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Tenure-track Teacher Education Professor

Posted: 06/16/2024

Do you value active learning, meaningful collaboration with classroom faculty, and culturally relevant and equity-minded instruction? Are you excited to work with a diverse student population? Are you eager to work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve student success? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our faculty. We value collaboration and are dedicated to guiding all students to achieve their academic and career goals.  
 
An exciting opportunity awaits you here at Clark College! Are you passionate about teacher education? Do you get excited about racial equity-centered teaching? Is providing a stellar teacher preparation program in your wheelhouse, centered around innovation, collaboration, and commitment to student learning? Are you eager to come on board and sustain the momentum of this teacher training program? If you are passionate about teaching educators and leading a team in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education (BASTE) program that endeavors to make a difference in the lives of children and their families, then this is the place for you!
 
Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track Education professor in the Teacher Education program. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education (BASTE) program offers an accessible and affordable bachelor's degree. The program serves cohort groups of students who obtain the degree of BASTE with Teacher Certification in pre-school through 8th grade. The successful candidate will lead the current faculty in the BASTE department and collaborate with the Early Childhood Education (ECE) department that enjoys a long and rich history of serving the early learning workforce needs in Southwest Washington. Clark College offers a variety of educational pathways including state stackable ECE certificates, an Associate of Applied Science degree in ECE and the BASTE degree with endorsements in Preschool – 3rd grade, Kindergarten – 8th Grade, Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education, and Bilingual Education. These pathways also include partnerships with local K-12 school districts, state-wide organizations, and our local Education Service District (ESD 112).
 
The BASTE degree offers greater job and wage opportunities through initial WA state teacher certification and endorsements. The BASTE program provides hands-on training in the Child and Family Studies program on campus and includes residency in various public schools in the service area. The program develops teacher candidates who lead with racial equity, cultural responsiveness, and support the learning needs and development of children preschool through 8th grade. Our teacher candidates train to meet the needs of each child as an individual and as a member of their familial and social community. This position requires the candidate to work collaboratively with faculty and administration to oversee a variety of requirements including the Professional Education Standards Board (PESB), and internal college processes such as enrollment, advising, and teaching. Teaching responsibilities include various instructional methods, including on-line and face-to-face. This position receives release time to work with the Data Certification Program Manager while teaching up to 5 credits quarterly.
 
This position begins September 13, 2024.
 

Position Responsibilities

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.  
  • McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.   
  • Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall.  
  • Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.  
  • On-campus early childhood education care program (pending registration and availability). 
  • Gym and recreation facilities available for membership.  
  • Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events.  
FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.
  • Advise and assist students in their educational and career development.  
  • Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques. 
  • Pursue professional development to stay current in the field.
  • Obtain and maintain Professional-Technical Certification requirements.
  • Participate in program, curriculum development and assessment activities.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique learning opportunities at Clark College.
  • Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.
  • Work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Understand and commit to the mission of Clark College.
  • Work cooperatively in a variety of department-level activities and college or company-wide projects. 
  • Pursue professional development to enhance teaching and learning in the department and College.
POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Teach BASTE courses grounded in developmental theory and active teaching methodologies.
  • Work with faculty, staff, administration, and internal and external partnerships, to promote the successful operation, continuous improvement, and growth of the BASTE program.
  • Respond to teaching and learning practices using data, assessment, and analysis.
  • Demonstrate Power, Privilege and Inequity knowledge and competence and affirming commitment to equity and diversity in the learning environment.
  • Build professional relationships with mentor teachers, and other school district personnel.
  • Evaluate BASTE teacher candidates’ progress toward teaching competencies required by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).
  • Work collaboratively with faculty to support the BASTE teacher candidates in completing their portfolio of competencies that satisfy standards.
  • Facilitate the Professional Educators Advisory Board (PEAB), which includes collaborating with the Clark College Advisory Coordinator to plan PEAB meetings, recruiting new members, reviewing, and updating bylaws and yearly work plans and following guidance from the PESB.
  • Implement a variety of active teaching strategies using disciplinary knowledge, diverse theories, and issues and trends in learning.
  • Analyze course assessments, evaluation, and data, engaging in continuous improvement of courses with a focus on retention and completion.
  • Building relationships with students through advising, teaching, and mentoring from recruitment through completion.

 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in education, Early Childhood Education, or Special Education.
  • Three (3) years of classroom teaching experience with children Kindergarten – 8th grade OR three (3) years of higher education teaching experience in an education field.  
COMPETENCIES:
  • Ability to bring relevance from teaching children to adult teaching environments.
  • Familiarity with PESB outcomes and student teaching requirements and implementation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theories.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to inclusivity, and cultural responsiveness.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of current education theories and practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Knowledge of Special Education and Bilingual education theory.

 

Supplemental Information

SALARY STATEMENT:
Starting salary is $78,327 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $110,332. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.
Clark College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes vacation/sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application, including names of three (3) references.
  • Cover letter that addresses your leadership style, experience working with a team, and your understanding of racial equity theory. Please also include a short summary that speaks to your teaching and learning values, philosophy, and experience.
  • Current résumé 
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application:
    • Please describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.
 
Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs
 
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105 or email recruitment@clark.edu.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled; priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been submitted by 3 p.m., July 31, 2024.
 
CONDITION 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. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts. Please note that upon being hired, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) require a Vocational Certification plan be in place prior to the first day of classes. Under the standard specified in WAC 131-16-070 through 131-16-094 Vocational Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional technical education personnel.
 
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.
 
SECURITY
The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or security.requests@clark.edu. The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here: http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/security/report.php.

ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
 
CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES
Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.
 
At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.
 
Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark 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, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The 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 person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317, ggabbard@clark.edu, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice. 
 
 
Clark College Human Resources
June 17, 2024
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