Instructor Encore - San Juan College in Farmington New Mexico

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San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Encore Program at San Juan College creates opportunities for older adults to maintain lifelong vitality through self-development and service—and it presents an opportunity for instructors to offer a wide variety of specialized academic courses to an audience who generally take the classes for personal enrichment purposes.
San Juan College is committed to serving the needs of our students through a process of continuous quality improvement. We uphold and affirm the following iCARE values:

• Innovation
• Collaboration
• Accountability
• Respect
• Excellence

Duties & Responsibilities

For some instructors, this is the best of all teaching worlds—teaching a subject you love to students who want to be there, with minimum grading and tests. Encore offers one-credit academic classes during the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions, designed for students 50 and older but open to all students 18 and older. Classes consist of 16 hours of instruction for lecture classes and 24 hours of instruction for activity or lab classes. These classes can be taught in the classroom or during special presentations including field trips, and scheduling for these classes can be flexible, based on content, classroom availability and other offerings.
Encore instructors are responsible for course development, classroom management and high quality instruction, and instructors will create an appropriate syllabus for each class. Instructors are required to attend an orientation session and are expected to assist with marketing their classes, with approval for all marketing from the Community Learning Center Director.


Encore instructors are San Juan College adjunct faculty and must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or specialized certification to teach in the Encore program. Previous teaching experience highly desired. Candidates are subject to a Criminal Background Investigation prior to any offer of employment

Starting Salary

$641.00 per credit hour

Special Instructions to Applicants

Encore Instructors need to submit specific class proposals for each session. Email Community Learning Center Director Liesl Dees at for more information in order to be considered for this position. Applicants will not be considered otherwise.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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