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Computer Science Programming Instructor (Adjunct)

Walla Walla Community College
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

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Computer Science Programming Instructor (Adjunct)

Walla Walla Community College

Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Part Time

Job Number: 2024-1025 CS

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 is accepting applications to fill the part-time role of Computer Science Instructor on the Walla Walla Campus.

The start date is at the beginning of the Spring quarter in September 2024. Spring quarter classes include CS& 131 - Computer Science I C++ (5 credits) and/or CS 133 - Computer Science I C# (5 credits). Other opportunities in 2024-2025 school year include teaching languages in: Python, Visual Studio.NET core (ASP.NET) as well as C#, and C++.

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.

The computer science faculty at WWCC are innovative and passionate professionals focused on student success. We are seeking a creative and dynamic individual who will become an active and engaged member of the Computer Science Department's team.

Teaching and Related Responsibilities
Teaching Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Administer frequent assessments, both formative and summative.
  • Provide students with a comprehensive syllabus that aligns with the Master Course Outline for each class.
  • Maintain one regularly scheduled office hour per week.
  • Adhere to the six Instructional Competencies (outlined below).
  • Work in partnership with the computer science department faculty and staff and attend regular team meetings as available.
  • Related Responsibilities:
  • 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.

  • Student Success Teaching Strategies - Implement and practice diverse teaching and learning strategies understanding that students come with different educational preparedness.
  • Outcomes-Based Design - Design curriculum, assignments, and projects that align with course and college-wide learning outcomes.
  • Assessment - Develop student knowledge and mastery through consistent, timely formative and summative assessment.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Cultural Inclusivity - Design learning opportunities that recognize student diversity as well as foster a learning environment of inclusion and understanding.
  • 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.
  • 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:
    This position requires at least 5 years working in the technology field as a programmer or a AAS in software design with experience or Bachelors/Master's in Computer Science.

    Desired Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to teach programming concepts.
  • Commitment to serve the mission of the two-year college.
  • Demonstrated ability working with and relating to persons from varied cultural, ethnic, gender, age, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds, and creating a welcoming, inclusive learning environment.
  • Instructional approach centered on students and informed by culturally responsive teaching.
  • Willingness to adapt to the changing needs of students, the College and teaching methodologies.
  • Strong interest and willingness, and preferably demonstrated skill, in using technology to deliver relevant information face-to-face, online, as well as hybrid.
  • Ability to use varied instructional approaches within and between courses.
  • Ability to work with industry to improve student recruitment, review curriculum, and assist students in job placement.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and interdisciplinary work.
  • Recent teaching or training experience in computer science or closely related field.
  • Experience with the community college system.
  • Experience using online learning management systems.

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered at the discretion of the college.

    You don't check every qualification listed? Please apply anyway! Studies have shown that traditionally marginalized communities - such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color - are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification - even if they might be a great fit for the role! If you're excited about this opportunity but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every single qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider applying.

    Conditions/Terms of Employment

    Terms and Conditions of Employment
    This is a part-time instruction assignment contingent on enrollment and located at the Walla Walla Campus. Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful employment to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment and provide 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. Candidate may be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition for consideration of employment. The college is a tobacco free institution. Walla Walla Community College requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary.

    Compensation for adjunct instruction is contingent on enrollment and paid in accordance with the contract between the WWCC Board of Trustees and the WWCC Association for Higher Education. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will commensurate with the educational background and experience per the Faculty Negotiated Agreement (Download PDF reader). Refer to Appendix D for the part-time salary schedule.

    Required Application Materials

    Required Application Materials
    This position is posted as open until filled and applications will be screened as received. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet that includes the following:

  • Online NEOGOV Application
  • A letter of interest detailing how you meet the qualifications and competencies for this position.
  • Curriculum vitae or comprehensive resume.
  • Contact information for three professional references.
  • 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, or reopen the position. 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. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodations in the application/employment process, please contact Brooke Marshall, JD/Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Compliance (509) 527-4300 - TDD (509) 527-4412, email, address: 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla WA, 99362.

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