Part Time Faculty - Biology

Des Moines, WA
May 22, 2020
Institution Type
Community College
General Summary

This is an open continuous application process to apply for Part Time Faculty - Biology positions at Highline College.

The department coordinator will review applications to fill needs as they arise. Vacancies may be identified ahead of time, such as offering multiple classes in a subject in an upcoming quarter, or vacancies may occur with little notice, such as when needed to backfill in an unanticipated situation. There may be times when the department is not hiring for adjunct faculty.

Current openings: N/A

For descriptions and information on classes offered through this department, please visit this URL:

Salary will depend upon the number of classes taught.

Essential Tasks


• To provide instruction to students and help promote effective learning;
• To ensure that course content is consistent with department guidelines;
• To maintain communication with department coordinator, and with department faculty;
• To meet and maintain, as a condition of employment, the requirements for certification appropriate to the faculty member's particular field. This may include vocational certification and professional licensing;
• To be able to assist students with educational planning or direct students to appropriate campus resources.
• To pursue appropriate professional development activities in order to stay current in assigned teaching fields, program, and discipline;
• To comply with applicable state and federal laws and regulations;
• To maintain a standard of honest and ethical behavior in their professional duties;
• To maintain and submit required institutional and state records and reports on a timely basis;
• To assume reasonable responsibility for care and safekeeping of College supplies and equipment.Qualifications

• Master's or higher in a biological science.

Supplemental Information

Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15 minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students –– a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion and social justice, with core goals of student attainment, diversity, community Engagement and sustainability. The student body at Highline College is made up of Transfer students, Running Start students, Professional-Technical students, International students, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners. In addition, we offer six bachelor of applied science, four-year degrees.

Highline's faculty number nearly 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 information on the Biology department, please contact Chris Gan at [email protected]

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. A one-page response to the Supplemental Question.

Transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment).

Highline College complies with Title IX regulations for details on our policies see our website

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