Part Time Faculty - Mathematics

Highline College

United States

February 16, 2022


Part Time Faculty - Mathematics


Highline College 2400 S. 240th Street Des Moines, WA

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2021-2022 PTF - Mathematics


2/16/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

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  • General Summary

    Highline College delivers innovative education and training opportunities to foster personal and professional success in our multicultural world and global economy.

    Program Overview: The Mathematics department is one of the five departments in the Pure and Applied Science Division at Highline College. Serving most Highline students, we offer courses from Pre-Algebra to Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and Statistics. Our courses support professional technical programs, transfer degree programs, and four-year degrees that Highline currently offers. Math faculty participate in professional development at both local and national levels, and are continuously involved in curriculum improvement for student success. The Highline College Mathematics Department works as a team to empower our diverse student community to achieve their educational goals through innovative instruction, curriculum, placement, and support. For more information, see the Highline Math Department website at https: // Position Overview: Faculty in this position will teach courses from the following pool: beginning and intermediate algebra, statistics, math for elementary teachers, college algebra and quantitative reasoning. Our courses require using online course management technology, and use of graphing calculators. Course assignments will vary each quarter depending on enrollment. Our schedule includes day/evening/weekend, on-line, hybrid, and off-campus sections.

    Salary will depend upon the number of classes taught.

    Please be advised beginning October 18, 2021 of the Washington State employee requirement to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Additional details located in the Supplemental Information section.

    Thank you for your interest in Highline College.

    Essential Tasks


  • Provide instruction to students and maintain high standards regarding course content;

  • Promote effective learning and engage students actively in their own learning;

  • Ensure that course content is consistent with department guidelines;

  • Be available to meet with staff or students without an appointment for approximately two hours per week;

  • Provide students with timely feedback on their coursework and examinations;

  • Maintain communication with the department coordinator and the assigned faculty mentor to discuss curriculum and student progress

  • Accommodate students with disabilities including providing accessible teaching materials;

  • Direct students to appropriate campus resources as needed;

  • Pursue appropriate professional development activities in order to stay current in the field;

  • Maintain a standard of honest and ethical behavior regarding professional duties;

  • Comply with applicable state and federal laws, and programmatic/OSPI reporting regulations

  • Qualifications


  • BA/BS in Mathematics, Secondary Mathematics Education, or in a related field with significant Math coursework;

  • Masters in Science, Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Education or related fields;

  • Teaching experience in mathematics;

  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English with students and colleagues of varied ethnicities, ages, backgrounds, and abilities, with a commitment to a culturally diverse environment;


  • Masters in Math or in a related field with significant graduate Math coursework;

  • Community College teaching experience in Mathematics;

  • Experience in curriculum development, current teaching, and assessment practices;

  • Experience with innovative strategies that increases: student learning, engagement, and completion of degree-required math classes in a timely manner;

  • Demonstrated interest in working with student cohorts in programs such as TRiO, MESA, UMOJA, PUENTE, AANAPISI, etc. at the pre-college and college levels.

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

  • Supplemental Information

    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 employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Highline College does require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty –– with waivers for specific exemptions –– for those who physically attend courses, operations, or other in-person activities. This decision was made in accordance with higher education proclamation 20-12.4. A candidate will not be asked to report their vaccination status unless they are hired by the College. If a candidate chosen for hiring is not fully vaccinated from COVID-19 and plans to submit a medical or religious exemption to this employment condition, the hiring process will be suspended until a decision has been made regarding any exemption application which is submitted. A candidate will not be allowed to do any work for Highline College or be onboarded as a new employee during the time period when the exemption is being considered. The request for an exemption does not guarantee approval.


    Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15 minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students –– a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion and social justice, with core goals of student attainment, diversity, community Engagement and sustainability. The student body at Highline College is made up of Transfer students, Running Start students, Professional- Technical students, International students, Comprehensive Transition Program for students with intellectual disabilities, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners. In addition, we offer six bachelor of applied science, four-year degrees.


    As an essential part of our mission and vision, diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life.


    Should you have any difficulties uploading your documents or navigating the application process, please contact NEOGOV Technical Support at 1-855-524-5627, Monday - Friday 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time.


    Your online application must include the following three attachments to be considered complete:

  • A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
  • A letter of application (two-page maximum, recommended) that addresses your ability to meet the SKILLS AND ABILITIES for appointment and, to the extent applicable, the DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
  • A one-page response to the Supplemental Question.
  • An attachment to the application containing an unofficial transcript.
  • Please note that official transcripts will be required upon employment.


    Highline College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status.


    The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodations in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (206) 592-3812. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

    Highline College complies with Title IX regulations. For details on our policies, see our website https: // staff/policies/title-ix/

    ORCA Cards-Commute Trip Reduction Program

    Through the Commute Trip Reduction Program Highline College employees are eligible for a 50% reimbursement of their monthly ORCA card expenses.

    The ORCA card is a plastic smart card containing a microprocessor. ORCA cards come equipped with an "e-purse" function that allows a rider to preload fare value onto the card, or customers can purchase a pass product - such as the monthly PugetPass - and load it onto their ORCA card.

    Highline College is committed to providing our employees with transportation in accordance with State Commute Trip Reduction laws.

    Steps to claim reimbursement

  • Purchase your ORCA monthly PugetPass either online or through one of the retail outlets (Download PDF reader) using your ORCA card
  • Complete a Commute Trip Reduction RFP and submit to Francesca Fender at MS 99-281 with your original receipt
  • Expect to receive your reimbursement within one to two weeks
  • Note:

  • Only one reimbursement may be submitted per month
  • Maximum reimbursement per month will be $58.50 (equivalent of a 2 zone monthly pass)
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    Applicants need to submit a one page Diversity Response to the following statement: How does your previous education or professional experience contribute to your effectiveness in promoting a climate of multicultural understanding and appreciation at Highline College? Please save your Diversity Response as a Word document and upload it as your Diversity Response attachment at the end of the application process. Please check Yes that this will be submitted with your application.

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    Highline College (WA)


     MS 99-200 P.O. Box 98000

    Des Moines, Washington, 98198-9800




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