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Full-Time Faculty, Substance Use Disorder Instructor Tenure-Track/Behavioral Health Program Coord.

Whatcom Community College
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 4, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Full Time Tenure Track Faculty Substance Use Disorder Faculty/Behavioral Health Program Coordinator  

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. 


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:

  • Integrates diversity, equity and inclusion throughout services and practices.
  • Demonstrates content knowledge in the program or discipline.
  • Uses student centered, inclusive pedagogy with innovative and inclusive curriculum, and teaching methods.
  • Engage in collaborative communication, practices, and activities with internal and external stakeholders.

The Behavioral Health program prepares students for transfer, workforce, or continued education in the behavioral health field. 

The successful applicant is expected to:

  • Teach required courses that prepare students for the substance use disorder and behavioral health workforce or transfer.
  • Collaborate with college faculty and administrators in contributing to the future vision and scope of behavioral health programs at the college.
  • Remain current in the field and adapt courses to meet changing behavioral health job skills and qualification requirements.
  • Perform program coordination duties as is pertains to the program.
  • Teach an equivalent of 15 credits per quarter and contribute to the College through college service.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.
  • Two years’ experience working in the field.
  • Current SUDP certification in good standing.
  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting using a student-centered approach to teaching and learning.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) or PhD in Social Work.
  • Professional or academic background as a substance use disorder professional.
  • Two or more years of experience in the substance use disorder professional industry.
  • Experience developing and implementing diverse instructional approaches using technology, service learning, or internships.
  • Experience in curriculum development and in assessing learning outcomes.
  • Experience working with grants, contracts, or other alternative project funding opportunities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication abilities with students and colleagues.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Universal Design for Learning and accessibility; and experience using a learning management system, preferably Canvas.

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 contract. 

  • 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.

Benefit Package:

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 the Public 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 courses.
  • Full-time employees may qualify for Washington State Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) benefit.

Start Date:

  • Fall 2022.

Application Due Date:

  • For guaranteed consideration, application packets should be received by Friday, April 22nd, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Position open until filled.
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 page max).

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 information.
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