Computer Information Systems (CIS) (Tenure Track)


Priority screening for application received by July 24, 2022. This posting will remain open until filled.


Highline College (HC) is seeking qualified applicants for one full-time, tenure track faculty position in Computer Information Systems (CIS). The successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to use equity-minded approaches to teaching and learning for racially, ethnically, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse students, including designing curriculum, pedagogy, and assessments relevant to students; valuing what students already know; and empowering students to demonstrate knowledge in multiple ways as appropriate for the discipline(s) or program(s). Candidates should be able and excited to teach throughout the CIS AAS and BAS courses that include Windows, Linux, security, networking, and digital forensics.  Other topics may include database installation and security, incident response, and hardening of networks. Candidates should be passionate about trending technology and bringing it to the classroom. 

HC welcomes faculty with a commitment to excellence in teaching and the success of all students. HC faculty value self-reflective practice and continued professional growth. We strive to cultivate a welcoming and supportive learning environment for our diverse students, including a significant number of students who transition from our very large non-credit ESL program to credit-bearing certificate and degree programs. Candidates representing all aspects of diversity are encouraged to apply.

HC faculty teach an equivalent of 15 credits per quarter, advise students, and participate in College service. This position is expected to begin in Fall Quarter, September 2022


Established in 1961, Highline College is a comprehensive community college providing certificates as well as associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in high-quality academic transfer pathways, workforce training, and Adult Basic Education.  We serve transfer students, Running Start students, Professional-Technical students, International Students, Adult Basic Education students, English Language Learners, students with intellectual disabilities, and lifelong learners of all ages.  

Committed to the success of all students and to closing racial equity gaps, Highline College is the most diverse community college in Washington State and one of the most diverse in the United States. 20% of current students identify as Black/African American, 18% identify as Asian, 18% identify as White, 16% identify as Hispanic/Latinx, 2% identify as Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 1% identify as Native American or Alaska Native, and .7% identify as Filipino. Highline’s commitment to equity and social justice drives our collective work to increase access to higher education, inspire student learning and achievement, and strengthen our diverse community.  Highline aspires to reflect the diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic demographics of our region.  This aspiration reflects both our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice, and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty.

MISSION: As a public institution of higher education serving a diverse community in a multicultural world and global economy, Highline College promotes student engagement, learning, and achievement, integrates diversity and globalism throughout the college, sustains relationships within its communities, and practices sustainability in human resources, operations, and teaching and learning. Adopted August 2013.

VISION: Highline College is valued as the educational crossroads where dreams are shaped, communities are created, and excellence is achieved. As an essential part of our mission and vision, diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. 

    VALUES: Highline College is committed to these values:

  • Access: We believe education should be available to all who seek it;

  • Collaboration: We value teamwork, joint responsibility and ownership;

  • Community: We value our community and are dedicated to serving its educational needs;

  • Diversity: We respect the rights and perspectives of the diverse populations, who live, learn and work in our community;

  • Excellence: We strive for the highest quality in all our programs and services;

  • Integrity: We believe in honesty and trustworthiness in all our college practices;

  • Internationalization: We value a global perspective and respect cultural diversity;

  • Learning: We develop an interactive, creative and learner-centered environment that supports student success.

LOCATION: Highline College is located in a diverse community just 15 minutes south of downtown Seattle, with easy access to a dynamic urban arts scene, world-class cultural and sporting events, and unsurpassed outdoor recreation opportunities.  The college annually serves more than 16,500 students, and with a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages, Highline has been consistently ranked as one of the most diverse colleges in the nation.


  • An unrelenting focus on our mission to increase access, improve learning, and strengthen partnerships with our surrounding community;

  • Robust support for innovative teaching, learning, and scholarship;

  • A friendly, supportive, and highly engaged work environment with diverse colleagues;

  • Excellent benefits including competitive leave packages and an array of health, dental, vision, and retirement plans to meet your current and future needs. 

DID YOU KNOW? Highline College is in the process of implementing guided pathways as a campus-wide transformation strategy designed to improve student success and decrease equity gaps. HC received a federally funded, five-year Title III grant in October 2020 designed to support our guided pathways work. HC is also developing a new Equity-First Strategic Plan with broad campus participation.

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