerging community, state, grant, or national needs, as appropriate
  • Maintain and adapt curriculum that is current, effective, and appropriate to course and program competencies
  • Develop and maintain instructional materials to support course and program competencies as applicable
  • Coordinate with and provide input to appropriate subject librarian to assist in selecting, evaluating, and deselecting library resources as applicable

Instructional Delivery:
  • Foster a supportive learning environment that encourages student success
  • Incorporate current subject matter expertise into instruction
  • Utilize varied learning activities to maximize student engagement and success
  • Employ relevant teaching tools, strategies, and classroom technologies
  • Prepare and maintain classroom and/or lab facilities

Assessment of Student Learning and Continuous Improvement:
  • Support student learning with timely and on-going feedback on progress and provide assistance towards meeting the course competencies
  • Comply with College procedures, practices, and deadlines related to instructional delivery, formative and summative assessment, and reporting requirements to include records management, redlining activities, grade submission, equipment management (as applicable), etc.

  • Utilize LCCC email accounts (email application and learning management system email) to communicate with students, colleagues, supervisor, and/or supervisor”s designee
  • Communicate with and respond to students in a timely manner (in most instances this means 1-2 work days)
  • Be available either through email, phone, or in person to assist students who have questions regarding the class or materials
  • Submit approved syllabus to appropriate dean”s office
  • Maintain current contact information with the school office
  • Share appropriate notices with students (e.g., announcements, student activities, upcoming events, etc.)
  • Adhere to regulations established by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

  • Maintain current subject matter expertise and expand knowledge through professional development
  • Comply with the minimum faculty qualifications and credentials, and, if applicable, maintain required certification or licensure per Academic Affairs Procedure 2.7P (Minimum Faculty Qualifications Procedure)
  • Engage in professional development activities as directed by the supervisor
  • Complete orientation and mandatory training required of all employees

Applicable Assignment Information:
  • Typically, an adjunct assignment is paid on a monthly basis
  • Any and all adjunct assignment(s) are subject to, and administered under, applicable LCCC Policy and Procedure. By accepting an adjunct assignment, an individual acknowledges, agrees to abide by, and understands that they are subject to LCCC Policy and Procedure as may be applicable

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge and Best Practices in:
  • Course preparation
  • Classroom and time management
  • Instructional strategies and content delivery
  • Developing learning resources and activities
  • Curriculum development and assessment strategies
  • well as database management systems

  • Use of a learning management system in instruction
  • Proficient skill with use of personal computing applications - specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), as well as database management systems

  • Manage conflicts, confrontations, and disagreements in a classroom (online or face-to-face) setting
  • Recognize and celebrate interpersonal and cultural diversity in a classroom (online or face-to-face) setting
  • Modify behavior & practices in response to new information, changing conditions, unexpected obstacles, or student needs
  • Willingness to view issues from different perspectives and adhere to the appropriate chain of command
  • Present and express ideas and information clearly and concisely in a manner appropriate to the audience, whether oral or written
  • Actively listen to achieve understanding
  • Share relevant information and facilitate the open exchange of ideas and information
  • Effectively analyze problems, determine solutions, and take decisive action with personal responsibility to achieve outcomes and goals
  • Utilize evidence/data to assess effectiveness and efficiency in teaching

Physical/Mental Demands:
  • To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors
  • The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
  • While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long workdays, evenings, and weekends as needed
  • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations
  • While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities
  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
  • An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds to perform essential position functions
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds

NOTE: This position description is a general description; it is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of the College are expected to perform other tasks as assigned by their respective supervisor/manager regardless of job title or routine job duties.

  • Bachelor”s Degree in Education or a closely related field, from a regionally accredited institution
  • One year of experience teaching and curriculum development in adult education, middle school, or high school
  • Successful teaching experience with English Language Learners and/or adult student populations.

  • Master”s Degree in Education or a closely related field, from a regionally accredited institution
  • Three years of experience teaching and curriculum development in adult education, middle school, or high school
  • Certification in Adult Education, Career Pathways, English as a Second Language and/or PowerPath

If you are selected for the position, your appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. LCCC reserves the right to end this employment agreement should the results of your background investigation not be successful.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.

The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college”s non-discrimination policies: Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007, 307-778-1217,

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