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DATE:   Nov 21, 2012




SALARY:   2013-14 minimum is $42,199 commensurate with credentials and experience plus excellent fringe benefits. For education beyond the masterís, the starting range may be higher


QUALIFICATIONS:   Required: Masterís degree in Reading or a Masterís degree in a related subject plus 18 graduate hours in Reading prefixed courses. Candidates must have prior teaching experience at an institution of higher education. Candidate must communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, relate well to learners of different ages and multi-cultural backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college. Preferred: Previous experience teaching developmental and college level reading, as well as diagnostic skills in determining student success. Successful candidate must complete the three-credit hour course EDU 250 (The Community College) within two years of initial employment or submit an official transcript indicating successful completion of a similar course at another college. Position available August 2013


THE DEPARTMENT:   The Humanities Division is a vibrant energetic organization consisting of 37 full-time faculty and approximately 100 associate faculty. The Division provides a broad educational spectrum with associate degrees in the social science and fine arts. 
TYPICAL DUTIES:   Teach 15 equated load hours/semester (to included material and preparation time); develop and grade exams and instruments to evaluate student learning and progress; submission of student grades/progress as required by the programs/policies of the Learning Services.

Maintain a min of 5 office hours/week/semester load and direct interaction with students in a formal learning environment for a 15 equated load hour schedule.

Remain current in the discipline, updating course content when appropriate. Maintain standard syllabus/outline for each course, in accordance with program/procedures. Update course syllabus/outline annually.

Working with colleagues to develop and implement processes and tools for assessment of teaching and student learning outcomes incorporating appropriate methodologies and technology.

In collaboration with colleagues, develop a system for evaluation of teaching and learning including course competency expectations and student outcome measures.

Incorporate results of assessments to modify instruction and materials in general education.

Collaborate with colleagues to identify student-leaning outcomes; develop assessment processes and tools; incorporate results to enhance/modify instruction and material, degree program, course cluster, and/or certificate program as appropriate.

Actively participate in student recruitment, retention, and advisement activities and programs.

Participate in institutional functions such as, but not limited to, college committees, task forces, club sponsorships, facilitation of advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment, and mentoring of new and associate faculty as directed by Associate Deans, Deans, or the Vice President for Academic and Student Services.

Maintain 10 positive interaction hours/week.

Attend graduation ceremonies.

Working with colleagues, serve as a resource for faculty members.

May supervise reading laboratory assistant.

Work with software in reading laboratory in concert with Reading faculty and Reading Assistant.

Participate in professional developmental activities outside the College, such as but not limited to, community events, boards, clubs, and conferences. Coordinate such participation with colleagues and supervisors as appropriate.

Serve on local and state advisory committees as directed by the Dean or Vice President for Academic and Student Services.


CLOSING DATE:   First review of applications 12/05/2012. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


APPLICATIONS:   Address applications or inquiries to:
Human Resources Department
Arizona Western College
P.O. Box 929
Yuma, AZ 85366-0929
Phone: (928) 344-7504 / FAX: (928) 317-6001
TDD (928) 317-6006


  Below are the required materials that must all be received in Human Resources. Please note that incomplete, illegible, or late application materials will not be reviewed.
1. Completed application (available on-line)
2. Resume or curriculum vita
3. Unofficial College/University transcripts
4. Letters of recommendation (should be available upon request)

Arizona Western College requires Criminal Background checks on all candidates who accept job offers in positions working with students or college assets. The report includes misdemeanor and criminal charges, and court convictions. Employees are able to view the report if desired and may obtain a copy from the contracted agency.
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Arizona Western College's full-time staff includes 121 faculty, 360 adjunct faculty, 146 professional/administrative, and 147 classified employees. Our staff is compensated on a salary schedule based on required qualifications. We have a generous benefit program which includes a 4-day work week; Life, Health, and Dental Insurance; Income Protection; an excellent retirement plan including State Retirement and Federal Social Security. Student enrollment at Arizona Western College is over 13,000 approximating a FTSE about 5,800. We serve a diverse population with a service area that covers about 10,014 square miles, including centers in Yuma, Parker, Quartzsite, San Luis, Somerton and Wellton as well as the main campus.


Arizona Western College is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions.

Arizona Western College es un empleador con igualdad de oportunidades y extiende esta igualdad de oportunidades a todos los solicitantes para todas las vacantes.

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