Philosophy Instructor Adjunct

Employer
South Puget Sound Community College
Location
Olympia Main Campus, WA, WA

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Philosophy & Religion
Position Type
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Our Opportunity

Adjunct faculty salary for the 2023-2024 fiscal year is $1,068.00- $1,090.00 per credit hour as listed in the CBA (Download PDF reader).
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) seeks highly motivated and qualified candidates for the position of Philosophy Adjunct who will:
  • Place student success at the center of all decision-making,
  • Engage with students, faculty, staff and administrators to create a community of learners,
  • Seek opportunities for teaching and learning excellence,
  • Embrace change, risk-taking and innovation,
  • Respect the richness of diverse cultural values, beliefs and practices of others,
  • Contribute to the technical and general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education to a university.
South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. A firm understanding of antiracist policy development coupled with the skills to eliminate barriers that harm underrepresented people is a college requirement. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. On average, 43% of SPSCC students are people of color. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district

We also offer:A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needsFine dining in the Percival Room, offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices as part of our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programsThe Clipper Coffee Corner serving Batdorf & Bronson coffee and a selection of delicious food items from our baking/culinary studentsA brand new Health & Wellness CenterFREE Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyondFREE parking on our campuses – permits are not requiredOn-campus child carePercival Creek which runs beneath our campus footbridge, provides year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon pass through each fallMany walking paths that are marked and on nicely paved sidewalksSPSCC promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events on campusLots of activities with our Artist & Lecture series, which are FREE for staff and facultyMany community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the ArtsEmployee Resource Groups (ERGs)that offer an opportunity for SPSCC employees to gather and connect around issues that define them personally, and which affect their work at the College and their professional development. Current Employee Resource Groups include:Staff and Faculty of Color (SFOC) ERG - an employee network which strives to create an intentional and relational foundation for community and trust building across different groups through shared values.The LGBTQIA+ ERG creates a space for LGBTQIA+ staff and faculty at the college to share resources, build support and community, and work towards greater equity and accessibility. What You'll Do

Faculty members will work with other faculty, staff, and administrators to:

  • Create and facilitate contextualized and integrated learning experiences in Philosophy in relation to identified college pathways that are linked to career goals
  • Create authentic assessments of students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in Philosophy that measure course, program, and college wide outcomes
  • Apply multiple teaching and learning strategies that promote the affective, cognitive and kinesthetic domains of learning
  • Support students in and out of the classroom, which includes directing them to campus services and resources
  • Be available to teach classes on a variety of days and times
Course Description:
Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 101
Ethics PHIL 102

Schedule Information:
Approximately one section per quarter as needed starting in Fall 2023
Some virtual or face to face teaching during the afternoons and evenings at the main campus or Lacey campusQualifications You Possess

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MA in Philosophy
  • Experience with learning management systems
  • Evidence of college level teaching experience at the introductory level
  • Demonstrated experience or participation with persons from diverse backgrounds such as sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socio-economic, physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to an inclusive and equitable working/learning environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in Philosophy
  • 2-3 years of experience teaching at the college level
To Apply

Applications must be completed online and include the following attachments:
1. Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee highlighting your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in the job posting.
2. Current resume/CV showing all educational and professional experience which demonstrates how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications.
3. Copies of unofficial transcripts from institutions of higher education.

SPSCC accepts applications for adjunct faculty (part-time) positions on an ongoing basis to establish a qualified pool of applicants. This pool is created for future part-time professor appointments to the individual program or course indicated. This announcement will serve as an open and continuous applicant pool. Appointment availability varies from quarter to quarter.

Candidates selected from the pool will be contacted by the division should a vacancy arise.

Top candidates will be notified directly to interview for this position. Selection will be based on the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties listed in this job posting as identified in the materials requested above. Applications with comments directing the reader to see attachments will be considered incomplete.

Veterans Preference
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wishing to claim Veterans Preference should redact their personally identifiable information from a copy of their United States Department of Veterans Affairs honorable discharge documentation and email to wpeters@spscc.edu with the job number for which they are applying in the subject line.

Background Check Condition of Employment
Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.

Bargaining Unit
This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the South Puget Sound Federation of Teachers, AFT/AFL-CIO, Local 4603.

South Puget Sound Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
South Puget Sound Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). SPSCC provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, Samantha Dotson, Executive Human Resource Officer /Title IX Coordinator, 360-596-5361, ssoto@spscc.edu, Building 25, Room 220, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512; South Puget Sound Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.

Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500.

Organization

South Puget Sound Community College is a public, 2-year school in Washington state. Our learning environment is a collaboration between faculty, staff, and students across our 102 acre, park-like main campus in the state capital of Olympia, and our 8 acre, urban satellite campus in the neighboring city of Lacey. The community enrichment that results from this collaborative process starts at the top; college Administration is driven by our historic mission to engage the community in learning.

Today, more than 7,000 students each quarter seek education at South Puget Sound Community College. We remain responsive to the changing educational needs of our district’s residents, and plays a prominent role in a county that is fortunately rich in higher education opportunities.

Mission: SPSCC’s Mission is to support student success in post-secondary academic transfer and workforce education that responds to the needs of the South Sound region.

Vision: SPSCC supports student success and builds prosperity by collaborating with leaders in industry, education, and our community to offer innovative, accessible, and affordable learning experiences. We employ devoted people who mirror the diversity of our community and contribute to an inclusive, welcoming environment.

By investing in the creativity of our staff and faculty, we construct clear and compelling pathways that lead our students to successful outcomes on their educational journeys. We are fiscally strong and our mindful use of technology embedded in purposeful instruction helps students persist and achieve their academic goals. Our graduating class reflects the community we serve, and our students successfully transition from higher learning into the leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

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Telephone
360-596-5500
Location
2011 Mottman Rd. SW
Olympia
WA
98512
US

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