Instructor - Health Science

$53,849 - $71,349 yearly
  • Western Technical College
  • La Crosse, WI, USA
  • Mar 15, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description

Instructors are responsible for preparing and providing quality curriculum, instruction, and assessment that leads to student success. Recognizing the diverse backgrounds of students, instructors foster student growth and prepare them for success in the workplace and/or a pathway to further education. This position works to promote social justice within the division and the larger academic institution.

Instruction will be in the blended, online and face-to-face format.

1.   Maintain and uphold the College values of Learning, Excellence, Accountability, Diversity, Student Success, Teamwork, Integrity, and Respect.

2.  Instruction - Supporting Actions Include: 

  • Prepares coherent lesson plans which align with competency based learning and reflect knowledge of subject matter and the students in the course.
  • Delivers course via multiple modes of delivery.
  • Scaffolds and differentiates instruction so that all students can engage with the content in a rigorous and thought-provoking manner.
  • Assists all students in learning content knowledge in support of the College SuccessAbilities.
  • Understands and incorporates a variety of teaching methods, assessments, and technologies that align with class objectives, course competencies, and program outcomes.
  • Uses a variety of formative assessments to gauge student learning, adjust instruction, and provide timely feedback to students.
  • Incorporates performance-based assessment strategies and other forms of summative assessments.
  • Collaborates with other programs, faculty, and teams to support learning.
  • Collaborates with all students and Western staff to retain students and assist them in being successful.

3.  Classroom Management - Supporting Actions Include: 

  • Uses student feedback and other data for continuous improvement.
  • Is accessible, available, and responsive to support a safe, positive learning environment.
  • Understands and conveys the student code of conduct.
  • Supports student success through referrals to appropriate student services.
  • Defines and utilizes clear classroom policies and procedures that supports a positive learning environment and academic risk taking.
  • Maintains labs, classrooms, and clinical spaces for safety, functionality, and sustainability. 

4.  Professional  and Academic Leadership - Supporting Actions Include: 

  • Develops and continually revises curriculum that reflects diverse perspectives, SuccessAbilities and technical content to meet industry or regulatory standards.
  • Engages in reflective practice.
  • Participates in ongoing development to continually refine teaching methods through College trainings and professional development opportunities.
  • Models the College Values of Learning, Excellence, Accountability, Diversity, Student Success, Integrity, Teamwork, and Respect.
  • Implements the Core Values with the end result of student success.
  • Actively participates in College initiatives and work groups (e.g. hiring committees, learning teams, etc.)
  • Works collaboratively within program/department to support orientation, registration, advising, mentoring, recruiting, and other activities.
  • Maintains necessary credentials and professional development in accordance with Higher Learning Commission, WTCS Faculty Quality Assurance System, other program accreditation or individual occupational licensures and state and federal law.
  • Develops ongoing partnerships with students, coworkers, supervisors and the community.
  • Uses College systems to maintain class records and develop curriculum.
  • Uses data to measure quality outcomes related to student success and design improvement strategies as appropriate to maintain program/department integrity.
  • Creates and conducts assessments to measure previous learning for the required application of credit for prior learning.

5.  Complete all required College training and responsible for maintaining the skills necessary to complete the essential functions of the position as defined by the department.

6.  Student Success is the cornerstone of Western's culture and the college may assign employees as needed to other areas or additional duties to foster this success.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Education Requirements:  

  • Master's degree in area related to human anatomy OR

  •  Master's degree in science with 18 credits in anatomy and/or physiology

Minimum Experience Requirements:

  • Teaching/Education experience preferred

  • Experience with diverse or special populations preferred

Certification/License Requirements:

  • Eligible for/or meets WTCS Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements.

Application Details

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This position reports to:  Dean - General Studies

This job posting is a blind application, therefore the selection team members will not be able to see your name.  For this reason, we are not accepting any resumes or cover letters.  The only information that will be reviewed is what is submitted on the application. 

 Starting annual salary range based on education and experience:  $53,849 - $71,349

This position would include competitive salary, excellent benefits including medical, dental, WRS, Employee Wellness Programs and more

 Applicant review will begin:  April 12, 2021 

Start Date of:  Summer 2021 

Copies of Transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or universities are acceptable during the application process (originals will be required upon hire)

Application Deadline

open until filled with applicant review beginning 4/12/21