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Adjunct Faculty Residency Focus, Early Childhood Education Pool (part-time)

Pierce College District
Lakewood, WA

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Education, Child Development & Family Studies, Special Education
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Position Summary

Position Summary
Are you excited about growing the next generation of teachers and transforming the field? Do you enjoy working with college colleagues and school district employees to collaborate on best practices? Do you use creative teaching strategies that engage diverse populations of students with different abilities, interests, and learning goals? Are you energized by mentoring P-3 general and special education teacher candidates across the disciplines to close student achievement and equity gaps? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining the team at Pierce College, an innovative and equity-focused community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals.

Applications are being accepted to create a pool of qualified applicants to supervise teacher candidates during their 2021-22 residency which runs from September 30-June 17. Residency supervisors meet together monthly in addition to supporting candidates out in the field at least biweekly.

Pay rate is $766.44 per student for a 12 credit course (per quarter).

Essential Functions

  • Coaching BAS teacher candidates in their residency experience on-site in a public school setting
  • Ensuring a high degree of integration between the college coursework and school-based residency
  • Evaluating BAS teacher candidate's progress towards teaching competencies required by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) during their residency
  • Building professional relationships with cooperating teachers, school principals, and other school district staff
  • Evaluating schools and staff for the quality of placement experience of BAS teacher candidates
  • Supporting the BAS teacher candidates in completing the edTPA
  • Teaching the BAS residency seminar course and other Early Childhood Education courses that focus on supporting children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability-diverse and that are grounded in sound developmental theory and teaching methodology
  • Leading the team of residency faculty to ensure continuity
  • Conducting outreach and coordinating with community partners & advisory boards

  • Master's degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), or a related field (or in process) with completion before first date of instruction
  • Three years' full time ECE and/or ECSE experience (or equivalent combination of full and part-time) teaching experience with children birth to grade 3 and the ability to use those experiences to bring relevance and meaning to the adult learning classroom
  • Experience working in a P-3 Public School setting
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?
  • 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.
    • 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.

    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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