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Full-Time Faculty, Computer Security & Network Technology
Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, Washington
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Date Posted 02/21/2020
Faculty-Science-Computer Science
Employment Type fulltime
Application Deadline 04/26/2020
SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 02/21/20
CLOSING DATE: 04/26/20 11:59 PM


This is an Annual Renewable position with the possibility of converting to Tenure Track
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.

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 ResourcesEquity, Diversity, Inclusion Council

Serve as Full-Time faculty member in our Computer Security and Network Technology (CSNT) program at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position reports to the Dean of the School of Information Technology. This is a full-time, Annual Renewable position with the possibility of converting to a Tenure Track position.
CSNT is the longest running computer hardware & network training program in the state and we take pride in the amount of hands-on learning we provide students.
We are looking for an individual with skills in one or more of the following areas:
  • Ability to teach current CompTIA A+ objectives, basic scripting and PowerShell to beginning and advanced students. Current Windows and open source client operating systems (Linux on desktop and handhelds). Familiar with Linux + objectives Coverage of CompTIA Network+ objectives and develop hands-on labs: networking, virtualization, command line, and TCP/IP protocol suite including sub-netting.
  • Strong introduction to Windows server administration including: installations, domains, AD, DNS, and DHCP. Hands-on labs are emphasized.
  • Fundamentals of encryption, network security, VLANS, VPNs, Virtualization (Hyper-V and VMware), Cloud Computing (Azure), and emerging technologies.
  • Develop hands-on labs using rack-mounted servers, switches, and storage arrays. Depending on your abilities the position will center around one of the four areas listed above. The current instructors can teach across much of the material (offer lots of mentoring) and we would like to add new members to our team!
Depending on your abilities the position will center around one of the four areas listed above.
View information on the https://www.lwtech.edu/academics/computer-security/program here. For more specific information about the program, contact Andrew Fischer: andrew.fischer@lwtech.edu



  • Plan and develop a variety of instruction objectives and experiences appropriate to the program goals
  • Identify individual learning needs of students and make appropriate adjustments
  • Develop and teach to the objectives of the approved curriculum
  • Develop and teach lessons which foster and support cultural diversity and non-discrimination
  • Teach productive and constructive study skills to students
  • Develop classroom and lab procedures in conformance with identified policies and procedures
  • Maintain appropriate records which indicate student progress and meet college requirements
  • Follow disciplinary procedures as prescribed and deal consistently and fairly with all students
  • Design learning experiences for the unique characteristics of individual adult students through classes, individual instruction and self-directed learning
  • Conduct outreach in the community and with local high schools to promote the program Advise students on career and educational paths, including job portfolios
In addition, Full-Time Faculty will also:
  • Maintain regular office hours
  • Develop curriculum and develop and assess program and educational outcomes Perform advising, recruiting, and retention activities
  • Hold regular meetings of the program advisory committee
  • Take part in college accreditation, program review, and college committees as specified in the faculty bargained agreement
  • Perform other professional activities as approved by the director and dean


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree preferred, in related field of study such as IT or Education.
  • 2 or more year's current, directly-related computer and network technician work experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of operating systems and computer networks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have sensitivity and ability to successfully interact with diverse populations
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Additional skill sets that would be 'nice-to-have' but not required.
  • CompTIA A+ certification
  • CompTIA Network+ certification
  • Familiarity with command line, PowerShell, and Linux Shell scripts.
  • Teaching experience.
  • 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 negotiable depending upon qualifications; salary is for an academic year (173 days) and as may be adjusted according to the faculty bargained agreement. Working hours are usually Monday through Friday between 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, with some evening advising and other flexible hours as needed. Summer quarter employment may be available based on student enrollment. This is a full-time, Annual Renewable position, with the possibility to convert to Tenure Track. 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
  • Online application
  • Current resume
  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application 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 25 pounds 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
  • Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently
Environmental/Work Conditions
  • Frequent use of office equipment
  • Exposure to weather; corridors between building are located outdoors
Eligibility Verification
  • 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.

You must submit an online application, including resume and letter, at http://www.lwtech.edu. We do not accept hardcopy, faxed, or emailed application materials.

All application materials become the property of Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
Position #20F029
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