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History Instructor

Community Colleges of Spokane
Spokane, Washington State
$59,037.00 - $90,649.00 Annually
Posted Date
Feb 21, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Title: History Instructor
Location: Spokane, WA
Job Type: Faculty
Department: SFCC Social Sciences
Closing: 3/30/2023 4:00 PM Pacific
Salary: $59,037.00 - $90,649.00 Annually

Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) District Equity Statement 

CCS believes that access to high-quality education in a safe and inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. We also believe higher education institutions have an obligation to work toward and demonstrate progress in ensuring equity amongst their students, faculty, and staff. Equity is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience.

The Social Science department housed in the Social Science, Business, and Human Services (SSBHS) division at Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) invites your application to join our dynamic team as a Tenure Track Instructor of History. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse learning and teaching environment and seek candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute to this achievement of this goal. SSBHS seeks applicants with a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, diversity and global awareness, and the ability to motivate and educate in a student-centered, engaging manner. The college strives for faculty who are content experts and who are knowledgeable about best practices, innovative strategies, and instructional technologies that support teaching and learning.

 SFCC is a beautiful campus alongside the Spokane River, on the ancestral home of the Spokane Tribe, located in the inland Pacific Northwest near the urban center of Spokane, a mid-sized city with a high quality of life and quick access to the outdoors. Find more information about life in Spokane and request a relocation packet at:

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%). As reflected in our mission statement, “we strive to embrace diversity, promote equity, and foster global awareness at every level of our college.”

Spokane Falls Community College seeks qualified candidates for consideration of employment in this annually contracted, tenure track position for a History Instructor.


  • Prepares for and instructs a full range of transfer-level classes in the discipline of History, with an emphasis on US History I and US History II. Course scheduling will be based on student and program needs.
  • Prepares and instructs classes on-ground, online, or in other flexible modalities.
  • Collaborates with discipline faculty to evaluate, revise, and develop History curriculum that cultivate the mastery of course content and learning objectives through an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion perspective.
  • Works collaboratively with diverse colleagues, students, dual enrollment programs (ex., Running Start, On-Track Academy, etc.), and community members.
  •  Is committed to serving a socially and culturally diverse student population and advancing diversity, promoting equity, and preparing students to live responsibly in an increasingly global civilization.
  • Provides availability and accessibility to students for purpose of academic advising and support, in a manner appropriate to meet student needs and provide timely and responsive communication.
  • Leverages learning and classroom technologies to produce engaging quality instruction. Communicates expectations and use equity-minded practice with developing syllabi, handouts, and materials supporting the instructional process; evaluates student progress and provides clear, timely feedback.
  • Participates in district, division, department, or 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.
  • Complies with state and federal law applicable to professional duties and responsibilities. Follows 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.
  • Engages colleagues and students in a professional and mutually respectful manner.
  • 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.
  • Advise student clubs or associations.


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum Qualifications)

  • An earned master’s degree in history from an accredited institution, or a master’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Graduate course work in U.S. History.
  • Teaching experience (such as graduate teaching assistantship, professional workshops, tutoring, high school teaching, etc.)
  • Willingness and ability to teach or develop History courses through an Equity, Diversity, Inclusion perspective.
  • Demonstrate strengths in developing students, professional development and personal growth in and outside of the classroom.
  • 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.
  • A demonstrated understanding of and value for the contributions that a diverse workforce can make to the success of both the organization and the students we serve.

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable Qualifications)

The following competencies are not necessary for application, but having one or more of these could increase a candidate’s success.

  • PhD in History, or in a closely related field of study from an accredited institution combined with graduate coursework in U.S. History.
  • Graduate coursework in a related field (such as African American Studies, Native American Studies, regional histories, etc.). 
  • Demonstrated experience incorporating diverse teaching strategies including the use of instructional technology for in person and online courses.
  • Three years of teaching experience.
  • Academic advising experience
  • Community college teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing diverse instructional approaches such as the use of technology, including online teaching. 
  • Demonstrated professional contributions to the discipline such as professional association membership, conference presentations, and/or publications.



This is a full-time, non-tenure track position with an entry level base salary (for a 175-day academic year contract) of $59,037 - $90,649 / year. Future advancement in base salary is based upon a combination of years of service accrued at our college and professional development activity.

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).

Faculty have potential to earn up to $129,585 (average annual salary paid to our 20 highest earning faculty during FY2022/23). Average annual faculty salary for FY 2022/23 (all faculty) was $84,641.

TOTAL COMPENSATION $75,301- $109,735

 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 Spring 2023.


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 March 30, 2023. 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 duties and responsibilities of this position. * 
  • Comprehensive curriculum vitae. * 
  • A one-page statement describing your commitment and contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion as related to your teaching philosophy. * 
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. * 
  • College transcript(s) - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted when candidate becomes a finalist.

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. If you require an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact HR at 

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.

Native Land Acknowledgement

We are honored to acknowledge that the Community Colleges of Spokane, and our main campuses for Spokane Falls and Spokane Community College, are located on the traditional and sacred homelands of the Spokane Tribe. We also provide services in a region that includes the traditional and sacred homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Kalispel Tribe. The CCS Pullman Center operates on the WSU campus and is located on the ancestral homelands of the Palus people and on the ceded lands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe.

We pay our respect to tribal elders both past and present as well as to all indigenous people today. This land holds their cultural DNA and we are honored and grateful to be here on their traditional lands. We give thanks to the legacy of the original people and their descendants and pledge to honor their stewardship and values.

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