Full Time Tenure Track Faculty English
Whatcom Community College (WCC) is looking for candidates who
strive to achieve WCC’s core themes – achieving success, building
community, advancing equity, and enhancing effectiveness – to
create a thriving learning community that supports excellence,
opportunity, and equity for students, faculty, and staff. WCC is
focused on building a community of respect, sustainability and
inclusivity through secure, welcoming, and engaging learning
environments that encourage and support the academic and personal
success of WCC students. Understanding this work is a lifelong
process, the opportunities at WCC offer individuals the ability and
means to seek personal and professional growth on and off campus in
an area known for its beauty and culture.
FACULTY AT WHATCOM
Being a faculty member at Whatcom offers the opportunity to
engage in the advancement of equitable student outcomes and the
elimination of equity gaps. Faculty have regular opportunities for
on-campus professional development, collaboration with colleagues,
and engagement in workshops and learning communities. These
opportunities contribute to professional advancement at the
College, as well as personal growth.
The successful candidate is expected to:
- Integrate diversity, equity and inclusion, throughout services
- Demonstrate content knowledge in designated program or
- Uses student centered, inclusive pedagogy, with innovative and
inclusive curriculum and teaching methods.
- maintain curriculum to high-impact practices within the
- collaborate with college faculty and administrators in
contributing to the future vision and scope of writing in all
disciplines at the college.
- remain current in the field and contribute to the evolving work
of writing for multiple contexts and purposes.
- foster and support an inclusive educational/work
The English department prepares students for transfer,
workforce, or continued education.
The successful applicant is expected to:
- Teach composition and writing-intensive classes offered through
the English Department including face-to-face, evening, hybrid, and
- Participate in Departmental/discipline curriculum development,
committees, meetings, and other related tasks.
- Collaborate with college faculty and administrators in
contributing to the future vision and scope of academic programs at
- Maintain currency in their academic disciplines, including
professional activities to expand their knowledge and content and
their effectiveness in the delivery of instruction.
- Teach an equivalent of 15 credits per quarter and contribute to
the college service.
- Participate in mandatory college meetings, and trainings
required by law or college policy.
- Master’s degree in English or related field (such as but not
limited to: American Studies, Africana Studies, Cultural Studies,
Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Women’s Studies).
- Graduate coursework in Writing Studies or Composition-Rhetoric
and/or creative combinations of professional pathways to the
teaching of college-level writing.
Experience in the following:
- Teaching in academic or professional settings.
- Graduate coursework in teaching/practice of college-level
- Online, hybrid, and/or inventive course design and
- Experience with culturally responsive pedagogy.
- Anti-racist writing instruction and assessment (including
addressing patterns of inequity in student outcomes and
- Student ready college/pedagogy: meeting people where they are
in their learning journey.
- Equity and/or Social Justice work/training.
- Academic and/or professional experience with underserved
- Strong communication skills (written and verbal): including
empathy/compassion, active listening, adaptability, critical
thinking, and openness to diverse perspectives.
- Collaborative practices within/across work areas.
- Leadership experience or demonstrated interest.
- Experience and/or demonstrated interest in data driven
- Collaboration with people of diverse
- Strength-based pedagogy: fostering growth and confidence in
peoples’ own abilities.
- Knowledge and/or demonstrated interest in the practice of
Universal Design for Learning and accessibility; and experience in
using a campus-wide learning management system.
Salary and Appointment:
The 2021-22 Master’s degree salary begins at $62,536 (additional
degrees, experience, and state-funded and negotiated increases will
increase the actual starting salary); 174 day annual
- Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14, state employees must
be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Please note
that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing
verification of your vaccine status, having an approved medical
accommodation, or having an approved religious accommodation. No
start date will be approved until you have either verified your
vaccine status or have an approved accommodation.
The position comes with a full benefits package, including
health, dental, life, long-term disability insurance and a
retirement plan. Additionally, as a Washington State, public
higher education institution, WCC offers the following:
- Whatcom Community College is a qualified employer for
Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). If you work for the
College full time, have had Direct Loans and are on an eligible
repayment plan, you are eligible to apply.
- Full-time employees are eligible to apply and participate in
the Whatcom Community College Employee Tuition Program, which
provides a tuition waiver for available and eligible WCC
- Full-time employees may qualify for Washington State Paid Family Medical
Leave (PFML) benefit.
Application Due Date:
- For guaranteed consideration, application packets should be
received by Monday, April 18th, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Position open
How To Apply
A completed application consists of
an online application and:
- Letter of application detailing relevant experience and how the
applicant is prepared to meet the duties of the position.
- Diversity statement that responds to the following question (1
Whatcom Community College has a strategic plan core theme to
advance equity. Describe ways in which you have actively engaged
and demonstrated a commitment to promoting the success of diverse
students or employees.
- Current resume.
- Unofficial Transcripts for all earned degrees; official
transcripts required prior to the official start date.
- List of five recent professional references with contact