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DATE:   Apr 18, 2013




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


QUALIFICATIONS:   Required: Master’s Degree in Speech Communication or Communication Studies (emphasis in Speech). Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college. Demonstrated sensitivity to needs of students, faculty and staff from diverse and multi-cultural backgrounds. Completion of EDU-250 – The Community College within two years of initial employment, or transcript indicating successful completion of similar course at another college. Preferred: Teaching experience at the community college level. Note: Position is a nine-month position. Available Spring 2014


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; submit student grades/progress as required by the programs/policies of the college.

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 hours 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.

Work 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 learning 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 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.

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 September 26, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. 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
3. Unofficial College/University transcripts (If position requires Certification/Degree)
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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