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Adult Basic Education / HS+/Fresh Start - Part-Time Faculty Pool

Tacoma Community College
$909.33 - $1,240.16 Hourly
medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, vision insurance, vacation time, paid holidays, sick time, 403(b), retirement plan, hybrid
United States, Washington, Tacoma
6501 South 19th Street (Show on map)
June 09, 2024

Who We Are

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, 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: https://www.tacomacc.edu/tcc-life/life_in_tacoma

Part-Time positions at the college are open continuously 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 Summary
This position is responsible for preparing and providing instruction in all levels of Adult Basic Education for students registered in the Adult Basic Education / Adult High School Completion (HS+) and/or the Fresh Start program.

Essential Functions

  • Prepare, teach, and assess outcomes in assigned courses in accordance with department and college standards
  • Provide contextualized, competency-based instruction in a multilevel setting
  • Maintain accurate records of student progress, attendance, and achievements; and submit required end of quarter reports to program intake specialist and/or data entry person
  • Conduct and document ongoing classroom assessment throughout the quarter to demonstrate learner progress toward goals and course learning objectives
  • Assess student learning and use data to improve teaching and learning
  • Maintain current knowledge base in adult learning, content areas, effective pedagogy, and college and community resources
  • Use Canvas and other technological tools to enhance instruction
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Education or closely related field
  • 15 college level credits in one or more of the following disciplines: environmental science, biology, natural science, health science, history, political science, mathematics, biology, social sciences, anthropology (specific discipline will be determined by the course for which the college is currently recruiting)
  • Experiences working with individuals from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Six months or more teaching experience in developmental or ABE level Math and/or Reading/ Writing or experience teaching in secondary education settings or Fresh Start Programs
  • Basic skills in computer literacy: MS Word, Internet use, and email correspondence
Conditions of Employment
  • Successfully complete a criminal history background check prior to employment.
The Successful Candidate Will Demonstrate
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and staff from diverse backgrounds
  • Commitment to developing and implementing instructional strategies and practices that enhance student success, particularly those that support and enhance outcomes for traditionally underserved populations
  • Ability to integrate non-traditional delivery methods, as appropriate, to teach students of varying backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles
  • Competence to teach a variety of courses and to review and develop curriculum.
  • Effective classroom management skills, including the ability to facilitate and navigate challenging conversations related to differing points of view
  • Commitment to integrating educational technologies as an instructional aid in and out of the classroom
  • Commitment to functioning as an effective team member
  • Commitment to participate in ongoing academic and professional work to strengthen the department, division, campus and community
  • Commitment to professional growth.

Application Process

Application Materials & Procedures
Complete application packages must include the following:
  1. Tacoma Community College application form.
  2. Cover letter and resume. In your cover letter indicate how your background and experience meets the qualifications for this position.
  3. UNOFFICIAL Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (official transcripts will be required for the successful candidate).

Terms of Employment
This is a part-time faculty position contracted on a quarterly basis. Classes assigned to the successful candidate may be on Tacoma or Gig Harbor campus, hybrid online, or fully online with an online learning management system (Canvas) component. Evening hours may be required. Part-time faculty salary range is per credit hour starting at $909.33 to $1,240.16. Salary ranges are subject to any approved COLA's after initial placement. If applicable, Lab credit hours are paid at 50% the credit hour rate. Professional Services hours are paid at a flat rate of $44.00-$44.00 per hour. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will commensurate with educational background and experience per the Faculty Negotiated Agreement (Article 4.00 Academic Employee Compensation ). Part-time faculty may become eligible for healthcare and retirement benefits at the beginning of the second consecutive quarter of half-time or more employment at one or more Washington state institutions of higher education. Half-time is determined based on each institution's definition of full-time. Members may 'stack' workloads between other qualifying colleges. A part-time faculty member must qualify each quarter they teach, to maintain eligibility. Once eligible, part-time faculty will be notified of their benefit and retirement options. Tacoma Community College offers one personal leave day per academic year if the PTF have been awarded a multi-quarter appointment. Sick leave is awarded every quarter based on the full-time equivalent teaching percent. If eligibility requirements are met, a comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance. Life and long- term disability insurance plans reduced tuition for the employee; and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our employment page/employment benefits: https://www.tacomacc.edu/about/employment/. A collective bargaining agreement exist and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee and is available anytime upon hire. Evening and off campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Student Clearinghouse. International degrees will be verified for U.S. equivalency.

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 VII and Title IX, Building 14, 253-566-5055; Kathryn Held, Section 504 Officer, Building 7, 253-566-5328 . This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Tacoma Community College
Human Resources

6501 S 19th St Bldg . 14, Tacoma WA 98466
www.tacomacc.edu/ about/employment

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