Healthcare Profession-Part Time Faculty

Highline College
Job Description
General Summary

SALARY: Salary will depend upon the number of classes taught. 

Essential Tasks


  • Teaching:  Introductory Healthcare Professions courses in Medical Assistant, Clinic Service and Professional Coding Programs.  Courses including but not limited to: Healthcare communications, Patient Navigator, Medical Office Procedures, Law and Ethics, Clinical Procedures
  • Service: Engage in department, division and college initiatives; participate in shared governance; promote the college's values and perform other contracted duties (for example, advising and community outreach) as required.
  • Professional development: Maintain competence in teaching and the discipline through professional development.



At Highline, successful faculty applicants demonstrate the ability to promote:

  • Active, inclusive and culturally relevant learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional technologies as appropriate to improve student attainment.
  • Cultural responsiveness and a commitment to equity in interactions with students, faculty, staff and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities and ethnicities, socio-economic levels, identities and educational experiences.
  • Collaborative approaches to day-to-day activities, to the development of innovations and new initiatives and, when necessary, to problem-solving.
  • Self-reflection practice in teaching and learning, assessment, leadership, professional development and service.
  • Minimum of two years working experience in a related healthcare field
  • Certificate or Bachelor's degree in related field
  • Certification in related fields
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Teaching experience, preferably at the college level;
  • Fluency in an additional language(s);
  • Significant experience working in multicultural/diverse environment.


Supplemental Information


Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming.
Located 20 minutes south of downtown Seattle, Highline College serves one of the most diverse populations in the western states. Nearly 70 percent of the college's 12,000 students are students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages.
Highline's core goals are Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement and Sustainability. The college community strives to maintain a campus climate that integrates equity, inclusion and social justice as core values.
Highline has received national recognition for its diversity efforts and its support for faculty and student success. The college received the Advancing Diversity Award of Excellence from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in 2014, as well as the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2013, 2014 and 2015.  Highline was also named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education's Best Colleges to Work For in 2010, 2013 and 2015. The national Achieving the Dream initiative named Highline as a Leader College in 2008, reaffirming that recognition in 2011.
Highline's faculty number more than 500, including more than 120 full-time faculty and 350 part-time instructors. Highline offers one of the highest full-time faculty salary levels in the state and strong support for faculty professional growth, innovation and leadership.
Addition information is available at http:/
The Healthcare Professions Department offers the following profession technical degrees and certificates:
  Medical Assistant, Clinic Service Representative, Community Health and Wellness,
    Professional Coding Certificate.
The mission of the Healthcare Professions Department at Highline College is to provide a diverse population of students with the knowledge and skills to become credentialed in their disciplines and prepared to succeed both personally and professionally as paraprofessionals in the medical community working within our economic system.
Your online application must include the following four attachments to be considered complete:

  1. A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
  2. A letter of application (two-page maximum) that addresses your ability to meet the FACULTY- WIDE SKILLS AND ABILITIES for appointment and, to the extent applicable, the DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
  3. A one-page response to the DIVERSITY STATEMENT found in the Supplemental Tab above.
  4. Transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees   (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment).


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