ABOUT THE COLLEGE Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 45% students of color and over 1,800 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.
We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
The Science Division at Bellevue College is organized into four programs: Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Computer Science / Engineering. The Physics Department is included in the Physical Sciences Program and currently consists of four full-time faculty and eight quarterly contracted adjunct faculty. More than sixty five sections of physics, including both lecture-based and inquiry-based introductory courses, algebra- and calculus-based college physics sequences, and a modern physics course, are offered annually. Physics instruction is supported by a comprehensive collection of laboratory and demonstration apparatus and laboratory support staff. The members of the Physics Department are an active and eclectic group with a variety of research backgrounds, who share a common commitment to excellence in teaching. Members of the department participate in professional activities at both the regional and national levels. http://scidiv.bellevuecollege.edu
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR BASE RATE:
A 6 credits lecture/lab Physics class is compensated at $5,343.73
Part-time faculty with 50% or more load must become members of the Bellevue College Association of Higher Education (BCAHE) union, or pay a representation fee to the Association.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL DUTIES:
This is a temporary part-time faculty position, typically assigned as-needed on a quarterly basis, with no expectation of continued employment beyond the current appointment.
Teach physics courses spanning the physics department offerings as assigned in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. Current offerings include the two main introductory physics sequences (algebra-based and calculus-based), a modern physics course, an inquiry-based course to prepare students for the introductory sequences, an inquiry-based course in support of information technology, an inquiry-based course in support of the visual and performing arts, and an introductory course for arts and humanities majors.
Part-time physics faculty teach one or a combination of physics courses at all levels of the curriculum consistent with their experience, provide office hours, and participate in departmental meetings in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.
At this time we are especially interested in instructors experienced with introductory mechanics or electricity and magnetism for the algebra based or calculus based sequence.
A Master's Degree in Physics or a Baccalaureate degree in Physics and a Master's in a closely related discipline from an accredited institution
Experience teaching Physics at college level
Ability to relate to students and staff of varied ethnicity, age, background and ability, and a commitment to achieving educational success in a culturally diverse environment
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Experience teaching in community college setting
Experience designing and constructing effective learning activities
Evidence of efforts to improve student success in an open-enrollment institution
One or more of the following:
Experience and continuing engagement in discovering ways to make explicit the connections between physical theory and the physical world as experienced by students
Knowledge of current physics education research and applications of research findings
Related professional experience or activity
Application must include the below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will be considered incomplete and will not be screened for the position.
Complete an online Application (note that stating "See Resume" on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
Attach a Cover Letter that addresses how you meet Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (max 2 pgs)
Attach a Curriculum Vitae
Attach a statement of your Teaching Philosophy (max 1 pg)
Located in Bellevue, Washington, Bellevue College is a community based public institution. Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence, that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college serves 37,000 students every year, and is represented by 65 different countries. Bellevue College has a variety of distance learning options for the students such as online learning. Students have the opportunity to receive a variety degrees and certificates that range from a GED to a Baccalaureate degree. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accredits Bellevue College as a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.