Adjunct Faculty, Communication Studies Instructor

Whatcom Community College

United States

October 18, 2021


Adjunct Faculty, Communication Studies Instructor


Bellingham, WA

Job Type

Adjunct Faculty


Adjunct Social Sciences

Job Number





Whatcom Community College invites applications for a part-time adjunct faculty position to teach CMST 101 (Introduction to Communication), CMST 210 (Interpersonal Communication), and/or CMST 220 (Public Speaking) courses Winter Quarter 2022 and to expand the pool of instructors for future positions that may occur. The College is seeking a dynamic individual interested in developing and engaging students through the use and implementation of innovative and inclusive curriculum and teaching methods, including the application of technology, both inside and outside the classroom. The College seeks faculty who can adapt to a variety of teaching situations and who have the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with students, colleagues, staff, and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and global understanding.

Being a faculty member at Whatcom offers the opportunity to engage in the advancement of equitable student outcomes and the elimination of equity gaps. Faculty have regular opportunities for on-campus professional development, collaboration with colleagues, and engagement in workshops and learning communities. These opportunities contribute to professional advancement at the College, as well as personal growth. This position supports all four of the College's four core themes – achieving success, building community, advancing equity, and enhancing effectiveness.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach introductory and advanced level Communication Studies courses.
  • An understanding of the mission of a community college.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and abilities.
  • A desire to provide a unique and quality experience for students.
  • Qualifications, Salary and Appointment

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in Communication, Speech, or a related field.
  • Availability to teach in-person classes.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at a post-secondary institution.
  • On-line teaching experience.
  • Actively contributes to a work environment that embraces diversity and uses diverse perspectives to enhance the attainment of organizational goals. Treats everyone with respect and dignity, and appreciates the differences in people.
  • An understanding of the mission of a community college.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and abilities.
  • A desire to provide a unique and quality experience for students.
  • Salary:

  • Based on the current adjunct salary schedule.
  • Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14, state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status, having an approved medical accommodation, or having an approved religious accommodation. No start date will be approved until you have either verified your vaccine status or have an approved accommodation.
  • Application Due Date:

  • Application packets should be received as soon as possible. Position open until filled.
  • Start Date:

  • Winter quarter 2022.
  • Special Instructions to Applicant

    A completed application consists of an online application and:

  • Letter of application detailing relevant experience and how the applicant is prepared to meet the duties of the position.
  • Diversity statement that demonstrates a commitment to pluralism and the ability to support a diverse workplace and educational environment.
  • Current resume.
  • Unofficial transcripts for all earned degrees; official transcripts are required prior to the official start date.
  • List of three recent professional references with contact information.
  • Agency

    Whatcom Community College


     237 W Kellogg Rd.

    Bellingham, Washington, 98226




     https:// www.

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