Academic instructor

Shoreline Community College Shoreline, Washington
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Job Summary

Date of First Consideration : OPEN

Shoreline Community College is dedicated to inclusive excellence in teaching and learning, student success, and community engagement.

Shoreline serves the educational, workforce, and cultural needs of our diverse students and communities through the core themes of educational attainment and student success, program excellence, community engagement, access and diversity, and College stewardship.

Shoreline Community College is a place of open inquiry and learning, with a campus that models ideals set out in our Community Standard*.

We are committed to upholding a culture of free expression, as well as maintaining a supportive and respectful learning and working environment for all.

Shoreline is looking for an innovative and dedicated part-time faculty member to teach core academic skills in one of our Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) programs.

I-BEST students are both English language learners and native English speakers who may be at an entry skills level. The I-BEST Academic Skills Instructor will co-teach with a content instructor and be responsible for teaching contextualized math, reading, and / or writing in one of the following I-BEST programs : Automotive, Manufacturing, Nursing Assistant Certified, and Office Technology.

In addition to instruction, the I-BEST Academic Skills instructor will identify potential barriers to student success and will provide referrals to campus support services.

Successful applicants will have a demonstrated commitment to working within a college community that is diverse and serves non-traditional and immigrant / refugee students from a broad spectrum of socioeconomic and academic backgrounds in an urban environment.

This position reports to the Associate Dean of Transitional Studies.



  • Masters’ degree in Education, Adult Education, TESOL, English, Math, or related discipline from an accredited institution

  • Experience working in educational programs serving English language learners and / or basic skills students

  • Experience teaching in a higher education environment

  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs, learning management systems, and other appropriate instructional technologies


  • Imparting excitement and enthusiasm into the instruction of mathematics, reading, and writing skills for basic skills students

  • Contextualizing basic skills instruction for the subject / field-specific learning

  • Demonstrating a sound knowledge of adult basic education learning standards (CCRS)

  • Experience with or willingness to gain experience with teaching and developing coursework online

  • Fostering a climate of equity and belonging through multicultural awareness and responsiveness

  • Effective oral / written communication with individuals at all levels inside and outside the College

  • Adapting to a variety of teaching situations with students from diverse backgrounds / abilities

  • Developing / modifying curriculum both collaboratively and independently

  • Working and interacting effectively with colleagues, staff, students, administrators and others of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds

Conditions of Employment


The College is currently in mixed (both in-person and online instruction) operations, with the option for some assignments to completed in a fully online environment based on program or area needs.

For remote (online) instruction, faculty will need to provide their own workspace and internet access, noting the College will provide technical equipment and support for online work needs.

For on-campus in-person instruction, work is usually performed in a classroom / office space that requires standing and / or sitting for extended periods of time.

Faculty typically use computers and media equipment in the work environment.


This is a part-time, non-tenured, quarter-to-quarter assignment. Salary is dependent upon the number of contact hours for this assignment as provided in the agreement with the Shoreline Community College Federation of Teachers.

Hiring of this position is contingent upon available funding as determined by the College President.


Persons with disabilities have the right to reasonable accommodation in all aspects of employment with the College. This includes, but is not limited to recruitment, application, hiring, training, termination, conditions of employment, and any other employer-supported activities.

Applicants requesting accommodation should contact the Office of Human Resources at .

  • In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.

  • In addition, employment for this position requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or documentation of eligibility for a religious or medical exemption.

  • Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon offer of employment.

  • This position is overtime-exempt.

In accordance with RCW 28B.112.080, applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current or past places of employment.


To be considered for this position, please submit the following :

  • NEOGOV online application / profile

  • Letter of interest addressing how you meet each of the qualifications

  • Current resume

  • Transcripts documenting degrees earned and relevant coursework (official required upon hire)

Adverse information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant’ suitability for the positions.

Please Note : Once application materials have been submitted, you may not modify the application.

Community Standard Statement

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly ..." Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Shoreline Community College is a place for students, employees, and the community to pursue excellence in education in an environment dedicated to equity, inclusiveness, and self-reflection.

We value respectful, dynamic interactions and lively discussion. We strive to create an environment where everyone is supported and valued.

Shoreline Community College does not tolerate hateful, violent, or discriminatory actions that target any person or group based on their beliefs, customs, identity, or affiliations.

When one of us is diminished, all of us are diminished.

Last updated : 2022-07-06

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