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16 Jan 2024

Full-Time Adjunct Professor – Public Health Communication

Lake Washington Institute of Technology – Posted by LWTechHR Kirkland, Washington, United States

Job Description

Adjunct Professor – Public Health Communication

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Adjunct

Job Number: AdjProfCommPub

Location: Kirkland, WA


Closing: Continuous


***This position teaches CMST 402 Principles of Public Health Communication for the college’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health program. The class is offered in spring quarter of every year and typically meets both on-campus and online (hyflex). The professor must be available to come to campus and teach once per week.***

Located just outside of Seattle, WA, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in Washington State, that provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 93 professional certificates, in 43 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. LWTech serves the Eastside and is located within the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Kirkland is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo.https://www.lwtech.edu/about/our-story/mission/LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College’s commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources. For more information on our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council, please click on the https://www.lwtech.edu/about/diversity/edi-council/.
The college is seeking a qualified adjunct professor of CMST 401 Principles of Public Health Communication. The course outline is included below.

CMST 402 Principles of Public Health Communication, 5 credits

This course focuses on professional communication – written, oral, and visual – regarding public health issues for a wide range of audiences. Course topics include audience analysis, theories of behavior change and social marketing, message design and infographics, channels for disseminating public health information, use of technology, and cultural aspects of communication.
This course meets the Humanities general education distribution requirement.

Prerequisites: Admission to the BAS in Public Health program

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

• Apply social marketing strategies, behavioral theories, and communication skills to positively influence and improve health behaviors
• Design communication materials for a target audience based on attributes, including but not limited to age, literacy, education, language, and cultural background
• Effectively communicate health data, practices, and information in multiple ways, including infographics, reports, presentations, and educational materials
• Compare, contrast, and utilize a variety of communication channels to reach intended audiences, including electronic media such as video, newsletters, blogs, web pages, podcasts, and social media
• Investigate and plan ways to incorporate community and interpersonal networks, as well as creative and unconventional approaches, for message dissemination

General Education Distribution Area Outcomes
Students who successfully complete courses in the Humanities distribution area will be able to:

• Discuss and explain methods of creative expression, social interaction, and aesthetic considerations employed by individuals and societies
• Employ methods of intellectual and creative inquiry central to the selected Humanities course of study, using the vocabulary, concepts, historical perspectives and materials common to the chosen area
• Dependent on the Humanities area selected, interpret specific artifacts from art, film, history, language, literature, philosophy, religious thought, or narrative form and develop one’s own viewpoint or artifact using the techniques common to that area

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50


• Teach with a focus on the approved course learning outcomes
• Plan and develop a variety of instruction objectives and experiences appropriate to the program goals
• Design learning experiences for the unique characteristics of individual students through classes and feedback on student work
• Identify individual learning needs of students and make appropriate adjustments
• Develop and teach lessons which foster and support equitable student learning and cultural diversity
• Teach productive and constructive study skills to students
• Maintain appropriate records which indicate student progress and meet college requirements
• Post the class syllabus using LWTech’s syllabus template, and post grades for student assignments via the online course system (Canvas)


• Masters degree in Communication or a closely related field
• Experience training or teaching required; college teaching experience preferred
• Previous experience with an online course system (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard, Sakai, Moodle) preferred
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Must have sensitivity and ability to successfully interact with diverse populations


CompensationPlacement on the faculty salary schedule is based on an individual assessment of education and experience. The salary for part time faculty contracts shall be based upon the number of credits assigned the faculty member, the type of class taught, and the rates contained in the part time faculty salary schedule currently in effect and labeled Appendix B.
Step A ranges from $735.47 – $2,026.41Step B ranges from $774.00 – $2,322.00Step C ranges from $789.87 – $2,369.58Step D ranges from $844.26 – $2,532.78Step E ranges from $865.79 – $2,712.96
BenefitsOnce part-time faculty have worked 50% full-time or more for two consecutive quarters(with LWTech or combined with other community/technical colleges), Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and other insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board, State Retirement Plan and a Deferred Compensation Plan; sick leave accrues at 1 day (Prorated based on % of FTE) effective upon employment. Employees have access to bereavement leave, employee assistance program, free tuition ( 50% of FT or more for two consecutive quarters), reduced child care costs at our Early Learning Center, reduced Bus Fare, professional development opportunities and more! For further details on the benefits offered at LWTech, please visit: https://www.lwtech.edu/about/human-resources/benefits/ CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

• Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment
• Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment
• Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATIONIf you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal Authorization to work.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.

Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report:
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. LWTech’s Annual Safety Report (ASR) is available online at https://www.lwtech.edu/about/campus-safety/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the LWTech Safety Department located in the East Building at 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034.Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form.


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