Post Date: 01/15/2019
Close Date: 03/01/2019
This recruitment is for two (2) full time-tenure track positions.
The basic assignment is 177 contract days with a salary of $54,378. The effective date of employment will be September 17, 2019.
South Puget Sound Community College seeks candidates for the 2019-20 academic year to fill two full-time, tenure track positions in Psychology. Successful candidates will possess the interest, skills and abilities to help college teams lead the state in innovative and collaborative learning experiences designed to optimize student success.
South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds and are almost 43% of color. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.
And if that isn't enough? We also offer:
The Clipper Café grill specializing in seasonal comfort foods
The Bake Shop offering daily baked goods made by our students
Fine dining in the Percival Room, offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices as part of our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs
Campus bookstore offering snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies
Starbucks coffee shop
Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyond – you receive a FREE State Agency Rider (STAR) Pass
FREE parking on campus – permits are not required
On-campus child care
Percival Creek, which runs beneath our campus footbridge, provides year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon pass through each fall
Many walking paths that are marked and on nicely paved sidewalks
Gym and recreation facilities
SPSCC promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events on campus
Lots of activities with our Arts and Entertainment series, which are usually free for staff and faculty
Many community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts
What You'll Do
Faculty members will work with other faculty, staff, and administrators to:
Create and facilitate contextualized and integrated learning experiences in Psychology in relation to identified college pathways that are linked to career goals.
Create authentic assessments of students' knowledge, skills, and abilities in Psychology that measure course, program, and college wide outcomes.
Apply multiple teaching and learning strategies that promote the affective, cognitive and kinesthetic domains of learning
Provide online, hybrid, and/or e-Learning enhanced courses.
Use local, state, and national data and analytics to continuously improve strategies for student success.
Advise students regarding academic pathways and the courses needed to reach each student's academic goals
Use a wide range of learning resources, tools and technologies to improve access and student success in higher education.
Serve on committees that support the shared governance of the college.
The Psychology Professor will:
Place student success at the center of all decision-making.
Engage with students, faculty, staff and administrators to create a community of learners.
Seek opportunities for teaching and learning excellence.
Embrace change, risk-taking and innovation.
Respect the richness of diverse cultural values, beliefs and practices of others.
Contribute to the technical and general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education to a university.
Qualifications You Possess
Master's degree in Psychology or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Demonstrated commitment and ability to work effectively with students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, including a wide range of student preparedness and physical abilities.
Evidence of teaching excellence.
Experience teaching introductory level psychology courses in a community college setting.
Evidence of innovative and diverse teaching methods, and technologies, to support teaching and learning in a dynamic educational environment.
Experience in the academic advising of students, with knowledge of transfer and AA programs.
Experience working collaboratively to promote student success.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in department, division, and college wide committees.
Experience working with Learning Management Systems for hybrid and online courses.
Ability to establish community connections, particularly as they relate to students educational experience.
Interest in professional development as an educator and a scholar.
Knowledge of outcomes and outcomes assessment.
Applications must include the following attachments:
Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee that addresses your qualifications as they relate to the minimum qualifications and required attributes described in this announcement.
Copies of unofficial transcripts from institutions of higher education.
Condition of Employment
Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.
This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the South Puget Sound Federation of Teachers, AFT/AFL-CIO, Local 4603.
SPSCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over age 40, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resource Office at (360) 596-5500. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status. SPSCC is a drug-free workplace.