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Philosophy Professor - Part-Time Faculty

Company: Tacoma Community College
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: March 11, 2023

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Tacoma WA 98466, WA

Job Type

Part-time Faculty


Academic Affairs

Job Number

23-01-PTF #MON

Who We Are
Tacoma Community College (TCC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 14,000 students. We embrace our identity as a community college. Our stated mission is to create meaningful and relevant learning, inspire greater equity, and celebrate success in our lives and in our communities. We are recognized nationally as an Achieving the Dream "Leader College," and our faculty are engaged in innovative work to improve student retention and program completion. According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, TCC ranks high on measures of active learning and academic challenge, thanks to our creative and scholarly faculty. To grow this workforce, we seek to recruit faculty who exemplify similar attributes:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community,
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching,
  • Honors the campus mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities,
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations,
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others, and
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of TCC.
    Regional Setting
    For information on Tacoma and the surrounding area: https://www.tacomacc.edu/tcc-life/life_in_tacoma

    Part-Time Faculty positions at the college are open continuously and reviewed on a quarter-by-quarter basis. Individuals who apply to the applicant pool are considered active for a period of 12 months from the application date and may be contacted when vacancies occur. Submitting an application does not guarantee that a position will be available or offered.

    Position Overview
    Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences Pathway in collaboration with the Applied Management and Information Systems BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) Program is looking for a student-centered philosophy faculty to join our team. This position includes responsibilities in the development, preparation, and teaching of bachelor-level philosophy courses themed for business and Information Systems professionals. The courses may be taught hybrid (part in the classroom/part online) or fully online, depending on the current program needs. In Spring 2023, this course will be taught on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 pm on the main campus of Tacoma Community College.

    This team member will be committed to providing applied bachelor's degree education in the community colleges and will work in partnership with other business faculty and staff to build strong links within the college's Business, Paralegal and Technology Pathway. This position works closely with the Applied Management and Information Systems BAS chairs and Chair of Social Sciences and reports directly to the Dean for Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences.
    Essential Functions
    • Prepare and teach PHIL 320 for the Applied Management and Information Systems BAS degree programs in Spring quarter 2023.
    • Develop, implement, and evaluate curricula at the rigor appropriate for the degree program. Motivate students by providing a positive and supportive environment for growth.
    • Use technology tools to enhance student learning in any learning environment Collaborate with other business faculty and staff
    • Participate in the college's professional development and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion events
      Minimum Qualifications
      • Master's degree in Philosophy or a related discipline.
      • Two (2) years of relevant work experience and/or relevant current teaching experience that particularly qualify the faculty to provide instruction in the field of business. Preferred Qualifications
        • Experience teaching at a community college.
        • Experience in using online classroom platforms (Canvas, Blackboard, etc.)
        • Experience with online tools Conditions of Employment
          • Successfully complete a criminal history background check prior to employment..
            The Successful Candidate will Demonstrate
            • Professional and courteous interactions with students, faculty, and staff.
            • Flexible in the ability to achieve the instructional and general responsibilities of the position. Dynamic, non-traditional delivery methods to teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
            • Experience using technology as an instructional aid to enhance learning.
            • An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
            • Excellent customer service skills; including establishing, building, and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction.
            • Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgement. Willingness to collaborate with faculty colleagues

              Application Process

              Application Materials
              Complete application packages must include the following:
            • Tacoma Community College online application form.
            • Resume and cover letter - In your cover letter, describe how your background and experience align with the responsibilities for this position.
            • Copies of unofficial transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.Terms of Employment
              This is a part-time faculty position contracted on a quarterly basis. Part-time faculty salary range is per credit hour starting at $909.33 to $1,240.16. Salary ranges are subject to any approved COLA's after initial placement. If applicable, Lab credit hours are paid at 50% the credit hour rate. Professional Services hours are paid at a flat rate of $44.00-$44.00 per hour. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will commensurate with educational background and experience per the Faculty Negotiated Agreement (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Article 4.00 Academic Employee Compensation ). Part-time faculty may become eligible for healthcare and retirement benefits at the beginning of the second consecutive quarter of half-time or more employment at one or more Washington state institutions of higher education. Half time is determined based on each institution's definition of full time. Members may 'stack' workloads between other qualifying colleges. A part-time faculty member must qualify each quarter they teach, to maintain eligibility. Once eligible, part-time faculty will be notified of their benefit and retirement options. Tacoma Community College offers offers one personal leave day per academic year if the PTF have been awarded a multi-quarter appointment. Sick leave is awarded every quarter based on the full-time equivalent teaching percent. If eligibility requirements are met, a comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance. Life and long- term disability insurance plans reduced tuition for the employee; and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our employment page/employment benefits: https://www.tacomacc.edu/about/employment/ A collective bargaining agreement exist and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee and is available anytime upon hire. 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 National Student Clearinghouse. International degrees will be verified for U.S. equivalency.

              Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Tacoma 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). 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 persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title VII, and Title IX, Building 14, 253-566-5055; Dr. Davi Kallman, Section 504 Officer, Building 7, 253-566-5157. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
              Tacoma Community College
              Human Resources
              6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466

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