Physical Education Instructor - Part-Time
Company: Tacoma Community College
Posted on: November 14, 2023
Who We Are
Located in the scenic Puget Sound area with Mount Rainier in the
distance, Tacoma is the third largest city in Washington State with
a thriving and diverse community of over 200,000 residents. Tacoma
Community College (TCC) was built on the ancestral territory of
Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Puyallup. The 1854 Medicine
Creek Treaty forcibly removed them to the Puyallup Reservation to
make way for settlers; we recognize the privilege of utilizing this
land has come at great cost. We honor the resilience of the
Puyallup people, who still live here, defend their rights, and
contribute greatly to the well-being of this community.
Our institution aims to increase partnerships and community ties
with the local indigenous populations. TCC is committed to
increasing Native visibility by developing more culturally
Moreover, TCC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the
Black community by further strengthening collaboration with the
Black Student Union as well as community entities such as the
Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective, the Tacoma Urban League, and
local black-owned businesses. We are committed to infusing and
incorporating more educational content focused on the lives and
experiences of the Black community into our curriculum. We are
examining and revising our policies and practices with the stated
goal of becoming an anti-racist institution.
Tacoma Community College is an Associate and Bachelor degree
granting public institution that serves a diverse population of
approximately 12,000 students. We embrace our identity as a
community college. Our Mission Statement says, "As the community's
college, we create meaningful learning, advance equity, and
strengthen student and community success." To grow our workforce,
we seek to recruit employees who exemplify these attributes:
- Committed to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse
student population that reflects the diversity of our
- Values intellectual curiosity and innovation.
- Honors the campus mission to promote equitable access to
- Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to
facilitate success for historically underserved populations,
- Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with
For information on Tacoma and the surrounding area:
Part-Time positions at the college are open continuous 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 Highlights
Tacoma Community College seeks a student-centered part-time
professor to join our Physical Education faculty team. This
position will include responsibility for the development,
preparation, and delivery of courses within the physical education
department at Tacoma Community College. Teaching assignments may
include daytime or evening classes using various modalities
including face-to-face, hybrid or fully online (synchronous or
asynchronous). This position reports directly to the Dean for
Healthcare and works closely with the Physical Education Department
Chair and faculty.
- Prepare and teach courses in the field of Physical Education
that may include: Total Fitness, Fast Fitness, Independent Fitness
Lab, Advanced First Aid, Coaching Theory, Weight Training, Toning,
Health & Wellness, Badminton/Pickleball, Softball, Hiking,
Volleyball, Walking, Bowling, or any other course offered through
- Bachelor's degree in Physical Education or related field, from
an accredited college or university.
- Two years of related work experience and/or related current
teaching experience Physical Education. Preferred Qualifications
- Master's degree in Physical Education or relevant field.
- Experience teaching at a community college.
- Experience in using online classroom platforms (Angel, Canvas,
etc.) as a classroom support and learning tool. Conditions of
- Successful completion of a criminal history background check
prior to employment.
- The successful candidate must be available to attend regular
in-person activities on campus for student meetings, college and
program committee work, industry partner meetings, and other
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.
- Ability and willingness to use innovative teaching techniques &
infuse technology in the teaching and learning process.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive working
relationships with students, colleagues and staff representing
diverse ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and learning
- A strong commitment to teaching in a community college setting,
responding to the broad ranging needs of a diverse student
- Commitment to functioning as an effective team member.
- 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 in and out
of the classroom to enhance learning.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to work successfully with the varied and diverse
students and staff of the college.
Application Materials & 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.) Selected candidates will be
invited for an interview which will include a teaching
demonstration. All documents submitted as a part of your
application package become property of the college and will not be
Complete application packages must include the following:
- Tacoma Community College application.
- Resume & cover letter describing how your educational
background and work experience align with the responsibilities and
qualifications of the position.
- Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities
attended (official transcripts will be required for the successful
- Tacoma Community College is committed to creating and
supporting a multi-cultural climate that welcomes, fosters,
respects, and celebrates diversity. Please attach a statement
(maximum two pages) describing your experiences with other cultures
and communities, your level of cultural self-awareness and how you
have integrated both experience and self- awareness into your
living/working environment. 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.
The salary for the academic year is dependent on education and
experience as required by the Faculty Negotiated agreement, which
includes class preparation time, weekly office hours, scheduled
class time, grading tasks, and final exam days. 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 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 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,
253-566-5055; Dolores Haugen, Section 504 Officer, 253-566-6090.
Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.
This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job
description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466
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