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Audio Engineering Technology Instructor

Walla Walla Community College
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 11, 2023

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Audio Engineering Technology Instructor

Walla Walla Community College

Salary: $64,408.00 - $73,426.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 2023-001021 AE

Location: Walla Walla, WA


Closing: Continuous

Join our team to help inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services.


Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track Audio Engineering Technology Instructor at the Walla Walla campus. This is a 176-day annual contract (three quarters) beginning Fall quarter 2023.

At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services. We have identified three core themes that describe the fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence, integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth, and sustainability.

General Description:

We are seeking a creative, dynamic, and enthusiastic individual who will provide quality audio engineering instruction. The first quarter will be designated to developing curriculum. Teaching the developed curriculum will commence in the subsequent quarters. Operating of audio recording equipment, sound mixing inputs, and control consoles for sound could be included in the instruction. Course levels can vary between beginning, intermediate and advanced concepts in audio engineering. Teaching responsibilities could include assembly and operation of equipment to record, synchronize, mix, edit, or reproduce sound, including music, voices, or sound effects, for different types of production.

WWCC Faculty members are professional educators with the primary responsibility of providing a quality education for all WWCC students. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of teacher, mentor, and facilitator of learning. Similar to on-the job training, people in the field do every day.

Teaching and Related Responsibilities

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum development.
  • Provide clear explanations, assignments and directions for students with a varied degree of abilities.
  • Utilize best practices when implementing technology in the classroom.
  • Assign and submit grades and maintain student records.
  • Participate in assessments of college-wide and discipline-specific outcomes.
  • Administer frequent assessments, both formative and summative.
  • Provide students with a comprehensive syllabus that aligns with the Master Course Outline for each class.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours.
  • Adhere to the six Instructional Competencies (outlined below).
  • Work in partnership with other faculty and staff and attend regular team meetings
  • Participate in commencement ceremonies, wearing academic robes, unless excused by the President

  • Related Responsibilities:
  • Advise and mentor students on program options, career plans and graduation requirements.
  • Participate in division, campus and college-wide meetings.
  • Serve on college and/or faculty committees.
  • Participate in community activities and form community and industrial partnerships as related to instructional assignments and interests.
  • Maintain excellence in and commitment to professional development activities, which include discipline-specific knowledge and best teaching practices.

  • Competencies
    Instructional Competencies

    There are six essential instructional competency areas that are valued for all teaching faculty at WWCC. These essential instructional competencies focus on student success, equity, and teaching.

    1. Student Success Teaching Strategies - Implement and practice diverse teaching and learning strategies understanding that students come with different educational preparedness.
    2. Outcomes-Based Design - Design curriculum, assignments, and projects that align with course and college-wide learning outcomes.
    3. Assessment - Develop student knowledge and mastery through consistent, timely formative and summative assessment.
    4. Equity, Diversity, and Cultural Inclusivity - Design learning opportunities that recognize student diversity as well as foster a learning environment of inclusion and understanding.
    5. Digital and Information Literacy - Ensure students have technological and digital literacy skills needed for success at university level academic institutions or professional-technical work occupations.
    6. Commitment to Professional Development and College Life - Engage in continuous professional growth as well as participate in activities that promote the Walla Walla Community College's community and mission.

    Required Qualifications
    Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered at the discretion of the College.

  • A certificate in audio engineering from an accredited school
  • Two years of work experience in the audio engineering field
  • Demonstrated proficiency in teaching or training

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in audio engineering or related field
  • Bilingual in Spanish

  • Desired Traits

    The faculty at WWCC are innovative and passionate professionals focused on student success. A successful candidate will also display the following traits:
  • A passion for audio engineering and sound mixing
  • A desire to contribute to the regional communities
  • Pedagogy centered on student success
  • Commitment to serve the mission of the two-year college
  • Use computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Provide information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Desire to invest time and energy in professional growth and interdisciplinary pursuits.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Conditions/Terms of Employment
    This is a full-time non-tenure track faculty position exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Faculty terms and conditions of employment are negotiated with their exclusive bargaining representative, the Association for Higher Education. A complete copy of the agreement can be found on the WWCC Employment Page.

    Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment and official college transcripts. WWCC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. Candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition for consideration of employment. Information from the background check may not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. The College is a tobacco-free campus.


    The College has a negotiated faculty salary schedule. Employee placement on the schedule is determined by education level and experience. Salary is dependent on the number of days of the contract and the candidate's placement on the negotiated faculty salary schedule. Initial placement is generally $64,408- $73,426 for a standard 176-day contract, dependent on qualifications (additional compensation for doctorate degree). The College has a comprehensive faculty benefit program including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid sick leave; and retirement and two optional deferred compensation programs. All full-time employees will automatically have 3% of taxable income deferred into the State of Washington Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). The college also supports faculty professional development. Walla Walla Community College requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary.

    Required Application Materials
    This position will remain open until filled. To be included in the initial screening, applications should be received by August 28, 2023. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • Online NEOGOV application.
  • Cover letter that addresses the following:
    • How your qualifications, experience, and teaching philosophy will contribute to student success at a community college.
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Answers to two (2) supplemental questions
  • Unofficial transcripts for application purposes; official transcripts are required prior to an official start date.

  • Please ensure you have attached all required application materials as you will not be able to attach any documents after you have submitted your application. If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at 1-855-524-5627 or email them directly at

    WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

    Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and employment applicants as well as for its students and employed staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. To qualify for veteran's preference, you must attach a copy of your DD214 or NGB 22. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodation in the application/ employment process, please call (509) 527-4323 - TDD (509) 527-4412.

    To apply, please visit


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