Washburn Tech Technical Instructor Vacancies

Vacancy - Technical Instructor – Part-Time Temporary Adult Basic Education

(Recruitment Number K99981217)

Washburn Institute of Technology seeks applications for a part-time temporary Adult Education instructor for the Advantage Center Adult Education Program at Washburn Tech during the Spring 2018 semester. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. This is a non-benefits-eligible, grant-funded, quarter-time, temporary position. 

The position will provide GED preparation and basic skills instruction as a part of the Advantage Center Adult Basic Education program at Washburn Tech. This position will co-teach a portion of the time with a technical instructor in Accelerating Opportunity-Kansas (AO-K) Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses.  The position will assist students with breaking down technical content into understandable portions, numeracy, and study skills including, but not limited to: note taking; writing outlines; developing study guides; and asking questions.

  • Instruct based on current teaching practices, including the potential of online teaching.
  • Collaborate with other technical instructors to implement the course of study.
  • Teach both theoretical and practical learning experiences.
  • Provide instruction in math, reading, writing, science and social studies.
  • Provide contextualized instruction in basic skills including math, reading and writing as needed.
  • Work with small groups or one-on-one with students to assist them in mastering the technical material.
  • Work with students, as needed, to learn technical vocabulary.
  • Work with students, as needed, to develop computer skills.
  • Work with groups of students to develop soft skills that will assist them in obtaining and retaining employment.
  • Work with groups of students to develop team skills.
  • Incorporate the College Career and Readiness Standards for Adult Education into the contextualized and supplemental instruction delivered in the CTE classrooms.
  • Evaluate student learning and adjust instruction as needed.
  • Collect and analyze student performance data as represented in Pablo with the Adult Education Coordinator at least monthly.
  • Move and maneuver equipment and materials weighing as much as 50 pounds.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience Teaching Adults


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Developmental Education, Math, English, Science, Social Sciences or related field
  • Experience teaching Adult Education Experience curriculum
  • Experience co-teaching or team-teaching especially in classes where basic skills are developed in conjunction with technical instruction

To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, names and phone numbers of three professional references, and college transcript(s) to kelly.mbyers@washburn.edu or mail to Kelly Mourning-Byers, Academic Affairs, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS  66621. Review of résumés will begin January 12, 2018, and continue until position is filled. Salary is $15/hour.

Washburn University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  To enrich education through diversity, candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.