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23 Jun 2022

Full-Time ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – Chemistry

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

Job Description

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – Chemistry

Job ID: 11615

Location: Lake Washington Tech

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary:

About The College

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 ten 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/

JOB SUMMARY

Annual Renewable with the possibility of being Tenure Track based on experience

The college is seeking an individual with proven teaching skill and leadership ability to teach in and assist with the growth and development of its Natural Science Department. As a professor at LWTech, you will become part of a dynamic general education program and collaborate with student-centered colleagues to help prepare students for degree completion and successful transitions into the workforce or further education. The Chemistry professor will develop and deliver Chemistry courses (both introductory and in support of Engineering and Biology transfer programs). The individual chosen for this position will take part in college activities; advise students; mentor part-time faculty; assist with the operation of the Natural Science Department; and assist with the continued development of the college’s basic and general education division and direct transfer and baccalaureate programs. This position reports to the Dean of Instruction, Basic and General Education.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Teach college-level chemistry courses

• Use effective teaching practices to promote equitable student learning

• Apply transparency in teaching and learning to class policies, materials, and assessments

• Facilitate an inclusive class culture

• Use current college learning management systems and integrate best practices in online learning

• Co-design and team-teach in chemistry and biology learning communities as part of the college’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (IBEST) program

• Collaborate with professional-technical, basic skills, and general education faculty in developing curriculum, scheduling courses, and coordinating department activities

• Serve as an engaged member of the Natural Science Department, attending department, division, and college meetings; assisting with curriculum and program design; mentoring part-time faculty; and assisting with preparations for state monitoring visits as well as visits from outside groups

• Develop and maintain external support for the college’s academic program

• Collaborate with Enrollment Services staff, Disability Support Services staff, Lake Washington Technical Academy staff, student advisors and counselors, Employment Resource Center staff, and others to enhance student achievement

• Pursue appropriate professional development activities to stay current in instructional techniques and maintain familiarity with ongoing developments in the field

• Advance the college’s mission, vision, and goals

In addition, full-time faculty will also:

• Maintain regular office hours

• Develop and assess program, curriculum, and educational outcomes.

• Perform advising, recruiting, and retention activities

• Take part in college accreditation, program review, and college committees as specified in the faculty bargained agreement

• May receive, as approved, release time to work on professional growth activities

• Perform other professional activities as approved by the Dean

Diversity Statement

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/.

Application Instructions

Required Online Application Materials

• Online application

• Current resume

• Cover letter

• 3 professional references (please submit a PDF or Word Document in the “Attachment” section of the application

• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

To be considered for a position you MUST submit a complete online application form, resume, cover letter, responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.

Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Chemistry required

• Demonstrated ability to work successfully with students, staff, and community from diverse backgrounds required

• Recent experience teaching chemistry courses using a variety of methods to engage students

• Excellent communication skills and ability to function as an effective team member

• Experience using technology in the classroom

• Experience in writing course and program curriculum, inclusive of diversity and social justice related topics

• Evidence of recent professional development activity

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Compensation

Placement on the faculty salary schedule is based on an individual assessment of education and experience. Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications; salary is for an academic year (173 days) and as may be adjusted according to the faculty bargained agreement.. Teaching times will vary in mornings, evenings, and Saturdays. Summer quarter employment may be available based on student enrollment. This is a full-time, annual renewable position.

Benefits

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 effective upon employment. We also offer 4 paid personal days effective upon employment. Full time, faculty employees have access to bereavement leave, employee assistance program, free tuition, 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

• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or documentation of eligibility for a reasonable accommodation under a religious or medical exemption

• 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

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform range of physical motions; lifting and carrying; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

Disability Accommodation

LWTech follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:

• Ability to operate office equipment

• Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials

• Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

Eligibility to Work

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work

EEO Statement

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology 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 is 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

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 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.

Sexual Misconduct

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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