Audio Engineering Technology Instructor
Walla Walla Community College
$64,408.00 - $73,426.00 Annually
Walla Walla, WA
WORKFORCE TRANSFER & TRADES
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
Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for a
full-time, non-tenure track Audio Engineering Technology
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,
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
Provide clear explanations, assignments and directions for
students with a varied degree of abilities.
Utilize best practices when implementing technology in the
Assign and submit grades and maintain student records.
Participate in assessments of college-wide and
Administer frequent assessments, both formative and
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
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
Advise and mentor students on program options, career plans and
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
Maintain excellence in and commitment to professional
development activities, which include discipline-specific knowledge
and best teaching practices.
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
1. Student Success Teaching Strategies
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
- Develop student knowledge and
mastery through consistent, timely formative and summative
4. Equity, Diversity, and Cultural Inclusivity
Design learning opportunities that recognize student diversity as
well as foster a learning environment of inclusion and
5. Digital and Information Literacy
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
- Engage in continuous professional growth as well as
participate in activities that promote the Walla Walla Community
College's community and mission.
Equivalent combination of education and experience may be
considered at the discretion of the College.
A certificate in audio engineering from an accredited
Two years of work experience in the audio engineering
Demonstrated proficiency in teaching or training
Degree in audio engineering or related field
Bilingual in Spanish
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
Desire to invest time and energy in professional growth and
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
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
Online NEOGOV application.
Cover letter that addresses the following:
Names and contact information for three professional
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
- How your qualifications, experience, and teaching
philosophy will contribute to student success at a community
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
To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/wwcc/jobs/4160966/audio-engineering-technology-instructor