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Adult Basic Education Instructor

Position Deleted on 2/05/2014. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Mount Vernon, WA
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
  • Faculty - Education - Adult and Distance Education (study of)
Application Due:
Full Time
$50,356 USD Per Year
Priority Screening Date: December 1, 2013

Applications received by the priority screening date will receive first consideration.
Applications received after the priority screening date may be considered until the position is filled.


Skagit Valley College (SVC) is seeking qualified faculty for a full-time tenure track position in Adult Basic Education-Reading/Writing. SVC is nationally known for its learning communities and for a strong commitment to student success. We are looking for faculty who show exceptional classroom skills, whose enthusiasm for the subject matter engages students, and who challenge students through innovative pedagogy and teaching strategies. We seek teacher-scholars whose scholarly activities complement and inform their teaching. Faculty at SVC respect and work effectively with diverse students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes innovative teaching, quality scholarship, a diverse learning environment, and equitable access and educational achievement for all students.

  • Provide high-quality classroom instruction in Adult Basic Education-Reading/Writing;
  • Engage in scholarly activities that complement and inform teaching;
  • Use inclusive and effective teaching methods to support and to enhance learning for students inside and outside of the classroom;
  • Create positive learning environment for diverse students, faculty and staff;
  • Conduct ongoing development, assessment, and revision of curriculum that reflects innovative pedagogy and advances in the field of Adult Basic Education-Reading/Writing;
  • Collaborate with faculty from other disciplines or fields to develop and to offer integrative learning experiences;
  • Advise students and serve as a resource for faculty colleagues and staff;
  • Demonstrate multicultural understanding and foster equity;
  • Develop quality programs through active engagement and participation in strategic planning, in assessment of program outcomes, and in taking action to address gaps or opportunities;
  • Participate in division/department and other college activities, including college governance, etc.
  • Impart excitement and enthusiasm into teaching of Adult Basic Education-Reading/Writing;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and familiarity with current theories, research, and practice in Adult Basic Education-Reading/Writing;
  • Develop innovative programming, curricula, and pedagogy that incorporate program and general education learning outcomes;
  • Engage students through innovative instructional approaches including learning communities, service learning projects, contextualized learning, etc.;
  • Practice and adopt teaching methods/styles that support successful learning appropriate to a diverse student population, including underprepared students;
  • Adapt to a variety of teaching situations, including interdisciplinary learning communities, online and hybrid modalities, etc.;
  • Express appropriate awareness of the history of underrepresented groups and promote an equitable work and learning environment;
  • Work and interact effectively with colleagues, staff, students, administrators and others of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds;
  • Act according to principles of integrity, respect, open and honest communication, and collaboration.
  • Master's Degree in Adult Education, English Composition or related field(s) by September 2014;
  • A record of effective, high-quality teaching and scholarship;
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative teaching and learning;
  • Demonstrated commitment to promote equitable access and educational achievement of diverse students.
  • Ph.D. in Adult Education, English Composition, or closely related field;
  • Experience teaching adults with low literacy levels and learning disabilities.

The College has a negotiated faculty salary schedule. Employee placement on the schedule is determined by education level and experience. Initial placement is generally $50,356 for a standard 172-day contract. Benefits are provided in accordance with state regulations.


If hired, you will be required to provide proof that you are either 1) a U.S. citizen, or 2) an immigrant whose status permits you to lawfully work in this country. Completion of academic degree(s) will be verified through receipt of official transcripts.


To be considered for this position, applicants must:
1. Meet the minimum qualifications and;
2. Submit a complete application packet that includes the following:
  • The online application form;
  • A current resume;
  • A letter of interest addressing the minimum and desired qualifications;
  • The names and contact information for a minimum of three professional references;
  • Unofficial transcripts of your highest degree earned (official copies will be required upon employment);
  • A typed, narrative response to the following question:
Describe ways in which you have actively engaged and demonstrated a commitment to promoting the success of diverse students or employees. (Maximum of two pages.)

In order to be considered for the position, you must complete the online application in full and attach the required supplemental documents. Failure to provide this information will eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Application Deadline

Priority screening will begin after December 1, 2013. Applications received on or before this date will receive first consideration. Applications received after the screening date may be considered until the position is filled.

Please be aware that the College hiring authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

After you apply

Notifications regarding the status of the recruitment process can be found on the Application Status tab of your online application account. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.
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