$55,916.00 - $59,069.00 Annually
02/04/22 04:00 PM
The Social Science department housed in the Social Science,
Business, and Human Services (SSBHS) division at Spokane Falls
Community College (SFCC) is seeking a Full-Time Tenure Track
Instructor of Anthropology. We seek applicants with a strong
commitment to our students, diversity and global awareness, and the
ability to motivate and educate in an engaging and professional
manner. Our faculty are content experts and knowledgeable about
best practices, innovative strategies, and instructional
technologies that support teaching and learning. We invite your
application to join our dynamic team.
Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) District Equity
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Prepares for and instructs, through traditional classroom and
distance education modes, transfer-level classes in the discipline
of Anthropology. Assignments may be at off-campus centers and may
also include evening and/or weekend classes.
- Provides availability and accessibility to students for purpose
of academic advising and support specific to the discipline, 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 timely communication, and working with the
Guided Pathways Advising Team.
- 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, and general
faculty meetings; in-service training; curriculum development;
workshops or seminars; service on district or college councils or
committees, or other activities within the scope of the
- 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 performs
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.
- Mentor adjunct faculty.
COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum
PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable
Qualifications) The following qualifications
are not necessary for application but could support a candidate’s
- An earned Master’s degree in Anthropology from an accredited
- Teaching experience.
- Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and
best interests of students at all times.
- Understand and 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.
- PhD in Anthropology with field research and/or applied
- Two years of teaching experience in an institution of higher
- Experience developing and implementing diverse instructional
approaches such as the use of technology, including online
teaching, service-learning, and/or learning communities.
- Demonstrated success working with diverse student
- Graduate coursework in Introductory Survey and Cultural
Anthropology courses or special topics in Archaeology and/or
- Experience in teaching Introductory Survey and Cultural
Anthropology courses or special topics in Archaeology and/or
- Experience in academic advising.
- Demonstrated professional contributions to the discipline such
as professional association membership, conference presentations,
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 $55,916 - $59,069
/ 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).
More information regarding faculty earning potential and the
Faculty Salary Scale can be found here: https://ccs.spokane.edu/Working-for-Us/Types-of-Positions
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
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 Macki.Snyder@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 February 4th, 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 curriculum vitae. *
- Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional
- A one-page statement describing your teaching
- College transcript(s) - unofficial/copies of transcripts are
acceptable for initial application, official copies must be
submitted when candidate becomes a finalist.*
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
If you require an accommodation
during the application or interview process, please contact HR
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