Interested in a career at Columbia Basin College? Join our team! From our distinguished faculty to our dedicated staff, CBC is committed to our vision to be the educational home that transforms students' lives through economic and social mobility. We seek to attract and retain engaged and dynamic individuals who are committed to helping all students be successful in accomplishing their goals and who will contribute to an exciting work environment. We value high quality instruction and student learning experiences that foster diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom and expand into our local and global communities. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and believe that our many unique perspectives make us stronger.
Sound like something you'd like to be a part of? CBC is currently seeking an outstanding and enthusiastic individual to work as an Assistant Professor for Library Services. This position will be responsible for providing reference desk and library instructional services.
This position will report to the Director for Library Services.
CBC Faculty and Staff respect and work effectively with diverse students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes innovative teaching, quality scholarship, a diverse learning environment, and equitable access and educational achievement for all students.
GENERAL QUALITIES DESIRED:
Passion for teaching and a commitment to student success;
Commitment to the community college mission;
Commitment to shared governance and staying current in one's discipline;
Willingness to become involved in campus activities beyond one's discipline;
Willingness to teach with a variety of methods, including eLearning and instructional innovations;
Ability to teach individuals from diverse backgrounds effectively;
Ability to pursue scholarly endeavors in area of expertise; and
Ability and willingness to participate in the design and measurement of learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness efforts.
The base salary for this position is $59,163 for a 176-day contract over the Instructional Year (Fall/Winter/Spring Quarters). Additional compensation may be available for assignment of summer quarter courses or courses taught outside of the full-time position during fall, winter and spring quarters.
Relocation expenses are considered for the employment offer for the successful candidate if the candidate relocates to the Tri-Cities area from outside of a 175-mile radius.
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose application has been received by January 6, 2020 11:59 PM PDT.
Provide reference services to students, faculty, staff and community users;
Develop, prepare and teach library research skills and other aspects of information literacy;
Plan, organize and promote library services and information literacy;
Prepare bibliographies, instructional materials and other resource for library users;
Catalog, organize and maintain library materials and resources;
May represent the College in providing information about library services to other educational institutions, libraries, and/or the community consistent with the mission of the College;
May develop, prepare and teach other College-approved courses in information literacy;
Demonstrate multicultural competence including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations, and creating an educational environment that affirms commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
Engage in shared governance by participating in department, division and College committees and assisting in the formulation of policy pertaining to educational programs;
Participate in commencement ceremonies, wearing academic robes, unless excused by the President;
Develop and attend professional improvement activities in order to maintain contact with one's academic discipline, including teaching/learning processes and/or development of knowledge in one's field of specialization;
Participate in outreach activities to promote educational programs;
Participate in special College projects, surveys, and studies;
Assist in the preparation of reports as needed by College units (e.g., Student Services, Grants Office, Athletic Department, Institutional Effectiveness) and by the College in general (e.g., for accreditations, program review and so forth);
Develop new instructional materials, techniques, course offerings or major revisions of the same;
Participate in community service activities consistent with the College's mission;
Participate in student career development in related advising or mentoring activities and special retention programs; and
Attend College-mandated trainings, professional development activities and/or meetings.
To view the full job description and/or apply directly on the website visit www.columbiabasin.edu/jobs.
Master's degree in Library Science or related field from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program; and
Experience working with diverse populations of faculty and students in higher education.
Experience providing in-person or online reference services;
Experience providing impactful classroom instruction in a higher education environment;
Experience with library assessment;
Demonstrated commitment to student-centered library instruction and services, particularly in a community college setting;
Familiarity with innovative approaches to promoting library services;
Experience with Open Educational Resources (OER) including licensing and copyright.
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin Co...llege continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.