Tacoma Community College is a nationally recognized public community college located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just south of Seattle. TCC enrolls more than 10,000 students each quarter. The college is creative and engaging - recognized nationally as an Achieving the Dream leader college. TCC was recently honored by the 34-college Washington community and technical college system for the largest improvement in the systems student achievement initiative.
We are seeking innovative leaders for a key faculty and administrative positions.
This full-time tenure track position is responsible for preparing and teaching all levels of English courses typically offered at the Gig Harbor Campus. This may include developmental and college-level composition, literature, creative writing, and special topics courses. This position will support the ongoing programs of Tacoma Community College. The successful candidate will be flexible in his/her ability to achieve the instructional and general responsibilities of this position. This position reports to the Gig Harbor Campus Executive Director.
•Prepare, teach, and assess outcomes in English courses.
•Work with the Written and Oral Communications program faculty and the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences division on program and curriculum development.
•Serve on college committees; participate in department, division, and college activities normally assigned to full-time faculty.
•Perform related duties as assigned.
•Masters degree in English Composition/Rhetoric, Developmental Studies, Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
•Graduate course work in rhetoric and composition, developmental studies, or education.
•Classroom teaching experience in rhetoric and composition, developmental studies, or education.
•Experience teaching at a community college or university.
•Experience teaching in learning communities, team teaching, teaching cross-disciplinary courses, or other cohort-centered academic environments.
•Experience developing and teaching in online environment (including full online, hybrid, or web-enhanced).
•Experience working with first-generation and other underrepresented groups.
•Experience working to increase student success and completion.
Conditions of Employment
•Successfully complete a criminal history background check prior to employment.
The Successful Candidate will Demonstrate
•Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment.
•An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace
•Competence to teach a variety of courses and to review and develop curriculum.
•Dynamic, non-traditional delivery methods to teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
•Experience using educational technologies as an instructional aide in and out of the classroom.
•Experience working with other departments to maximize inter-campus collaboration and innovation.
•Commitment to developing strategies and practices that enhance student success, diversity, and completion.
•Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and staff.
•Commitment to functioning as an effective team member.
•Ability to work successfully with the varied and diverse students and staff of the college.
Applications Material & Procedures
Complete application packages must include the following: (Packages received that do not contain all of these materials will not be considered by the screening committee.) Application materials must be submitted online through our website. Selected candidates will be invited for interview. All documents submitted as a part of your application package become property of the college and will not be returned. Selected candidates will be invited for interview which will include a teaching demonstration.
1. Tacoma Community College application.
2. Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications.
3. Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (official transcripts will be required for the successful candidate).
4. We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively educate a diverse population of learners. Our effort is to create a cultural climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences. Please attach a statement (maximum two pages):
A. Expressing your cultural self-awareness,
B. Describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, and
C. Demonstrating how you apply these to the learning/working environment.
Terms of Employment
This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position beginning December 2012 and contracted on an annual basis. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will be commensurate with educational background and experience. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual contract days remaining in the academic year. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee is required. Evening and off campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by official transcripts.