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Adjunct Faculty/HSE

Westchester Community College

Job Description

About Westchester Community College:

Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. Westchester Community College is more than just the county's largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors.

Job Description:

Seeking energetic and engaging Adjunct Faculty to teach High School Equivalency courses. The incumbent will provide classroom instruction to students who seek a high school diploma, preparing the student to take and pass the High School Equivalency Exam. High School Equivalency courses include Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Test Prep. Classes may be offered days, evenings, or weekends. 

Duties include delivering strong classroom instruction, lesson planning and monitoring student attendance hours and progress. Responsibilities also include:

  • Teach content needed to pass the high school equivalency exam;
  • Develop lesson plans that address students' needs and preparation to pass high school equivalency exams;
  • Create and maintain a classroom that encourages learning and respect;
  • Monitor student learning and adjust instruction as needed to address student needs;
  • Maintain attendance records, communication with students, student progress and concerns;
  • Work with the program coordinator regarding testing, documentation and program development and implementation
  • Provide differentiated instruction to address various student needs and styles;
  • Incorporate student-centered teaching strategies to meet the various learning needs;
  • Participate in monthly professional development opportunities.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and 1 year of practical experience teaching content areas and HSE/GED Preparation Courses. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required; the ability to establish a rapport with students and maintain an environment that supports learning and promotes student retention, experience teaching remotely, and experience using a LMS are also required. Successful candidates must demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of a diverse population and can work effectively with students who have barriers to employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's Degree is preferred. Experience teaching adult learners and at-risk populations strongly preferred; and highly organized & detail oriented.

Additional Information:

POSITION EFFECTIVE:The position will remain open until filled.

HOURLY RATE OF PAY: $55.61 per hour. No benefits. 

WORK SCHEDULE: 3 hours per day, 4 days a week. In person and remote teaching opportunities, evenings.


Application Instructions:

Applicants interested MUST apply online by submitting a letter expressing interest in this position, a resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references. Please login to: in order to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents. The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning.

The College will provide equal opportunity in all of its employment practices to all persons without unlawful discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, arrest or conviction record, membership in any reserve component of the armed forces, or use or non-use of lawful products off College premises during nonworking hours, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.


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