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Community Health Part-Time Professor

Company: Tacoma Community College
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

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 and Squaxin Island Tribes. The 1854 Medicine Creek Treaty forcibly removed them to Reservations to make way for colonizers; we recognize the privilege of utilizing this land has come at great cost. We honor the resilience of the Puyallup and Squaxin Island people, who still live here, defend their rights, and contribute greatly to the well-being of our community. Our institution aims to increase partnerships and community ties with the local indigenous populations. 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. In addition, we strongly support the Stop Asian Hate movement and have an active Asian Pacific Islander Student Club as well as an Asian and Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Coalition. TCC is committed to developing more culturally responsive curricula by infusing and incorporating more educational content focused on the lives, experiences, and contributions of Native, Black, Asian, and other marginalized communities. We continually strive to become an anti-racist institution.

To grow our workforce, we are seeking creative, collaborative faculty who are reflective of the diverse community we serve. Tacoma Community College is a public Associate- and Bachelor's-granting institution that serves a student-body of approximately 12,000 students. Our students are 27% students of color, 60% female, and have a median age of 26. We embrace our identity as a community college. Our faculty are engaged in innovative work to improve student retention and program completion, and community success. 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.

We are specifically focusing on improved support for traditionally marginalized populations, including Black/African- American, Indigenous, People of Color, Dreamers, justice-involved, immigrants and refugees, Veterans, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. To this end, TCC seeks applicants who:

  • Value intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Welcome difference and model respectful interaction with others
  • Recognize and honor the important role that diversity brings to an educational community
  • Are committed to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population
  • Are committed to teaching in a community college setting
  • Care deeply about student success
  • Intentionally support and promote efforts related to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Honor TCC's mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Reflect the diversity of our community Position Summary:
    The Community Health Professional Professor is responsible for developing, preparing, and teaching fully online community health coursework in a baccalaureate degree program. This position works closely with the Community Health Professional chair and reports to the Dean of Healthcare.

    Although the courses in this program are 100% online, this position will require regular on-campus activities for college and program work, student meetings, industry partner meetings, and other related functions in accordance with the Faculty Negotiated Agreement, section 6.22.
    Essential Functions
    • Prepare and teach fully online baccalaureate level courses in the field of Community Health
    • Work with program faculty and staff on curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories and research and integrating new and innovative approaches to instruction
    • Develop and utilize a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of learners in an online environment
    • Work with an advisory committee of community partners to keep curriculum relevant to local industry
    • Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback using program criteria and expectations
    • Maintain regular office hours to improve student retention and success
    • Work with local employers and students to facilitate internships
    • Support division/department goals
    • Participate actively in departmental responsibilities to include curriculum review, program development, and faculty meetings
    • Participate in the college's professional development and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion events
    • Perform related duties an assigned
      Minimum Qualifications
      • Master's degree in Public Health, Community Health, Social Work, Nursing, Health Administration, Human Services, or related field OR equivalent work experience
      • Three years relevant work experience and/or relevant current teaching experience that particularly qualify the candidate to provide instruction in community health.
      • Intermediate level computer and technology skills.
      • Ability to inspire, motivate, teach and mentor students in the profession of community health. Preferred Qualifications
        • Doctoral degree in Public Health, Community Health, Social Work, Nursing, Human Services, or related field
        • Experience teaching at a secondary or post-secondary level
        • Experience in using online learning management systems (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.)
        • Experience in curriculum development at a baccalaureate level
        • Experience developing community contacts
        • Experience teaching or doing research in Native/Indigenous communities
        • Experience working in diverse populations Required conditions of employment:
          • Successful completion of a criminal history background check prior to employment. The Successful Candidate Will Demonstrate
            • Competence with strong commitment to the profession of community health.
            • Knowledge and experience in a wide variety of health care settings and facilities.
            • A high level of technology and application skills in the teaching and/or health care field.
            • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, cultural awareness, and sensitivity in the workplace.
            • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with students, faculty, staff and external community partners in both online and face to face environments.
            • Success in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships within a diverse environment.
            • Experience with dynamic, interactive delivery methods of teaching students with widely varying levels of proficiency and with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
            • Ethical decision-making ability and sound professional judgment.
            • Dedication to group problem solving and collaboration.

              Application Process
              Application Materials & Procedures Complete application packages must include the following:
            • Tacoma Community College online application.
            • Cover letter and resume.
            • UNOFFICIAL Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.
              Terms of Employment
              This is a part-time faculty position contracted on a quarterly basis. Classes assigned to the successful candidate may be on Tacoma or Gig Harbor campus, hybrid online, or fully online with an online learning management system (Canvas) component. Evening hours may be required. 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 (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 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; Kathryn Held, Section 504 Officer, Building 7, 253-566-5328. 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

Keywords: Tacoma Community College, Tacoma , Community Health Part-Time Professor, Healthcare , Tacoma, Washington

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