Job Details

Tenure-track Computer Technology/Program and Web Development Instructor

Clark College, Vancouver, Washington

Job - Education

Close Date: 04/19/2019

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full time tenure-track Computer Technology/Programming and Web Development instructor. Teaching duties will include courses in introductory programming with Python and other programming languages, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, as well as other programming and IT related topics. This instructor will be the primary program lead for Clark’s web development program. They will also be responsible for the programming and data analysis instructional components of the curriculum of Clark’s forthcoming Advanced Manufacturing Center.

Additionally, they will play a significant role in partnerships with advising and articulation initiatives with related K12 programs as well as collaborating with industry. They will also connect and collaborate with Clark faculty engaged in programming transfer programs and will help oversee connections with non-traditional transfer that has a strong IT and programming component. Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the Division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. This position begins September 13, 2019.

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, core themes, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social 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.
• Participate in program and curriculum development activities
• Pursue professional development to stay current in field.
• Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques.
• Instructing classes in programming, web development technologies and other courses involving computing and technology foundational skills.
• Work to enhance and support all forms of diversity on a college campus.

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies
• Associate’s degree.
• Three years of related industry experience OR two years of industry experience and at least one year as a professional trainer or instructor related to the field.
• Portfolio or active URL links that demonstrate experience and ability in current web development practices.
• 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 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.
• Ability to obtain and maintain Professional-Technical Certification requirements:
o Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional-technical education personnel.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field from an accredited institution.
• Two years of experience in teaching, preferably at the college level, or training in a related field.
• Practical knowledge and work experience with object oriented programming languages, as well as current best practices in web authoring and web scripting technologies.
• Practical knowledge and work experience with SQL and other database technologies.
• Commitment to student learning and experience using various student learning techniques, including the use of technology, which enhances student success.
• An understanding of and commitment to the educational role and philosophy of the community college.

Salary Statement
Starting salary is $53,416 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $76,339. 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 five references
• Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
• Current résumé including fives references.
• 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. What have you done or would you like to do to increase educational outreach to ethnically and culturally diverse students?
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:
Open until filled. Priority consideration given to completed application materials submitted online by April 19, 2019.

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
April 2nd, 2019

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