Are you passionate about increasing student success in engineering? Do you want to work side-by-side with colleagues who are leading the national conversation on STEM education? Can you envision yourself challenging and being challenged to find innovative ways to address persistent access and achievement gaps in engineering and computer science education? Do you love to see students learn? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining the team at Pierce College, an innovative and equity-focused community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals.
About the Program:
Pierce College's Engineering Department offers a range of freshman and sophomore-level engineering courses. Additionally Pierce College is expanding its offerings in programming. The department has a strong focus on improving pathways for engineering students to transfer to four-year engineering programs.
About Pierce College:
Pierce College is an innovative community college committed to student engagement and learning. We value student learning experiences that foster equity and diversity in the classroom and expand into our local and global communities. From closing equity gaps for all students to building directed career pathways, faculty, staff, and administrators work collaboratively to lead initiatives that advance student success. The college serves over 15,000 students in basic skills, transfer, and professional technical programs. Through continuous efforts, we have improved retention rates by 17% and graduation rates by 89%. This year, Pierce was named a top community college in several national polls.
Pierce College employees and students live and work in various communities that offer the diverse cultural and environmental benefits of rural, suburban, and urban lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest. As part of the community and technical college system in Washington State, the District includes Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, as well as other extended learning sites.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The successful candidate's responsibilities include:
Leading efforts to increase student success in engineering and computer programming,
including increasing access for under-served populations and closing achievement gaps between demographic groups;
Designing and instructing assigned courses throughout the spectrum of engineering and two introductory courses in Java, in a manner that promotes student engagement and success for diverse student populations;
Working within a collaborative and innovative department;
Demonstrating multicultural competence, including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations, and creating an educational environment that affirms commitment to equity and diversity;
Engaging in district-wide efforts to improve student retention and success;
Engaging in curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories and research;
Incorporating active student learning and appropriate use of technology in the classroom;
Analyzing course assessments, evaluations, and 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 and graduation;
Continuously innovating learning experiences (campus, online, hybrid) in response to assessment and evidence/data analysis;
Setting the stage for a high level of student engagement;
Creatively designing learning experiences that extend beyond delivering content and assist students in achieving course, program, and degree outcomes, including the college's five core abilities of Multiculturalism, Critical, Creative and Reflective Thinking, Information Competency, Responsibility, and Effective Communication;
Teaching, advising, and mentoring students holistically from recruitment to completion;
Engaging in shared governance;
Participating in the First-Year Faculty Cohort in the first year of the tenure process.
Required: Master's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
Additional Salary Information: Initial salary placement is based on the current full time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon education, training & certifications, industry experience, and other related conditions. Salary placement for this position will be between $63,101 and $65,325 per 173 day academic year. This placement includes the base salary and an additional stipend to account for industry conditions and responsibilities that are unique to this faculty position. Opportunities for summer employment and other assignments leading to additional compensation are in addition to the base salary and stipend offered during the initial hire.