Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Part-Time
Department: Science, Math, & Engineering

Job Summary

Shoreline Community College is dedicated to inclusive excellence in teaching and learning, student success, and community engagement. Shoreline serves the educational, workforce, and cultural needs of our diverse students and communities through the core themes of educational attainment and student success, program excellence, community engagement, access and diversity, and College stewardship. Shoreline Community College is a place of open inquiry and learning, with a campus that models ideals set out in our Community Standard*. We are committed to upholding a culture of free expression, as well as maintaining a supportive and respectful learning and working environment for all.

The Biology department is seeking instructors for two plant biology courses for Spring Quarter 2021:

  • BIOL 124 Northwest Flora covers Plant classification, field study, and laboratory identification of common Pacific Northwest plant families and investigating the ecology, cultural uses & conservation of plants at the local & global level.
  • BIOL 126 Sustainable Gardening/Horticulture teaches environmentally responsible gardening practices and landscaping. Content includes plant identification, plant anatomy, soils, fertilizers/composting, integrated pest management, and water conservation.

Both courses will be offered fully online for Spring Quarter. The department will be able to assist with materials used to teach the courses online last spring.

In addition to teaching, successful candidates will advise students, assist with assessment of current instructional methods, develop programs and curricula, and participate in Shoreline governance, department, division and campus-related professional activities.



  • Masters’ degree in biology or related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Experience teaching
  • Experience supporting students or populations who are underrepresented and/or minoritized, and students or populations who have been economically or educationally disadvantaged


  • Knowledge of native flora of the Pacific northwest (for BIOL 124)
  • Knowledge of sustainable gardening and horticulture practices and principles (for BIOL 126)
  • Imparting excitement and enthusiasm into the instruction of plant biology and sustainable gardening
  • Experience with or willingness to gain experience with teaching and developing coursework online
  • Fostering a climate of equity and belonging through multicultural awareness and responsiveness
  • Effective oral/written communication with individuals at all levels inside and outside the College
  • Adapting to a variety of teaching situations with students from diverse backgrounds/abilities
  • Incorporating a variety of creative teaching methods to address the needs of a diverse group of learners
  • Developing/modifying curriculum both collaboratively and independently
  • Working and interacting effectively with colleagues, staff, students, administrators and others of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs, learning management systems, and other appropriate instructional technologies

Conditions of Employment

Work is usually performed in a classroom/office space that requires standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time.  Instructors typically use computers and media equipment in the work environment.

This is a part-time, non-tenured, quarter-to-quarter assignment. Salary is dependent upon the number of contact hours for this assignment as provided in the agreement with the Shoreline Community College Federation of Teachers. Hiring of this position is contingent upon available funding as determined by the College President.

Persons with disabilities have the right to reasonable accommodation in all aspects of employment with the College. This includes, but is not limited to recruitment, application, hiring, training, termination, conditions of employment, and any other employer-supported activities. Applicants requesting accommodation should contact the Office of Human Resources at

  1. In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
  2. Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon offer of employment.
  3. This position is overtime-exempt.

    In accordance with RCW 28B.112.080, applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current or past places of employment.

Required Materials

To be considered for this position, please submit the following:

  • NEOGOV online application/profile
  • Letter of interest addressing how you meet each of the qualifications
  • Current resume
  • Supplemental Questions
  • Transcripts documenting degrees earned and relevant coursework (official required upon hire)

Applicants considered for positions at the College may be required to submit to a background check as a condition of employment. Adverse information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant’ suitability for the positions.

Please Note: Once application materials have been submitted, you may not modify the application.