Thursday, April 28, 2016

1-Year Instructor, Highline College WA

To ensure full review of your application, materials should be received by 5:00 P.M., May 9, 2016.

This is a one-year temporary faculty position, from September 20, 2016, to June 16, 2017.  The position carries a 40 to 42 credit (or its equivalent) course load, along with routine departmental and college-wide duties, for 170 instructional days.

Salary is based on the negotiated faculty salary schedule, with initial placement at $40,560.
 Essential Tasks:
  • Teaching:  Teach courses in lower-division physics courses to include General Physics, General Physics Prep and Physics for Non-Science Majors (teaching assignment may include evening/weekend, on-line, hybrid, and off-campus sections); advise students in developing and monitoring their academic plans.
  • Service: Engage in department, division, and college initiatives; participate in shared governance; promote the college's values, and perform other contracted duties (for example, community outreach) as required.
  • Professional development: Maintain competence in teaching and the discipline through professional development.
At Highline, successful faculty applicants demonstrate the ability to promote:
  • Active, inclusive, and culturally relevant learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional technologies, as appropriate, to improve student attainment
  • Cultural responsiveness and a commitment to equity in interactions with students, faculty, staff, and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities and ethnicities, socio-economic levels, identities, and educational experiences
  • Collaborative approaches to day-to-day activities, to the development of innovations and new initiatives, and, when necessary, to problem-solving
  • Self-reflective practice in teaching and learning, assessment, leadership, professional development, and service
  • Master's degree or higher) in physics or a related discipline from an institution with regional accreditation or its international equivalent (pending degrees must be verified by a letter from the granting institution);
  • Community College or undergraduate teaching experience;
  • Ability to use technology effectively to teach and communicate with students.
  • Fluency in an additional language(s);
  • Significant experience working in multicultural/diverse environments.
 Supplemental Information:
Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula, and its inclusion of the community in its programming.

Located 20 minutes south of downtown Seattle, Highline College serves one of the most diverse populations in the western states.  Nearly 70 percent of the college's 12,000 students are students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages.

Highline's core goals are Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability.  The college community strives to maintain a campus climate that integrates equity, inclusion, and social justice as core values.

Highline has received national recognition for its diversity efforts and its support for faculty and student success.  The college received the Advancing Diversity Award of Excellence from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in 2014, as well as the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2013, 2014 and 2015.  Highline was also named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education's Best Colleges to Work For in 2010, 2013, and 2015.  The national Achieving the Dream initiative named Highline as a Leader College in 2008, reaffirming that recognition in 2011.

Highline's faculty number more than 500, including more than 120 full-time faculty and 350 part-time instructors.  Highline offers one of the highest full-time faculty salary levels in the state and strong support for faculty professional growth, innovation, and leadership.

Additional information is available at

For more information on the Physical Science Department contact Dusty Wilson at (206) 592-3338 or

Your online application must include the following four attachments to be considered complete:
  1. A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
  2. A letter of application (two-page maximum, recommended) that addresses your ability to meet the FACULTY-WIDE SKILLS AND ABILITIES for appointment and, to the extent applicable, the DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
  3. Response to the Supplemental Question.
  4. Transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment).
Note: Three letters of recommendation may be required at a later point in the selection process.