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Wenatchee Valley College
  • Position Number: 3719961
  • Location: Wenatchee, WA
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Omak, Washington

Position Summary:
The purpose of this position is to teach college-level biology and chemistry classes. Additional responsibilities of the position include curriculum development, scheduled office hours, participation in department meetings, college committees and task groups, assessment of learning outcomes, advising of students for degree and career success, and other related duties as assigned by the administration.

Essential Functions:
Provide exceptional classroom and laboratory instruction in majors and non-majors science courses including, but not limited to biology, human anatomy and physiology, and chemistry.
Participate actively in the development, implementation, and monitoring of practices that promote a safe classroom and laboratory learning environment.
Collaborate collegially in the review and improvement of departmental processes, course materials, teaching methodologies, and assessment methods in order toincrease student success in the sciences, including closing achievement/opportunity gaps between demographic groups.
Incorporate pedagogies that support best learning practices for all students, particularly underrepresented and underserved students.
Maintain equity and inclusion at the foundation of shared governance, committee work, and college vision and mission.
Engage in academic andequity scholarship, including critical epistemologiesand continuous improvement activities that complement and inform teaching.
Actively participate in student academic advising and mentoring students, especially those from underserved groups.

This is not intended to be an exclusive list of all duties and responsibilities. Related duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in biology, chemistry or related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:
Successful post-secondary teaching experience, preferably in a community college setting.
Familiarity with current issues and developments in the life sciences.
Evidence of investment in professional growth and development in the area of equity and inclusion.
Experience creating digital content (such as Word/PDF documents and web and learning management system content as appropriate to the role) in accessible formats.
Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Application and Selection Procedure:
Complete application packages must include the following:
Complete Wenatchee Valley College online application.
Upload cover letter that specifically describes how your educational background and experience meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.
Upload resume.
Upload copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.
Complete supplemental questions.
Upload answers to the following Faculty Supplemental Questions (limit each answer to no more than one page):
1. Describe your curriculum and teaching style, and how do you see them contributing to student learning and success and the college's commitment to equity and inclusion.
2. Describe the ways in which you have actively engaged and demonstrated a commitment to promoting the success of diverse students or employees.
3. What, in your estimation, are the most important roles community colleges play in post-secondary education or in the community?
4. Please share how you see your role as faculty member in a community college. What goals would you have—for yourself and for your students—in your work at Wenatchee Valley College?

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Review of applications: will begin on February 23, 2023, and continue until the position is closed.

Salary and benefits:
Salary is determined by placement on the Wenatchee Valley College full-time faculty schedule (currently $58,235 to $65,044 for a 9-month, 175-day contract).

Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid sick and personal leave; retirement plan options; and tax deferred annuity programs.

For applications, qualifications, description and application procedure, see: or call: 509.682.6440 or e-mail

Contact info:
Wenatchee Valley College
Human Resources
1300 Fifth Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
509.682.6440 or TRS 711

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Wenatchee Valley College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and student enrollment. All programs are free from discrimination and harassment against any person because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, parental status or families with children, marital status, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other prohibited basis per RCW 49.60.030, 040 and other federal and laws and regulations, or participation in the complaint process.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses:
To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2322M, (509) 682-6445,
To request disability accommodations: Student Access Manager, Wenatchi Hall 2133, (509) 682-6854, TTY/TTD: Dial 711,

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