Political Science, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor R20091
Company: Bellevue Community College
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Bellevue College is seeking qualified candidates for an
assistant (tenure-track) full-time professor position in the
Political Science Program for the 2021-2022 academic year. The
ideal candidate will be a teacher who is committed to student
empowerment, community engagement, and global citizenship.
Full-time professor teach 15 credits (typically 3 courses) per
quarter and hold a minimum of 5 office hours per week. Additional
responsibilities include student advising and mentoring, shared
governance, curriculum development, program management, and ongoing
professional development. The Political Science Program at Bellevue
College values inclusive teaching, shared governance and
interdisciplinary collaboration, and is committed to equity,
anti-racism, and social justice.
This position is represented by the Bellevue College Association
of Higher Education (BCAHE) union.
COMPREHENSIVE WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGE
Annual salary is based on a 176-day contract with a minimum of
$66,580.43 ; beginning salary will be determined by the assessment
of the candidate's education and related experience. New hires
cannot be placed above $71,390.63unless exceptional circumstances
We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and
benefits as the main components.Generous benefits package is
offered through Washington State plans that includes
multiplemedical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for
employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred
compensation plans; personal leave; temporary housing; transit
program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships,
For more details about Bellevue College's excellent employee
benefits, please visitBenefitssection, next
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
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 44% students
of color and over 1,100 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 ourmission 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.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Political Science Department at Bellevue College values
student-centered teaching and learning. We serve a diverse student
body, offering first-year and second-year level courses in
Political Science. Our curriculum is articulated with the
University of Washington and our students have a high success rate
upon transfer. Among the Political Science department's many
courses are: Introduction to Political Science, American
Government, International Relations, Comparative Politics,
Introduction to Political Philosophy, The United Nations, Gender
and Politics, and Environmental Politics. These courses are offered
in multiple teaching modalities, including online, hybrid, and
face-to-face classes. In addition, we offer faculty the opportunity
to teach International Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies
courses and we encourage our faculty to develop new curriculum that
serves our diverse student population. We are committed to
teaching, governance, activism and research that not only serves
our diverse student body but also contributes to the broader
Teaching duties include:
- Teaching 15 credits per quarter using student-centered
instruction to achieve learning outcomes for a multi-cultural
student body with emphasis on high impact practices that close
- Organizing and executing course plans that employ up-to-date
syllabi, clear expectations, and approved course learning outcomes
and assessment criteria.
- Assessing and evaluating student learning, using a range of
measurement activities and providing students precise, timely,
constructive, feedback regarding their learning, performance, and
- Maintaining knowledge of effective teaching methodologies,
instructional delivery methods, classroom media, and educational
- Maintaining currency within the discipline and engaging in
scholarly pursuits that result in presentation, publication,
exhibition, or performance.
Advising duties include:
- Establishing weekly office hours to advise students about
coursework and classroom-related questions.
- Communicating actively with students to create a positive,
respectful and culturally-aware learning environment that ensures
students, especially under-represented and historically
marginalized students, are fully engaged and included in teaching
and learning activities.
- Practicing culturally-responsible student advising that assists
students, especially underrepresented and historically marginalized
students, overcome retention and completion barriers.
Governance/Service duties include:
- Participating in college governance by serving on department,
division, campus committees or individual projects.
- Participating in college-wide student success initiatives,
especially those aimed at increasing opportunity for, retention of,
and completion by underrepresented and historically marginalized
- Participating in on-going curriculum development, revision,
implementation, and evaluation that incorporates principles of
diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Assisting in the development, distribution, and collection of
student learning outcome assessments.
- Representing the college or program at community events,
statewide inter-institutional initiatives, or local, state,
regional, or national professional organizations, and performing
other duties and functions as assigned.
- Master's degree or higher in Political Science or related field
with a political emphasis and/or - J.D. with a political focus from
an accredited academic institution.(Explain applicability of
related discipline in cover letter)
- Experience teaching Political Science or a related
interdisciplinary field with a political focus.
- Ability to teach a range of courses in Political Science,
including its multiple subfields.
- Demonstrated commitment to the community college mission and
- Ability to teach in a multi-cultural classroom and advocate for
diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Ability to teach a wide range of student preparedness
consistent with an open access college.
- Demonstrated ability to connect and build relationships with
students and colleagues from varied ethnicities, gender identities,
ages, backgrounds, learning styles, and abilities.
- Ph.D.(or "All But Dissertation") in Political Science or
related discipline from an accredited institution. (Explain
applicability of related discipline in cover letter)
- Record of success teaching college-level courses in Political
Science or a related field with a political focus.
- Experience integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into
the teaching, learning and mentoring of students
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and community
engagement, both inside and outside the classroom.
- Demonstrated commitment to addressing disproportionate impact,
equity and anti-racism issues in an institutional setting.
- Experience with a variety of teaching modalities and delivery
methods, including online, hybrid and face-to-face classes.
- Demonstrated commitment to shared governance and ongoing
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS
Applications received by 02/14/2021 will be given full
consideration. Applications received after that date may be
considered until the position is filled. The position will begin
Fall Quarter, 2021.
Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor positions are eligible for
Prior to a new hire, a background check will be conducted.
Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude
employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's
suitability and competence to perform in the position.
How To Apply:
Click on the word Apply at the top right corner of the job
Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply.
Your application must include a complete online application and all
of the required documents 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
- Complete an online Application
- Attach a Cover Letter (minimum 1 page, maximum 2 pages) that
addresses how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications,
including teaching experiences
- Attach a Curriculum Vitae/Resume
- Attach a statement of your Teaching Philosophy (minimum 1 page,
maximum 2 pages)
- Attach a Diversity Statement (minimum 1 page, maximum 2 pages)
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. Please
note that your Diversity Statement must be a separate response from
your Teaching Philosophy.
- Attach a copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts
may be submitted - official transcripts required upon
- Attach the names and contact information of three professional
- Attach a sample syllabus for any first-year course in Political
Science or related discipline
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