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PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS SOUTH YUMA COUNTY – new

Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ

Completion of EDU 250 The Community College within two years of initial employment, or transcript indicating successful completion of a similar… Glassdoor


3 days ago

REGISTRATION CLERK – new

Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ

Receives and processes graduation applications and maintains contact with potential graduates of pending degree requirements… Glassdoor


10 days ago

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH

Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ

Completion of EDU 250 The Community College within two years of initial employment or transcript indicating successful completion of a similar course… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

ASSOCIATE DEAN OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ

Preferred: Doctorate in Educational Leadership or related area. Administrative experience in a higher educational setting; grant… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

STEM ADVISOR/ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR (FUTURES GRANT)

Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ

TYPICAL DUTIES: Provides leadership in the development and implementation of advising and outreach strategies for STEM programs. Collaborates with… Glassdoor


10 days ago

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH - SOUTH YUMA COUNTY

Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Masters degree in an English or related field with 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching discipline. Experience teaching… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING/MATHEMATICS

Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Minimum of a Masters Degree in an Engineering field such as Systems, Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil, or… Glassdoor


10 days ago

PROFESSOR OF AGRICULTURE AND CO-MANAGER OF LAND LAB (Fall 2015 - 10 Month Positi

Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Bachelors degree in Agricultural Sciences or related field, graduate level courses in agronomy, plant science, and/or soil… Glassdoor


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    Acceptable for the short term.

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    Former Employee - Professor in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Professor in Yuma, AZ

    I worked at Arizona Western College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Classes run only 4 days/week, so fifth day can be spent on grading, lesson plans, etc... The students are great, many of them eager to break free of the narrow, Yuman culture they were raised in. Some exceptional faculty who make great colleagues. Compensation is not bad if you come in with the maximum of education and a fair amount of experience.

    Cons

    Constantly shifting leadership and institutional structure makes for lots of instability. The incompetence of many in senior and mid-level leadership is breathtaking. Many faculty are minimally qualified, closed-minded, and have no business teaching at the college level. These tend to be long timers who came in when the academic job market was much less competitive, and they will be at AWC until retirement because they could never get a faculty position elsewhere. One of the joys of an academic career is engaging with high quality colleagues, so this is a major drawback. (As I wrote above, there are, thankfully, several exceptions. You have to do the work to find them.) The culture of Yuma is backward, often racist, very homophobic, and the campus is, for the most part, a reflection of this culture. (Some faculty, staff, and students are working to make positive changes, and they are succeeding in some areas.)

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    Consider joining the 21st century and work to create a campus culture that will attract good faculty and staff and make them want to stay more than a few years.

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