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Communication Studies – Adjunct Faculty Pool
Who we are (TCC) Tacoma Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 14,000 students. We embrace our identity as a community college and strongly encourage applications from candidates who recognize and honor the important role that equity, diversity, and inclusion brings to an educational community. 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, 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. We seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
Reflects the diversity of our community
Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
Is attracted by 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
Engages effectively with the community both within and outside of TCC.
Adjunct 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.
This position is responsible for preparing and teaching courses in Communication Studies.
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.
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 mustinclude 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. The class schedule will depend on student schedules and needs. The salary is $862.93 per credit, which includes scheduled class time and final exam days, as well as time for class preparation, weekly office hours, and grading tasks in accordance with the Faculty Negotiated Agreement. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee may be available. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Student Clearinghouse.
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 II 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.