Political Science, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor R20091

Bellevue, WA

Posted: 12/27/20
Deadline: 2/25/21

About This Organization

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, 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.

Job Duties

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 opportunity gaps.
• 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 professional preparation.
• Maintaining knowledge of effective teaching methodologies, instructional delivery methods, classroom media, and educational resources.
• 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 students.
• 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.

Required Qualifications

• 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 student population.
• 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.

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