September 17, 2019

This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. Typically full-time Counselors (faculty) work 30 hours per week, teach and participate in departmental and college-wide activities. Salary is based on the negotiated faculty salary schedule. Initial placement typically ranges from $57,550 to $65,950 (depending on the candidate’s qualifications) for a 9 month contract (170 instructional days).

Counseling: Provide individual and group short-term personal counseling; crisis intervention and urgent response; individual and group career and educational counseling and assessments; provide and coordinate wellness outreach programming to the campus community.

Teaching: Teach career and student services courses (teaching assignment may include evening/weekend, on-line and off-campus sections).

Service: Engage in department, division and college initiatives? participate in shared governance? promote the college’s values and perform other contracted duties and responsibilities (for example, faculty/staff consultation, community outreach) as required.
Professional development: Maintain competence in teaching and the discipline through professional development activities; adhere to ethical standards of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association and the statutes and laws (WAC and RCW) of the State of Washington.


At Highline, successful faculty applicants demonstrate the ability to promote:*Active, inclusive and culturally relevant learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional technologies as appropriate to improve student attainment.

  • Cultural responsiveness and a commitment to equity in interactions with students, faculty, staff and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities and ethnicities, socio-economic levels, identities and educational experiences.
  • Collaborative approaches to day-to-day activities, to the development of innovations and new initiatives and, when necessary, to problem-solving.
  • Self-reflection practice in teaching and learning, assessment, leadership, professional development and service.


  • Master’s degree (or higher) in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or Social Work (or related degree) from a regionally accredited institution. Pending degrees must be verified by a letter from the granting institution validating that the degree will be completed prior to September 2019; AND
  • Experience using career assessments and career counseling


  • Washington State Mental Health Clinician or Psychologist License;
  • Experience and training providing clinical services to students representing our diverse student body.



Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming.

Located 20 minutes south of downtown Seattle, Highline College serves one of the most diverse populations in the western states. Nearly 70 percent of the college’s 12,000 students are students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages.

Highline’s core goals are Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement and Sustainability. The college community strives to maintain a campus climate that integrates equity, inclusion and social justice as core values.

Highline has received national recognition for its diversity efforts and its support for faculty and student success. The college received the Advancing Diversity Award of Excellence from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in 2014, as well as the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Highline was also named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Best Colleges to Work For in 2010, 2013 and 2015. The national Achieving the Dream initiative named Highline as a Leader College in 2008, reaffirming that recognition in 2011.

Highline’s faculty number more than 500, including more than 120 full-time faculty and 350 part-time instructors. Highline offers one of the highest full-time faculty salary levels in the state and strong support for faculty professional growth, innovation and leadership.

Addition information is available at http:/www.highline.edu/allabout.phpghline

The Counseling Department is comprised of tenured faculty, trainees, and staff members who provide personal, career and educational counseling to Highline students. Counselors serve as consultants to faculty and staff regarding student concerns, provide community resources to students, and campus-wide wellness programming to faculty, staff, and students. The Counseling Department is housed within the Student Services Division. For more information on the Counseling Department, seeĀ https://counseling.highline.edu/.


Your online application must include the following four attachments to be considered complete:
1.A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
2.A letter of application (two-page maximum) that addresses your ability to meet the FACULTY-WIDE SKILLS AND ABILITIES for appointment and, to the extent applicable, the DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS of the position. Please include in your letter lower-division undergraduate courses taught, and number of times taught.
3.A one-page response to the DIVERSITY STATEMENT found in the Supplemental Tab above.
4.Unofficial Transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees (official transcripts required upon employment).

Applications received by 4:00 PM on February 8, 2019 will receive first consideration. Later applications may be considered until the position is filled.