Job Details

Tenure Track Mathematics Instructor

Clark College, Vancouver, WA

Job - Education

Close Date: 02/12/2018

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a tenure track Mathematics Instructor. Mathematics instructors teach, develop and revise courses, and actively participate in departmental and campus committees and activities. Teaching duties may include lower division mathematics classes from pre-algebra through the calculus sequence, linear algebra, differential equations, statistics, and mathematics for elementary teachers. This position begins September 14, 2018.

The Clark College Mathematics department ( has 18 full-time and 27 adjunct instructors engaged in a variety of teaching and professional activities including:
• Collaboration with faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and other disciplines.
• Participation in outreach activities for underrepresented groups in STEM.
• Hosting seminars for faculty and students on current developments in mathematics and mathematics teaching.
• Participation in, and presenting at, regional and national conferences.
• K – 12 outreach and visitation.
• Membership of professional bodies that support mathematics education and research.

In addition, the department supports a range of student activities to foster student’s interest in math including social afternoons, math puzzles and contests, and even music sessions where they can come “jam” with faculty. Department and college service work (as assigned by the department or college) is expected with the position to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

General Faculty Responsibilities
• Instruct classes utilizing techniques and knowledge of the discipline that facilitate student learning.
• Advise and assist students in educational and career development.
• Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.
• Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners.
• Pursue professional development.
• Engage in course and program assessment.

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies
• M.A. or M.S. in Mathematics or a specialized branch of mathematics from an accredited institution.
• Experience teaching relevant college- or pre-college-level courses in a college setting.
• Understanding of and commitment to the mission of community colleges and the kinds of faculty work expected at an open admissions college
• Ability to work well as a member of a team of committed, innovative teachers.
• Ability to work cooperatively in a variety of department-level activities and willingness to contribute to college-wide projects.
• Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge and/or experience with curriculum and teaching strategies to meet the needs of diverse student populations.
• Understanding of the types of students that attend a community college and the challenges they face.
• Demonstrated commitment to student learning.
• Proven ability to engage, motivate, and inspire students.
• Experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques - including the use of technology and active learning- that enhance student success.
• Willingness to participate in, and make a positive contribution to, departmental, STEM, and other college activities.
• Willingness to take a proactive, leadership role in one’s educational and professional development.

Salary Statement
Starting salary is $51,500 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $73,600. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.

Required Online Application Materials:
• Clark College Online Application, including names of three references
• Letter of application describing background and experience related to the listed minimum and preferred qualifications and responsibilities of the position. Review the mathematics courses taught at Clark College ( At the end of your letter of application, tell us which courses you would like to teach, and which courses you would prefer not to teach.
• Current résumé or curriculum vitae, which includes a list of the courses you have taught and the number of times you have taught each one.
• Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
• Responses to the following supplemental questions included in the online application
1. Describe your teaching philosophy.
2. Describe strategies you have used to ensure your teaching is effective and students are succeeding.
3. Clark College serves a diverse population of students. Describe a time or give an example of when you were able to connect with students whose cultural or economic background was different from yours?
4. Describe any special interest areas you have within your discipline. How do you keep current within your field of academic interest?

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105

Application Deadline:
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., February 12, 2018.

Condition of employment:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133. The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
January 22, 2018

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