Full-Time Faculty, Mathematics Instructor Tenure-Track

Washington, United States
$57,091.00 - $61,091.00
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Whatcom Community College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Mathematics instructor beginning Fall Quarter 2021.  The College is seeking a dynamic individual interested in developing and engaging students through the use and implementation of innovative and inclusive curriculum and teaching methods, including the application of technology, both inside and outside the classroom. The College seeks faculty who have the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with students, colleagues, staff, and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and global understanding. College faculty teach an equivalent of 15 credits per quarter and contribute to the College through committee service and program leadership and development.

The Mathematics Department prepares students for transfer degrees and the workforce.  The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • teach all levels and types of mathematics courses offered at Whatcom, including developmental courses, general education courses, and courses beyond introductory calculus;
  • teach in multiple modalities, including asynchronous online courses and synchronous in-person courses;
  • collaborate with college faculty and administrators in contributing to the future vision and scope of mathematics programs at the college;
  • adapt courses to meet changing job skills and qualification requirements;
  • successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Being a faculty member at Whatcom offers the opportunity to engage in the advancement of equitable student outcomes and the elimination of equity gaps. Faculty have regular opportunities for on-campus professional development, collaboration with colleagues, and engagement in workshops and learning communities. These opportunities contribute to professional advancement at the College, as well as personal growth. This position supports all four of the College’s four core themes – achieving success, building community, advancing equity, and enhancing effectiveness.  


Qualifications, Salary and Appointment

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Master’s or Doctoral degree in Mathematics from an accredited institution, or Master’s or Doctoral degree in a closely related field which includes graduate level work in mathematics.
  • Evidence of experience teaching, tutoring, or supporting student learning with an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Evidence of strong interest in undergraduate mathematics curriculum that involves student-centered instruction and development of conceptual understanding for both STEM majors and general studies students.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in curriculum development and in assessing learning.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Universal Design for Learning and accessibility.
  • Experience using a learning management system, such as Canvas, Moodle, MyOpenMath, etc.
  • The ability to collaborate with colleagues, both within the Mathematics Department and across campus, to increase student success in mathematics and advance college initiatives.
  • The ability to support students with mathematics anxiety, including teaching a productive academic mindset that shows students they are capable of learning with practice and effort.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated content knowledge in the program or discipline.
  • A commitment to student centered, inclusive pedagogy. 
  • A commitment to WCC’s vision as “an innovative college, engaged with our diverse and changing communities”.

 Salary and Appointment: 

  • The 2020-21 Master’s degree salary begins at $57,091, Doctorate degree salary begins at $61,091 ( (additional degrees, experience, and state-funded and negotiated increases will increase the actual starting salary); 174 day annual contract. 
  • Salaries will increase for 2021-22.

 Benefit Package:

  • The position comes with a full benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability insurance and a retirement plan. 

Additionally, as a Washington State, public higher education institution, WCC offers the following:

  • Whatcom Community College is a qualified employer for the PSLF program. If you work for the College full time, have had Direct Loans and are on an eligible repayment plan, you are eligible to apply.
  • Full-time employees are eligible to apply and participate in the Whatcom Community College Employee Tuition Program, which provides a tuition waiver for available and eligible WCC courses.

  Start Date:

  • Fall Quarter, 2021. 

Application Due Date:

  • For guaranteed consideration, application packets should be received by Monday, May 10th, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Position open until filled.

 Special Instructions to Applicant

 A completed application consists of an online application and:

  • Letter of application detailing relevant experience and specifics about how the applicant is prepared to meet the duties of the position.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (1 page maximum).
  • Diversity statement that responds to the following question (1 page max).

*Whatcom Community College has a strategic plan goal to close equity gaps in degree and certificate completion for all student populations. How will you contribute to this effort?

  • Current resume.
  • Unofficial Transcripts for all earned degrees; official transcripts required prior to the official start date.
  • List of five recent professional references with contact information.

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