English, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor R21009

Bellevue College
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 11, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

English, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor R21009

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Location: Bellevue WA, WA
Job Type: Full Time
Division: Academic Affairs
Job Number: R21009
Job Status: Full-TimeRepresentedTenure-Track

Bellevue College is working to center racial equity, social justice, and intercultural engagement to eliminate equity gaps and advance student success. Are you a committed educator interested in serving alongside others in these efforts?

The English department is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track opening 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.

This position is represented by the Bellevue College Association of Higher Education (BCAHE) union.

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 $71,390.63 unless exceptional circumstances prevail.

We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, 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, etc.

For more details about Bellevue College's excellent employee benefits, please visit Benefits section, next to Description section.


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 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.

The English Department at Bellevue College (BC) offers a diverse range of courses, including pre-college, college level, creative writing, and literature classes. Our faculty serve students through an equity-based curriculum and instructional approach. BC English faculty have expertise in a variety of disciplines, including linguistics, composition studies, rhetoric, literature, and technical and creative writing.

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, Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages, 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 systemically non-dominant 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

  • Experience with innovative teaching and learning strategies in developmental composition
  • Experience with learner-centered teaching and collaborative learning
  • Background or prior experience that demonstrates equity, fairness and inclusive pedagogy
  • Background or prior experience that demonstrates understanding of concepts related to teaching and learning theory, curriculum development, and assessment of learning outcomes
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development activities
  • Experience in addressing disproportionate impact and equity issues in higher education
  • Experience one or more of the following: teaching technical communication; teaching multilingual populations at the college level; teaching at a community college or similar setting (e.g., urban colleges or commuter colleges)


Applications received by 03/07/2021 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 Professor positions are eligible for relocation allowance.

Background Check:
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 announcement.

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 position.
  • Complete an online Application.
  • Attach a Cover Letter that addresses how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, including teaching interests/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 the names and contact information of three professional references.
  • Attach a copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment).

To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bellevuecollege/jobs/2966563/english-assistant-tenure-track-professor-r21009

Bellevue College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to applicants and employees without regard to race or ethnicity; creed; color; national origin; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; age; religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; or whether a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. Please see policy 4100 at www.bellevuecollege.edu/policies/. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact hr@bellevuecollege.edu or 425-564-2271. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 425-564- 2641, Office C227, and EEOC/504 Compliance Officer, 425-564- 2178, Office R130.