BSTEC Instructor (One Year Position)

Highline Community College Inc Seattle, WA
General Summary


This is a full-time, one-year temporary faculty position, from September 19, 2018 to June 14, 2019. This one year position has a 40- to 42-credit (or its equivalent) course load.


The College will provide a one academic year salary of $42,032 and benefits as allowed by the state.


This position is open continuous. First consideration will be given those applications received online by June 1, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Essential Tasks


* Teaching:

* Teach a range of business technology classes specifically geared toward students in the IBEST program (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training). Course topics include: beginning keyboarding, beginning 10-key, introductory Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access), Windows 10, intermediate Microsoft Word and Outlook, customer service, fundamentals of office management, and career readiness.

* Familiarity with Canvas course development and administration

* Teach a schedule that includes day (12:00-4:30PM) and online courses.

* Advise students in developing and monitoring their academic plans.

* Participate in departmental and cross-disciplinary curriculum development and delivery that is responsive to changing technologies, and is responsive to a diverse student population.

* Service: Engage in department, division, and college initiatives; participate in shared governance; promote the college's values, and perform other contracted duties (for example, advising, community outreach) as required.

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



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

* Active, inclusive learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional technologies, as appropriate, to improve student attainment.

* Cultural responsiveness 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 on his or her teaching, leadership, professional development, and service to the campus community.


* Bachelor's Degree in business, business technology or closely related field OR concurrent enrollment in a bachelor's degree program; AND

* Two years' experience working with the IBEST teaching model, in a collaborative teaching environment; AND

* Two years' experience developing courses using integrated publishing software such as SNAP or SAM.


* Demonstrated skills and experience in business outreach

* Proficient in a language(s) in addition to English.

Supplemental Information


Highline Community College prides itself on its commitment to diversity, 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 Community 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.

Among other recent recognition, Highline was named a Leader College by the national Achieving the Dream initiative and a 2010 Best Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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.

Additional information is available at


The BSTEC Department at Highline College offers multiple certificates (including IBEST) and AAS degrees in Business Technology. Students, faculty, and staff span a diverse range of languages, nationalities and ethnicities, socio-economic levels, identities, and educational experiences.


To be considered complete, your application package must include the following five items. Items 1 through 4 must be attached to your online application:

1. A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position.

2. A letter of application (three-page maximum, recommended) that addresses your ability to meet the FACULTY-WIDE SKILLS AND ABILITIES for appointment and, to the extent applicable, the DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS of the position.

3. A one-page Diversity Response (please see supplemental tab)

4. Transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment).