Edmonds Community College is a leader in providing quality opportunities for learning and service, responding to the dynamic needs of our diverse community. For additional information about the college mission and philosophy, please visit About Our College (http://www.edcc.edu/about/guiding.php ). Edmonds Community College, founded in 1967, is a public, two-year, coeducational state community college which each year welcomes some 11,500 academic and vocational students, including approximately 1,200 international students who come here from as many as 79 countries. The college is located in the center of the growing south Snohomish County communities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Mill Creek and Woodway. Situated in Washington State’s Puget Sound region, the College is just north of Seattle and a short distance from the scenic beauty and recreation of the San Juan Islands, British Columbia, and the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. For more information, visit the college web site at www.edcc.edu .
SALARY: $46,455 - $55,765
OPENING DATE: February 4, 2013
CLOSING DATE: March 4, 2013
DESCRIPTION: The instructor will be responsible for teaching and providing leadership in the Paralegal Program. Coursework may include one or more of the required legal courses (Introduction to Law, Contract Law, Legal Research, and Civil Procedure) as well as one or more elective courses such as Torts, Debtor-Creditor Law, and Law Office Technology. Full-time tenure-track faculty members are responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes to a diverse student body in a variety of formats including online and hybrid; developing curriculum; preparing teaching materials; developing and assessing student learning outcomes to evaluate student work; assigning grades; maintaining required records; developing internship opportunities; working with program advisory board; supporting program accreditation and approval; and advising and consulting with students to support their success. Other responsibilities include participation in the following: achievement of the College’s mission and goals; upholding the College’s values; governance of the college via department and division work; committee assignments; required professional development, including vocational certification, and college in-service activities (including employee orientation and college compliance trainings); personal and program evaluation. The teaching assignment may include early morning or late afternoon/evening classes and could include online teaching as well. This is a tenure-track position that reports to the Dean of the Health and Human Services Division.
For information on applying, please see Application Procedures and Required Documents, below.
• J.D. degree and active member of the Washington State Bar Association or equivalent other state bar association.
• Demonstrated successful teaching experience of at least two different paralegal courses at the undergraduate level equivalent to at least one academic year.
• Experience working with paralegals as a supervising attorney or working as a paralegal for at least two years.
• Excellent speaking, writing, listening, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
• Experience developing course curriculum and assessments designed to develop practical paralegal skills in at least two different paralegal classes including at least one legal specialty course (i.e., family law, intellectual property law, litigation practice, or similar areas of law), preferably for two years or more.
• Experience developing program-level outcomes and course-level learning objectives and assessment methods appropriate for paralegal courses.
• Experience providing career and academic advising to prospective and current students pursuing a paralegal degree or certificate.
• Evidence of ongoing communication and contact with the local legal community to support internship and job development for paralegal students and graduates.
• Evidence of strong technology skills using Microsoft Office, Westlaw or equivalent legal research databases, internet/email, and Blackboard, Canvas or equivalent online learning systems in the classroom, teaching online or hybrid classes, and in the workplace.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with colleagues as part of an educational team (C 6.5.600 Workplace Civility and Respect).
• Ability to adapt to a variety of teaching situations, including a wide range of student preparedness.
• Ability to facilitate a learning-centered environment.
• Knowledge of best practices in teaching and assessment, as well as in student engagement.
• Ability to work effectively with students and staff representing diverse backgrounds, life experiences and abilities.
• Ability to foster a climate of multicultural understanding and appreciation.
• Ability to support the goals and objectives of the college.
Faculty contribute content expertise in one or more subject areas to support the achievement of identified learning outcomes in courses and programs, as well as the College Wide Abilities (http://www.edcc.edu/cwa/ ).
1) Facilitate a learning centered environment by:
● Providing instruction to students through various delivery methods, including classroom/laboratory instruction, eLearning, and learning community activities.
● Utilizing teaching strategies that facilitate student learning and student success.
● Preparing clear and measurable objectives, course syllabi, course materials and learning experiences for each course.
● Maintaining appropriate course records and documentation.
● Designing, developing, assessing, and overseeing program curricula.
● Implementing assessment measures that achieve course, program, and college learning outcomes, and using the results to strengthen the curricula.
● Maintaining office hours.
● Providing academic advising and mentoring students.
● Participating in outreach for student recruitment and access to services.
● Maintaining current knowledge within the appropriate discipline and within the teaching profession.
2) Support the goals and objectives of the college through:
● Meeting requirements for specific programs and for accreditation.
● Participating in college-sponsored professional development activities, college wide meetings and department/division/faculty meetings.
● Supporting articulation initiatives with regional schools and colleges.
● Promoting student recruitment, retention, and successful completion of programs.
● Maintaining ongoing communications with community organizations, other local colleges, and public agencies in support of student learning.
● Participating in college leadership, governance, and operational activities.
● Working collaboratively with colleagues, staff, and community members.
● Serving on college committees.
● Complying with college policies, rules, and procedures.
● Performing other duties as assigned.
The salary will be based on the current faculty salary schedule; placement is based on education and related experience. The current range is $46,455 to $55,765 annually for a 172-day appointment. The college provides an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, life insurance, and a retirement plan.
PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is typically performed in a classroom and office and requires standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time. The ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English is essential. Instructors are required to use a computer in the work environment.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
• You must document your citizenship or employment authorization within three days of hire.
• Agency Shop Fee: You must become a member of the faculty union or pay a representation fee or nonassociation fee within thirty calendar days of your hire.
• All new positions are contingent upon funding.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
All applicants must apply online (click on Apply, above right). No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted. Your online application must include the following documents in order to be complete. They can either be attached as separate documents or pasted into the online application itself.
1) Responses to supplemental questions. (These questions reflect the minimum and preferred qualifications and will be screened. Please provide thorough responses.)
2) Current resume/vita.
3) Names and contact information for three additional references.
4) Two current letters of recommendation. (If you have these letters, please attach them to your online application. If they are presently unavailable, do not send them to us. Bring them with you if you are contacted for an interview.)
5) Transcripts(s). (Please scan and attach them to your online application. If they are presently unavailable, do not send them to us. Bring them with you if you are contacted for an interview – unofficial transcripts will be accepted.)
To apply, go to www.edcc.edu/hr  and click on Current Job Openings.
Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org  and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.