Skagit Valley College — English Faculty (Tenure Track)

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The opportunity: Skagit Valley College (SVC) is seeking qualified equity-minded applicants for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in English. The successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional classroom skills, 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 first- and second-year compositions courses including introduction to composition (2 quarters), creative writing, technical writing, poetry as well as a wide range of Literature courses. 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 English faculty teach an equivalent of 15 credits per quarter (3 classes) and participate in College service. This position is expected to begin in Fall Quarter, September 2022.

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.

What we offer: Initial placement is generally $60,000 – $80,000 per year for a standard 172-day contract. At SVC, you’ll balance your work and life with professional growth opportunities, competitive leave packages, access to an onsite gym, and an array of health, dental, vision, and retirement plans to meet your current and future needs.  

About us: Established in 1926, Skagit Valley College is a comprehensive community college providing high-quality academic transfer pathways, workforce training, basic education for adults, and lifelong learning opportunities. 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. SVC aspires to reflect the diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic demographics in the district, particularly a growing Latinx population. This aspiration reflects both our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice, and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty.

The Location: Skagit Valley College is nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Salish Sea in the scenic northwest corner of Washington State. Located in a geographically diverse region between the dynamic metropolitan hubs of Seattle and Vancouver, BC, SVC is never far from world-class outdoor recreation, urban arts scenes, and local cultural events. SVC serves our local communities with a campus in Mount Vernon, Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, and centers in Friday Harbor and Langley, a Marine Technology Center in Anacortes, and a Brewing Academy in Burlington.

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Skagit Valley College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equitable opportunities for all groups in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices. SVC 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 veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. All faculty and staff hired at Skagit Valley College are encouraged to embrace, continually support, and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community.

Skagit Valley College adheres to a set of guiding principles:
Respect, Integrity, Open and Honest Communication, Collaboration, and Compassion