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Seattle Colleges
  • Position Number: 2592879
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Position Type: Business - International Business


Economics - Full-time Faculty (tenure-track)


Job ID: 10586
Location: Seattle Central College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Opportunity Description
About Us

We are a district of three distinct colleges-North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College-and five specialty training centers. Which makes us the largest and most diverse community college district in the state of Washington, we are leaders in change and innovation.

As a Seattle Colleges employee, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the passionate work of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as we work against systemic racism. Additionally, you will gain the rewarding experience of contributing to the success of an open-access learning institution that prepares students for life and work, fostering a diverse, engaged and dynamic community.

Seattle Colleges staff and faculty also enjoy a competitive benefits package, professional development opportunities and enrichment experiences in areas of their choice including, committee, workgroup, and affinity group opportunities.

Position Summary

This posiiton is open until filled, priority review of applications will be on: 11/25/2021

Salary range for this position begins at: $68,542 (depending on experience)

Are you passionate about teaching Economics? Can you create and maintain a welcoming and supportive environment for students with diverse multicultural, socioeconomic, and academic backgrounds? Are you eager to work with other faculty to discover, lead, and advocate for innovative ways to address student achievement challenges and to improve student success, especially for systemically non-dominant populations? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our college as faculty. We value collaboration and share a devotion to helping ALL students achieve their academic and career goals.

Seattle Central College has an opening for a full-time, tenure track Economics instructor in the STEM-Business Division. We seek candidates who promote multicultural anti-racist understanding and practice, and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to student learning and educational goal attainment. Primary teaching responsibilities include college-level Economics courses and other courses depending on division needs and instructor's background, as well as non-instructional activities. This position requires the use of a variety of instructional modalities, such as in-person, hybrid, and online, and extensive use of technology.

This instructor will work with the dedicated, collaborative, and supportive faculty and staff of the Business Administration Program and STEM-Business Division. This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning Fall quarter 2021 at Seattle Central College.

Who we are and what we value

Seattle Central College is an equity-focused open-access college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals. We invite passionate educators who seek opportunities to advance anti-racist practices in higher education to join our team. We value innovative strategies and equity-minded learning experiences in the field of economics. Faculty, staff, and administrators at Seattle Central College are committed to the values contained in the Seattle Central College Operation Plan, such as clear pathways for student success and addressing institutional racism to achieve equity and inclusion.

Where you will work

Seattle Central College, part of a three-college district, Seattle Colleges. Seattle Central is a comprehensive community college offering bachelor's degrees, associate transfer degrees, professional certificates, career training programs, and continuing education programs to local and international students. Located in Seattle's dynamic Capitol Hill neighborhood, the College serves over 15,000 full- and part-time students and provides a diverse learning and teaching environment. For students seeking to transfer for baccalaureate or advanced degrees, there are many options, including direct transfer agreements with nearby public and private institutions, direct transfer agreements with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as dual degrees and emphases for associate degrees. Seattle Central provides a great place for students, especially Black and African American male students , to succeed. For over fifty years, Seattle Central has remained focused on a vision of transforming lives, promoting equity, and enriching the community.

This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with representation by AFT

Application Procedures:
  • A completed Seattle Colleges online application, including complete information for three current references.
  • A current resume or CV detailing relevant educational, teaching, and professional experiences. If you did not earn a Graduate degree in Economics, please provide information on graduate level coursework. Please include your current resume or CV as an attachment.
  • A written statement from the applicant addressing the following prompts. Please share details about your authentic self. We want to get to know you. Please include this statement as an attachment.

1. Please share how you personally and professionally recognize or celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color) communities. Feel free to share how your own personal experiences prepare you to instruct a racially and culturally diverse student population.

2. How do you see yourself teaching Economics that is consistent with the Seattle Central College Operational Plan, and especially with College's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) goals in that plan? And how can you achieve Seattle Central's EDI goals in the role of Economics faculty?

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online

Notice to Applicants:
Please note that Seattle Colleges has moved to remote operations, pending public health guidance. Per CDC and WA Public Health directions, at this time we will be practicing social distancing and holding interviews virtually using video conference or teleconference options. As such, if you are selected for interview, please be prepared to hold your interview virtually.

What you will be working on:

Teaching/Curriculum/Pedagogy/Assessment
  • Designing and instructing assigned courses (with a focus on Economics) throughout the spectrum of business administration curriculum in a manner that promotes student engagement and success for a diverse student population.
  • Teaching college-level Economics in a variety of formats such as in-class, hybrid, online and at varied class times including days, evenings, and weekends according to program needs. Teaching, advising, and mentoring students holistically from recruitment to transition.
  • Periodically analyzing the Business Program map and assessment needs based on program data with racial equity considerations at the forefront.
  • Creating unbiased/race-conscious course assessments and evaluations, assessing data, and engaging in continuous improvement of courses based on that analysis in order to advance student achievement of outcomes, success in subsequent courses, and impact on retention, graduation, and successful transition.

Collaboration
  • Leading efforts to advance equitable student success in the Business Administration Program, including closing equity gaps, particularly with regard to race and ethnicity. Working with colleagues to advance the Business Administration Program within the college. Assisting in developing new pathways for students as part of Guided Pathways.
  • Contributing to a collaborative and innovative department, division, and institution. Serving on department, division, college, and/or district-wide committees and be actively involved in institutional initiatives, including district-wide efforts to build an anti-racist institution focused on action to advance access, retention, and success for our systemically non-dominant students and employees.
  • Collaborating with other faculty to implement the program's course schedule, including assisting in planning and staffing course offerings.
  • Working with other academic departments on campus in determining equitable and anti-racist program outcomes, accreditation requirements, and achieving anti-racist degree fulfillment criteria.
  • Form and support strategic partnerships with educational providers, community organizations, and industry to enhance outreach, marketing, recruitment, and scholarship efforts for students, especially diverse populations.

Centering Students
  • Engaging in curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories and research, particularly with regard to serving systemically non-dominant students.
  • Demonstrating cultural humility and intercultural engagement, including an awareness and understanding of historically systematically non-dominant populations, and creating an educational environment that affirms commitment to racial equity and diversity.
  • Creatively designing inclusive learning experiences that extend beyond delivering content and assisting students in achieving course, program, and degree outcomes. Continuously innovating inclusive and active learning experiences (campus, online, hybrid) in response to assessment and evidence/data analysis.
  • Maintaining high, anti-racist standards of excellence in the discipline and teaching methodologies through professional development opportunities.

Collective Bargaining Agreement (Link - new agreement coming soon)
  • Meeting all professional obligations (Article 6.8) and all other provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, district, college, and division policies.

This description is not intended to cover every aspect of this job. We are a team that works together to meet the needs of those we serve, and every member of the team is expected to contribute, even beyond the specific responsibilities listed in this description.

What you bring as a candidate: (Any Equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience)
  • Education: Graduate degree in Economics OR in a closely related discipline that includes a minimum of 18 credit hours of graduate-level Economics coursework.
  • Teaching: Experience instructing college-level courses in a highly diverse setting OR other similar demonstrated teaching experience.
  • Communication: Ability to communicate and take action with students, faculty, and staff in a way that supports Seattle Central College's Operational Goals.
  • Collaboration: An ability or experience advocating cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders to create a positive, caring, and welcoming anti-racist environment that supports student learning and educational attainment.
  • Curriculum: Willingness to utilize a variety of active learning strategies, modalities, instructional technologies, teaching methods, and multimedia tools, or other similar experiences that support and accommodate highly diverse learning populations.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to perform range of physical motions, exerting up to 25 pounds; lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

Disability Accommodation

Seattle Colleges follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:
  • Ability to operate office equipment
  • Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials
  • Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

Notice of Non-discrimination Statement

Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Further, the Seattle Colleges is committed to ensure that all employees and students work and learn in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of "bullying" behaviors, including "cyber bullying".

Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the college's Director of Legal Compliance:

1500 Harvard Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-3803

(206) 934-3873

Seattle Colleges is committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and employees who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.

Background Check Statement

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. In addition to the background check, candidates will be required to complete the Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form as required WA HB 2327.


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