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.
Master's degree from an accredited institution in Biology or related field
Documented experience teaching Biology at the college level
Experience in integrating diversity, pluralism, and inclusion into teaching and learning, or equivalent transferable skills to do so
Ability to build supportive relationships with students and staff from varied ethnicity, age, background, learning style, and ability, and a commitment to culturally-diverse environment
Ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Experience in addressing disproportionate impact and equity issues in the higher education environment
Experience or interest in:
Developing areas in Biology/Life Sciences
Mentoring and/or advising students with diverse backgrounds
Assessment of student learning
A variety of teaching techniques
K-12 science outreach
Experience or interest in supporting underrepresented populations in STEM fields
Experience providing support in marginalized communities
Familiarity with current issues and development in Science education
History of ongoing professional development
Leadership experience in bringing together people of diverse backgrounds in an inclusive manner
Applications received by 2/12/17 will be given first consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. This position will start Fall 2017.
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)
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 (max 1 pg). 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: Annual salary is based on a 173-day contract with a minimum of $55,354.06; beginning salary will be determined by the assessment of the candidate's education and related experience. New hires cannot be placed above $59,353.19 unless exceptional circumstances prevail. This position is covered under the Bellevue College Association of Higher Education (BCAHE) union; the individual in this position must become a member of the Association, or pay a representation fee to the Association, within 30 calendar days after date of hire.
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.