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SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE Early Childhood Education Faculty (Full-Time Tenure-Track) in MOUNT VERNON, Washington

Early Childhood Education Faculty (Full-Time Tenure-Track)

SUMMARY: Skagit Valley College (SVC) is seeking qualified equity-minded applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Early Childhood Education. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional teaching skills including those needed to effectively teach in an online or hybrid environment, enthusiasm for the subject matter, an inclusive and equity-driven approach to teaching and learning, and innovative pedagogy and teaching strategies. Candidates should be able and excited to teach a variety of lecture and laboratory-based coursework in the department. Faculty at SVC respect and work effectively with diverse students, colleagues, staff, and others in a campus climate that promotes innovative and equity-minded teaching, a diverse learning environment, and a strong focus on improving student success rates and addressing systemic inequities in access and achievement for all students.

SVC Early Childhood Education Faculty typically teach an equivalent of 15-18 instructional units per quarter (3 classes) and College service. This position is expected to begin in Fall Quarter, September 2024.

This position is based primarily at the Mount Vernon Campus; however, Instructors may be called upon to teach at the Whidbey Island Campus located in Oak Harbor. The instructor will be required to teach primarily on Saturdays and must be available during weekdays for student observations.

SVC welcomes faculty with a commitment to excellence in teaching and the success of all students. We are committed to cultivating a welcoming and supportive learning environment for non-native English speakers and other diverse groups. In so doing, we offer our students and community not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Candidates representing all aspects of diversity are encouraged to apply.

About SVC: Established in 1926, Skagit Valley College is a comprehensive community college within the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) providing associates and bachelor's degrees, as well as certificates, in high-quality academic transfer pathways, workforce training, basic education for adults, and lifelong learning opportunities. Our equity goals align with SBCTC's Vision statement; "Leading with racial equity, our colleges maximize student potential and transform lives within a culture of belonging that advances racial, social, and economic justice in service to our diverse communities."

SVC'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. We embrace equity through our core themes of access, achievement, and community by pursuing the continuous examination and revision of norms, policies, and practices to foster the success of all.

SVC aspires to reflect the diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic demographics in the district, particularly a growing Latinx population. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) SVC seeks equity-minded leadership, faculty, and staff that are committed to inclusive practices and to diverse environments where students from all backgrounds can thrive via multidisciplinary collaboration and the implementation of an array of services.

Mission: Skagit Valley College cultivates student learning and achievement; contributes to the educational, personal, and economic success of students; and promotes equitable and thriving communities.

Vision: The primary focus of Skagit Valley College is student-centered teaching and learning. We are committed to:

Equitable student outcomes in access, a