Review of applications begins on 1/15/18 with a final due date of 1/30/18 to receive full consideration. This position will start Fall Quarter, 2018. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Science Division at Bellevue College is organized into five programs: Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Engineering, and Earth & Space Science. The Mathematics Department consists of nineteen full-time faculty and a number of quarterly-contracted faculty. Over three hundred sections of mathematics are offered annually ranging from pre-algebra through linear algebra, differential equations, and discrete math. Members of the department participate in professional activities at both the regional and national levels. The program strives to build a supportive and encouraging community for both faculty and students, and is committed to putting student success at the center of every decision. As part of this effort we are committed to building a multi-cultural program that parallels the diversity of our community. For more information, see the BC Math Department website at https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/math/
Essential Functions/Typical Duties
The Mathematics faculty perform duties and responsibilities under the general direction of the Vice President of Instruction and are responsible primarily to the Dean of the Science Division. Tenure track instructors in the Mathematics Department have duties in both teaching and governance. Candidates should be committed to improving student education both directly (through high-impact and effective instruction) and indirectly (through service to the department, college and community aimed at improving student success at Bellevue College). A successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching mathematics at an open enrollment institution. Individuals with a history of ongoing contribution to multi-cultural and equitable environments, and who have experience providing support to underrepresented populations in STEM fields are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities:
Teach three 5-credit classes per quarter in the Fall, Winter, and Spring; or an equivalent course load. Class sizes typically range from 22 to 36 students.
Create and revise course materials, including varied assessments of student knowledge.
Design and facilitate learning experiences centered around student needs and interests by using varied instruction methods and resources. Instructors are responsible for ensuring their courses are effective for students with diverse educational and life experiences, which can influence learning styles and needs.
Hold at least five weekly office hours and generally assist students one-on-one both through electronic media and in-person.
Use data, self-reflection and student/colleague feedback to revise your instruction, improve student success and better serve historically underserved, underrepresented, or marginalized student populations (e.g. students with disabilities, student of color, first generation college students, LBGTQia students, Veterans, 2nd language learners, etc.).
Grade and/or provide useful feedback to students in a way that promotes student understanding and improvement. Assign overall course grades.
Non-teaching responsibilities include:
Participate in curriculum design and revisions aimed at 1) improvement of course relevancy and 2) promotion of educational equity in the classroom.
Engage in professional-development opportunities on-and-off campus to maintain currency in mathematics applications, research and teaching methodology, and to stay up-to-date on campus programs and policies.
Contribute to the department through service such as textbook selection, curriculum design, feedback regarding department policies and procedures, program and course-level effectiveness assessments, mentoring of adjunct faculty, and more.
Contribute to the division, college, and community, such as through representation of faculty and department interests on division-wide and campus-wide committees, and participation in campus-wide efforts to dismantle barriers that can impact underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations
Provide responsible and compassionate guidance and advising to students as they navigate courses and college systems, such as effective study skills and support for navigating obstacles that underrepresented and historically marginalized students may experience in college.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A successful application will demonstrate that the applicant meets the following criteria:
Master's degree in Mathematics from an accredited institution – OR – Master's degree from an accredited institution combined with significant coursework in Mathematics
Experience teaching the first two years of collegiate Mathematics (algebra through differential equations) or relevant skills to do so effectively
Experience or preparation to implement equitable teaching practices that have positive impact on students that struggle in a traditional math classroom
Effective communication skills (to students and colleagues) in both written and oral form
Experience completing tasks independently and as part of a team
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Some combination of the following qualifications is preferred:
Experience or interest in teaching Statistics and/or pre-college Mathematics
Experience or interest using varied teaching methods (e.g. use of non-traditional formats (online/hybrid), use of classroom practices (inquiry-based-learning, group activities, flipped classroom, etc.))
Ability to motivate student learning through clearly communicating relevant mathematics applications and/or research
Experience in governance or other service to a campus, community, or workplace
Experience teaching historically underrepresented, underserved, and marginalized populations, and a dedication to closing achievement and access gaps
Experience implementing accessible strategies using both specific accommodations and universal design (e.g. video captioning, ensuring screen reader capability of documents, alternative testing methods)
History of professional development and maintaining currency (e.g. involvement in relevant professional activities or organizations, etc.)
HOW TO APPLY Click on the word Apply located above and to the right of the Job Summary section. 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)
Complete the Supplemental Questionnaire
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)
Attach a Diversity Statement that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College (min 1 pg, max 2 pgs). Please note that your Teaching Philosophy must be a separate response from your Diversity Statement.
Attach copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment)
Additional Salary Information: See Position Description
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 ye...ar, 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.