Chemistry Faculty (One Year Position)

Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary

CLOSING DATE: 7/5/21 9 p.m. PST

The Physical Science Department works as a team to empower our diverse student community to achieve their educational goals through innovative instruction, curriculum, placement, and support. For more information on the Physical Science Department, see or contact Dusty Wilson at (206) 592-3338 or

This is a one year 8/9th's faculty position. Salary is based on the negotiated faculty salary schedule. One year faculty salary is $ 52,308 for a 9 month contract (170 instructional days).

Essential Tasks

Teaching: Teach a variety of chemistry courses, including introductory, general, and/or organic chemistry, with an emphasis on teaching the general chemistry series. (Requires using online course management technology, includes day/ possibly evening and weekend, on-line, hybrid, and off-campus sections); advise students in developing and monitoring their academic plans

Service: Engage in department, division, and college initiatives; participate in shared governance; promote the college’s values, and perform other contracted duties (for example, advisory committee participation, community outreach) as required.

Professional development: Maintain competence in teaching and the discipline through professional development.


At Highline, successful faculty applicants demonstrate the ability to promote:
  • Active, inclusive and culturally relevant learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional technologies as appropriate to improve student attainment.
  • Cultural responsiveness and a commitment to equity in interactions with students, faculty, staff and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities and ethnicities, socio-economic levels, identities and educational experiences.
  • Collaborative approaches to day-to-day activities, to the development of innovations and new initiatives and, when necessary, to problem-solving.
  • Self-reflective practice in teaching and learning, assessment, leadership, professional development and service.

  • Master’s degree (or higher) in chemistry from an institution with regional accreditation or its international equivalent. Pending degrees must be verified by a letter from the granting institution validating that the degree will be completed prior to September 2021.
  • Higher Education teaching experience in general chemistry as identified under responsibilities.
  • Background in analytical, physical, or inorganic chemistry.
  • Proficient in a language(s) in addition to English

Supplemental Information

Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming.

Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15 minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students –– a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion and social justice, with core goals of student attainment, diversity, community Engagement and sustainability. The student body at Highline College is made up of Transfer students, Running Start students, Professional-Technical students, International students, Comprehensive Transition Program for students with intellectual disabilities, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners. In addition, we offer six bachelor of applied science, four-year degrees.

As an essential part of our mission and vision , diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life.

Your online application must include the following four attachments to be considered complete:

  • A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
  • A letter of application (two-page maximum) that addresses your ability to meet the FACULTY-WIDE SKILLS AND ABILITIES for appointment and, to the extent applicable, the DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS of the position. Please include in your letter lower-division undergraduate courses taught, and number of times taught.
  • A one-page response to the DIVERSITY STATEMENT found in the Supplemental Tab above.
  • Unofficial Transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees (official transcripts required upon employment)


    Should you have any difficulties uploading your documents or navigating the application process, please contact NEOGOV Technical Support at 1-855-524-5627, Monday - Friday 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time.

    Highline College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. 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.

    The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodations in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (206) 592-3812. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

    Highline College complies with Title IX regulations. For details on our policies, see our website

    The College appointing authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make an employment decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

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