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Communication Studies - Part-Time Faculty Pool

Company: Tacoma Community College
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


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Tacoma WA 98466, WA

Job Type

Part-time Faculty


Academic Affairs

Job Number

19-08-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 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
    This position is responsible for preparing and teaching courses in Communication Studies.
    Essential Functions
    Essential Functions
    • Prepare, teach, and assess outcomes in assigned courses in accordance with department and college standards
    • Assess student learning and use data to improve teaching and learning
    • Maintain current knowledge in the field of composition and effective pedagogy
    • Perform related duties as assigned.
      Minimum Qualifications
      • Master's degree in Communication Studies, Speech, or closely related field from an accredited college or university Conditions of Employment
        • Successful completion of a criminal background check. The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate
          • Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment
          • Commitment to ensuring equitable access within the learning environment, including but not limited to considerations related to cost; universal design for learning (UDL); and the integration of culturally relevant teaching practices
          • Commitment to and respect for diverse views and opinions in the classroom and in the workplace
          • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and staff from diverse backgrounds
          • Commitment to developing and implementing instructional strategies and practices that enhance student success, particularly those that support and enhance outcomes for traditionally underserved populations
          • Ability to integrate non-traditional delivery methods, as appropriate, to teach students of varying backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles
          • Competence to teach a variety of courses and to review and develop curriculum.
          • Effective classroom management skills, including the ability to facilitate and navigate challenging conversations related to differing points of view
          • Commitment to integrating educational technologies as an instructional aid in and out of the classroom
          • Commitment to functioning as an effective team member
          • Commitment to participate in ongoing academic and professional work to strengthen the department, division, campus and our community
          • Commitment to professional growth.
            Application Materials & Procedures
            Complete application packages must include the following:
          • Tacoma Community College online application.
          • Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications.
          • Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.
            Terms of Employment
            This is a part time faculty position contracted on a quarterly basis. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will commensurate with educational background and experience per the Faculty Negotiated Agreement (Download PDF reader) ( Article 4.00 Academic Employee Compensation ). 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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