Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) Assistant Professor (Full-time, Tenure-track)

Posted on July 20, 2022
AFT Washington
Centralia College
Not disclosed
Centralia, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Job Description
Centralia College is committed to student success, academic excellence, and supporting our community in an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Working in Transitional Studies programs, the assistant professor is responsible for facilitating student learning and student success with a diverse student population. The assistant professor provides instruction for a variety of programs that include intensive English (IEP), pre-college, BEdA, Open Doors, and I-BEST. In addition, this position is responsible for contributing to a collaborative, professional work environment focused on personal and student growth.

This position will be part of a team of faculty responsible for the continued development of Transitional Studies programs. Working with a cross-departmental and cross-functional team, this position will participate in program development especially as it relates to advising, curriculum development, and instruction that supports transition to college level coursework.

The college seeks faculty who will take a leadership role in their departments and the College, will adapt to a variety of teaching situations, can use technology to teach effectively, and will work effectively with students, staff, and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and student success.

This position could be assigned a variety coursework in Transitional Studies programs or college level programs for which qualifications are met.

Duties and Responsibilities
Instruction, curriculum development and assessment of student learning, and program outcomes

  • Serve the needs of students who represent a broad spectrum of ages, abilities, ethnicities, and educational and cultural backgrounds, and infuse multicultural perspectives into course content and delivery.
  • Assess student learning and revise curriculum as needed.
  • Use a Learning Management system and other technology in a manner that enhances student learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity and inclusion through pedagogical practices and curriculum development.

Advising and career planning with students

  • Effectively work with students to identify career goals and select a program and courses to reach those goals.
  • Guide students through various college processes.
  • Advise new students during open enrollment and on a quarterly basis thereafter and track student progress throughout program completion.

Committee work, grant work and outreach

  • Collaborate in a professional environment focused on personal and student growth. Collaboration within the Transitional Studies department, across campus, and the community are essential.
  • Implement strategies to recruit and retain students.
  • Serve on campus committees that support the college’s mission.
  • Collaborate and participate in the writing of grants, federal reports, and monitoring visits.
  • Ensure federal and state program requirements are met.
About the employer: Centralia College

Centralia College is located on a 30-acre campus in the heart of Centralia, Washington and has been serving students in the Lewis County region since 1925. As a comprehensive community college, Centralia College offers academic transfer and workforce programs, as well as adult basic education, ELL, and personal enrichment classes. The college also offers five Bachelor of Applied Science degrees: Information Technology - Application Development, Diesel Technology, Applied Management (Business), Behavioral Healthcare and Teacher Education.

In addition to the main campus in Centralia, Centralia College East in Morton is a smaller site that serves the needs of students in east Lewis County. Since the college is committed to the success of all students, Centralia College also provides educational programs at two corrections centers in southwest Washington - Garrett Heyns Education Center located in Shelton, Washington and the Cedar Creek Corrections Center located in Littlerock, Washington. In addition to Green Hill School in Chehalis, Washington. In total, the college serves more than 7,000 students annually. For more than 90 years, several generations of Lewis County residents have looked to Centralia College for their education and training needs.

About your union: AFT Washington

AFT Washington is a state federation affiliated with the 1.6 million American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. We represent about 6,500 members including faculty from the community and technical colleges and pre-K through 12 classified employees. We also jointly represent professors at Eastern, Central, and Western Washington universities and The Evergreen College with the Washington Education Association. The mission of AFT Washington is to voice the ideals of our locals and members for workplace fairness and social justice while strengthening and focusing their collective power to attain those ideals.

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