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Social Sciences / Cultural Studies Instructor
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Job Description

Renton Technical College (RTC) is a multicultural, multilingual institution where all students can find a path to personal and career success. Most students come to RTC for our professional-technical programs, to move efficiently through relevant training and into high-demand jobs. By 2020, RTC plans to raise retention and completion rates and to close achievement gaps, especially around degree completion for underserved and underrepresented populations.

This full-time, tenure-track position plays several roles in the College's efforts. As the Social Sciences / Cultural Studies Instructor, you will teach general education courses and oversee the development and quality of human relations curricula for over 50 different career programs. We are looking for more then a specific degree, we want to find someone who is passionate about intercultural and interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, equity, and diversity in all its forms.

This position requires 40 hours per week of teaching and professional activities, the balance of which may change from quarter to quarter depending on the College's needs. This position is scheduled to begin Fall quarter 2017. Applications received by 02/05/17 will receive priority consideration.

Renton Technical College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among professional staff. We strongly encourage members of protected groups to apply for this position to meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

Key Responsibilities:

* Provide leadership in working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for underrepresented student populations.
* Support the College's mission by creating a learning environment of mutual respect and fairness, while encouraging creative and critical thinking.
* Effectively teach academic subject area courses through a critical, equity lens to students at a variety of skill levels.
* Design inclusive instructional strategies, including classroom small groups and individualized instruction, and select and evaluate the materials needed to implement these strategies.
* Collaborate with professional-technical, basic skills and general education faculty in the ongoing development of diversity-based curricula that facilitates learning for both vocational and transfer-oriented students.
* Evaluate student progress towards attaining learning outcomes to include thoughtfully designed individual assignments, projects, quizzes, and test.
* Demonstrate leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Responsibilities:

* Demonstrated leadership or participation in institutional programs with persons from diverse backgrounds such as sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socio-economic, physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to an inclusive and equitable working / learning environment.
* Master's degree in Psychology, Sociology, American Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, History, Political Science, Gender / Women's Studies, International Studies, Communication, Business, Organizational Development, or Interdisciplinary Studies.
* Recent teaching experience using a variety of methods, such as traditional classroom, online education, and collaborative hands-on activities, to reach all students.
* Ability to design learning experiences that are interactive and respectful of cultural differences.
* Ability to work effectively with individuals whose first language is not English.
* Ability to work effectively and engage with adult learners.
* Demonstrated attention to detail is required as well as previous experience maintaining accurate records, managing multiple tasks, and planning and organizing work in order to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
* Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
* Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
* Successful experience using tact, discretion and courtesy while interacting with all persons.
* Knowledge of, understanding of, and commitment to the educational role and philosophy of the community and technical colleges.
* Ability to represent the college in a positive manner.

Conditions of Employment:The person hired is required to provide authorization for employment in the United States. This person is also required to become a member of the Renton Federation of Teachers (RFT) union, or pay a representation fee within 30 calendar days after employment begins.

The posted salary excludes summer quarter

Official Transcripts are required upon hire

For questions regarding this position contact Nancy Medbury at 425-235-2296 or nmedbury@rtc.edu



Renton Technical College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veterans or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendment Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and Washington State Law Against Discrimination, Chapter 49.60 RCW and their implementing regulations.

The following college official has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy:

Lesley Hogan

Title IX / EEO Coordinator, Executive Director of Human Res

About Renton Technical College

The Computer Science Program is a two year, accredited program at Renton Technical College (RTC), leading first to certificates of completion, and then, with the completion of the two year program and 4 General Education classes, to an Associates Degree. All students in the Computer Science program will earn a certificate of completion as an Applications Developer after successfully completing the first year of the program. Completion of the second year earns a certificate of completion in Computer Science and offers the option of completing the general education classes to earn an Associate of Applied Sciences degree. Students attend full-time, 6 hours a day, 5 days a week for their 2 years. This includes a short summer session. Our program offers a good background in 5 areas of the computer field, Hardware/Networking, Software Applications, Programming, Database, and Web Design. Our curriculum is more than 90% compliant with what the IEEE Computer Society has published as a model curriculum for Computer Science, which is a strongly respected degree in the workplace. We constantly encourage students to gain specific experience, in the Seattle area, WHILE STILL IN SCHOOL, through the use of real-world projects, internships, and cooperative education. At RTC, you can get a world-class education, which aims you perfectly at the job that you want after graduation! Our low teacher-student ratio, and the availability of instructors and peer tutors during the entire day, helps to keep students from ever being "left behind". While already costing less than private colleges and universities, we also offer financial aid and scholarships for qualified students who need help paying for their classes. You may enter our program either at the start of the Fall Quarter (September), or the start of the Winter Quarter (January).