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Medical Assisting, Full-time, temporary Faculty

Peninsula College
Washington, United States
$56,554.00 - $76,934.00
Posted Date
Jun 3, 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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The Position

Peninsula College is recruiting for a full-time, temporary Medical Assisting faculty position to begin Fall Quarter 2022. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher-collaborator with enthusiasm for both the subject and for assisting others with learning about medical assisting.

Peninsula College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff and students and values the rich diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. To ensure the college provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all, we are seeking a candidate who has an understanding of, and experience with, successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds, including people with disabilities; people with various gender identities and sexual orientations; individuals from historically underrepresented communities; and other groups.

The College

Located in the northwest corner of the United States, Peninsula College is nestled in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The main campus in Port Angeles, Washington, overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the nearby city of Victoria, British Columbia, and has easy access to the Pacific Ocean, Olympic National Park, and Seattle. The College is honored to serve six sovereign American Indian nations in the region: Jamestown S’Klallam, Lower Elwha Klallam, Quileute, Makah, Hoh, and Port Gamble S’Klallam.

As a public comprehensive community college with baccalaureate-granting authority, Peninsula College is highly regarded by businesses, schools, and community partners for its culture of innovation, high academic standards, and strategic vision.  The College is part of the 34-college Washington State Community and Technical College System and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

The College serves more than 3,362 students (1,238 FTE) through its main campus and Port Townsend and Forks campuses, its correctional facilities, community education, and its online course offerings.  The College community is vibrant, engaged, and known for its commitment to serving the diverse needs of the local communities across its 3,600 square mile service district.

The College culture is defined by its Guiding Principles and its shared governance model, which value respect, open and honest communication, integrity and collaboration.  The College is a leader in the Guided Pathways work in Washington State, and is deeply engaged in creating institutional change to support this vision. The College is highly regarded as a warm and welcoming place.  Click here for a video about Peninsula College. 

Essential Functions


Contract Language:

  • Teach assigned medical assisting courses in accordance with course descriptions and learning outcomes outlined in the syllabi.
  • Develop, assess, improve, and deliver curriculum.
  • Utilize appropriate technology to facilitate teaching and learning in the lab, classroom and online.
  • Through the course syllabus, orient students at the beginning of each course to the objectives of the course, learning outcomes, assessment methods, basis of grading, attendance requirements, the nature of assignments and class requirements.
  • Obtain and maintain sufficient learning assessment data in order to provide a valid and reasonable basis for assignment of grades.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled and posted office hours for assisting students.
  • Participate in student academic advising.
  • Participate in scheduled division meetings and academic employee meetings.
  • Create and regularly update a Professional Development Plan that ensures continuing education and ongoing currency in one’s instructional area and current pedagogies.
  • Participate in annual planning and program review.

Med Assist related duties:

  • Teach medical assisting, phlebotomy, and/or billing and coding classes in classroom and lab settings.
  • Participate in recruitment and community outreach activities.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Work independently and in teams while maintaining professionalism and modeling the colleges Guiding Principles.
  • Experience working with computers and technology to deliver and support instruction.
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written, are essential. This includes the ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English and to communicate clearly with native and non-native English speakers.
  • The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Enthusiasm, team player, autonomy, timeliness in task performance, creativity, initiative, and a desire to learn.

Required education or certificates

  • Associate degree or college certificate in Medical Assisting.
  • Current state and national medical assisting certification license.

Required physical abilities

  • Work is typically performed in a classroom which requires standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time. Traveling to clinical sites in the college’s service area is also required. 

Required work schedule and work environment

  • Morning and afternoon classes.
  • Classroom, lab, and office settings.

Employment Terms

  • A full-time, temporary faculty position beginning the 2022 Fall quarter; this is a nine-month academic year appointment.
  • The College has a negotiated faculty salary schedule in which placement on the schedule is determined by education level and experience. Initial annual salary placement is anticipated to be $56,554 – $76,934 for a standard 175-day contract, depending on qualifications.
  • A standard 175-day contract is written annually for the period of September to June. Late contracts will be prorated on the basis of workdays remaining in the contract year.
  • Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; sick leave; retirement plan; optional credit union and tax deferred annuity programs.  Peninsula College contributes $1,130 per month towards the cost of the Washington State employee insurance programs.  The college also supports professional development. 
  • Peninsula College is a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness 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 Peninsula College Employee Tuition Program.
  • In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
  • 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.
  • Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14(Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated.  Your vaccine status will be verified.  Please reach out to the HR Office at if you need information on a medical or religious accommodation.

Application Procedure

A complete application file will include:

  • a college employment application,
  • a letter of application addressing specific qualifications of this position,
  • a current CV,
  • unofficial transcripts,
  • contact information for three current professional references qualified to assess your experience and ability to perform the duties specified. Please include each reference’s title, email address, and telephone number.
  • In the cover letter, provide a one to two sentence statement on how you may be able to contribute to a culture of equity at Peninsula College.

Application materials may be uploaded electronically, by mail, or email to:

  Human Resources

  Peninsula College

  1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

  Port Angeles, WA 98362

  Phone: (360) 417-6298



Applications submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.


Jeanne Clery Statement

Notice of Availability of Annual Security Report—Peninsula College’s Annual Crime/Security Report is available here, containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 360-417-6559.

Title IX Statement

Peninsula College is compliant with Title IX best practices. For more information visit, Anti-Harassment and Nondiscrimination | Title IX.


Peninsula College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, families with children, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender identity, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities. Coordination of compliance is the responsibility of the Human Resources Officer, PC HR Office, (360) 417-6212.


Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer.

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