College of Western Idaho values work-life balance. Taking care of today's needs is as important as planning for the future. Our total compensation for benefited employees, includes health and retirement plans (employer generous contributions), paid time off, opportunities to continue and/or pursue personal development, and much more.
The College of Western Idaho (CWI) expands learning and life opportunities, encourages individual advancement, contributes to Idaho’s economic growth, strengthens community prosperity, and develops leaders.
We are a comprehensive community college providing higher education programs. We offer a full range of academic and career-technical courses leading to an Associate of Arts or Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, continuing education, and certifications. CWI also offers Basic Skills Education to help prepare for a GED, Dual Credit for high school students, and fast-track career training for working professionals.
At CWI we are proud of our talented and dedicated faculty and staff. Our employees have an opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives every day. We are excited for you to join us and share our passion for higher education.
Faculty members teach assigned classes in accordance with the College’s established policies and guidelines, assist in student advising, fulfill committee assignments, perform various institutional and community support activities, and perform responsibilities as assigned. Full-time faculty may be assigned to teach at any time on any of our campuses.
Instructors at CWI are expected to focus on mastering disciplinary content, developing and strengthening their ability to prepare and present instructional materials, and assessing student performance. Instructors are focusing on inclusive student-centered pedagogy and familiarizing themselves with the college, its resources, systems, and departmental curriculum in order to facilitate student success and persistence across the student lifecycle. Professional development at the rank of instructor focuses on student achievement. Instructors are engaged in the institution in areas where their participation and skill set has the greatest potential for impact on the success of students.
- Develop and maintain inclusive, student-centered pedagogy to meet the unique needs of
CWI’s diverse community college population.
- Focus on continuous improvement of course curriculum, content delivery, assessment,
and responsiveness to students.
- Establish and maintain a record of teaching excellence.
- Assist in the development and/or revision of curriculum at the course level.
- Develop professional relationships to familiarize oneself with the college, its resources,
- Engage in service activities that support student and personal success.
- Become conversant with department/program-level initiatives.
- Understand and engage with planning and/or assessment at department/program level.
- Work with supervisors to determine how one’s professional expertise and interests
contribute to student and personal success.
- Master’s degree from accredited institution.
- Hold an Occupational Specialist Certification or have a willingness to work with Idaho’s Career and Technical Education department to obtain one within 3 years of employment at CWI
- Experience teaching classes at post-secondary level in field of study. Three years of
- Willingness to work cooperatively, communicate clearly, and be a team player.
- Ability to adapt to variety of teaching methodologies including lectures, group activities,
individual instruction, distance learning, and teaching with technology.
- Commitment to professional growth and development.
- Ability to advise students.
- Proficiency in usage of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation
- Demonstrated commitment to teaching at a community college or with adult learners
- Demonstrated service to an institution of higher learning preferred.
- Experience using instructional technology to deliver courses online preferred