American Ethnic & Gender Studies Adjunct Job at Olympic College, Bremerton, WA

  • Olympic College
  • Bremerton, WA

Job Description


American Ethnic & Gender Studies Adjunct Faculty Salary: $5,000 - $6,000 per 5 credit class Classification: Adjunct Faculty Supervisor: Dean for Social Science & Humanities
*This recruitment is to establish an applicant pool for future vacancies. Individuals will be contacted as vacancies occur.
Olympic College Olympic College seeks faculty who are dedicated to student-centered learning and to fostering an equitable and inclusive educational environment. A member of the Achieving the Dream Network, the College is committed to advancing excellence by leading with racial equity, in order to maximize student potential across all populations, including racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, sexual identity, gender identity, and differing ability. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a track record of employing culturally responsive pedagogy, utilizing disaggregated data to guide instruction, and teaching and mentoring minoritized student populations. Olympic College enrolls a racially and socioeconomically diverse student body of approximately 10,500 students annually.

A comprehensive community college, we offer instruction in Basic Studies to include awarding a high school diploma, GED preparation, and English to Speakers of Other Languages; academic transfer and workforce education degrees and certificates; four applied baccalaureate degrees, and community education in our two-county region.

Olympic College is continuously recruiting for adjunct faculty to teach courses in American Ethnic & Gender Studies (AEGS) and to join the faculty and staff team in the Social Sciences & Humanities Division. The position will be part-time facultly, teaching primarily Intro to Asian American as well as other AEGS classes when needed. This position requires in-person instruction with a day-time availability between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:15 PM and evenings as required from 5:00 PM to 7:15 PM.Essential Functions


  • Teach evening, distance, and in-person classes on the Poulsbo, Shelton, and Bremerton campuses when requested.
  • Provide quality teaching, including related preparation, grading, and record keeping.
  • Provide class syllabi to students enrolled in classes by the first day of classes and to the division office as requested.
  • Identify individual learning needs of students and make appropriate adjustments in learning environments and activities to meet those needs.
  • Punctually communicate with students, faculty, staff and administrators.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and/or required.
  • Deliver instructional course content with excitement and enthusiasm.
  • Use a variety of methods and modes of instruction, including Ethnic Studies and Indigenous Studies pedagogy, to ensure student success.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching students with little or no background, as well as the experienced student desiring to further their career.
  • Utilize a variety of assessment activities to evaluate student learning and achievement.
  • Demonstrate success working with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds as well as military veterans.
  • Demonstrate ability to remain current in Ethnic and Gender Studies, especially with regard to theories and pedagogy.
  • Support diversity in higher education through application of culturally responsive teaching pedagogies and the use of diverse resources/voice, as well as by contributing through actions.
  • Foster a climate of multi-cultural understanding and appreciation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the Olympic College mission, diversity, and a learning-centered climate.
  • Demonstrate success incorporating accessibility and special needs accommodations via course materials and classroom activities.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in the classroom and with other professionals for effective and positive working relationships.
  • Collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, and students as part of an educational team.
  • Incorporate technology in the delivery of course content and services, including use of the College-approved learning management system.
  • Uphold Olympic College's values and ethics necessary to maintain a positive climate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, African American Studies, Black Studies, Africana Studies, Latino/x Studies, La Raza Studies, Chicano/x Studies, Asian American Studies, Native American Studies, American Indian Studies, Indigenous Studies, Oceania and Pacific Islander Studies, or directly related area from an accredited college or university.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Must be available to teach during the day.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Indigenous Studies, Gender Studies or related field.
  • College teaching experience.
Additional Information

Terms of Employment

Faculty members must submit official , unopened transcripts to the Human Resources department within 30 days of their employment.

This is an adjunct faculty position contracted on a quarterly basis. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will be commensurate with educational background and experience. The salary listed is a range based on per quarter. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and this position is covered by the Association for Higher Education (AHE). Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Evening and/or weekend classes, instruction at satellite Olympic College campuses, and off-campus assignments including travel to clinical sites may be a part of the instructional load.
Adjunct positions at the college are open continuously and reviewed on a quarter-by-quarter basis. Individuals who apply to the applicant pool are considered active for a period of 12 months from the application date and may be contacted when vacancies occur. Applying does not guarantee that a position will be available or offered.
Adjuncts are not eligible for benefits upon their initial hire, Adjunct faculty must work 50 percent of a full-time load for two consecutive quarters to become eligible. Additional hours earned at other SBCTC colleges may count towards this requirement. The list of benefits that may be available after is as follows.
Deferred Compensation Program (DRS) retirement savings plan; TIAA supplemental retirement savings plan, sick leave, Aflac, space available tuition waiver, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), fitness center, reduced rate and priority consideration on-site childcare on a space available.
For more information regarding benefits, please visit our website here.

Conditions of Employment
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 WB HB 2327.
Olympic College seeks candidates for employment who share our commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive learning environment (read our Equity Statement). All applicants are required to submit a statement of 500 words or less, describing the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the higher education environment and their prior, current, and/or potential contribution(s) to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion as an employee.

How To Apply
To be considered for this position a candidate must apply online through the Olympic College website and submit the following required materials:
  • Olympic College Online Application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter - in your cover letter describe how your experience sets you apart for this position.
  • Unofficial college transcripts. Official transcripts and copies of mandated certifications will be required of the successful candidate. Faculty members must submit official, unopened transcripts to the Human Resources department within 30 days of their employment.
EEO Statement
Olympic College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Olympic College Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination and accommodation policies: Carroll McWhorter, 360-475-7301. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed or modified without notice.
For more information regarding benefits, please visit our website here.

Job Tags

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