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Adjunct Business Faculty Pool - Project Management Fall 2022 (part-time)

Pierce College District
Job Location:
Lakewood, Washington
Other Business Faculty


Applications are being considered for an adjunct faculty position (part-time) beginning Fall 2022 to teach our project management course series. We offer a two course online series that introduces PMI® project management best practices documented in the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide and Agile Practice Guide. 

BUS 260 Project Management I: Planning (5 credits)This course introduces project management with a project simulation and case studies. Learn industry standards to start and plan a project; use project management tools and terminology; and learn collaboration skills. 

BUS 261 Project Management II: Managing (5 credits)This course continues the project management introduction to implement/close a project using a simulation/case studies. Industry standards will apply to tools/terminology; collaboration skills; and how projects fit into organizational strategy/goals

Lecture rate is $957.83 per credit hour.


  1. Teach course(s) as assigned.
  2. Conduct assigned classes in a manner that promotes student success and incorporates various teaching styles and technology.
  3. Be available to students before and after class, and
  4. Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. 


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Committed to completing Pierce College requirements to instruct an online course
  • Agile certified Practitioner (ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Professional in Business Analysis (PBA), and/or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution. 
  • Five years of experience as a project manager
  • Online college-level teaching experience.


Application Requirements (Does Not Apply to Non-Credit Class Instruction):

To be considered for this position, you must:

  1. Letter of formal application that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the assigned responsibilities (Cover Letter)
  2. Detailed curriculum vitae of all educational and professional experience, which includes a list of courses taught (Curriculum Vitae).
  3. 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:
  4. 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: (Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process; official transcripts required prior to hire) (Transcripts).
  5. 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).
  6. Upload (attachment) a brief statement that describes your teaching philosophy/style and addresses strategies used to engage a wide diversity of students; your use of outcomes assessment measures; your use of active learning techniques; and your use of presentation and alternative modes of delivery in the classroom, or, via web-based learning (Teaching Philosophy).
  7. Upload (attachment) a brief response to the following questions (Supplemental Questions):
  • What personal and professional work have you done in order to broaden your understanding of racial equity and how the intersections of multiple social and cultural identities impact your work and relationships with others? AND
  • How have you infused equity and inclusion into your classroom in order for students to be challenged/motivated/inspired to contribute to an equitable society? AND 
  • Pierce College has set a goal of eliminating areas of inequity for all student populations. How will you contribute to this effort at the classroom, program, and institutional levels?

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.

Sexual Misconduct and Background Check: Prior to start of employment, finalists(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. 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 employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington State Law.

Screening & Interview Process: Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and meet the required qualifications will be considered. The most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Conditions of Employment: 

  • Physical Work Environment: Work is performed in an instructional setting and requires the ability to communicate clearly. Work also includes the ability to use a personal computer.
  • 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 that policy.
  • Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.2 , state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Your vaccine status will be verified upon hire. Please reach out to the HR Office at if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.
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 or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at:

Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following: 

Sean Cooke, Title IX Coordinator
9401 Farwest Drive SW Lakewood, Washington 98498
(253) 840-8472

Tami Jacobs, ADACO/Section 504 Coordinator
(253) 964-6581

Holly Gorski, Vice President for Human Resources
(253) 964-6519

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