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.
We are seeking candidates who have effective student-centered teaching skills and the ability to engage and challenge our culturally-diverse students through up-to-date teaching methods. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a variety of teaching styles and efficient classroom techniques, and utilize resources that take diversity into consideration. The Biology department particularly values individuals who are focused on teaching and who actively contributes to multi-cultural environments with marginalized communities and underrepresented populations in STEM.
Full-time biology faculty members perform duties and responsibilities under the general direction of the Vice President of Instruction and be responsible primarily to the Dean of Science Division. This position is expected to teach a combination of introductory and major's biology courses at all levels of the curriculum while creating inclusive, equitable learning environments for a diverse student population. Other responsibilities include providing culturally-responsible advising to students (such as 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.); assist in curricula development that integrates the principles of equity and pluralism; participate in college governance and initiatives (such as the college-wide effort to dismantle barriers that can impact underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations); take a leadership role in the Life Sciences program; and maintain currency in biology, recent developments in education, and cultural versatility.