GED/ABE Instructor

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Teacher Education, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs
Employment Type
Full Time

Washburn Institute of Technology seeks applications for a GED instructor for the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC), Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF) in Topeka, KS, to begin immediately. Adult Education Services will be in the minimum security women’s facility. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, or service.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two years of teaching experience, particularly math.
  • Proven experience building and maintaining positive professional relationships with individuals from various socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience in secondary education.

The Technical Instructor position consists of four essential functions: teaching, service, collegiality, and professional development.
  • Adopt the curriculum used by the GED program; prepare lesson plans and instruct students through individual instruction and/or small group instruction; and at times via zoom or online delivery of instruction.
  • Perform effectively in the learning environment by being prepared, maintaining discipline, and engaging students in the learning process.
  • Take daily attendance and submit attendance weekly and follow up with students who have missed class without communication.
  • Collect and analyze student performance data with the Director of Adult Education, Adult Basic Education (ABE) Coordinator, and KDOC staff.
  • Maintain records of student progress and contribute to the documentation of the GED program for the mandatory grant reports.
  • Assess personal performance in teaching.
  • Participate in college-wide staff development days, departmental meetings and fulfill committee assignments.
  • Submit budget and purchase recommendations.
  • Act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues.
  • Participate in graduation ceremonies and other ceremonial events as pertains to the department.
  • Seek opportunities for professional development or advancement of educational degrees.
  • Stay abreast of innovations and developments in the professional field and take advantage of the University's instructional support programs.
  • Adhere to college and University policies and perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.
  • Participate in recruitment and orientation efforts as needed.
  • Complete mandatory trainings offered through Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC).
  • In addition to these essential functions, these instructors are expected to adhere to college, University, and KDOC policies to perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.
Application Procedures:

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply submit a letter of interest, resume, copies of transcripts, copies of current credentials, and the names and contact information of three professional references to . Please use “Tech Instructor – GED Corrections Instructor” in the subject line. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Official transcripts are required once hired.

Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn's efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.
Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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