Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), located 15 miles northeast of Seattle, is the only public institute of technology in Washington state and has provided high quality education since 1949. We offer 8 applied bachelor's degrees, 43 associate degrees and 91 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. LWTech is located within the city of Kirkland, which is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo. LWTech was recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 150 two-year colleges in the nation in 2018 and is proud to be a Military Friendly School.
Full-Time Faculty, Public Health Annual Renewable with the possibility of converting to Tenure Track
Develop and teach a variety of courses in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health (BASPH) program (specialization tracks are epidemiology and community health). Duties include lead coordination of department activities such as curriculum development, monitoring budgets, and scheduling courses. Other duties include supporting part-time faculty with advising and recruiting students, and organizing collaborative coordination with the public health community. This position includes release time to function as the Coordinator of the program and is responsible for program effectiveness, including outcomes, organization, administration, review, planning, and development. This position reports to the Dean of Instruction over Health Services.
LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College's commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources.Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council.
Plan and teach a variety of program courses appropriate to Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health's program goals; develop and assess program curriculum
Responsible for the organization, administration, continuous review, planning, development, and effectiveness of the BASPH program and program materials
Generate appropriate reports to obtain and retain CEPH accreditation
Advise students on educational and career planning; facilitate student learning through traditional activities and various alternative teaching/learning methods; identify course and program learning outcomes
Develop, promote, and instruct courses about productive and constructive work habits, study skills, and core skills as identified by the college; develop and incorporate instructional methods that support best learning practices; develop and teach curriculum that supports the college's global outcomes, cultural diversity, and non-discrimination; model the communications, teamwork, and critical thinking skills needed for employment in public health; design learning experiences (online and face to face) for a variety of learning styles
Lead faculty in collaborative effort to develop and maintain classroom and lab procedures, including safety, that follows local, state and federal policies and procedures; share responsibility for educational facilities and equipment
Use current college learning management and data reporting systems
Support strong communication; establish clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means, including but not limited to developing course syllabi, handouts, and materials that support the instructional process; evaluate student progress, maintain appropriate records, and provide clear, timely feedback; deal consistently and fairly with all students
Pursue appropriate professional development activities to stay current in field, to include current instructional practices
Develop and maintain industry and community support for the BASPH program; attend advisory committee meetings and maintain contact with industry for job placement and follow-up opportunities
Be familiar with and advance the college's mission, vision, and goals and how they relate to academic and technical programs; follow college, local, state and federal polies and procedures; attend department and college meetings as appropriate
Work with college counselors, special needs faculty, and other faculty to identify and incorporate general education learning needs for technical students
Other duties as assigned
In addition, the Program Coordinator will also:
Maintain regular office hours; perform advising, recruiting and retention activities
Take part in college accreditation, program review and college committees as specified in the faculty bargained agreement
Perform other related professional activities as assigned by the dean
Master's in Public Health required
Recent college teaching experience and experience with online and hybrid (blended) teaching methods
Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal and practice issues that affect clinical education, students and the public health profession
Valid First Aid certificate required
Educational experience that includes teaching, educational theory and methodology, instructional design and methodology, student evaluation and outcomes assessment, and knowledge of contemporary curricular content for public health education
Experience in administration, academic governance, fiscal management, and human resource management
Service on behalf of public health education, the community, and/or the profession
Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with diverse populations
Excellent written and verbal communication and ability to function as an effective team member
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs preferred
Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual
Placement on the faculty salary schedule is based on an individual assessment of education and experience. Salary is based on an academic year (173 days) and may be adjusted according to the faculty bargained agreement. Work schedule is from Monday through Friday and includes evenings classes (6:00 pm - 8:50 pm). Summer quarter employment may be available based on student enrollment. This is a full-time, annual renewable position with the possibility of converting to tenure-track position. Medical, dental, and insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board; State Retirement Plan; sick leave is equal to 1 day per month, effective upon employment.
Required Online Application Materials
Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online applications process
Conditions of Employment:
Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment
Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks
Physical/Mental Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mobility: ability to sit, walk or stand for extended periods of time
Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes and/or prepare materials or equipment
Lifting: frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 10 pounds Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently
Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person
Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate, frequent contact with co-workers, as well as the public
Environmental/Work Conditions:Frequent use of office equipment
Exposure to weather; corridors between building are located outdoors
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
Affirmative Action Statement
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Executive Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.