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Physical Education Instructor - Part-Time

Tacoma Community College

Job Description

Physical Education Instructor - Part-Time


Who We Are


Located in the scenic Puget Sound area with Mount Rainier in the distance, Tacoma is the third largest city in Washington State with a thriving and diverse community of over 200,000 residents. Tacoma Community College (TCC) was built on the ancestral territory of Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Puyallup. The 1854 Medicine Creek Treaty forcibly removed them to the Puyallup Reservation to make way for settlers; we recognize the privilege of utilizing this land has come at great cost. We honor the resilience of the Puyallup people, who still live here, defend their rights, and contribute greatly to the well-being of this community.

Our institution aims to increase partnerships and community ties with the local indigenous populations. TCC is committed to increasing Native visibility by developing more culturally responsive curriculum.

Moreover, TCC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the Black community by further strengthening collaboration with the Black Student Union as well as community entities such as the Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective, the Tacoma Urban League, and local black-owned businesses. We are committed to infusing and incorporating more educational content focused on the lives and experiences of the Black community into our curriculum. We are examining and revising our policies and practices with the stated goal of becoming an anti-racist institution.

Tacoma Community College is an Associate and Bachelor degree granting public institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 12,000 students. We embrace our identity as a community college. Our Mission Statement says, “As the community’s college, we create meaningful learning, advance equity, and strengthen student and community success.” To grow our workforce, we seek to recruit employees who exemplify these attributes:
  • Committed to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population that reflects the diversity of our community.
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovation.
  • Honors the campus mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for historically underserved populations,
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.

Regional Setting
For information on Tacoma and the surrounding area:

Part-Time positions at the college are open continuous and reviewed on a quarter by quarter basis. Individuals who apply to the applicant pool are considered active for a period of 12 months from the application date and may be contacted when vacancies occur. Submitting an application does not guarantee that a position will be available or offered.

Position Highlights

Tacoma Community College seeks a student-centered part-time professor to join our Physical Education faculty team. This position will include responsibility for the development, preparation, and delivery of courses within the physical education department at Tacoma Community College. Teaching assignments may include daytime or evening classes using various modalities including face-to-face, hybrid or fully online (synchronous or asynchronous). This position reports directly to the Dean for Healthcare and works closely with the Physical Education Department Chair and faculty.


Essential Functions


  • Prepare and teach courses in the field of Physical Education that may include: Total Fitness, Fast Fitness, Independent Fitness Lab, Advanced First Aid, Coaching Theory, Weight Training, Toning, Health & Wellness, Badminton/Pickleball, Softball, Hiking, Volleyball, Walking, Bowling, or any other course offered through the department.




Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Physical Education or related field, from an accredited college or university.
  • Two years of related work experience and/or related current teaching experience Physical Education.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Physical Education or relevant field.
  • Experience teaching at a community college.
  • Experience in using online classroom platforms (Angel, Canvas, etc.) as a classroom support and learning tool.
Conditions of Employment
  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check prior to employment.
  • The successful candidate must be available to attend regular in-person activities on campus for student meetings, college and program committee work, industry partner meetings, and other related functions.

The Successful Candidate will Demonstrate
  • Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment.
  • An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
  • Ability and willingness to use innovative teaching techniques & infuse technology in the teaching and learning process.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues and staff representing diverse ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and learning abilities.
  • A strong commitment to teaching in a community college setting, responding to the broad ranging needs of a diverse student population.
  • Commitment to functioning as an effective team member.
  • Dynamic, non-traditional delivery methods to teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
  • Experience using technology as an instructional aid in and out of the classroom to enhance learning.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work successfully with the varied and diverse students and staff of the college.


Application Process


Application Materials & Procedures
Complete application packages must include the following: (Packages received that do not contain all of these materials will not be considered by the screening committee.) Selected candidates will be invited for an interview which will include a teaching demonstration. All documents submitted as a part of your application package become property of the college and will not be returned.

Complete application packages must include the following:
  • Tacoma Community College application.
  • Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and work experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications of the position.
  • Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (official transcripts will be required for the successful candidate).
  • Tacoma Community College is committed to creating and supporting a multi-cultural climate that welcomes, fosters, respects, and celebrates diversity. Please attach a statement (maximum two pages) describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, your level of cultural self-awareness and how you have integrated both experience and self- awareness into your living/working environment.
Terms of Employment
This is a part-time faculty position contracted on a quarterly basis. Part-time faculty salary range is per credit hour starting at $909.33 to $1,240.16. The salary for the academic year is dependent on education and experience as required by the Faculty Negotiated agreement, which includes class preparation time, weekly office hours, scheduled class time, grading tasks, and final exam days. If applicable, Lab credit hours are paid at 50% the credit hour rate. Professional Services hours are paid at a flat rate of $44.00-$44.00 per hour. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will commensurate with educational background and experience per the Faculty Negotiated Agreement (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Article 4.00 Academic Employee Compensation ). Part-time faculty may become eligible for healthcare and retirement benefits at the beginning of the second consecutive quarter of half-time or more employment at one or more Washington state institutions of higher education. Half time is determined based on each institution's definition of full time. Members may 'stack' workloads between other qualifying colleges. A part-time faculty member must qualify each quarter they teach, to maintain eligibility. Once eligible, part-time faculty will be notified of their benefit and retirement options. Tacoma Community College offers one personal leave day per academic year if the PTF have been awarded a multi-quarter appointment. Sick leave is awarded every quarter based on the full-time equivalent teaching percent. If eligibility requirements are met, a comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance. Life and long- term disability insurance plans reduced tuition for the employee; and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our employment page/employment benefits: A collective bargaining agreement exist and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee and is available anytime upon hire. Evening and off campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Student Clearinghouse. International degrees will be verified for U.S. equivalency.

Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title VII and Title IX, 253-566-5055; Dolores Haugen, Section 504 Officer, 253-566-6090. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
Tacoma Community College
Human Resources
6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466




The benefits information presented on this page is a summary of College provided benefits. This information is subject to change and is subject to the provisions of any legislative mandates and College policy changes. For more detailed information about Tacoma Community College (TCC) benefits, please do not hesitate to contact the College benefits coordinator at (253) 566-5024.

TCC offers a comprehensive benefits package which include medical, dental, life insurance, and long- term disability insurance through the Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB), along with retirement benefits through TIAA and the Department of Retirement System

Full-time faculty, classified staff, administrators and professional staff are eligible for benefits. Hourly employees and part-time faculty may be eligible for benefits if, and when, they meet specific criteria and are notified by TCC Human Resources.

Effective Date of Coverage
Coverage begins the first day of the month following the date of hire, or date of achieving eligibility status. If the date of hire is the first working day of the month, coverage begins immediately.

Health Insurance

Medical Plans
Eligible employees have several medical plan options to select from. Employees pay a monthly premium through payroll deduction.

Premium Rates Effective January 1, 2023
PEBB Medical Plans

Employee & Spouse or Domestic Partner

Employee & Children

Full Family

Kaiser Permanente WA - Classic

Kaiser Permanente WA - CDHP

Kaiser Permanente WA- Value

Kaiser Permanente WA- SoundChoice






Resources: PEBB Website

Medical Plan information

PEBB Medical Plan Comparison

Dental Plans

Employees choose from three dental plans. TCC covers the full dental premium for employees and enrolled dependents.

Resource: Dental Plan Comparison


Covered under medical plan chosen.

Waiving Medical Coverage

If you have other employer-based medical insurance, Medicare or TRICARE, you have the option to waive PEBB medical coverage. Dental is mandatory for all eligible employees and cannot be waived, unless enrolled in dental coverage as a dependent under a SEBB (School District Employee Benefits Board) plan.
Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) & Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP) & Limited Purpose FSA

FSA & DCAP accounts allow employees to set aside pre-taxed dollars to cover out-of-pocket health care and/or childcare expenses.

Members of WFSE (HE CCC) and WPEA, will be eligible to receive a $250 FSA card if employed as of November 1 with an annual full-time equivalent salary of less than $50,004, and is enrolled in a non- CDHP medical plan as of January 1 of the plan year that FSA funds are made available. This card is issued by PEBB in the following January and does not count against the annual FSA limit, if enrolled in an FSA with Navia.

The Limited Purpose FSA is eligible for employees who are enrolled in a consumer-directed health plan (CDHP) that has a Health Savings Account. The Limited Purpose FSA is only for dental and vision expenses.

Resource: Navia Benefit Solutions

Life Insurance

Benefits eligible employees, lawful spouse or same-sex domestic partner, dependent children under 26 years of age are eligible to enroll in life insurance. Coverage is effective first of the month following the date of employment for basic coverage; for optional coverage, amounts become effective the first of the month following approval date.

Basic Coverage: $35,000 Basic Term Life & $5,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) This is employer-provided at no cost to the employee.

Supplemental Life Insurance Coverage(s): Any supplemental term life insurance and AD&D coverage for employee, lawful spouse, qualified same-sex domestic partner, and family is available at additional cost to the employee.


MetLife Life InsuranceLong Term Disability (LTD)

Basic LTD: Provides 60% of the first $400 pre-disability earnings, reduced by any deductible income at no cost to the employee.

Supplemental LTD: Supplemental LTD coverage to replace at 60% or 50% of full pre-disability earnings is available at an additional cost to the employee.

Resource: PEBB Long-Term Disability Insurance

Paid Leave

Classified staff, Administrators, and Professional staff are eligible for paid vacation, sick leave, and personal leave, along with paid federal holidays. Monthly vacation entitlement amounts can vary from
9.33 to 16.67 hours per month depending on the employment type and length of state service. Monthly sick leave entitlement is 8.00 hours per month based on 100% FTE position and will be prorated accordingly if less than 100% FTE. Annual personal leave entitlement varies depending on employee type. Full-time classified, administrators, and professional staff are paid for all federal holidays.

Full-time faculty receive 84.00 hours of paid sick leave per academic year along with 28.00 hours of personal leave. Full-time faculty are paid on an annual contract and do not receive pay for federal holidays.

Part-time faculty receive sick leave each quarter using a formula based on the total FTE% from the cumulative teaching contracts issued to them that quarter. They would receive 7.00 hours of personal leave if they are issued a multi-quarter appointment at the start of the academic year. Part-time faculty do not receive pay for federal holidays.

Part-time hourly and student employees receive 1 hour of sick leave for every 40 hours worked in a month (and fractions, thereof). Up to 40 hours of sick leave can carry over from one calendar year to the next.
If a part-time hourly or student employee is hired into a full-time position, the sick leave hours earned in the part-time position do not carry over to the full-time position. Part-time hourly and student employees are not paid for federal holidays.

Monthly entitlements are given at the beginning of the following month.
All employees in salaried positions may take up to five days of paid bereavement time off for the death of a family member. This is separate from the sick leave or vacation leave.


Retirement participation is mandatory for retirement benefit eligible TCC employees. Employees are offered a choice between two retirement plans and that choice is generally irrevocable while employed at TCC.

Classified Employees and (retirement eligible) Part-Time hourly:

Classified employees and eligible part-time hourly employees must choose between the Public Employees Retirement Systems (PERS) Plan 2 or Plan 3. More information about these plans can be found at this link: Department of Retirement Systems Plans


Faculty can choose to enroll in the State Board Retirement Plan (SBRP) with the plan administrator being TIAA or the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) Plan 2 or Plan 3 administered by the Department of Retirement System (DRS). Prior history in any of these plans may limit current plan choice. Click here to compare TRS Plan 2, TRS Plan 3, and SBRP.

SBRP -TIAA – This is a Defined Contribution Plan. The employee contributes a mandatory defined amount and the state matches the employee’s contributions. Contribution rates are based on age.

TRS Plan 2 – A 401(a) defined benefit plan. TCC and employee contribute a percentage of salary to fund the plan. Your monthly benefit at retirement will be based on your earned service credit and compensation.

TRS Plan 3 – A 401(a) hybrid plan with Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution components. The defined contribution portion of the plan is funded through mandatory employee contributions. The employee may choose between six contribution options. TCC contributes to Defined Benefit part.

Administrative/Exempt Employees

Administrators and Exempt employees may choose to participate in the State Board Retirement Plan (SBRP), administered by TIAA, or the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Plan 2 or Plan 3, administered by the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS). Prior history in a Washington State Retirement Plan may limit plan choice. Click here to compare PERS Plan 2, PERS Plan 3, and SBRP.

SBRP/TIAA – This is a 401(a) Defined Contribution Plan. The employee contributes a mandatory defined amount and the state matches the employee’s contributions. Contribution rates are based on age.

PERS Plan 2 – A 401(a) defined benefit plan. TCC and employee contribute a percentage of salary to fund the plan. Your monthly benefit at retirement will be based on your earned service credit and compensation.

PERS Plan 3 – A 401(a) hybrid plan with Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution components. The defined contribution portion of the plan is funded through mandatory employee contributions. The employee may choose between six contribution options. TCC contributes to Defined Benefit part.

PERS Rates Effective July 1, 2022.

TRS Rates Effective September 1, 2022.


State Board Retirement Plan (SBRP) - Contributions Rates:

Contributions are based on your age:
Your Age
Your Contribution
Employer Contribution
Total SBRP Contribution

Under 35




Supplemental Retirement Savings:

State Board Voluntary Investment Program (SBVIP):

SBVIP is a voluntary, optional, unmatched retirement savings plan, operating under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), administered by TIAA. SBVIP participants may contribute on a pre-tax and/or after-tax (Roth) basis, up to the annual IRS limit and can start and stop their contributions at any time during employment. Contact Human Resources to start/stop contributions.

Deferred Compensation Program (DCP):

Tax-deferred savings plan administered by the Department of Retirement Systems. New Full-time employees are automatically enrolled in DCP 3 months after hire at a contribution rate of 3%. Employees are sent a notification letter within approximately 30 days of hire. This notice includes information about auto-enrollment and the necessary steps to take if one chooses to opt-out or make changes to their DCP enrollment. Contributions can be changed at any time during employment. Following the initial auto- enrollment possibility, employees would contact DRS to setup contributions and can contribute on a pre- tax basis up to the annual IRS limit.


Tuition Waiver

Administrative, Classified, Full-time Faculty, and Part-Time faculty employed for more than 50% FTE are eligible to register for space-available classes, up to 10 credits per quarter, with the State Employee Tuition Waiver program. Class registration and any applicable class fee will still apply. Click here for the Tuition Waiver form (Download PDF reader).

Liberty Mutual

PEBB members may receive a discount of up to 12% off Liberty Mutual’s auto insurance rates and up to 5% off of Liberty Mutual’s home insurance rates.

Contact Liberty Mutual at 1-800-706-5525 and mention that you are a State of Washington PEBB Member (client #8246) or visit a local Liberty Mutual office and let them know you are State of Washington PEBB Member (client #8246) for a quote.

Collective Bargaining Agreements

WFSE Higher Education Community College Coalition: WFSE (HE CCC) CBA (Download PDF reader)
WPEA Higher Education: WPEA CBA (Download PDF reader)
WFSE Represented Exempt Bargaining Unit: WFSE-Exempt CBA
TCC Faculty Negotiated Agreement: TCC Faculty Negotiated Agreement

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