Mathematics Instructor - Tenure Track

Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
Jan 29, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Spokane Falls Community College seeks qualified candidates for consideration of employment in this tenure track position in the Math Department. The Math Department at SFCC is a large and dynamic department with a strong regional reputation for innovation and excellence and a commitment to SFCC's mission to meet the needs of its community "by advancing student achievement through quality, accessible learning opportunities that embrace diversity, promote equity, and foster global awareness". The Math Department is committed to be an inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity and that creates a welcoming campus and enables success for students from all walks of life.

SFCC is a beautiful campus overlooking the Spokane River and near the urban center of Spokane, a mid-sized city in the inland Pacific Northwest with a high quality of life and quick access to the outdoors. More information about relocating to / living in Spokane is available here:
SFCC is one of two accredited community colleges that comprise the Community Colleges of Spokane. Serving about 8,200 students, SFCC strives to be an educational leader and a responsive partner with the community and region to provide access to relevant programs of the highest quality. We offer a large liberal arts/transfer program (approximately 75% of total enrollment) as well as state-of-the-art professional technical programs (about 25%). We strive to embrace diversity, promote equity, and foster global awareness at every level of our college.

  • Work strategically with diverse colleagues, students, and community members.
  • Have a commitment to advance diversity, promote equity, and prepare students to live responsibly in an increasingly global civilization.
  • Have a commitment to serving a socially and culturally diverse student population.
  • Participate in advising and mentoring a diverse student population.
  • Provide high-quality instruction for developmental and transfer-level classes in the Discipline of Mathematics. Instructional approaches include traditional classroom teaching, online teaching, Learning Communities, as well as progressive approaches to teaching Mathematics. The courses will include Pre-Algebra as well as courses from both of SFCC's developmental math sequences (a Math Literacy pathway and Algebra Intensive pathway) and ranging through introductory college-level courses such as Math in Society (Math for Liberal Arts), Statistics, Precalculus, Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.
  • Use effective teaching methods to support and to enhance student learning inside and outside of the classroom using a variety of modalities and materials that are accessible to all students.
  • Participate in development, assessment, and revision of curriculum in the Mathematics department as needed.
  • Develop quality programs through active participation in strategic planning, assessment of program outcomes, and developing approaches to address learning gaps for a diverse student population.
  • Engage in scholarly activities that complement and improve teaching.
  • Provide availability to students for purpose of academic consulting and support, in a manner appropriate to meet student needs, through a combination of scheduled office hours, e-mail accessibility, or other effective means of responsive and timely communication.
  • Communicate expectations and establish clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means, to include but not limited to developing course syllabi, handouts, and materials supporting the instructional process; evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback.
  • Participate in district, division, department, and general faculty meetings; in-service training; curriculum development; academic consulting; workshops or seminars; service on district or college councils or committees, or other activities within the scope of the position.
  • Comply with state and federal law applicable to professional duties and responsibilities; follow established procedures in areas such as printing, turning in grades, bookstore orders, office support, student financial aid requirements, safety and health issues and related administrative processes.
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned
  • In addition, faculty may:
    • Instruct courses in related disciplines based upon individual qualifications and expertise.
    • Supervise paraprofessional employees or direct the work of assigned work-study students.
    • Responsible for ensuring assigned faculty/staff adhere to acceptable behavior and performance standards. Demonstrate that assigned faculty/staff have been informed how behavior and performance will be assessed, receive timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and any observed performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly.
    • Advise student clubs or associations.
    • Advise students in their chosen pathway.



REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum Qualifications)

  • An earned Master's degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or Math Education from an accredited institution.
  • Previous experience teaching mathematics as lead instructor, which may include high school, graduate assistantship and college level experiences.
  • A demonstrated commitment to human and intellectual diversity as well as accessibility for students.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • Acceptance of and willingness to support the role that community colleges serve in higher education, and specifically the mission, values, goals and objectives of the Community Colleges of Spokane.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution and the community/technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • A commitment to working with and interacting effectively with colleagues, staff, students, administrators, and others of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

 PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable Qualifications)

  • Doctorate degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or Math Education from an accredited institution.
  • Experience and interest in designing and implementing co-requisite courses within the department. 
  • Demonstrated experience teaching in different modalities, such as hybrid and online.
  • Experience in mathematics curriculum or content development 
  • Experience implementing innovative and high-impact teaching techniques.
  • Experience and/or interest in current community college issues such as student placement and advising, preferably within Guided Pathways.
  • Teaching experience in community college level mathematics.
  • Demonstrated success working with students from diverse and under-represented populations. 
  • An interest in teaching courses in our math literacy pathway such as Math in Society (Math for Liberal Arts), Math for Elementary Education, Statistics, as well as Developmental Math Literacy pathway courses.



This is a full-time, tenure track position with an entry level base salary (for a 175-day academic year contract) of $55,916 - $59,069 / year. Future advancement in base salary, up to the current maximum of $83,494, is based upon a combination of years of service accrued at our college and professional development activity.
 Faculty have potential to earn up to $121,561 (average annual salary paid to our 20 highest earning faculty during FY2018/19).  FY 2018/19 average annual faculty salary (all faculty) was $76,425.  Annual salary is comprised of base salary plus any combination of academic year overload contracts, summer effort contracts, project stipends, student club advising stipends, and/or department chair /program lead faculty stipends consistent with the provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement between CCS and the Association for Higher Education (AHE).
TOTAL COMPENSATION $71,901 - $75,336.
 Total compensation is an estimate based upon adding the following amounts together:

  • Base compensation, plus
  • Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates, plus
  • Median retirement fund contributions. 
  • The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.
    CCS reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice.  Union membership is no longer a condition of employment although this position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.  Anticipated date of employment is Fall 2021.
    Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa.   In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment.  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. Once an applicant is chosen for an interview, they are required to complete and submit a declaration regarding sexual misconduct and investigation per state law.



    Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. PST on February 19, 2021.  The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

    To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

    • CCS online application.
    • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities as well as the competencies of this position. *
    • Comprehensive curriculum vitae *
    • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references*
    • A teaching statement describing the applicant's teaching philosophy. *
    • One example of an assessment/project that applicant could use in the classroom as an instrument for teaching and/or evaluation. *
    • Comprehensive list of classes taught organized by year and frequency. *
    • College transcript(s)* - complete unofficial/copies of transcripts from undergraduate and graduate coursework are required for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.

    NOTE:  All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position.  The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.
    Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category.  Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1