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FT Faculty - Math Instructor

Employer
Big Bend Community College
Location
98837, Moses Lake
Salary
See position description
Date posted
Apr 17, 2024

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Position Summary

Big Bend Community College (BBCC), a rural college serving vibrant, culturally rich communities in the Columbia Basin of Central Washington invites applications for a tenure-track Math Instructor.  This position is part of the five-person Math Department within the larger Math/Science Division.  We are looking for someone prepared and interested in teaching pre-college and transfer-level math.  

Salary placement for candidates with a master's degree and five (5) years of employment experience directly related to the position begins at $77,094 for a 173-day contract, September to June.  Additional degrees, experience, and state-funded and negotiated increases will increase the salary.   This is a union-represented position subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).  Placement on the Salary Index Matrix (SIM) is in accordance with the BBCC Faculty Association Negotiated Agreement.

Big Bend offers candidates a straight-forward, supportive tenure process with three (3) years to the first promotion along with generous support and funding for professional development. Our faculty benefit from a connection to a statewide network of conferences to enhance instruction. The anticipated start date for this position is September 16, 2024.  
 

BBCC’s organizational strength is captured in our small but mighty spirit. A small college taking on BIG things to enact BIG change to lift our students and employees. We are dedicated to extending postsecondary access to all our service district members and providing an environment for all to grow personally and professionally, steered by our mission and vision.
 

Vision:   To become our communities’ first choice to dream, learn, and succeed.

Mission
Serve as a Bridge
Stand as a Leader
Support for Success

Our guiding principles are a call to action, establishing a standard for how we interact with each other, present BBCC in the community, serve students AND act upon areas of inequity.    

Guiding Principles
Honor our Role as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
Advocate for Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity
Embrace our Workplace Norms 
Innovate Proactively
Model Integrity
Educate All

If you share these values, we encourage you to come be a part of the movement happening at Big Bend Community College.  

This position is open until filled.  Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by April 30, 2024.  Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged. 

Essential Job Duties

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Prepare and teach math courses ranging from pre-college math through differential equations. This may include day, evening, hybrid and online classes. 
  • Provide regular and predictable access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods.
  • Instruct, assist, and motivate students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.
  • Advise students; assist students in planning an educational program and in selecting courses, and when necessary refer students to appropriate student services for assistance.
  • Participate as an active member of working committees dealing with instruction, college-wide and department assessment, student matters and/or college related concerns.
  • Work effectively with colleagues and students of diverse backgrounds and be a positive contributing member of the campus community.
  • In collaboration with the other full-time math faculty, represent and promote the Math Department at Math and Science Division and campus-wide meetings.  
  • In collaboration with the other full-time math faculty, design, implement, and document assessment tasks for the Math Department.  
  • Provide advice and support for Associate (PT) math faculty in conjunction with the department.
  • Maintain positive and effective communications with students, faculty, administration, and staff.
  • Foster a flexible, healthy learning environment with respect for student diversity.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth, development, and conduct.
  • Other duties as agreed to with division chair or administrator.

Minimum & Desirable Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
At the time of application, all applicants must possess the following:

  • A Master's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, or in a related field from an accredited institution with significant coursework in graduate-level mathematics.
    • Applicants with a master's degree in teaching and bachelor's degree in Mathematics combined with a minimum of 5 years teaching math courses such as statistics, pre-calculus, and calculus will also be considered.  
  • Prior experience teaching or tutoring mathematics.
  • Experience working with diverse, multicultural, and first-generation college students. 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Teaching experience at the community college level. 
  • Experience teaching pre-college and transfer-level mathematics courses.
  • Experience with online learning, hybrid courses, and learning management systems such as Canvas, Blackboard, D2L, etc. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the role of the community college in education.
  • Experience implementing innovative teaching methods such as inverted instruction, coordinated studies, team teaching, active learning, or computer-aided instruction.
  • Bilingual fluency, especially Spanish, Ukrainian, and/or Russian.  

Application Instructions

This position is open until filled.  Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by April 30, 2024.  Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.  

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • BBCC Online application.
  • Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
  • Comprehensive resume or CV.*
  • Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*  Supplemental questions are designed to address the Additional Desirable qualifications list in the job posting. 
  • Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees.  Official transcripts required upon employment.*

NOTE:  You must complete the online application in full and respond to the required supplemental questions.  Failure to provide this information or responses of "See Resume" may eliminate you from consideration for this position.  The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process.  These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc. 

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment.  Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice.  

If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please contact NEOGOV Customer Service at 1-855-524-5627.

TEACHING DEMONSTRATION:

Applicants selected for a final interview may be required to give a short (approximately 10-15 minute) teaching demonstration on a topic selected by the college.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete the questions.  

Prior to employment, a background check including criminal record history 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 the position.  

An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of Big Bend Community College to sponsor an H-1B visa.   In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.  

Official transcripts must be provided to the college upon hire.  

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  

Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA  98837; 509-793-2026 or via email at hroffice@bigbend.edu.  

DRUG AND ALCOHOL-FREE CAMPUS: 

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug and alcohol-free campus.  Employees are expected to comply with BBCC’s policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety.  The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page (Download PDF reader) of the BBCC website.  Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008. 

BBCC ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT: 

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community.  Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website.  If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: 

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification.  

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