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1 May 2023

Full-Time Assistant Professor, Computing & Software Development

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

Job Description

Assistant Professor, Computing & Software Development

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Salary: $67,978.00 – $80,024.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time Permanent

Job Number: 2022-00290

Location: Kirkland, WA

Department: Instruction

Closing: Continuous

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/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/.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is seeking a qualified individual to teach in the Computing and Software Development Associates Degree program. Areas of instruction include general software development methodologies, web and mobile app development, database query design, and algorithmic problem solving. Successful candidates will: demonstrate experience in fostering student achievement of discipline-specific, college-wide, and degree learning outcomes; assess and modify curriculum as needed to meet the changing needs of industry; teach classes in a variety of timeframes and delivery formats; work with other faculty and administrators to plan, implement, and update program and program materials; take part in college activities, student advising, mentoring part-time faculty and scheduling. This position reports to the program dean. This is a full-time, Annual Renewable position.

Priority review of candidates will be given to those who apply on or before April 23rd.


• Develop and teach a variety of instructional objectives and experiences appropriate to programming for web, mobile and gaming development, database administration, storage, security, and infrastructure requirements
• Facilitate student learning through traditional activities and various alternative teaching/learning methods
• Develop and maintain industry and community support for the CSD program by actively engaging with industry, including advisory committee member, adjunct faculty and guest speaker recruitment; and student job placement activities
• Maintain comprehensive, current knowledge of the local, national, and global software development industry, especially developments in Puget Sound
• Pursue appropriate professional development activities to stay current in assigned teaching field
• Advise students on educational and career planning
• Identify course and program learning outcomes in collaboration with other faculty teaching at the associates level
• Develop and teach curriculum which supports the college’s global outcomes, cultural diversity and non-discrimination; model the communication, teamwork, and critical thinking skills necessary for employment in the IT field
• Actively participate as team member in program management and campus initiatives Develop and assess program, curriculum, and educational outcomes
• Develop classroom and lab procedures, including safety, consistent with identified local, state, and federal policies and procedures; share responsibility for educational facilities and equipment
• Communicate expectations and establish clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means, evaluate student progress, maintain appropriate records, and provide clear, timely feedback; deal consistently and fairly with all students
• Follow disciplinary procedures as prescribed in college policy and deal consistently and fairly with all students
• Maintain appropriate records which indicate student progress and meet college grading requirements
• Be familiar with and advance the college’s mission, vision, and goals and how they relate to academic and technical programs
• Maintain regular office hours
• Take part in college accreditation, program review, and college committees as specified in the faculty bargained agreement
• Perform other professional activities as approved by the dean
• Serves as Faculty Director for CSD baccalaureate programs


• Master’s degree in information technology or related field required; earned doctorate preferred
• Four years’ successful full-time industry experience
• Evidence of ability to teach theory and practice, including modern software development practices such as agile developing, using a variety of teaching techniques
• Expert knowledge of at least two programming/scripting languages such as C++, Java, C#, JavaScript, Python
• Knowledge of web development frameworks.
• Knowledge of the software development cycle as applied to scalable software products including web, mobile and game development technologies.
• Hold or be eligible to obtain a state professional-technical certificate to teach in the subject area
• Demonstrated ability to work successfully with students, staff, and community from diverse backgrounds, including native languages, and a commitment to a culturally diverse work environment
• Recent college teaching experience using a variety of modes, including classroom, online and blended environments; experience with learning management systems preferred Excellent communication skills and ability to function as an effective team member in a collaborative environment

Compensation & Work Schedule Placement on the faculty salary schedule is based on an individual assessment of education and experience. This positions ranges from $67,978-$80,024 per year; salary is for an academic year (173 days) and as may be adjusted according to the faculty bargained agreement. Summer quarter employment may be available based on student enrollment. This is a full-time, Annual Renewable position.BenefitsMedical, 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/%C2%A0 Required Online Application Materials

• Online application
• Current resume
• Cover letter
• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

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

Physical RequirementsAbility 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 AccommodationLWTech 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 VerificationIf you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to workEEO StatementLake 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 Meena Park, Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.Jeanne Clery StatementNotice 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. CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES

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