Early Childhood Education Faculty (Part-time, adjunct)

$42.00 hourly
  • Northwest Indian College
  • 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
  • Oct 03, 2019
Part time Education

Job Description


Early Childhood Education Faculty - PT


OPENING DATE:    October 3, 2019

REVIEW DATE:      November 1, 2019

CLOSING DATE:    Open until filled

START DATE:         January 6, 2020

LOCATION:             Lummi Campus

SALARY:                  $42.00 per credit hour


The salary is based on a quarterly faculty contract, with the possibility of supplemental summer salary through research grants and/or summer teaching.


Northwest Indian College hiring practices include adherence to the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U. S. Code, Section 473.  NWIC supports and provides equal opportunity employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information.



The Early Childhood Education Part-Time Faculty member is responsible for teaching one or more courses in Early Childhood Education per quarter. Faculty shall acknowledge the cultural perspective of students, and use a variety of methods to convey necessary knowledge and skills, and develop student self-esteem. The faculty member is expected to prepare students for completion of a two-year ECE degree, work in the early learning field as a practitioner, and/or transfer to a four-year institution. 



  1. Teach courses in Early Childhood Education including but not limited to: Child Guidance; Health, Safety, and Nutrition; Observation, Documentation, and Assessment; Infant and Toddler Caregiving; and Building Relationships:  Culture, Family, and Community
  2. Utilize the Video-Conference Hybrid modality to teach all courses.
  3. Submit necessary reports such as enrollment, progress and final grading in a timely manner.
  4. Engage in NWIC’s course outcomes assessment process.
  5. Submit textbook orders in advance of courses taught following established college timelines.
  6. Create an environment, a presentation style and a pace in which learning is enhanced.
  7. Maintain at least 1 hour of office availability each week for each quarter taught.
  8. Participate in content area activities/work, such as Faculty Inquiry Groups.




This job has no supervisory responsibilities.




Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Education with specialization in Early Childhood or related field
  • Experience teaching at the postsecondary level
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal/people skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, handling multiple tasks and numerous student files
  • Access to a computer with high-speed internet and webcam to teach Video-Conference Hybrid modality


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience teaching at the early learning level (birth to age eight)
  • Experience working in a tribal college setting
  • Experience working with and advising early childhood educators/early learning professionals
  • Experience with and sensitivity to Native American people and cultural customs
  • Experience working with adult distance learning programs
  • Ability to work well on an independent basis with minimal supervision


Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as case studies and educational research. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Reading Skills:

  • Ability in utilizing a variety of instructional delivery methodologies and a strong academic preparation in Early Childhood Education as evidenced by undergraduate and graduate level coursework.


Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Computer Skills:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Canvas Learning Management System (or similar, such as Moodle, Blackboard, etc.), Internet usage; Excel Spreadsheet, PowerPoint Presentation, and Word Processing software.




Interested individuals should submit the following application materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office only. 


  1. Cover letter addressing how you meet the position qualifications
  2. NWIC Application
  3. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form
  4. Current and complete professional resume or curriculum vitae
  5. Copies of college transcripts (official copy requested at time of hire)
  6. Three letters of recommendation from persons, who not members of your immediate family, who have firsthand knowledge of your qualifications for the position
  7. If applicable to the position, provide copies of certificates/licenses/credentials


The job announcement and application forms are available online at www.nwic.edu/jobs or may be requested from and submitted directly to:


Human Resources

Northwest Indian College

2522 Kwina Road

Bellingham, WA  98226-9278

Telephone/Fax: (360) 392-4230

Email: employment@nwic.edu