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American Ethnic and Identity Studies Instructor
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General Summary


To ensure full review of your application, materials should be received by 4:00 pm, February 17, 2017.


September 20, 2017


This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. Typically that includes teaching 45 creditsand participating in departmental and college-wide activities. Salary is based on the negotiated faculty salary schedule. Initial placements typically range from$50,500 to $60,500 (depending on the candidate's qualifications) for a 9 month contract (170 instructional days).

Essential Tasks

Teaching: Teach a variety of lower-division interdisciplinary courses in ethnic and identity studies in more than one area of identity as well as lower-division course(s) in at least one other social science discipline (teaching assignment may include evening/weekend, on-line, hybrid, and/or off campus sections); develop new courses and revise existing courses as part of establishing a new department; advise students in college success strategies, mastery of course content, and developing/monitoring their academic and career plans.

Service: Provide ongoing support (in the form of course development, teaching, consultation, outreach) to on-campus learning cohort programs, co-curricular and student programs, and the wider community; engage in department, division, and college initiatives; participate in shared governance; promote the college's values, and perform other contracted duties (for example, advisory committee participation, community outreach) as required

Professional development: Maintain competence in teaching and the discipline through professional development.


At Highline, successful faculty applicants demonstrate the ability to promote:

* Active, inclusive and culturally relevant learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional technologies as appropriate to improve student attainment.
* Cultural responsiveness and a commitment to equity in interactions with students, faculty, staff and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities and ethnicities, socio-economic levels, identities and educational experiences.
* Collaborative approaches to day-to-day activities, to the development of innovations and new initiatives and, when necessary, to problem-solving.
* Self-reflection practice in teaching and learning, assessment, leadership, professional development and service.


* Master's degree (or higher) in American Ethnic Studies or related interdisciplinary degree from an institution with regional accreditation or its international equivalent (pending degrees must be verified by a letter from the granting institution).


* Experience teaching lower-division undergraduate courses;
* Graduate coursework in one of the following social science disciplines: geography, political science, anthropology, sociology, or history;
* Experience in academic program design and development;
* Significant experience working in multicultural/diverse environment;
* Fluency in an additional language.

Supplemental Information


Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming.

Located 20 minutes south of downtown Seattle, Highline College serves one of the most diverse populations in the western states. Nearly 70 percent of the college's 12,000 students are students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages.

Highline's core goals are Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement and Sustainability. The college community strives to maintain a campus climate that integrates equity, inclusion and social justice as core values.

Highline has received national recognition for its diversity efforts and its support for faculty and student success. The college received the Advancing Diversity Award of Excellence from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in 2014, as well as the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Highline was also named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education's Best Colleges to Work For in 2010, 2013 and 2015. The national Achieving the Dream initiative named Highline as a Leader College in 2008, reaffirming that recognition in 2011.

Highline's faculty number more than 500, including more than 120 full-time faculty and 350 part-time instructors. Highline offers one of the highest full-time faculty salary levels in the state and strong support for faculty professional growth, innovation and leadership.

Addition information is available at http:/www.highline.edu/allabout.phpghline.


Highline College strives to maintain a campus climate that integrates equity, inclusion, and social justice as core values. The American Identity and Ethnic Studies Department is newly formed in service to those priorities. The department will offer courses in American ethnic and identity studies which examine American systems, and social justice and equity issues. The department will be a strong, trusted academic center for these offerings, which are of great importance to the students we serve, as well as to our community.


Your online application must include the following four attachments to be considered complete:

* A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
* A letter of application (two-page maximum) that addresses your ability to meet the FACULTY- WIDE SKILLS AND ABILITIES for appointment and, to the extent applicable, the DESIREDQUALIFICATIONS of the position.
* A one-page response to the DIVERSITY STATEMENT found in the Supplemental Tab above.
* Transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees (unofficialtranscripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment).

Applications received by4:00 pmon February 17, 2017will receive first consideration. Later applications may be considered until the position is filled.

About Highline Community College Inc

Highline Community College was founded in 1961. Since its inception, Highline has had the pleasure of serving more than 500,000 students through various learning opportunities. The College offers hundreds of courses on its 80-acre main campus and at several branch campuses within its district. Highline Community College strives to provide comprehensive education and opportunities for continuing education to all community members. We believe, when you attend Highline, you get more than just a course - you start on the road to your dreams becoming reality!