Mount Vernon, WA
Job posting number: #7061170
Posted: October 8, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe Opportunity: Skagit Valley College (SVC) is seeking qualified teacher-scholars for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in Chemistry. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional classroom skills, enthusiasm for the subject matter, an inclusive and equity-driven approach to teaching and learning, and innovative pedagogy and teaching strategies. Science classes for the Skagit Valley College District are offered at our Mount Vernon Campus and Whidbey Island Campus located in Oak Harbor.
SVC faculty teach an equivalent of 15 credits per quarter and participate in College service. This position is expected to begin in Fall Quarter, September 2020.
This position is based primarily at the Mount Vernon Campus; however, Instructors may be called upon to teach at the Whidbey Island Campus located in Oak Harbor.
SVC welcomes faculty with a commitment to excellence in teaching and the success of all students. We are committed to cultivating a welcoming and supportive learning environment for non-native English speakers and other diverse groups. In so doing, we offer our students and community not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines, but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Candidates representing all aspects of diversity are encouraged to apply.
About SVC: Established in 1926, Skagit Valley College is a comprehensive community college providing high-quality academic transfer pathways, workforce training, basic education for adults, and lifelong learning opportunities. SVC's commitment to equity and social justice drives our collective work to increase access to higher education, inspire student learning and achievement, and strengthen our diverse community. SVC aspires to reflect the diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic demographics in the district, particularly a growing Latinx population. This aspiration reflects both our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice, and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty.
Mission: Skagit Valley College cultivates student learning and achievement; contributes to the educational, personal, and economic success of students; and promotes equitable and thriving communities.
Vision: The primary focus of Skagit Valley College is student-centered teaching and learning. We are committed to:
Equitable student out comes in access, achievement, and community;
Our Guiding Principles;
Decisions based on strategy and evidence;
The development of our employees;
A diverse and inclusive college community where everyone belongs.
Guiding Principles: Respect, Integrity, Open and Honest Communication, Collaboration, and Compassion.
The Location: Skagit Valley College is nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Salish Sea in the scenic northwest corner of Washington State. Located in a geographically diverse region between the dynamic metropolitan hubs of Seattle and Vancouver, BC, SVC is never far from world-class outdoor recreation, urban arts scenes, and local cultural events. SVC serves our local communities with a campus in Mount Vernon, Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, and centers in Friday Harbor and Langley, a Marine Technology Center in Anacortes, and a Brewing Academy in Burlington.
Did You Know: Skagit Valley College is an innovative community college committed to offering inclusive access to educational opportunities, supporting student achievement, and engaging our community. SVC is nationally known for learning communities and support for high impact teaching practices that improve the lives of our students. We are committed to creating student learning experiences that foster equity and diversity to strengthen our local and global communities. We practice a high degree of collaboration among faculty, staff, and administrators to lead initiatives that advance student success and strengthen our increasingly diverse district. We value student and colleague engagement in creating an equitable, diverse, innovative, learning-centered environment.
Skagit Valley College offers:
An unrelenting focus on our mission to improve the lives of our students and to strengthen our diverse community.
Support for innovative teaching, learning, and scholarship.
Exciting opportunities for personal and career growth.
Diverse cultural and environmental benefits of rural, suburban and urban lifestyles.
Friendly, supportive, and diverse work environments.
Excellent benefits including competitive leave packages and an array of health, dental, vision, and retirement plans to meet your current and future needs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide classroom and/or online instruction in general and introductory Chemistry and/or other closely related disciplines;
Provide leadership in developing the Chemistry program, developing innovative programming, curricula, and pedagogy that incorporate program and general education learning outcomes;
Conduct ongoing development, assessment, and revision of curriculum that reflects innovative pedagogy and advances in the field of Chemistry;
Work collaboratively with SVC faculty from other fields to develop appropriate curriculum for the Chemistry program that reflects diversity of student experience, including underrepresented and underserved students;
Create a positive learning environment for students using diverse teaching methods to support and enhance student success;
Collaborate with faculty from other disciplines or fields to develop and to offer integrative learning experiences;
Develop, monitor, and assess student learning outcomes;
Advise and mentor students, including those from underrepresented and underserved groups;
Collaborate with other disciplines and transfer institutions to increase enrollment and support student retention in the program with a focus on ameliorating equity gaps;
Develop, assess, and analyze program outcomes for the purpose of program improvement and enhanced student learning;
Engage in scholarly activities that complement and inform teaching;
Use inclusive and effective teaching methods to support and to enhance learning for students inside and outside of the classroom;
Incorporate an equity-minded approach to teaching and learning;
Engage in scholarly activities that complement and inform teaching;
Mentor and assist adjunct faculty teaching Chemistry or similar disciplines;
Participate in division, department and other College activities, including College
Fulfill full-time faculty responsibilities in accordance with the negotiated agreement and Skagit Valley College policies;
Perform other related duties and special projects as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Impart excitement and enthusiasm into teaching of Chemistry;
Demonstrate knowledge and familiarity with current theories, research, and practice in Chemistry;
Develop innovative programming, curricula, and pedagogy that incorporate program and general education learning outcomes;
Engage students through innovative instructional approaches including learning communities, service learning projects, contextualized learning, etc.;
Demonstrated commitment to equity-minded approaches to teaching and learning for all students;
Practice and adopt a variety of active learning strategies that facilitate student learning and that are inclusive of all cultures and backgrounds;
Support students in accessing appropriate instructional and non-instructional services to facilitate student retention, completion and academic success for all students;
Adapt to a variety of teaching situations, including interdisciplinary learning communities, online and hybrid modalities, etc.;
Express appropriate awareness of the history of underrepresented groups and promote an equitable work and learning environment;
Build a Chemistry program that meets the needs of the College's students and the community;
Recruit and inspire diverse student populations to embrace learning and facilitate completion;
Work and interact effectively with colleagues, staff, students, administrators and other various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds in support of SVC's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion;
Act according to principles of integrity, respect, open and honest communication, collaboration, and compassion.