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The following job does not require a CPC-I but does require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and prefers AAPC certification.


PIERCE COLLEGE
A Community College District in Puyallup and Lakewood, Washington
invites applications for the position of:

Assistant Professor of Business Information Technology


SALARY: See Position Description
OPENING DATE: 07/28/16
CLOSING DATE: 09/16/16 05:00 PM
POSITION SUMMARY:
Are you someone who has worked in a medical office setting practicing or training others in office skills such as Microsoft application (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), records management, and medical billing and coding? Are you passionate about teaching adult learners new skills and building confidence in using computers? Are you energized by collaborating with others to create engaging learning experiences? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining the team at Pierce College, an innovative and equity-focused community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals.

About the Program:
The Business Information Technology Department at Pierce College provides a wide range of courses in support of degrees and certificates in medical billing and coding, general office, medical office, and office management. The student demographic served by the department includes first generation students, dislocated workers, and those wishing to upgrade their skills.

The successful candidate's responsibilities include:
Teaching medical billing and coding courses as well as a variety of other courses in the Business Information Technology Department;
Demonstrating multicultural competence, including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations, and creating an educational environment that affirms commitment to equity and diversity;
Analyzing course assessments, evaluations, and data and engaging in continuous improvement of courses based on that analysis in order to advance student achievement of outcomes, success in subsequent courses, and impact on retention and graduation;
Continuously innovating learning experiences (campus, online, hybrid) in response to assessment and evidence/data analysis;
Setting the stage for a high level of student engagement;
Creatively designing learning experiences that extend beyond delivering content and assisting students in achieving course, program, and degree outcomes, including the college's five core abilities of Multiculturalism, Critical, Creative and Reflective Thinking, Information Competency, Responsibility, and Effective Communication;
Teaching, advising, and mentoring students holistically from recruitment to completion;
Engaging in shared governance;
Participating in the First-Year Faculty Cohort in the first year of the tenure process.
About Pierce College:
Pierce College is an innovative community college committed to student engagement and learning. We value student learning experiences that foster equity and diversity in the classroom and expand into our local and global communities. From closing achievement gaps for all students to building directed career pathways, faculty, staff, and administrators work collaboratively to lead initiatives that advance student success. The college serves over 15,000 students in basic skills, transfer, and professional technical programs. Through conscious efforts, we have improved retention rates by 16% and graduation rates by 25%. This year, Pierce was named as a top community college in several national polls.

Pierce College employees and students live and work in various communities that offer the diverse cultural and environmental benefits of rural, suburban, and urban lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest. As part of the community and technical college system in Washington State, the District includes Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, as well as other extended learning sites.
QUALIFICATIONS:
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required: Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in the field of business information technology or related field.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Application Requirements:
To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package:
Letter of formal application that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the assigned responsibilities (Cover Letter).
Responses to the following: What personal and professional work have you done in order to broaden your understanding of multiculturalism? AND How have you infused multiculturalism into your classroom in order for students to be challenged/motivated/inspired to be a part of a multicultural society? AND Pierce College has set a goal of closing achievement gaps for all student populations by 2020. How will you contribute to this effort at the classroom, program, and institutional levels? (Supplemental Question).
Detailed curriculum vitae of all educational and professional experience, which includes a list of courses taught (Curriculum Vitae).
Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts that include degree received and confer date. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: http://naces.org/members.htm. (Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process; official transcripts required prior to hire) (Transcripts).
A list of four current professional references with name, relationship to candidate, address, email address, and telephone number. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of a list of professional references (References).
Terms of Employment:
This position, which is contingent upon funding, is a full-time, tenure-track assignment of 173 contracted days per year, anticipated to begin January 2016, with tenure starting in September 2017. Assignment may include district discipline/program coordination, as well as evening, hybrid, and/or online teaching. This is a District position with a "home" campus assignment. Initial placement of this position will be at the Puyallup campus. Candidates will be working for a District Dean and will be required to attend district meetings as well as collaborate with colleagues across the district and across departments.

Initial salary placement is based on the current full-time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon education and experience. Salary placement for newly hired full-time faculty will be at one of five levels based upon qualifications including teaching experience and credentials. The five levels range from $50,305 to $54,498 per 173-day academic year. Opportunities for summer employment and other assignments are in addition to the base salary.

Reasonable Accommodation:
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service

Screening & Interview Process:
Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and have met the required qualifications will be considered. The most desirable candidates will be contacted for an interview. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.

Conditions of Employment:
As a condition of employment, all Full-time Faculty bargaining unit members must either join the Pierce College Federation of Teachers or pay a representation fee.
An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H-1B visa.In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in this policy.
Equal Opportunity:
The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices for all persons without regard to 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.

For more information about this position or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at: jobs@pierce.ctc.edu.

Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following:
Holly Gorski, Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, Washington 98498
(253) 964-6519

Paula Henson-Williams, District Affirmative Action Officer
(253) 864-3229

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/hr

9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
253.964.7342

jobs@pierce.ctc.edu

Position #F1622
.ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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.Assistant Professor of Business Information Technology Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1. I have attached my response to the following supplemental questions: What personal and professional work have you done in order to broaden your understanding of multiculturalism? AND How have you infused multiculturalism into your classroom in order for students to be challenged/motivated/inspired to be a part of a multicultural society? AND Pierce College has set a goal of closing achievement gaps for all student populations by 2020. How will you contribute to this effort at the classroom, program, and institutional levels?
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