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Physics – Associate Faculty

Posted on January 14, 2022
AFT Washington
Skagit Valley College
Not disclosed
Mount Vernon, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Position Summary

Skagit Valley College is anticipating an opening for one or more part-time faculty in Physics at the Mount Vernon and/or the Whidbey Island campuses in Mount Vernon and or Oak Harbor, Washington. This position will teach Physics courses spanning department offerings as assigned. Part-time Physics faculty teach one or a combination of Physics courses at all levels of the curriculum consistent with their experience, provide office hours, and participate in departmental meetings.

SVC is nationally known for a strong commitment to student success.   We are looking for faculty who show exceptional classroom skills and who challenge students through innovative inclusive pedagogy and teaching strategies.  Faculty and staff at SVC respect and work with diverse students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes innovative teaching, quality scholarship, a diverse learning environment, and equitable access and educational achievement for all students.

You will have the opportunity to note your preference for the Whidbey Island Campus or Mount Vernon Campus in the supplemental question section of your application.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide classroom and/or online instruction in Physics;
  • Provide classroom instruction or support using a Learning Management System (Canvas)
  • Provide instruction in a laboratory setting;
  • Coordinate classes and lab work;
  • Provide student and collegial support through developing and assessing learning outcomes and maintaining office hours;
  • Monitor and document student performance;
  • Deliver culturally appropriate curriculum that reflects diversity of student experience;
  • Express appropriate awareness of the history of underrepresented groups and promote an equitable work and learning environment;
  • Create a positive learning environment for students using diverse teaching methods to support and enhance student success;
  • Develop and incorporate contextualized curriculum and alternative delivery methods that respond to the diverse needs of the community and students;
  • Provide integrated class syllabi and course outlines to students and appropriate departments;
  • Assist in developing, assessing and analyzing program outcomes;
  • Assess, monitor and document student performance;
  • Fulfill part-time faculty responsibilities in accordance with the negotiated agreement and Skagit Valley College policies.
About the employer: Skagit Valley College

Established in 1926, Skagit Valley College is a comprehensive community college providing high-quality academic transfer pathways, workforce training, basic education for adults, and lifelong learning opportunities. SVC's commitment to equity and social justice drives our collective work to increase access to higher education, inspire student learning and achievement, and strengthen our diverse community. SVC aspires to reflect the diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic demographics in the district, particularly a growing Latinx population. This aspiration reflects both our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice, and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty.

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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