Coordinator, Center for Prior Learning and Testing/Student Success Lecturer

Washburn University's Center for Student Success and Retention invites applications for a Coordinator of Prior Learning and Testing/Student Success Lecturer to begin on October 3, 2022. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track position. 

Each selected candidate will demonstrate commitment to pursuing teaching excellence at Washburn University, including a dedication to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.  

Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka that has earned national recognition for its high-impact programs for first-generation students. Washburn has a student body of over 5,500 undergraduate, graduate, and law students, a significant and growing number of whom are first-generation and Pell-Grant eligible. The University has created educational pathways for all students to be successful and achieve their educational goals.

Washburn is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and cultivating a vibrant and inclusive working environment and curriculum. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, a supportive leadership team, and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we strive to ensure a campus climate that supports the success of every employee and appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to serving our students.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master's Degree from an accredited University.
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in administering standardized tests.
  • Experience in assessing prior learning gained through work and life experience for university credit.
  • Experience advising nontraditionally aged students regarding educational opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement tools for assessing prior learning.
  • Advise prospective and enrolled students regarding opportunities for credit for prior learning.
  • Schedule and administer placement tests.
  • Proctor examinations for Washburn students and community residents.
  • Serve as test center supervisor for national standardized tests.
  • Teach in Washburn's nationally recognized First-Year Experience program.

Application Procedures:

  • Application review will begin on September 9, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Please submit a letter of interest, CV, copies of transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the name/address/phone numbers of three professional references to: facultytalent@washburn.edu. In addition, include the position title Coordinator CPL&T/Student Success Lecturer in the email subject line.
  • If you have questions about the position, please contact meagan.smejdir@washburn.edu.
  • 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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