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Renton Technical College Application Development BAS Program Instructor (Hybrid/Evening) in Renton, Washington

Application Development BAS Program Instructor (Hybrid/Evening)



Application Development BAS Program Instructor (Hybrid/Evening)


$75,566.00 Annually


3000 NE 4th Street Renton, WA

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Renton Technical College is looking for a full time, tenure-track instructor of computer science to join our Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Application Development program. Do you want flexibility in your schedule? Tired of your long commute? Want the option to have summers off and a great retirement plan?

As our lead Application Development BAS Program instructor at Renton Technical College (RTC), your typical day might include the following:

  • Teaching software engineering, software and mobile application development, data mining, and advanced data structures and algorithm concepts in a hands-on environment.

  • Mentoring a diverse pool of adjunct instructors and updating curriculum to match industry needs.

  • Working closely with colleagues and industry partners to ensure that graduates have both the practical and soft skills to thrive in the tech market.

This full-time, tenure track position is responsible for instruction and related professional duties in our evening/hybrid Application Development BAS program. The salary for this position is $74,732.00 for a 9-month contract and a Master's degree annual stipend of $834. Summer quarter contracts may be issued separately depending on student enrollment and program needs. This position is represented by the Renton Federation of Teachers (RFT) Employees Association. Applications received by October 21, 2020 will receive priority consideration, this position will remain open until it is filled. This position is scheduled to begin upon selection.

Renton Technical College, located southeast of Seattle, has provided quality education in a variety of occupations for over 75 years. Our professional-technical certificate and degree programs offer entry and mid-level training in the areas of allied health, trades and industry, culinary, business, technology and automotive. Our outstanding college & career pathways program with classes in adult basic education, English as a second language, and GED preparation is available to those who need additional preparation prior to entering a training program and for those who simply wish to improve their math and English skills. Career Education and apprenticeships degree’s round out our offerings. As an Achieving the Dream Institution and a past Aspen Institute top 10 finalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, RTC is also proud to be a Military Friendly School, serving those who chose to serve.

Renton Technical College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its faculty and staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds and are over 60% of color. We strongly encourage members of historically minoritized groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

Key Responsibilities / Essential Functions Include

  • Provide leadership in working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for diverse student populations, especially historically marginalized and underserved groups.

  • Support the College's mission by creating a learning environment of mutual respect and fairness, while encouraging creative and critical thinking through an equity lens.

  • Demonstrate multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations) and create an educational environment that affirms commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Support and mentor adjunct faculty in the Application Development Program.

  • Effectively teach multiple courses in the adopted program curriculum in a hybrid/online format, with part of the instruction through face-to-face lecture and the rest online by directed learning (readings and research). Teaching load is three courses per quarter.

  • Develop and update curriculum as required by the College to respond to industry trends and to improve equitable student outcomes.

  • Design inclusive instructional strategies, including classroom, small groups and individualized instruction, to reach all students, and select and evaluate the materials needed to implement these strategies.

  • Evaluate student progress towards attaining the learning outcomes, including thoughtfully designed individual assignments, projects, quizzes, and standardized tests.

  • Participate in recruiting and job placement activities for students with varied backgrounds and career goals, including cooperative education and internship opportunities.

  • Actively participate, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with the program advisory committee and enhance advisory committee representation by creating ties with the local business community.

  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by the Dean.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated leadership or participation in institutional programs with persons from diverse backgrounds such as sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socio-economic, physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to an inclusive and equitable working / learning environment.

  • Master's degree in computer science, computer information systems, computer engineering, software engineering, or related degree.

  • Solid working knowledge of C#, and/or Java; Python knowledge preferred.

  • Recent practical / industry experience, preferably in software/database development.

  • Ability to design learning experiences that are interactive and respectful of cultural differences.

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals whose first language is not English.

  • Ability to work effectively and engage with adult learners.

  • Demonstrated ability to promote universal design and accessibility. Proficiency in (or ability to learn within 6 months of hire) the production of accessible content, whether print or electronic.

  • Knowledge of, understanding of, and commitment to the educational role and philosophy of the technical college.

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of an inclusive team.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, think critically and exercise independent judgment.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.

  • Successful experience using tact, discretion and courtesy while interacting with all persons.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail required as well as previous experience maintaining accurate records, managing multiple tasks, and planning and organizing work in order to meet changing priorities and deadlines.

  • Teaching experience in computer science (traditional classroom, online education, collaborative hands-on activities) is preferred.

  • Active involvement with the local IT community is preferred.

  • Current First Aid and CPR certification within 90 days of initial employment.

  • Ability to represent the college in a positive and professional manner, while using tact, discretion and courtesy.

  • Speaker of a language in addition to English is preferred– preference for top spoken languages in the RTC service area (Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Somali, Chinese).

Terms of Employment

The person hired is required to provide authorization for employment in the United States.

All offers of employment are contingent to background checks, including employment and required degree/credential verification. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform successfully in the position. Finalists are mandated to complete the Sexual Misconduct Disclosure form as required under RCW 28B.112.080. Post offer, pre-employment criminal background checks are also required.

For questions regarding this position contact 425-235-2296 / or 425-235-2475 /


Renton Technical College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veterans or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendment Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and Washington State Law Against Discrimination, Chapter 49.60 RCW and their implementing regulations. The following college official has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Title IX / EEO Coordinator, Vice President of Human Resources 3000 NE 4th Street Renton, WA 98056 (425)235-7873,

Jeanne Clery statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: In compliance with 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, Renton Technical College reports the mandate information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. Renton Technical College's Annual Safety and Fire Report is available online at:

For information on how to access the RTC Daily Crime Log follow this link:

Renton Technical College would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People, past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.

2020 Employee Benefits Summary

Coverage begins the first day of the month following the date of hire. If the date of hire is the first working day of the month, coverage begins immediately. Spouse or same-sex domestic partner, and dependent children are eligible for coverage. Eligible employees at Renton Technical College (RTC) receive a generous benefits package in addition to their paycheck, including:

Medical Insurance

Employees pay a portion of their medical care cost through payroll deduction. The employee premium is based on the choice of plan and coverage for lawful spouses, same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children. more information can be found by visiting

2020 Employee Monthly Contribution by Family Tier

PEBB medical Plans

Employee Employee & Spouse Employee & Child(ren) Employee & Family

Kaiser Permanente NW Classic $140 $290 $245 $395

Kaiser Permanente NW CDHP $25 $60 $44 $79

Kaiser Permanente WA Classic $176 $362 $308 $494

Kaiser Permanente WA CDHP $27 $64 $47 $84

Kaiser Permanente WA Sound Choice $42 $94 $74 $126

Kaiser Permanente WA Value $100 $210 $175 $285

UMP Classic $104 $218 $182 $296

UMP CDHP $25 $60 $44 $79

UMP Plus-PSHVN $69 $148 $121 $200

UMP Plus-UW Medicine (ACN) $69 $148 $121 $200

Dental Coverage

Renton Technical College provides dental coverage at no monthly premium cost to the employee. Benefit eligible employees have a choice of dental plans. Options include:

  • Uniform Dental Plan (Preferred Provider Organization -PPO plan)

Administered by Washington Dental Service (WDS) - DeltaCare (Managed Care Plan)

Administered by Washington Dental Service (WDS)

  • Willamette Dental (Managed Care Plan) Administered by Willamette Dental


Employees do not pay separate premium for vision coverage; it is covered under the medical plan. Optical service frequency and hardware (glasses, contact lenses, etc.) vary depending on type of plan selected.

Waiving Medical Coverage

If you have other medical insurance you can choose to waive medical coverage for yourself or any family member. If you have existing coverage through your spouse or domestic partner, please contact the plan directly to see how they will coordinate benefits.

If waiving medical coverage, the employee will still be covered under the dental insurance plan at no monthly premium cost.

Medical Flex Spending Accounts (FSA) & Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)

The FSA and DCAP plans are offered by the College and the State of Washington. FSA is a PEBB sponsored benefit program that allows you to use pre-tax money in a calendar year to pay for certain out-of-pocket medical expenses and/or Child care expenses.

An FSA can save you 25 - 40% on your eligible expenses. Both plans are offered as payroll deductions.

Annual contributions in 2020 can be between a minimum of $240 to maximum of $2,700. As a "use it or lose it" IRC governed plan, medical expense reimbursements can be requested for employee, spouse, or their IRS eligible dependents.

Dependent Care FSA (DCAP) allows you to save on child or elder care expenses (e.g. babysitting, daycare, in-home care for an older dependent inept of self-care).


Permanent employees, lawful spouse, qualified same-sex domestic partner and dependent children under 26 years of age. Are eligible to enroll in life Insurance. Coverage is effective first of the month following the date of employment for basic coverage; for optional coverage, amounts become effective the first of the month following approval date.

  • Basic Coverage: $35,000 Basic Term Life & $5,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) This is employer provided at no cost to the employee.

  • Supplemental Life Coverage(s): Supplemental term insurance coverage for employee, lawful spouse, qualified same-sex domestic partner and family is available in $10,000 increments from $10,000 up to $100,000, at additional cost to the employee.

  • Supplemental AD&D Coverage: Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment for employee, lawful spouse, qualified same-sex domestic partner and family is available at additional cost to employee.

Life Insurance Evidence of Insurability may be required for certain supplemental coverage amounts.

Long-Term Disability (Two Plans offered)

  • Basic Plan: Employer provided and at no cost to the employee. It Provides 60% of the first $400 pre-disability monthly earnings, reduced by any deductible income. The maximum benefit $240 per month; the minimum benefit $50 per month. Benefits begin after 90 days of disability or the period of accumulated sick leave, whichever is longer.

  • Optional Plan: Pays 60% of pre-disability monthly earnings, reduced by any deductible income, and is available at additional cost to employee. Maximum benefit $6000 per month; minimum benefit is $240 per month. Cost for the optional plan is determined by employee type and waiting period selected.

Retirement Options (Tax Deferred Retirement Plans)

PERS Plan 2: defined benefit plan for classified staff

Employee Contribution: 7.90% of gross salary

Employer Contribution: 12.86% of gross salary

PERS Plan 3: defined benefit & employee defined contribution for classified staff, Administrators, and Exempt employees

Employee Contribution: Varies from 5% to 15%

Employer Contribution: 12.86% of gross salary

TRS Plan 2: defined benefit & employee defined contribution for Faculty

Employee Contribution: 7.77% of gross salary

Employer Contribution: 15.51% of gross salary

TRS Plan 3: defined benefit & employee defined contribution for Faculty

Employee Contribution: Varies from 5% to 15% of gross salary

Employer Contribution: 15.51% of gross salary

TIAA-CREF: defined contribution plan for Faculty, Administrators, and Exempt employees. Employee Contribution: Under 35: 5% of gross salary; 35-49: 7.5% of gross salary; 50 & over: 10% of gross salary

*Employee and Employer contributions to applicable retirement plans are mandatory for benefit eligible employees. The amount of the deduction and contribution are dependent upon the retirement plan chosen and may vary by current contribution rates in effect.

Supplemental Retirement & Deferred Compensation Plan

Supplemental Retirement Plan: In addition to regular matched retirement, employee can voluntarily participate in a 403(b) plan and set aside a portion of their income in Pre-Tax Elective Deferral or an After-Tax (Roth) Elective Deferral. Agreements and amounts can be changed at any time.

Deferred Compensation Plan: The State of Washington 457 plan permits employee to set aside additional pre-tax earnings for retirement savings.

Certain tax regulations allow employees to participate in one or both supplemental 403(b) plans and State of Washington's 457 deferred compensation plan.

Contributions to a 403(b) or 457 plan are funded solely by the employee.

Credit Classes (Reduced Classes)

Faculty employed at 50% or more and permanent classified, exempt, or administrative staff may take almost any credit class on a space-available basis if requirements and prerequisites have been met. To get the reduced tuition rate, the employee may not register until the date listed in the enrollment calendar (usually the third day of the quarter). Hourly and probationary employees are not eligible for this reduced tuition.

Auto and Home Insurance – Liberty Mutual

PEBB members may receive a discount of up to 12 percent off Liberty Mutual’s auto insurance rates and up to 5 percent off Liberty Mutual's home insurance rates. In addition to the discount, Liberty Mutual also offers:

  • Discounts: based on your driving record, age, auto safety features, and more.

  • A 12-month rate guarantee on their competitive rates.

  • Convenient payment options including automatic payroll deduction, electronic funds transfer, or direct billing at home.

  • Prompt claims service with access to local representatives.

Credit Unions

Eligible employees may join one of two credit unions. Both offer member services that include payroll direct deposit, automatic bill pays, savings and checking accounts, overdraft protection, personal lines of credit and low interest loans.

  • School Employees Credit Union of Washington

  • Washington State Employees Credit Union

Home Street

As an RTC employee you are eligible for exclusive homeownership benefits with the Hometown Home Loan Program offered through Home Street Bank. With this benefits package, you have access to vital homeownership resources.


Employees accrue sick leave (8 hours per month), and personal leave based on their classification. To determine the accrual rate, refer to the appropriate contract or collective bargaining agreement.

Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML):

This benefit offers partially paid leave to care for yourself or a loved one in times of serious illness or injury; to bond with a new child joining your home through birth, adoption or foster placement; and for certain military-connected events if you have a family member in active duty service. Under the PFML program, the Employment Security Department (ESD) will replace up to 90% of an eligible employee’s typical weekly wage (up to $1,000 per week). To learn more about this benefit, please visit the ESD PFML website at


Health Benefits / Plan Comparisons / Plan Contact Information: Retirement Programs:

  • State Board Retirement:

  • State Board Retirement Plan (SBRP)/TIAA-CREF:

  • Washington State Department of Retirement Systems:

Renton Technical College Benefits Office:

Soha Qassis - Benefits Manager Phone: 425-235-7861


Do you have Master's degree in computer science, computer information systems, computer engineering, software engineering, or related degree?


Please give a brief overview of your knowledge C#, Java, Python or other scripting language.


Do you have recent, practical / industry experience, preferably in software/database development? Tell us about your experience in this area and when and where you utilize this experience.


Renton Technical College prepares a diverse student population for work, fulfilling the employment needs of individuals, businesses and industry. Our effort is to create a cultural climate that recognizes, respects and celebrates equity and inclusion. Briefly describe how you have worked in your previous/ current positions to advance equity, diversity & inclusion in your organizations and how you would do that in this position.


Did you complete all of the work history and education fields within the on-line application? Did you upload your cover letter and resume / CV? If you did not complete these fields or attach these required documents, your application will not be considered for further screening.

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Renton Technical College


3000 NE 4th Street

Renton, Washington, 98056


425 235 2296