Priority Consideration Date: January 18, 2019
Who we are (TCC)
Tacoma Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 14,000 students. We embrace our identity as a community college. Our stated mission is to create meaningful and relevant learning, inspire greater equity, and celebrate success in our lives and in our communities. We are recognized nationally as an Achieving the Dream “leader college,” and our faculty are engaged in innovative work to improve student retention and program completion. According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, TCC ranks high on measures of active learning and academic challenge, thanks to our creative and scholarly faculty. To grow this workforce, we seek to recruit faculty who exemplify similar attributes:
- Reflects the diversity of our community,
- Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching,
- Honors the campus mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities,
- Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations,
- Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others, and
- Engages with the community both within and outside of TCC.
TCC is located in the greater Tacoma metropolitan area in the heart of Pierce County. It serves a fully diverse population of over 800,000 people and is surrounded by breathtaking ecosystems of snow-capped mountains, temperate rain forests, and vast ocean beaches. The residents of the Pacific Northwest are known for their commitment to environmental sustainability and personal fitness, with Seattle rated as the 8th healthiest city in America.
For information on Tacoma and the surrounding area: https://www.tacomacc.edu/tcc-life/life_in_tacoma
About the Department
Tacoma Community College’s math courses are designed to meet the full spectrum of pathways needs for its students to include Arts and Communication; Business; People and Communities; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); and Health and Wellness Pathways. The Department also offers developmental math courses from arithmetic through intermediate algebra in both classroom and computer mediated learning formats. The Department is also one of the few community colleges in the state to offer the national renowned Statway© sequence. These developmental courses make up half of our math offerings each quarter. Our students use graphing calculators in almost all college level math courses and incorporate various software platforms into the more advanced courses. The Department is committed to presenting mathematics from multiple perspectives and using student projects as an assessment tool.
This is a full-time tenured tracked position that entails preparing and teaching lectures in developmental math and college-level statistics courses including the Statway© sequence. This position reports to the Dean of Mathematics, Science & Engineering and supports the broader scope of academic pathways at TCC.
- Prepare and teach courses in developmental math and college-level statistics courses to include the Statway© sequence
- Develop, review, and revise curriculum
- Advise and mentor students, helping them to formulate sound educational and career plans
- Serve on college committees
- Participate in department, division, and college governance
- Participate in the recruitment and retention of all students
- Perform related duties as assigned
- Masters degree in Mathematics, Math Education or closely-related field
- Strong academic preparation in mathematics
- Experience teaching courses in developmental math and college-level statistics courses
- Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in projects and initiatives
- Cultural self-awareness and cultural sensitivity to diverse populations of students and colleagues
Conditions of Employment
- Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate
- Understanding of, and a desire to teach in, a community college setting /environment
- Ability to effectively respond to the broad-ranging needs of a diverse student population
- Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, and staff
- Experience in recruiting and retaining underrepresented students into science, technology, engineering, or mathematics
- Dedication to remaining current in the discipline
- Experience in reviewing and developing curriculum
- Experience with instructional technology and online learning management systems (e.g. Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle)
- Ability to teach a variety of courses
- Ability to facilitate learning in a variety of formats such as traditional classroom, online courses and an independent learning/tutorial environment
- Willingness to use contemporary teaching techniques, such as collaborative learning and student projects
- A commitment to helping students improve their writing and critical thinking skills and to assessing those skills
- A commitment to continuing professional development
Application Materials & Procedures
All complete applications received by the priority consideration date will be reviewed by a screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited for interview which will include a teaching demonstration.
Required application materials must be submitted online through our website:
- Tacoma Community College online application.
- Resume and cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications.
- Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (official transcripts will be required for the successful candidate).
- Please attach a statement (maximum two pages) describing your experience with other cultures and communities, your level of cultural self-awareness and how you have integrated both experience and self-awareness into your living/working environment. Tacoma Community College is committed to creating and supporting a multi-cultural climate that welcomes, fosters, respects, and celebrates diversity.
Terms of Employment
This is a full-time tenure track faculty position contracted on an annual basis. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will be commensurate with educational background and experience. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual contract days remaining in the academic year. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee may be available. Evening and off campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Student Clearinghouse.
Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title II and Title IX, 253-566-5050; Section 504 Officer, 253-566-6090. Corrections, updates & extensions to this recruitment announcement may occur and will be reflected online. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. All persons hired must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible.
Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466 www.tacomacc.edu/about/employment