Part-Time Faculty Librarian for Early Childhood Education Spanish Cohort Program, Seattle Colleges

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Type: Adjunct/Part-Time
Posted: 04/05/2023
Category: Library and Information Science; +2


Opportunity Description

About Us

We are a district of three distinct colleges-North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College-and five specialty training centers. Which makes us the largest and most diverse community college district in the state of Washington, we are leaders in change and innovation. 

As a Seattle Colleges employee, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the passionate work of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as we work against systemic racism. Additionally, you will gain the rewarding experience of contributing to the success of an open-access learning institution that prepares students for life and work, fostering a diverse, engaged, and dynamic community. 

Seattle Colleges staff and faculty also enjoy a competitive benefits package, professional development opportunities and enrichment experiences in areas of their choice including, committee, workgroup, and affinity group opportunities. To learn more about our excellent benefits offerings please see our benefits overview here: Seattle Colleges Employment Benefits

Position Summary 

North Seattle College is seeking applications for a part-time faculty librarian to support the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Early Childhood Education (ECE) Spanish cohort. This position will teach INFO 300, an online credit bearing information literacy course, and help curate a collection of electronic and print materials to support students in the BAS ECE Spanish cohort program. Upon completion of the INFO 300 course, students are able to find, select, evaluate, and cite appropriate sources to match the goals of their information need and to support evidence-informed decision making. 

The teaching duties are anticipated to begin in Winter 2023, but hours will be available as early as Spring 2023 to begin curating a library collection for the program.

We are looking for a colleague with native level fluency in Spanish, an understanding of the mission of North Seattle College, and an ability to promote student success in a learner-centered environment. A willingness to use technology to support learning in different modalities, including teaching online and hybrid; knowledge of assessment strategies for student learning outcomes; effective communication skills; demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, & inclusion; experience working in a multicultural environment; and a willingness to work collaboratively to contribute to North Seattle College, while continuing to grow and learn professionally.   

This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with representation by AFT-Seattle. 

Application Procedures:

  • A complete application will include the following:
  • Resume
  • Seattle Colleges District application
  • Cover letter addressing qualifications, essential functions, and abilities required for this position.

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online  

Notice to Applicants: 

Please note that Seattle Colleges is working under hybrid, remote, and on-site operations, pending public health guidance. Per CDC and WA Public Health directions, at this time we will be practicing social distancing and holding interviews virtually using video conference or teleconference options. As such, if you are selected for interview, please be prepared to hold your interview virtually.  

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, employees of higher education and healthcare institutions must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. Updated information about how to provide proof of vaccination or request a medical or religious accommodation will be posted as soon as it is known.  

Please review the Seattle Colleges website for the latest information on COVID-19 updates and procedures.

What you will be working on: (please keep it to 10 bullets describing what successful candidates will accomplish / achieve)

This is a part-time, non-tenure track position that will teach primarily online. However, some work may require being present on campus. In this role, you will:

  • Prepare and teach an online course in information literacy for the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Spanish language cohort.
  • Curate a collection of electronic and print materials to support students in the ECE Spanish language cohort.
  • Implement assessment strategies to ensure students are meeting student learning outcomes.
  • Promote student success by participating in and creating a safe, welcoming student-centered learning environment. 
  • Commit to self-reflection, continuous learning, and professional development.
  • Respect, embrace, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Work independently and contribute as an effective member of the faculty library and Early Childhood Education department teams.

What you bring as a candidate:

(Any Equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience) 

  • A Master’s degree from an ALA accredited institution (MLIS, MLS, or comparable degree)
  • Native/bilingual written and verbal fluency in Spanish
  • Knowledge of Latin American culture and heritage
  • Experience teaching a diverse range of adult students at a secondary or post-secondary level
  • Experience developing and improving course content and curriculum
  • Experience developing and expanding education or training programs.
  • Experience teaching using the learning management system Canvas (or another LMS)
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Familiarity with Early Childhood education

Physical Requirements: 

The Position: 

  • typically works in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office.  
  • encounters frequent interruptions throughout the workday.  
  • is regularly required to provide 1:1 support, present to small groups, and work at a computer exercising repetitive hand motion with or without reasonable accommodation. 
  • Ability to perform a range of physical motions, exerting up to 25 pounds; lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs. 

Disability Accommodation:

Seattle Colleges follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants: 

  • Ability to operate office equipment 
  • Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials 
  • Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person 

Notice of Non-discrimination Statement

Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Further, the Seattle Colleges is committed to ensure that all employees and students work and learn in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of “bullying” behaviors, including “cyberbullying.” 

Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the college’s Director of Legal Compliance:  

1500 Harvard Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-3803  

(206) 934-3873  

Seattle Colleges is committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and employees who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.

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