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ESL I-BEST Professor – Part-Time

Posted on January 14, 2022
AFT Washington
Tacoma Community College
Not disclosed
Tacoma, WA
Applications accepted until position filled


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.

  • 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.
About the employer: Tacoma Community College
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.
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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