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Quarterly Part Time Associate Faculty - Biology
at Cascadia College
- Cascadia College is seeking highly motivated individuals who are interested in being part of a small, friendly community, with a faculty and staff that are dedicated to meeting the needs of our students. We are the newest college in Washington state's community and technical college system, and take great pride in our learning environment focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as our focus on environmental stewardship and global awareness.
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The College Mission:
Cascadia is a dynamic community college that is committed to transforming lives through integrated education in a learning-centered community.
Vision and Core Values:
Our Vision: At Cascadia College every individual is supported and engaged in lifelong learning.
Our Values: As a learning organization, Cascadia continually strives to reach the highest levels of quality in its academic, student, and administrative programs and services through continual analysis, assessment and improvement. Our quality indicators are our institutional core values of a Caring Community, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Collaboration, Access, Success, Innovation Environmental Sustainability, Global Awareness, Responsiveness, and Creativity.
Faculty teach various biology courses such as Survey of Biology, Survey of the Kingdoms, General Botany, and other related courses. Faculty develop, teach, and assess courses. The Faculty provides leadership and contributes to the implementation and enhancement of Cascadia's curriculum and course of study.
Faculty with experience and/or interest in an outcomes-based interdisciplinary curriculum, alternative pedagogies, learning technologies, and collaborative work are highly encouraged to apply. Cascadia's faculty believes in student-centered learning. They strive to develop courses and learning styles that engage students in active learning. Faculty are dedicated to positive student outcomes and continually revise and refine classes for maximum student success.
Course of Study:
Cascadia's curriculum is grounded in a holistic view of teaching, learning, and doing. It is outcomes-based and guided by four overarching College-wide Learning Outcomes: 1) Learn Actively, 2) Think Critically, Creatively, and Reflectively; 3) Communicate with Clarity and Originality; and 4) Interact in Diverse and Complex Environments. Faculty members foster student achievement of discipline-specific learning outcomes, as well as College-wide and degree learning outcomes. Assessment is key to the design of the curriculum and the success of students. Consequently, a heavy emphasis is placed on continuous assessment of student learning, instructional programs and practices, and institutional effectiveness. Faculty play a key role in assessing outcomes in all of these areas. Associate Faculty members play a key role in assessing student learning.
The curriculum is designed to meet student needs. Classes are delivered in a variety of timeframes and delivery formats, including (but not limited to) learning communities and technology-based distance education. Classes may be offered in daytime, evening, weekend, short-term, accelerated, self-directed, or asynchronous (online, hybrid, etc.) formats or combinations of several formats. Some classes may be offered in open-entry, open-exit format. Candidates must be willing to teach in a variety of formats and varied class times.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Diversity, equity and inclusion are hallmarks of the Cascadia culture. The curriculum is explicitly designed to promote skills, knowledge, and awareness about diversity and equity. Applications are especially encouraged from potential faculty who share our passion and vision to make Cascadia the state's premier campus for pluralism, multicultural richness and student success.
College and Faculty Organization:
Cascadia is organized around principles that allow for access to information, collaboration, and communication. This structure promotes a constant emphasis on learning outcomes, student success, cooperation, cross-disciplinary connections, fluidity and flexibility in resource sharing and decision-making.
- Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Facilitate a learning-centered environment
- Utilize teaching strategies that facilitate student learning and student success
- Prepare clear objectives, course syllabi, course materials and learning experiences for each course
- Teach assigned courses in day, evening and alternate time blocks as needed
- Maintain appropriate course records and documentation
- Assess student learning
- Identify barriers to student access and success and seek solutions
- Identify and implement assessment measures in compliance with state and federal policy that achieve course, program and college learning outcomes
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge within teaching field
- Incorporate pedagogies that support best learning practices
- Maintain office hours
2. Support the goals and objectives of the college
- Assist in meeting requirements for specific programs
- Remain current in the areas of assignment
- Work collaboratively with colleagues, staff and community members
- Comply with college policies, rules and procedures
- Perform other duties as assigned
Note: The above position description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the area.
- Minimum qualifications & Requirements
- Master's in biology or closely related science field
- Successful experience with non-traditional teaching methods and collaborative learning
- Experience designing innovate assessment techniques and strategies for classroom assessment
- Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction
- Demonstrated experience developing and/or teaching online courses or using technology to support learning
- Demonstrated commitment to pluralism and the ability to support a diverse workplace and educational environment
- Supplemental information
Physical Work Environment:
Positions in this class typically require: operating a computer, communicating, observing and repetitive motions. Work is performed at the Cascadia College campus and in a variety of local settings.
Semi-Sedentary Work: Exerting between 10-30 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to transport, put, install, remove, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Condition of Employment:
Cascadia College maintains a drug free work and learning environment and prohibits smoking in all college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Cascadia College employees must be able to successfully work in and promote a a professional and educational environment that focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion.
This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the Cascadia College Federation of Teachers, Local Union 6191 (CCCFT).
Terms of Employment/Payment:
An Associate Faculty is a Faculty Member who is neither tenured, tenure- track, nor on a temporary full-time contract. By definition, an Associate Faculty is a Part Time Faculty Member. An Associate Faculty appointment carries with it no promise or expectation of continued employment, and the College maintains its management right to decide whether or not to rehire an Associate Faculty member subject to the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement.
Associate Faculty will be compensated on a per weekly contact hour basis. Payment will be consistent with the terms of the Faculty's Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) at the time of hire.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:
Cascadia College is committed to creating and supporting a diverse faculty, staff and student population. Individual differences are celebrated in a pluralistic community of learners. Cascadia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, and is prohibited from discrimination in such a manner by college policy and state and federal law.
Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process may make request to the Executive Director of Human Resources by calling (425) 352-8880.
In recognition of the Jeanne Clery Act, information on our campus safety can be found at www.uwb.edu/safety
*Please note - The college does not sponsor employment-based visas*