Instructor, Adult Education

Austin Community College

Highland Campus, TX

ID: 7248043 (Ref.No. R-6109)
Posted: May 24, 2024

Job Description

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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a multicultural population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester.  We embrace our identity as a community college, as reflected in our mission statement.  We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching

  • Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities

  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for populations including; first generation college students, low-income students, and students from underserved communities.

  • Focused on student academic achievement and postgraduate outcomes

  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others

  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Job Posting Title:

Instructor, Adult Education

Job Description Summary:

Adult Education HSE Instructor: Responsible for instruction in all levels of High School Equivalency (HSE / GED®) basic skills, adult secondary skills, and HSE / GED® test preparation including all subject areas (reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science). Instructors may also be responsible for instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) and career pathways support including ability to benefit literacy.


Job Description:

Description of Duties and Tasks

1) Instructs adult students of all skill levels in math, language, and reading. Prepares students for HSE / GED® exams and other required testing.
2) Establishes clear and understandable student classroom expectations and communicates them in a posted syllabus during the first week of class. Maintains and follows through on these expectations through the academic period.
3) Assists students in establishing specific and attainable academic and career goals.
4) Develops and follows structured curriculum related to one or more HSE / GED® content areas. Learning goals are communicated in the class syllabus.
5) Participates in the orientation, registration, and advising process.
6) Develops classroom environment conducive to optimal student learning: balance of structure and care.
7) Consistent use of interactive teaching methods including strategies training and differentiated, multisensory activities for whole class, groups, peer-to-peer, and individuals.
8) Maintains, reports, completes, and turns in (where appropriate) all student records by posted due dates including: original in-class sign-in sheets, student testing, electronic attendance, online registration, grading, and distance learning hours.
9) Completes annual professional development requirements as required.
10) Participates in required meetings and workshops.
11) Monitors and records student progress using formal and informal methods. Progress-tests students as needed using CASAS Assessment. Administers end of term assessments.
12) Assists with the development and maintenance of departmental end of term assessments and syllabus shells.
13) Mentoring of new Adult Basic Education (ABE) / HSE hourly instructors.
14) Works with Austin Community College Adult Education Community Partners.

* Knowledge of various effective teaching techniques.
* Effective classroom and individual communication methods.
* Familiarity with levels and areas within Adult Education.
* Growth mindset (Dweck, 2006) and its application to teaching.
* Explicit instruction of various learning strategies including modeling metacognitive processes.
* General assessment principles and best methods for test preparation.
* Able to plan and create relevant lessons that match student learning needs. Learning needs determined by on-going formal and informal assessments.

* Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
* Sensitive to student population, and demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills.
* Flexibility to follow policies and procedures as they come available.
* Ability to instruct using specialized curriculum (i.e., Wilson Reading, Multisensory Grammar, Making Math Real, Neuhaus).
* Use of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction methods.
* Application of growth mindset (Dweck, 2006) in classroom.
* Ability to maintain an established work schedule, including evenings and weekends.
* Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.
* Effective organizational and planning skills.

Technology Skills

* Use Blackboard LMS for classroom materials management.

* Use Blackboard Collaborate video conferencing for virtual instruction.
* Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
* Use other educational software to support instruction and learning.

Required Work Experience
* Two years related work experience.

Required Education
* Bachelor's degree or higher.

Special Requirements
* Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation needed for local Austin area travel.
* Work is performed in a standard office or classroom environment.
* Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
* Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.

Salary Range

$44,346 - $55,432

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Number of Openings:


Job Posting Close Date:

June 10, 2024

Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.