Disciplines and Qualifications

ABE Fundamentals - English & Math

Instructors teach Adult Basic Education classes to develop reading and writing skills within state defined levels and to support student achievement of the Washington state standards.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in adult education, developmental education or a field demonstrating knowledge and study of adult theory, instructional methods specific to adult learners, and literacy issues with significant instructional experience teaching adult basic education in a formal class setting. Ability to teach all levels of ABE and GED curricula, and compliance to state mandated assessment, curriculum, and reporting.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction. Knowledge of HS21+ implementation and contextualized/integrated instruction in Basic Skills.

 

 
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Accounting

Faculty teach a variety of classes including practical accounting, financial accounting, managerial accounting, income tax, and payroll tax. All courses are taught using computers.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in accounting, business administration, or other accounting related field.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction. Accounting professional credential (Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, or other recognized accounting credential).

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American Sign Language (ASL)

Instructors will facilitate learning for students in ASL courses.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree is required from an accredited institution, as well as extensive coursework or certifications in American Sign Language, American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA), certification from the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) or related area, and ASL teaching experience.

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Anthropology

Instructors teach lower division anthropology classes such as cultural anthropology and/or physical anthropology.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in anthropology or related field.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

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Art

Instructors teach introductory non-studio art courses.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in art or related discipline.

 

Preferred qualifications: Studio experience and teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

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Astronomy

Instructors teach Survey of Astronomy.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's in astronomy or physics (with extensive coursework in astronomy) or closely related science discipline.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

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Biology

Instructors teach various biology courses such as Survey of Biology, Survey of the Kingdoms, General Botany, and other related courses.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Master's in biology or closely related science field.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

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Business

Instructors have a broad understanding and background in fundamental concepts and functions of business so that students receive an overview of business concepts that will provide a framework for additional courses in this area.

 

Minimum qualifications: MBA or master's in related field.

 

Preferred qualifications: Knowledge and experience teaching classes in project management, entrepreneurship, and/or organizational behavior.

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Business and Information Technology

Instructors in BIT teach courses in three overlapping fields: Networking Infrastructure Technology; Web Applications Programming; and Computer Science.

 

Minimum qualifications: For the Web Applications Programming and Networking Infrastructure Technology programs, instructors must have a Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years related industry experience in the last five years (vocational certification). 

For the Computer Science transfer degree program, instructors must have a Master’s degree in computer science or computer software engineering.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

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Chemistry

Instructors will facilitate learning for students in Introduction to General Chemistry, a one-quarter course for liberal arts and allied health science majors that includes laboratory.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's in chemistry or closely related science field, including experience teaching laboratory sections.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

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College Success

Instructors teach courses designed to enhance student learning and increase retention of first year students.  

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's in education, student development, social science, humanities, or related discipline.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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Developmental English (English 080 and 090)

Instructors teach precollege level reading and writing courses. Classes emphasize problem solving, critical thinking, reading, and comprehension in preparation for college level courses.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's in English, rhetoric, reading, developmental education, adult basic education, or a related field emphasizing developmental education theories.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.  

 
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Developmental Mathematics

Instructors teach precollege level mathematics courses ranging from basic to college algebra.  

 

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in mathematics, mathematics education, or related field with appropriate course work.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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Drama

Instructor will facilitate learning for students in fundamentals of acting and introduction to drama.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master’s in fine arts with an emphasis in theatre arts or related field.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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Earth Sciences

Instructors teach an interdisciplinary class which discusses the evolution of the universe, galaxy, and solar system, leading to the formation of the Earth. Earth's systems and human impacts are also discussed. The use of technology and multiple pedagogies is necessary.  

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in the earth sciences or astronomy.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.  

 
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Economics

Instructors teach courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics. 

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in economics or related field.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction in economics or related discipline.

 
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Education

Instructors teach Introduction to Education and other education courses.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in education.
 

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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English Language Program (ELP)

Instructors teach classes in reading, writing, grammar, and speaking and listening to International students that promote English language acquisition.
 

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in TESOL or related master's degree with significant ESL instructional experience teaching International students who are continuing in academic programs.
 

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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Engineering

Instructors will teach Statics, Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials.  

 

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in engineering or other field if bachelor’s degree in engineering has been completed. Completion of Statics and Dynamics at the undergraduate level.  

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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English

Instructors teach introductory college composition and college research writing. Classes emphasize critical reading, critical thinking, writing in a variety of contexts, and self-evaluation.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's in English, rhetoric, or a related field.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in written composition in higher education.

 
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Environmental Science

Instructors teach a variety of classes including protection of the environment, animals, plants, and other natural resources, wetlands, preservation, and research activities for students.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master’s in environmental science or closely related science field.

 

Preferred qualification: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices

Instructors teach classes related to energy systems, power generation, or environmental impact issues.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in physics, engineering, environmental science, architecture, urban planning, sustainable development, energy and resources, the physical sciences, or a related field.

 

Preferred qualifications: None

 
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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Instructors teach ESL classes to promote English language acquisition within state defined levels and to support student achievement of the Washington state standards.  

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in TESOL or related master's degree with significant ESL instructional experience teaching adult basic education in a formal class setting, native speaker level of proficiency in English, and compliance to state mandated assessment, curriculum, and reporting.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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Geography

addition of regional contexts and relationships to human geographical phenomena. The use of technology, multiple pedagogies, and creative assessments is required.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in geography or closely related science discipline.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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History

Instructors teach survey courses in United States history and/or World Civilizations.  

 

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in history or American studies.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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Japanese

Instructors will facilitate learning for students in first and/or second year Japanese language courses.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master’s in Japanese or related field (i.e. East Asian/Japanese studies, linguistics, or literature).

 

Preferred qualifications: Near native fluency and some teaching, training, or translation experience.

 
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Mathematics

Instructors teach a variety of classes ranging from Pre-Algebra to Calculus and Introduction to Statistics.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's in mathematics, Master's in education with math emphasis OR Master's in related field and relevant experience.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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Media Studies/Journalism

Instructors need a broad understanding and background in media's history and cultural, economic, and social impacts, as well as how the internet, television, radio, film, and print media affect private and public life. Understanding of Associated Press standards, understanding of the convention of style, revising, editing, and proofreading a newspaper and teaching media ethics.

 

Minimum qualifications: MA in journalism, communications, or communication studies or MA/MFA in film and cultural studies.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction. 

 
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Multicultural Communication

Instructors will introduce students to a variety of communication strategies and techniques that will deepen their abilities to interact among and across cultural settings, and to evaluate the influence of culture on communication.  

 

Minimum qualifications: MA in communication studies, communication, or speech communication.

 

Preferred qualifications: Coursework and/or higher education teaching experience in either multicultural communication or intercultural communication.

 
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Music Theory and History

Instructors teach a variety of classes ranging from music theory and history to more specific understanding of music types and styles.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's in music.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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Natural Science

Instructors will facilitate learning for students in Evolution of Earth Systems, a one quarter course that satisfies general education requirements for the natural sciences with no laboratory. The course incorporates some astronomy along with earth systems science and includes origins of the universe, solar system, and Earth followed by a survey of major events that have shaped and are shaping our planet.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in an earth or environmental science or a closely related science field and experience teaching science to non-majors.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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Nutrition

Instructors will facilitate learning for students in Introduction to Nutrition.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in nutrition, health, or related field.

 

Preferred qualifications: Professional certification and teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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Philosophy

Instructors teach a variety of courses in philosophy, including Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Symbolic Logic, World Philosophy, Ethics, Comparative Religion, and Philosophy of Religion.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in philosophy or closely related field such as theology.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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Political Science

Instructors teach political science and/or history courses within a higher education setting.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's in political science or history with an emphasis in political science and/or American and state and local government, or related discipline.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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Psychology

Instructors will teach a variety of lower-division psychology courses such as Introduction to Psychology, Psychological Disorders, and Human Development.  

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in psychology or related behavioral science discipline.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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Sociology

Instructors teach a full range of courses including: Introduction to Sociology, Contemporary Issues of Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S., and Sociology of Sex and Gender.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in sociology, master’s degree in a social science discipline and at least six graduate level sociology courses, or master’s degree in a social science discipline and a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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Spanish

Instructors will facilitate learning for students in first and second year Spanish language courses.

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in Spanish or related field (i.e. Spanish or Latin American studies, linguistics, or literature).

 

Preferred qualifications: Near native fluency and training, or translation experience. Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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Speech Communication

Instructors teach basic speech communication and other courses such as Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Public Speaking, Principles of Argument, and Small Group Discussion. Courses include a variety of communication strategies and techniques that will deepen their abilities to interact among and across cultural settings and to evaluate the influence of culture on communication.  

 

Minimum qualifications: Master's in speech communication, communication studies, or communication. 

 

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in higher education using learning-outcomes based instruction.

 
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