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FT Faculty Communication Studies Instructor
Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington
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Date Posted 02/14/2020
Faculty-Communications-Other Communications
Salary $64,726.00 Annually -  
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Edmonds Community College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity.  Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Edmonds Community College invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.


FT Faculty Communication Studies Instructor


Edmonds Community College and the Humanities and Social Sciences Division invite applications for a tenure-track, full-time Communication Studies Instructor.  The college seeks faculty who will adapt to a variety of teaching situations, can use technology to teach effectively, and will work effectively with students, staff, and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and student success.  Faculty teaching load is 15 credit hours per quarter. This is a tenure-track position that reports to the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The instructor will be responsible for teaching and providing leadership in the Communication Studies Department. Full-time faculty members are responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes to a diverse student body in a variety of formats including online and hybrid; developing curriculum; preparing teaching materials; developing and assessing student learning outcomes to evaluate student work; assigning grades; maintaining required records; and advising and consulting with students to support their success.  Other responsibilities include participation in the following: achievement of the College's mission and goals; upholding the College's values; governance of the college via department and division work; committee assignments; required professional development and college in-service activities (including employee orientation and college compliance training); personal and program evaluation. The teaching assignment may include early morning or late afternoon/evening classes and could include online teaching.

For information on applying, please see Application Procedures and Required Documents, below.




  • Master's degree in Communication Studies, or Speech Communication.

  • At least two years of successful teaching experience in college level Communication courses with students from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of preparation.

  • Demonstrated ability to employ student-centered and active learning pedagogy.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to a variety of teaching modes, including onsite, hybrid, and online formats.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of students, college employees, and others.

  • Excellent English speaking, writing, listening, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.



  • Experience with or evidence of ability in one or more of the following areas: instructional design, student-success/retention strategies, classroom- and program-level (degree/certificate) assessment of student learning, learning communities, tutoring/writing centers, service-learning, honors curricula, undergraduate research.

  • Evidence of ability in teaching the basic courses in communication and/or experience teaching other subfields of communication (e.g., health communication, environmental communication, strategic communication, mass media etc.).

  • Experience with or evidence of ability in leadership/coordinator roles, especially in one or more of the areas listed above (in the Required and/or Desired Qualifications) or in other areas relevant to the department, division, or college.

  • Evidence of ability to use appropriate technology in an educational setting, including a learning-management system (preferably Canvas).

Additional Information


Work is typically performed in a classroom and office and requires standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time.  The ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English is essential. Instructors are required to use a computer in the work environment.



The salary will be based on the current faculty salary schedule; placement is based on education and related experience. The current range is $64,726 annually for a 172-day appointment. The college provides an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, life insurance, and a retirement plan.



  • You must document your citizenship or employment authorization within three days of hire.

  • Criminal background check.  Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

  • All new positions are contingent upon funding.

  • At this time, Edmonds Community College does not sponsor H1-B Visas.

  • This position is part of a bargaining unit subject to a collective bargaining agreement. 



All applicants must apply online.  No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted. Your online application must include the following in order to be complete:

Thank you for applying to become part of Edmonds Community College. We hope that you can share your interest in teaching and how you wish to interact with our students and community by responding with the following documents. We are seeking to hire a thoughtful and passionate educator and acknowledge there are no right answers; rather we want insight into your thoughts and ideas on these topics.

  • Letter of interest addressing the qualifications.

  • Current resume or CV.

  • Responses to supplemental questions (part of online application).  Please provide thorough responses.

  • Names and contact information for three references (part of online application).

If you are selected for an interview, we will ask that you bring one copy of the following with you:

  • Two current letters of recommendation.

  • Transcripts(s) of your college courses.

  • Examples of your instructing resources (lectures, quizzes, projects, exams, etc.) from a course that you feel best reflects your instructional style. 

To apply, go to www.edcc.edu/hr and click on Current Job Openings. 



Established in 1967, Edmonds Community College is a public, two-year, state community college. It focuses on academic excellence, student success, and community engagement, which reflect the three aspects of its mission: Teaching | Learning | Community.  It serves about 20,000 students annually, including more than 1,000 international students from more than 60 countries. The college offers nearly 70 associate degrees and 60 professional certificates in about 30 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts. The college is located in the center of the growing south Snohomish County communities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, and Woodway. For more information, visit www.edcc.edu.



Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information.  Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 or 425-640-1832, and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.


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