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Adjunct Faculty Atmospheric Science (part-time)

Job description

A Community College District in Puyallup and Lakewood, Washington 
invites applications for the position of:
  .Adjunct Faculty Atmospheric Science (part-time)

SALARY: See Position Description

OPENING DATE: 03/21/18

CLOSING DATE: 07/01/18 05:00 PM

POSITION SUMMARY: Applications are being considered for a part time faculty position to teach ATMOS 101: Introduction to Weather. This 5-credit course will be for the Summer 2018 quarter and/or Fall 2018-19 quarter at the Puyallup Campus..

Summer (July 2- August 27): Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-8:40 P.M. 

Fall (September 24-December 17): Tuesday and Thursday, 2:15-4:25 P.M. 
ATMOS 101: A study of Earth's atmosphere including the major controls of weather and climate. Course discussions and labs will cover essential topics in meteorology including solar radiation, temperature, air pressure, wind, clouds, precipitation, and severe weather. Environmental issues including global climate change will also be discussed. Appropriate for non-science and science majors. Field trip is required. Lab is included.
Lecture rate is $775.78 per credit hour.
All applications remain on file for one year from the submission date. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Teach course(s) as assigned.
  2. Conduct assigned classes in a manner that promotes student success and incorporates various teaching styles and technology.
  3. Be available to students before and after class, and
  4. Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.


Master's Degree or higher in Atmospheric Science or related field required; some college-level teaching experience especially in a community college system preferred APPLICATION PROCESS:

Application Requirements (Does Not Apply to Non-Credit Class Instruction):

To be considered for this position, you must:

  1. Letter of formal application that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the assigned responsibilities (Cover Letter)
  2. Detailed curriculum vitae of all educational and professional experience, which includes a list of courses taught (Curriculum Vitae).
  3. Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts that include degree received and confer date. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: http://naces.org/members.htm. (Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process; official transcripts required prior to hire) (Transcripts).
  4. A list of four current professional references with name, relationship to candidate, address, email address, and telephone number. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of a list of professional references (References).
  5. Upload (attachment) a brief statement that describes your teaching philosophy/style and addresses strategies used to engage a wide diversity of students; your use of outcomes assessment measures; your use of active learning techniques; and your use of presentation and alternative modes of delivery in the classroom, or, via web-based learning (Teaching Philosophy).
  6. Upload (attachment) a brief response to the following questions (Supplemental Questions):  
  • What personal and professional work have you done in order to broaden your understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion? 
  • How have you infused equity, diversity and inclusion into your classroom in order for students to be challenged/motivated/inspired to be a part of a multicultural society? 
  • Pierce College has set a goal of closing gaps in degree/certificate completion for all student populations by 2020.  How will you contribute to this effort?

Reasonable Accommodation:
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

Screening & Interview Process:
Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and meet the required qualifications will be considered. The most desirable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Physical Work Environment: Work is performed in an instructional setting and requires the ability to communicate clearly. Work also includes the ability to use a personal computer.
  • In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
  • Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in that policy.

For more information or assistance, contact Human Resources at: [email protected].

The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices for all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, and status as a disabled veteran, or Vietnam-era veteran. Questions may be directed to the Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer or the Title IX Coordinator at (253) 964-7342.




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Job No: PTF1805
Posted: 3/30/2018
Application Due: 5/29/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $775.78/credit hour