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Job Title: Assistant Professor of High School English/ESL
Location: Fort Steilacoom, WA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/14/2017
Expire Date: 12/14/2017
Job Categories: Education and Library
Job Description
Assistant Professor of High School English/ESL
Join our Student-Centered College!
Are you passionate about student success? Do you use creative teaching strategies that engage diverse populations of students with different abilities, interests and learning goals? Are you committed to helping students transition to college? Are you energized by collaborating with faculty from across the disciplines to close student achievement and equity gaps? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining the team at Pierce College, an innovative and equity-focused community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals.

About the Program:
The Pierce College Adult Diploma (PCAD) program is a highly collaborative department that helps students complete their high school graduation requirements and equips them for successful transition to college. The PCAD program offers academic English/ESL courses that are integrated with content areas (history and science). In the final quarter of the adult diploma program, students seamlessly transition and complete one quarter of college as their final graduation requirement. Faculty who teach in the program, continuously analyze its effectiveness and make improvements. The Transitional Education Division is committed to helping students realize their academic, workforce, and personal goals. The department seeks candidates with a strong pedagogical foundation in transitioning pre-college students to college-level work and college-level students to the completion of their declared degree or professional technical certificate.

Essential Functions:

Responsibilities of the successful candidate include-

Design and teach English and ESL courses, both pre-college and college level in a manner that promotes student engagement and success for diverse student populations; other transition and academic support courses may also be part of instructional load
Provide district leadership in curriculum, staffing and program development
Assist with district-wide professional development and trainings that integrate content, teaching and college success strategies across the disciplines
Participate in initiatives that increase student success and retention for students, especially those who are transitioning to college
Document student progress and complete student reports as part of the Washington State reporting system
Engaging in curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories and research;
Analyzing course assessments, evaluations, and data and engaging in continuous improvement of courses based on that analysis in order to advance student achievement of outcomes, success in subsequent courses, and impact on retention and graduation;
Demonstrating multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations) and creating an educational environment that affirms commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion;
Working within a collaborative and innovative department;
Engaging in district-wide efforts to improve student retention and success;
Incorporating active student learning and appropriate use of technology in the classroom;
Continuously innovating learning experiences (campus, online, hybrid) in response to assessment and evidence/data analysis;
Tailoring curriculum to engage marginalized and oppressed groups
Utilizing active and inclusive pedagogy
Creatively designing learning experiences that extend beyond delivering content and assist students in achieving course, program, and degree outcomes, including the college's five core abilities of Multiculturalism, Critical, Creative and Reflective Thinking, Information Competency, Responsibility, and Effective Communication;
Teaching, advising, and mentoring students holistically from recruitment to completion;
Engaging in shared governance;
Participating in the First-Year Faculty Cohort in the first year of the tenure process.

Terms of Employment:
This position, which is contingent upon funding, is a full-time, tenure-track assignment of 173 contracted days per year with the tenure process starting in September 2018, and with the opportunity to start working an earlier quarter. Assignment may include district discipline/program coordination, as well as evening, hybrid, and/or online teaching. This is a District position with a "home" campus assignment. Initial placement of this position will be at the Puyallup campus. Candidates will be working for a District Dean and will be required to attend district meetings as well as collaborate with colleagues across the district and across departments.

Initial salary placement is based on the current full-time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon education and experience. Salary placement for newly hired full-time faculty will be at one of five levels based upon qualifications including teaching experience and credentials. The five levels range from $51,462 to $55,571 per 173-day academic year. Opportunities for summer employment and other assignments are in addition to the base salary.
Qualifications & Requirements
Master's or Doctorate in Reading, Education, Adult Education, Student Development or related field.
Teaching Experience.
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