$59,069.00 - $62,224.00 Annually
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
Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) is a beautiful campus
located in the inland Pacific Northwest, on the ancestral home of
the Spokane Tribe, near the Spokane River. Our campus is not far
from the urban center of Spokane, a mid-sized city with a high
quality of life and quick access to the outdoors. More information
about living and working in Spokane available at:
SFCC is one of two accredited community colleges that
comprise the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS). In addition to
serving the urban and suburban population in greater Spokane,
including students from Fairchild Airforce Base, CCS provides
educational services to rural communities throughout our 12,302
square-mile region in Eastern Washington, including students from
the Spokane and other Eastern Washington tribes.
Serving about 8,200 students, SFCC endeavors 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.
The Computer Science and Information Systems Department at Spokane
Falls Community College is a dynamic department that supports both
AAS and Bachelor level work. During the first year of the AAS
program, students focus on foundational groundwork required for any
computing career. The program’s second year allows students to
select an area of emphasis, such as cyber defense, to fine-tune
their expertise in preparation for a career. To meet the needs of
our student population, the department offers an on-ground and
online options. To continue to meet our program goals, we are
seeking a qualified candidate to assist in the growth of the
program including bringing experience in areas of Artificial
Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Mobile
Spokane Falls Community College seeks qualified candidates for
consideration of employment in this annually contracted, tenure
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
However, since the Information Systems and Cybersecurity
Instructor Search Screening Committee will begin reviewing
applications January 19th, 2022, submissions are encouraged prior
to that time.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Prepares for and instructs, through traditional classroom and
modes, classes in the discipline of Information Systems and Cybersecurity at both AAS and Bachelor
level; Examples of the types of courses typically assigned
including but are not limited to: computer networking, cyber
defense, cloud computing, computer ethics and law, computer
literacy, cyber operations and security, encryption, computer
forensics, Linux, database design and warehousing.
- Provides availability and accessibility to students for purpose
of academic consulting and support, in a manner appropriate to meet
student needs, through a combination of scheduled office hours,
e-mail accessibility or other effective means of responsive and
- Communicates expectations and establishes clear grading
criteria through appropriate instructional means, to include but
not limited to developing course 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;
- Models professional decorum and mutual respect in all personal
- Supports and advances the CCS strategic plan, and perform other
duties as assigned;
- In addition, faculty may:
- Develop curriculum for and instruct courses in related
disciplines based upon individual qualifications and
- Supervise paraprofessional employees or direct the work of
assigned work-study students. Responsible for ensuring assigned
staff adhere to acceptable behavior and performance standards.
Demonstrate that assigned staff have been informed how behavior and
performance will be assessed, receive timely and accurate feedback
regarding performance, and any observed performance and behavioral
problems are corrected promptly.
- Advise student clubs or associations.
- Advise students in their chosen pathway within either AAS or
- Assist in the development of transfer pathways and
- Develop outreach and student support materials
- Develop and maintain relationships with partner
COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum
PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable
- An earned Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems,
Cyber Security, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or
related field from an accredited institution with emphasis and
concentration in the teaching areas outlined above.
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills – able to work and
interact effectively with colleagues, staff, students,
administrators and others of various cultural and socioeconomic
- Demonstrated excellent communication skills – able to
communicate clearly and effectively, whether in person or
virtually, verbally or in writing.
- Experience working collaboratively as a team player, preferably
in a career and technical education (CTE) field of study.
- Teaching experience or business/industry experience in
information management, cyber, or computer-related field.
- 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
- Ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with
applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution and the
community/technical college system.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching,
learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and
- Master’s degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Management
Information Systems, or related field from an accredited
- Recent teaching or corporate training experience in information
systems and/or cyber related courses
- Recent experience in business/industry in information
management environment, cyber, or computer-related area.
- Experience and demonstrated interest in developing and
implementing diverse instructional approaches such as the use of
technology, including online teaching and competency-based
- Demonstrated professional contributions to the discipline such
as professional association membership, conference presentations,
- Demonstrated success working with diverse and under-represented
CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
This is a full-time, tenure track position with an entry level base
salary (for a 175-day academic year contract)
of $59,069 – $62,224 /
. Future advancement in base salary, up to the current
maximum of $83,494, is based upon a combination of years of service
accrued at our college and professional development activity.
Faculty have potential to earn up to $121,561 (average annual
salary paid to our 20 highest earning faculty during FY2018/19).
FY 2018/19 average annual faculty salary (all faculty) was
$76,425. 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).
Total compensation is
based upon adding the
following amounts together:
- Base compensation, plus
- Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution
- Median retirement fund contributions.
The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's
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
Anticipated date of
employment is Fall 2022.
CONDITIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT
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.
Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF
, state employees must be fully vaccinated. For anyone
starting employment after October 18, 2021, your vaccine status
will be verified at New Hire Intake. Please reach out
if you need
information on a medical accommodation or Grace.Leaf@ccs.spokane.edu
if you need
information on a religious exemption.
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. PST on January 11th,
2022. 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.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
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
responsibilities of this position. *
- Comprehensive resume. *
- Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional
- College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of
transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies
must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.
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 CCS.firstname.lastname@example.org
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