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Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty and Tribal Liaison – American Indian and Indigenous Studies

Posted on July 20, 2022
AFT Washington
Cascadia College
 - $ 
 per hour
Bothell, WA
Health insurance, Dental insurance, Retirement benefits, Life and disability insurance, Reduced tuition
Applications accepted until position filled

Essential Duties
Faculty participates in and contributes to an intensive and collaborative interdisciplinary process to implement Cascadia’s curriculum and course of study.

  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
  • Provide instructional services to the community through various delivery methods, including classroom/laboratory instruction, eLearning, and learning community activities
  • Assess student outcomes and use the results to strengthen curricula
  • Design, develop, assess, and oversee program curriculum and outcomes
  • Assess student learning and instructional/institutional practices
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Facilitate student learning through in-class and out-of-class activities
  • Outreach for student recruitment and access to services
  • 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 the teaching field
  • Incorporate pedagogies that support best learning practices
  • Maintain office hours
  1. Support the goals and objectives of the college
  • Assist in meeting requirements for specific programs and for accreditation
  • Participate in college-sponsored professional development activities, college-wide meetings, and department/division/faculty meetings
  • Remain current in the areas of assignment
  • Support articulation initiatives with regional schools and colleges
  • Promote student recruitment and retention
  • Participate in team-based activities and college governance
  • Assist in maintaining ongoing communications with community organizations, other local colleges, and public agencies in support of student learning
  • Participate in college operational activities
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, staff, and community members
  • Serve on college committees
  • Comply with college policies, rules, and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Instructional 50%

  • Develop and teach AIIS courses.
  • Teach one course with EDP designation.

Co-curricular 50%

  • Facilitate tribal advisory committee meetings.
  • Develop policy, procedures, and protocols regarding college relations with American Indian tribal governments and urban American Indian leaders in coordination with appropriate college representatives.
  • Strengthen relationships with American Indian tribal governments while coordinating and providing expertise to the college areas involved in these relationships.
  • Lead in the identification of opportunities and strategies that lead to the successful development of sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships between the college and tribal governments.
  • Identify grant and fundraising opportunities on behalf of the college to support the college’s efforts in recruiting, serving, and retaining American Indian students and support efforts of regional tribal nations.
  • Attend, participate in, and effectively represent the college at tribal events, conferences, leadership meetings and council meetings that may include the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), the National Education Conference (NIEA), National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the Washington State Indian Education Association (WSIEA), the Western Washington Native Education Consortium (WWNAEC), Tribal Leadership Alliance, and Tribal Council to develop effective strategies to support institutional recruitment, retention and service of American Indian students.
  • Serve as an internal consultant for the college and other stakeholders to provide content expertise for the purposes of supporting outreach and engagement, training, programming and strategy design and implementation.
  • Support and implement the current MOUs and agreements in place with regional tribes.
  • Collaborate with Marketing to coordinate program materials to inform constituents.
  • Manage special projects as needed.
  • Serve on college committees.
  • Comply with college policies, rules, and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
About the employer: Cascadia College

Cascadia College is seeking highly motivated individuals who are interested in being part of a small yet dynamic community, with a faculty and staff that are dedicated to meeting the needs of our intersectional, diverse students. Cascadia College is committed to creating and supporting an equitable and inclusive faculty, staff, and student population centered on dismantling systemic oppression and historic marginalization. Individual differences are celebrated in a community of learners focused on social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion.

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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