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Feb 7 2018

Faculty English Instructor #017133

Bellevue College Bellevue, Washington, United States

The English department is seeking qualified candidates for two (2) full-time tenure-track openings in the program. English faculty teach writing and reading at all levels to a diverse student body. The department also offers, on a rotating basis, a few literature courses each quarter. Tenure-track faculty are expected to teach, assess, and advise students; participate in department, division, and college-wide governance; engage in ongoing professional development, including equity training.

Applications received by 02/25/2018 will be given first consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. This position will start Fall Quarter, 2018.

The individual in this position will be responsible for the following:

  • Perform student-centered teaching at a minimum load of 15 credits (three classes) per quarter in developmental and college-level composition courses
  • Conduct courses offered in classroom, hybrid, and distance learning or on-line modalities for a multi-cultural, multi-ability, multilingual student population
  • Be available to teach classes on a variety of days and/or times
  • Assess student placement essays and learning outcomes
  • Foster a positive, caring, equitable learning environment where differences and pluralism are valued, and all students have opportunities to be successful learners
  • Provide culturally-responsible advising, 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.)
  • Participate in on-going curriculum development, revision, and implementation that incorporates multi-cultural perspectives
  • Participate in developing the department’s pre-college teaching and learning strategies
  • Maintain excellence, current knowledge, and skills in teaching, in the English discipline, and in cultural versatility
  • Participate in governance responsibilities with colleagues
  • Participate in the life and culture of the department, division, and college, including the college-wide effort to dismantle barriers that can impact underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations
  • Perform related duties as required


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in English, Composition Studies, Rhetoric, or other related field (articulate in a cover letter how your degree has prepared you for this specific position)
  • Experience in teaching composition or a related subject in an English course
  • Experience teaching historically underrepresented, underserved, and marginalized populations, and a dedication to closing achievement and access gaps
  • Background that shows willingness to engage in professional development activities
  • Prior experience that shows ability to work in a team environment
  • Background or prior experience that shows ability to work in an inclusive manner with diverse faculty, staff, and student population
  • Prior experience that utilizes effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

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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 (minimum 300 words, maximum 325 words, 12 pt font, double-spaced). 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)
  • Finalists may be asked to submit at least 2 sets of student evaluations.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Faculty.

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