[New Job Opening] 22-23 Assistant Professor, Computer and Software Development job Vacancy in 11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034


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22-23 Assistant Professor, Computer and Software Development
11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
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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. LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 35 associate degrees and 86 professional certificates. The college focuses on preparing students for a wide variety of careers in fields including IT, healthcare, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, design, education, as well as transfer to universities. We believe in hands-on, instructor-led, on-campus education to support students’ mental well-being and learning. The college offers robust onboarding and on-going faculty professional development opportunities. 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. Located in the technology hub of Kirkland and the Eastside of the Puget Sound, the home of Microsoft.
LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity, diversity and inclusion among its staff, faculty and student body. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We strongly value diversity and are committed to improving access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will add greater depth and balance our employee workforce to align with our students and the communities we serve. Questions regarding the College’s commitment to diversity and equity and our campus culture may be directed to our Office of EDI or Human Resources.
Annual Renewable with the possibility of being Tenure Track based on experience
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is seeking a qualified individual to teach in the Computing and Software Development Associates Degree program. Areas of instruction include general software development methodologies, web and mobile app development, database query design, and algorithmic problem solving. Successful candidates will: demonstrate experience in fostering student achievement of discipline-specific, college-wide, and degree learning outcomes; assess and modify curriculum as needed to meet the changing needs of industry; teach classes in a variety of timeframes and delivery formats; work with other faculty and administrators to plan, implement, and update program and program materials; take part in college activities, student advising, mentoring part-time faculty and scheduling. This position reports to the program Dean.
Develop and teach a variety of instructional objectives and experiences appropriate to programming for web, mobile and gaming development, database administration, storage, security, and infrastructure requirements
Facilitate student learning through traditional activities and various alternative teaching/learning methods
Develop and maintain industry and community support for the CSD program by actively engaging with industry, including advisory committee member, adjunct faculty and guest speaker recruitment; and student job placement activities
Maintain comprehensive, current knowledge of the local, national, and global software development industry, especially developments in Puget Sound
Pursue appropriate professional development activities to stay current in assigned teaching field
Advise students on educational and career planning
Identify course and program learning outcomes in collaboration with other faculty teaching at the associates level
Develop and teach curriculum which supports the college’s global outcomes, cultural diversity and non-discrimination; model the communication, teamwork, and critical thinking skills necessary for employment in the IT field
Actively participate as team member in program management and campus initiatives
Develop and assess program, curriculum, and educational outcomes
Develop classroom and lab procedures, including safety, consistent with identified local, state, and federal policies and procedures; share responsibility for educational facilities and equipment
Communicate expectations and establish clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means, evaluate student progress, maintain appropriate records, and provide clear, timely feedback; deal consistently and fairly with all students
Follow disciplinary procedures as prescribed in college policy and deal consistently and fairly with all students
Maintain appropriate records which indicate student progress and meet college grading requirements
Be familiar with and advance the college’s mission, vision, and goals and how they relate to academic and technical programs
Maintain regular office hours
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 Dean
In addition, full-time faculty will also:
Maintain regular office hours
Develop and assess program, curriculum, and educational outcomes.
Perform advising, recruiting, and retention activities
Take part in college accreditation, program review, and college committees as specified in the faculty bargained agreement
May receive, as approved, release time to work on professional growth activities
Perform other professional activities as approved by the Dean
Master’s degree in information technology or related field required; earned doctorate preferred
Four years’ successful full-time industry experience
Evidence of ability to teach theory and practice, including modern software development practices such as agile developing, using a variety of teaching techniques
Expert knowledge of at least two programming/scripting languages such as C++, Java, C#, SQL, PHP, JavaScript/JQuery, HTML/CSS
Knowledge of web development frameworks.
Knowledge of the software development cycle as applied to scalable software products including web, mobile and game development technologies.
Hold or be eligible to obtain a state professional-technical certificate to teach in the subject area
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with students, staff, and community from diverse backgrounds, including native languages, and a commitment to a culturally diverse work environment
Recent college teaching experience using a variety of modes, including classroom, online and blended environments; experience with learning management systems preferred
Excellent communication skills and ability to function as an effective team member in a collaborative environment
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.. Teaching times will vary in mornings, evenings, and Saturdays. Summer quarter employment may be available based on student enrollment. This is a full-time, annual renewable position.
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and other insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board, State Retirement Plan and a Deferred Compensation Plan; sick leave accrues at 1 day effective upon employment. We also offer 13 paid holidays and 4 paid personal days effective upon employment. Full time, faculty employees have access to bereavement leave, employee assistance program, free tuition, reduced child care costs at our Early Learning Center, reduced Bus Fare, professional development opportunities and more! For further details on the benefits offered at LWTech, please visit: https://www.lwtech.edu/about/human-resources/benefits/
Required Online Application Materials
Online application
Current resume
Cover letter
Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process
Conditions of Employment
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or documentation of eligibility for a reasonable accommodation under a religious or medical exemption
Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment
Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment
Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks
Eligibility Verification
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work
Physical/Mental Requirements
Ability to perform range of physical motions; lifting and carrying; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.
Disability Accommodation
LWTech follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:
Ability to operate office equipment
Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials
Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person
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.
Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. LWTech’s Annual Safety Report (ASR) is available online at www.lwtech.edu/about/campus-safety/.
To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the LWTech Safety Department located in the East Building at 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034.
Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form.
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