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Adjunct Faculty Integrated Social Science (ISS) Pool (part-time)

Pierce College District
Lakewood, WA
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Position Summary

Applications are being accepted to create a pool of qualified applicants for possible future part-time teaching positions within the Pierce College District. All applications remain on file for one year from the submission date.

Applications are being considered for a part time faculty position to teach ISS 300: Social Studies for Teachers. ISS 300 is a 5-credit hybrid course that combines face to face classroom time with online instruction. ISS 300 course description: An overview of the main concepts in social studies for early childhood teachers including topics in history, civics, geography, economics, and global issues.

Lecture rate is $957.83 per credit hour.

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.
  4. Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.


Meet the following:

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in history, civics, geography, economics, urban studies, or related field required.
  • Hybrid and/or online teaching experience at the college-level preferred.
  • Complete Pierce College requirements to instruct an online course prior to the start of the assigned instructional quarter.
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: (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. Provide a brief response to the following questions (Supplemental Questions):
  • What personal and professional work have you done in order to broaden your understanding of racial equity and how the intersections of multiple social and cultural identities impact your work and relationships with others?
  • How have you infused equity and inclusion into your classroom in order for students to be challenged/motivated/inspired to contribute to an equitable society?
  • Pierce College has set a goal of eliminating areas of inequity for all student populations. How will you contribute to this effort at the classroom, program, and institutional levels?
  • Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.2 , state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Your vaccine status will be verified upon hire. Please reach out to the HR Office at if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.
  • 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.


    Read our Diversity Profile Mission

    Pierce College creates quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world.


    Possibilities realized: Innovative and engaged learners enriching our local and global communities.


    • Learning
    • Integrity
    • Respect
    • Accountability
    • Sustainability

    Core Themes and Objectives


    The community Pierce College serves will have access to comprehensive educational offerings and support services.

    1. Learning opportunities will align with students’ educational and career goals, and will be consistent with workforce needs.
    2. Students will have timely access to the support services they need to accomplish their educational and career goals.
    3. We will engage with, and equitably serve, our diverse communities.


    Pierce College will assure quality and continuous improvement in all endeavors.

    1. Departments and programs will meet or exceed their stated outcomes.
    2. We will meet the requirements for accreditations, fiscal viability, compliance measures, and other elements necessary to sustain our work.
    3. We will provide, and employees will engage in, learning and development opportunities that contribute to mission fulfillment.

    Contribution to the Community

    Pierce College will be a recognized leader in building and sustaining academic, industry, and broad-based community partnerships to advance educational opportunities and align with economic development.

    1. We will initiate, lead, and sustain mission-driven partnerships and collaborations within our community.
    2. Our community will recognize Pierce College’s value and impact.
    3. We will foster economic equity and development within our community.

    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    Pierce College will promote an equitable, diverse environment for teaching, learning, and working, with collaborative decision-making and mutual respect.

    1. Our infrastructure will foster positive teaching, learning, and working opportunities.
    2. Employees and students will be engaged in, and support, shared governance.
    3. We will engage students, employees, and community members in ways that respect human dignity and lead to equitable, inclusive experiences.

    Student Learning and Success

    Students will experience quality, relevant learning that maximizes their potential for success.

    1. Students will make timely progress toward their educational and career goals.
    2. Students will achieve institutional and programmatic learning outcomes.
    3. Students will be successful when they transfer for further education or move directly into the workforce.
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