Moraine Park Technical College

  • Adjunct Adult Basic Education Instructor - Fond du Lac County Jail

    Job Locations US-WI-Fond du Lac | US-WI-Beaver Dam | US-WI-West Bend
    Post Start Date 2 months ago(8/9/2018 8:09 AM)
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    Internal or Internal/External
    Academic Affairs - Basic Education
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  • Overview

    Applications are being accepted for an Adjunct Adult Basic Education Instructor at the Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC).  The primary teaching responsibilities will be at the Fond du Lac County Jail with some teaching hours on the MPTC Fond du Lac Campus. The 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.  Teaching schedules are coordinated with jail administrators and may include day, evening, and weekend hours.  This position reports to the Associate Dean of Basic Education.  It is funded on an annual basis by the Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) grants administered by the Wisconsin Technical College System.   


    1. Prepare for and facilitate learning in the assigned courses according to the College’s core values. Establish a professional and safe learning environment.  Set the classroom tone by modeling appropriate workplace skills and behavior.  Maintain a positive climate for learning by performing classroom management and being aware of, monitoring and enforcing the Student Code of Conduct. 
    2. Working within the District policies, provide instruction in the Basic Education Program including the areas of English Language Learning, reading, math, English, GED/HSED 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. Actively participate in professional growth activities, such as: networking and sharing with and among faculty across the College, memberships and professional organizations, accepting and incorporating guidance and support from peers and supervisors, staying up-to-date with technology trends, maintaining occupational competence, staying current in the field and creating and maintaining a professional development plan. Assist with mentoring other full-time and adjunct faculty.
    5. Maintain equipment and supplies for the classroom and labs, as necessary to support the assigned program area and future trends in industry.  Work with supervisor to identify alternative funding sources as needed.
    6. Maintain required district reports and student records, responsible for project and client reporting.
    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.
    10. 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/Language Arts) AND 3 credits of Reading Instruction or Teaching                                               Methods.  In lieu of 3 credits of Reading Instruction or Teaching Methods, a minimum of 1 year of teaching experience may be considered.


                     b. Wisconsin DPI Secondary Education license in a core academic area (math, Science, English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Special Education                                               or Technical Education 


          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. 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 continuouslyl learn and accept constructive feedback.  

         10. Strong organization and time managment skills. Must be able to manage time and schedule effectively.  

         11. Must meet Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements as detailed in Chapter TCS 3 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.


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