Instructor, Developmental English - Reading and Writing
Des Moines Area Community College - Iowa

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Provides competency-based quality instruction in accordance with the stated philosophy and objectives of the College in classroom, lab and clinical settings. Assignment may include evening or off-campus teaching, individualized and/or competency-based instruction and/or online/distance learning. This instructor will teach developmental reading, writing and study strategies.

Essential Functions:
Teaches assigned courses in accordance with course competencies and syllabi. Develops and/or utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, techniques and delivery methods designed to meet the individual learning styles of students. Fosters a safe and civil learning environment. Develops and maintains current course syllabi and outlines; prepares lecture/lab and class materials. Informs students about course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance policies. Works collegially in an academic environment; participates in College and program projects, events, and committee work, including advisory committee activities and advising student organizations. Monitors, evaluates, and documents student attendance, progress and competency attainment; submits related reports as required. Maintains established office hours and is otherwise available to assist students outside of the classroom. Participates in the ongoing development and revision of curriculum and course materials and competencies, and in the selection of textbooks and other instructional materials/equipment. Advises students regarding their academic needs and refers them for additional assistance as needed. Promotes the College and the program and assists in recruiting and marketing the program to prospective students. Participates in professional development activities and stays current in his/her field.

Required Qualifications:
Master’s in Literacy Education or related field. Ability to function effectively in a team environment. Demonstrated effectiveness working with populations having diverse values, and/or coming from varied cultures and backgrounds.

Desirable Qualifications:
Graduate coursework in developmental reading and writing. Experience teaching, developing, evaluating and assessing developmental reading, writing, and study strategies courses. Experience teaching adult postsecondary developmental learners. Ability to use and apply alternative delivery systems to enhance learning. Experience with individualized instruction in a lab setting. Demonstrated record of academic leadership. Ability to speak a language in addition to English.

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