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Assistant Professor – Computing & Software Development

Posted on July 25, 2022
AFT Washington
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Not disclosed
Kirkland, WA
Applications accepted until position filled


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


  • 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

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
About the employer: Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Build an exciting career helping students do the same. The college has a 60+ year history of providing quality technical and professional training to prepare students for today's careers and tomorrow's opportunities. We are a public two- and four-year college, governed by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), that offers over 100 professional-technical degree and certificate options, including an associate of applied science degree and a baccalaureate degree in applied design, as well as customized business and industry training. We serve the Puget Sound region from our campuses in Kirkland and Redmond. Home to Microsoft, Nintendo, Boeing, and other prominent businesses, LWTech's employees enjoy living and working in a region offering an unsurpassed quality of life. We're one of Kirkland's largest employers with more than 700 full- and part-time staff. The college hires full- and part-time employees for various positions, including instructors, office and support staff, administrators, IT specialists, and maintenance and custodial staff.
About your union: AFT Washington

AFT Washington is a state federation affiliated with the 1.6 million American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. We represent about 6,500 members including faculty from the community and technical colleges and pre-K through 12 classified employees. We also jointly represent professors at Eastern, Central, and Western Washington universities and The Evergreen College with the Washington Education Association. The mission of AFT Washington is to voice the ideals of our locals and members for workplace fairness and social justice while strengthening and focusing their collective power to attain those ideals.


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