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Chemistry Faculty (Lecturer Position)

Highline Community College

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Chemistry Faculty (Lecturer Position)


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General Summary
CLOSING DATE: 11/21/22 9 p.m. PST

The Physical Science 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 on the Physical Science Department, see https://www.highline.edu, https://directory.highline.edu/?dept=PSCI, or contact Eric Baer at (206) 592-3513 or ebaer@highline.edu


This is a two quarter lecturer faculty position (Jan. 9-June 16, 2023). Initial annual salary placement ranges from $37,757.72 - $43,116.15, which is pro-rated based on current faculty contract for the two quarter contract. The College has a negotiated faculty wage scale. Placement on the salary scale in accordance with the HC-Highline College Education Association Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Essential Tasks
Teaching: Teach a variety of chemistry courses, including introductory, general, and/or organic chemistry, with an emphasis on teaching the general chemistry series. (Requires using online course management technology, includes day/ possibly evening and weekend, on-line, hybrid, and off-campus sections); advise students in developing and monitoring their academic plans.

Service: Engage in department, division, and college initiatives; participate in shared governance; promote the college’s values, and perform other contracted duties (for example, advisory committee participation, community outreach) as required.

Professional development: Maintain competence in teaching and the discipline through professional development.

At Highline, successful faculty applicants demonstrate the ability to promote:

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Active, inclusive and culturally relevant learning *environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional technologies as appropriate to improve student attainment.

  • Cultural responsiveness and a commitment to equity in interactions with students, faculty, staff and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities and ethnicities, socio-economic levels, identities and educational experiences.
  • Collaborative approaches to day-to-day activities, to the development of innovations and new initiatives and, when necessary, to problem-solving.
  • Self-reflective practice in teaching and learning, assessment, leadership, professional development and service.


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in chemistry from an institution with regional accreditation or its international equivalent. Pending degrees must be verified by a letter from the granting institution validating that the degree will be completed prior to January 2023.


  • Higher Education teaching experience in general chemistry as identified under responsibilities;
  • Background in analytical, physical, or inorganic chemistry;
  • Demonstrated interest in working with student cohorts (TRiO, MESA, UMOJA, etc.) at the pre-college and college levels;
  • Proficient in a language(s) in addition to English


Supplemental Information

Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming.

Established in 1961, Highline College is a comprehensive community college providing certificates as well as associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in high-quality academic transfer pathways, workforce training, and Adult Basic Education. We serve transfer students, Running Start students, Professional-Technical students, International Students, Adult Basic Education students, English Language Learners, students with intellectual disabilities, and lifelong learners of all ages.
Committed to the success of all students and to closing racial equity gaps, Highline College is the most diverse community college in Washington State and one of the most diverse in the United States. 20% of current students identify as Black/African American, 18% identify as Asian, 18% identify as White, 16% identify as Hispanic/Latinx, 2% identify as Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 1% identify as Native American or Alaska Native, and .7% identify as Filipino. Highline’s commitment to equity and social justice drives our collective work to increase access to higher education, inspire student learning and achievement, and strengthen our diverse community. Highline aspires to reflect the diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic demographics of our region. This aspiration reflects both our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice, and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty.

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

To be considered for this position, applicants must:
1. Meet the minimum qualifications and;
2. Submit a complete application to the online recruitment system at www.highline.edu that includes the following:

  • The online application, which includes answers to all supplemental questions and contact information for at least three (3) professional references;
  • A current resume; (Attachment: Resume);
  • A letter of interest addressing the minimum qualifications, desired qualifications, and your education and experience as they support the duties and responsibilities of this position; (Attachment: Cover Letter). Successful candidates should expect that screening committees will be interested in learning how their education and experiences support the faculty-wide skills and abilities;
  • In order to be considered for the position, you must complete the online application in full and attach the required supplemental documents. Failure to provide this information may eliminate you from consideration for this position;
  • Unofficial Transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees (official transcripts required upon employment).



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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.



  • *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://humanresources.highline.edu/faculty-and-staff/policies/title-ix/

The College appointing authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make an employment decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $56,636.00 - $64,674.00 per year

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