Moraine Park Technical College

  • Adjunct Faculty-Basic Education Instructor

    Job Locations US-WI-Fond du Lac | US-WI-Beaver Dam | US-WI-West Bend
    Post Start Date 10 months ago(8/22/2017 11:52 AM)
    Req No.
    Academic Affairs - Basic Education
    Weeks Per Year
    Summary of Work Schedule - Academic
    Total Hours/Week - Academic
    Summary of Work Schedule - Summer
    Total Hours/Week - Summer
    Hiring Range
  • Overview

    Moraine Park Technical College is establishing a pool of candidates for Adjunct Adult Basic Education Instructors for the Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, and West Bend campuses.  These positions involve teaching in the Student Success Centers which are located on each campus and give students the flexiblity of an open lab format.  The primary instructional responsibilities will be teaching students in Reading, Math, English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Financial Literacy and Digital Literacy, as well as providing support in test taking, goal setting, college preparedness, career and employability skills and other Basic Education areas as needed. Students in Adult Basic Education are working towards earning their high school credential or are skill building in preparation for success in program areas throughout the college.  This position will report to the Associate Dean of Basic Education.


    1. Provide learner-centered, active learning environments and activities for students regardless of delivery format: independent study, traditional classroom, accelerated, self-paced, online (internet), or others as appropriate.
    2. Working within the District policies, provide instruction in the Basic Education Program including the areas of reading, math, English, social studies, GED/HSED test preparation, and life skills, preparing and supporting students as appropriate for transition to or retention in post-secondary courses.
    3. Active participation on the Basic Education Work Team and other teams of the College, including planning, development, scheduling, budgeting, and grant writing as a professional team member.
    4. Assist in the ongoing development of and revision of performance-based curriculum using the World Wide Instructional Design System (WIDS) model. Plan instruction and materials that incorporate a variety of learning styles and intelligence to enable students to achieve course outcomes in accordance with College, work team and legal guidelines.
    5. Maintain required district reports and student records, responsible for project and client reporting.
    6. Monitor student progress and participate in student evaluation according to the concepts of Performance Based Instruction (PBI).
    7. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to support the primary system of teaching and learning, and to foster a learner-centered environment incorporating MPTC’s standards of teaching excellence.
    8. Provide occupational information and guidance to students.
    9. Assist in marketing and promotional activities for the program.

    Develop professionally through an individualized professional growth plan which provides for continuous improvement and which may include internal and external training, in-service activities and occupational and technological updates.


    1. Must meet one of the following:
             a. BA/BS with 20 semester credits in an academic area(Math, Reading, English) AND *3 credits of Reading Instruction or Teaching Methods OR
             b. Wisconsin DPI Secondary Education license in a core academic area (Math, Science, English, Social Studies), Special Education, or Technical Education
                 *in lieu of 3 credits of Reading Instruction or Teaching Methods, a minimum of 1 year of teaching experience may be considered
      2. Two (2) years of teaching experience is preferred.
      3. Experience with digital literacy or educational technology is preferred.
      4. Ability to adapt to meet student needs, including flexibility in scheduling, workload, and type/variety of communication.
      5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to convey ideas and concepts in a professional manner. Ability to adjust to variance in communication and learning styles of students. Ability and willingness to communicate regularly with students and other internal and external customers. 
      6. Ability to understand and promote the educational philosophy and programs that MPTC offers. Willingness to grow and evolve with the College’s educational philosophy. 
      7. Experience working and participating in a team environment and collaborating with other individuals and teams to meet student needs. Willingness to help students and team members grow and learn. 
      8. Experience with the MS Office Suite, the internet and email. Ability and willingness to learn welding related content and teach academic skills through contextualized instruction. Experience with online learning platforms and student management systems preferred.
      9. Ability and willingness to continuously learn and accept constructive feedback. 
      10. Strong organizational and time management skills. Must be able to manage time and schedule effectively.
      11. Must meet Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements as detailed in Chapter 
      TCS 3of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.


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