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.
Priority Consideration Date: February 11, 2013
Prepare and teach Mathematics courses and support the ongoing programs of Tacoma Community College. This position reports to the Dean for Math, Science and Engineering.
•Prepare and teach courses in mathematics ranging from beginning algebra through first year college courses.
•Prepare and teach college statistics, including STATWAY (curriculum project through the Carnegie Foundation).
•Provide leadership for departmental initiatives.
•Develop and update curriculum as necessary.
•Advise students, helping them to formulate sound educational and career plans.
•Serve on college committees and participate in college governance.
•Perform related duties as assigned.
•Masters degree in Mathematics, or Statistics from an accredited college or university, -or-
Masters degree in Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university; Combined with significant coursework in mathematics at the upper division or graduate level.
•Mathematics teaching experience, including experience teaching developmental mathematics to adult learners.
•Experience teaching introductory statistics.
•Experience developing or implementing math curriculum and pedagogy to improve student success and accelerate student progression through developmental mathematics sequences.
•Strong academic preparation in mathematics and statistics.
•Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in departmental projects and initiatives.
Condition of Employment
•Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
The Successful Candidate Must 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.
•Commitment to teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and ability.
•Commitment to teach students with different backgrounds and learning styles.
•Willingness to use teaching techniques such as collaborative learning and student projects.
•Ability to facilitate learning in a variety of environments such as face-to-face classroom, computer mediated learning classroom and a tutorial learning center.
•Ability to infuse technology into classroom teaching to improve student success particularly for underrepresented students.
•Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues and staff.
•Committed to helping students improve their writing and critical thinking skills and ability to assess those skills.
•A strong commitment to teaching in a community college setting, responding to the broad-ranging needs of a diverse student population.
•Excellent customer service skills; including establishing, building, and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction.
•A commitment to ongoing professional development.
Application Materials & Procedures
Complete application packages must include the following. All complete applications received by the guaranteed consideration date will be reviewed by a screening committee. 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 of the position.
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
These two full-time, tenure track contracted on an annual basis beginning Fall quarter 2013. The salary for these positions are $43,500-$51,500 DOE/DOQ. 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.