Part-time Instructor, Basic Skills/Writing

Western Nevada College - Carson City, NV4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $50,000 - $68,000 a year
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Job Description

This is a part-time, temporary/seasonal position. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis to establish an applicant pool. As vacancies occur, they are filled from the pool.

The instructor for this part-time position will teach free, non-credit basic skills preparation classes which emphasize preparation for college-level composition and related reading coursework. The development and expression of ideas using standard academic essay writing conventions will be emphasized. Students will be guided through steps of the writing process including: prewriting, writing, editing, and revising. Students will receive feedback and support from peers and the instructor utilizing a workshop approach for writing mastery. These classes do not follow the college semester and are often taught during non-conventional college times or dates. Instruction includes following and creating curriculum, attending paid professional development opportunities, supporting students in setting and meeting educational goals, administering assessments and tracking attendance data. Paid training and professional development is provided for all aspects of this position. These positions are available at locations throughout the WNC service area.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. An Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the specified discipline or a closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

2. Experience teaching adults and college-level courses is preferred and specific credentials are very beneficial but not required.

3. Ability to communicate effectively with college faculty, staff and students.

4. Experience with distance education/web teaching modalities is desirable.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Teach assigned courses and be available to students during the contract period.

2. Prepare course syllabi, course outlines (if necessary) and related instructional materials.

3. Maintain student records, including attendance and grades.

4. Administer student evaluations.

5. Participate in orientation and faculty meetings as requested.

6. Participate in student retention activities as requested.

7. Promote college educational programs and services to the communities served by WNC.


Full-Time Equivalent

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Note to Applicant

Newly hired faculty must assure that their official transcript is sent by the degree granting institution(s) to Western Nevada College, Human Resources Office within 30 calendar days from the effective date of employment.

Academic degrees must have been awarded by regionally accredited institutions.

Employment is contingent on the completion of appropriate background verification, which may include criminal history, credit history, sex and violent offender registry, education verification, licensure, and employment history to be administered by the Western Nevada College Human Resources office.