Applications received by 01/29/17 will be given first consideration. Applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled. This position will start Fall Quarter 2017.
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 40% students of color and over 1,700 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.
Bellevue College has one of the largest interior design programs in the state of Washington. The CIDA-accredited program provides students with a broad foundation in fine arts and design, skill-based practice, and critical thinking experiences. The curriculum offers rigorous and varied methods of design investigation, including exposure to a variety of interior project types. Our program currently enrolls over 400 students, historically graduating an average of 50 to 70 students per year. The program attracts students with diverse cultural and academic backgrounds, with half of our students employed while they are enrolled, and many returning students who are preparing for or reacting to career or life changes. Currently, we have 4 experienced full-time faculty members and a host of talented adjunct instructors who are motivated by the joy of teaching and collaborative endeavors.
JOB SUMMARY The instructor performs duties and functions under the general direction of the Vice President of Instruction and is responsible primarily to the Arts & Humanities Division Dean. The ideal candidate would be a dedicated, experienced, open-minded, and motivated individual, providing leadership, engagement, and discipline expertise in continuing to move the program forward in innovative ways. They will demonstrate commitment to advancing the interior design body of knowledge, and building relationships with students and/or colleagues from varied ethnicities, ages, backgrounds, learning styles, and abilities. A record of community service and outreach is also an important consideration in helping to achieve our instructional and program leadership goals. As an instructor in the Interior Design Department, the individual is responsible for teaching lecture and studio courses that may include but are not limited to foundation and upper division studios; architectural and building technology; digital media and visual communications, theory, history, and practices.
Essential Functions/Typical Duties:
Conduct equitable teaching and promote learning excellence in the Interior Design department via grounded and online course delivery
Foster a positive and caring learning community where diversity and pluralism are advanced
Review and update assigned courses to ensure currency of information, appropriate pedagogy, and implementation of student learning outcomes
Provide verbal and written assessment of student learning outcomes
Participate in program-level curriculum development and revision that is appropriate for a culturally-diverse population
Provide culturally-responsible advising to prospective and currently-enrolled program students on degree completion planning, transfer credit evaluation, and career preparation, including navigating obstacles that underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations may experience in college (e.g. students with disabilities, students of color, first generation college students, LBGTQia students, Veterans, 2nd language learners, etc.)
Support the college's Pluralism and Diversity initiative and Student Success initiative by integrating related concepts into class activities and departmental programs
Maintain knowledge and skills in teaching, in the Interior Design discipline, and in cultural versatility
Contribute to college and departmental governance and activities (e.g. project leadership, program chair roles, college-wide effort to dismantle barriers that can impact underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations, etc.)
Participate in community outreach through instructional and program-sponsored efforts, promoting collaborative relationships with guest lecturers and critics, industry partners, civic organizations, high schools, and the regional community at large
Perform other reasonable duties and functions that may be assigned
Master's degree from an accredited institution in interior design, architecture, interior architecture, environmental design, or industrial design
3 years of experience teaching in higher education
3 years of professional experience in interior design, architecture, interior architecture, environmental design, or industrial design
Experience using industry-standard digital design media
Philosophy of education appropriate to serve the needs of the diverse population of Bellevue College
Experience in integrating diversity, pluralism, and inclusion into teaching and learning, or equivalent transferable skills to do so
Familiarity with CIDA standards and NCIDQ certification
Mastery of digital design media, graphic communication skills and presentation techniques
Experience in curriculum development and program management in a multi-cultural college setting
Active affiliation with professional design organizations
Leadership experience in bringing together people of diverse backgrounds in an inclusive and collaborative manner
HOW TO APPLY
Follow the APPLY NOW button on this page to Bellevue College's Job Opportunities page. 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, including in the References section)
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) and relevant certifications
Attach a digital portfolio of professional work, as well as samples of student work from your classes, containing no more than 20 pages (supported file types: doc, docx, pdf, jpeg, jpg). Ensure each image is of sufficient size and resolution for naked-eye viewing.
Attach an example of a course syllabi you created
Attach an example of course assignment you created, along with an assessment tool
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.