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Whatcom Community College

Full-Time Faculty, Nursing Instructor, Non-Tenure Track

Whatcom Community College (WCC) is looking for candidates who strive to achieve WCC’s core themes – achieving success, building community, advancing equity, and enhancing effectiveness – to create a thriving learning community that supports excellence, opportunity, and equity for students, faculty and staff. WCC is focused on building a community of respect, sustainability and inclusivity through secure, welcoming, and engaging learning environments that encourage and support the academic and personal success of WCC students. Understanding this work is a lifelong process, the opportunities at WCC offer individuals the ability and means to seek personal and professional growth on and off campus in an area known for its beauty and culture.


Being a faculty member at Whatcom offers the opportunity to engage in the advancement of equitable student outcomes and the elimination of equity gaps. Faculty have regular opportunities for on-campus professional development, collaboration with colleagues, and engagement in workshops and learning communities. These opportunities contribute to professional advancement at the College, as well as personal growth.

The successful candidate:

-Integrates diversity, equity and inclusion throughout services and practices.
-Demonstrates content knowledge in the program or discipline.
-Uses student centered, inclusive pedagogy with innovative and inclusive curriculum, and teaching methods.
-Engage in collaborative communication, practices, and activities with internal and external stakeholders.

The Nursing Program is committed to providing high quality, evidenced-based nursing education to meet the diverse and changing healthcare needs of the population and to promoting the development of qualified students prepared for the professional role of Registered Nurse at the entry level. The instructor works collaboratively with the Nursing Instructional Teams and the Lab/Simulation technologist to support faculty and students in a variety of settings. The position may include classroom teaching, skills lab and clinical instruction, and simulation activities. Clinical instruction may include day or evening shift work at local health care facilities.

The successful candidate is expected to:

-teach required courses incorporating evidence-based practice that prepare students for the nursing workforce;
-collaborate with college faculty and administrators in contributing to the future vision and scope of the nursing program at the college;
-remain current in the field and adapt courses to meet changing nursing job skills and qualification requirements;
-develop and maintain contacts and knowledge of companies and organizations in the community;
-teach an equivalent of 15 credits per quarter and contribute to the College through committee service and program leadership and development.
-identify and contribute to activities that promote student development such as student clubs and/or other student volunteer activities;
-and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
-Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited institution and accredited nursing education program OR Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an accredited institution and accredited nursing education program with a Master’s degree in a Health or Education related field from an accredited institution.
-Current unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Washington or the ability to obtain license upon hire.
-Current, relevant clinical experience to support student learning.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience teaching nursing in a higher education setting using a student-centered approach to teaching and learning.
-Experience with design, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based learning activities in an educational or clinical setting.
-Experience with team-centered work groups.
-Experience in curriculum development and assessing learning outcomes.

Salary and Appointment:

-The 2021-22 Master’s degree salary begins at $62,536 (additional degrees, experience, and state-funded and negotiated increases will increase the actual starting salary); 174 day annual contract.
-Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14, state employees must be fully vaccinated. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status, having an approved medical accommodation, or having an approved religious accommodation. No start date will be approved until you have either verified your vaccine status or have an approved accommodation.

Benefit Package:
-The position comes with a full benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability insurance and a retirement plan.
*Additionally, as a Washington State, public higher education institution, WCC offers the following:

-Whatcom Community College is a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). If you work for the College full time, have had Direct Loans and are on an eligible repayment plan, you are eligible to apply.
-Full-time employees are eligible to apply and participate in the Whatcom Community College Employee Tuition Program, which provides a tuition waiver for available and eligible WCC courses.
-Full-time employees may qualify for Washington State Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) benefit.

Start Date:
-To be determined.

Application Due Date:
-For guaranteed consideration, application packets should be received by Friday, October 14th, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Position open until filled.

How To Apply
A completed application consists of an online application and:

-Letter of application detailing relevant experience and how the applicant is prepared to meet the duties of the position.
-Diversity statement that responds to the following prompt (1 page max).
*Whatcom Community College has a strategic plan core theme to advance equity. Describe ways in which you have actively engaged and demonstrated a commitment to promoting the success of diverse students or employees.
-Current resume.
-Unofficial Transcripts for all earned degrees; official transcripts required prior to the official start date.
-List of five recent professional references with contact information.

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