English, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor

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English, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor


Job ID: 13475
Location: Bellevue College
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Position Summary

Bellevue College is working to center racial equity, social justice, and intercultural engagement to eliminate equity gaps and advance student success. Are you an equity-minded teacher with a focus on fostering an inclusive environment? Are you a collaborative educator dedicated to closing opportunity gaps? Do you have an interest in participatory governance, interdisciplinary collaboration, or social/climate justice in education? Do you want to teach a diverse student body at an open-enrollment institution? Do you have experiences similar to the'students we serve? If you answer yes to any of the questions above, we invite you to apply for the full-time, tenure-track position as an English faculty in Bellevue College's Division of Arts and Humanities. This position is expected to begin Fall 2024 and will be a part of large cohort of new faculty joining the Bellevue College community.

The English department is seeking qualified candidates to fill two (2) full-time tenure-track faculty positions in the program. As a full-time faculty member in English, the successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to student success through teaching and learning excellence, and will typically teach three classes per quarter while creating inclusive and equitable learning environments for a diverse student population. 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. Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professors are expected to teach, assess, and advise students; participate in department, division, and college-wide governance; engage in ongoing professional development, including equity training.

Faculty are under the general direction of the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and are responsible primarily to the Dean of the Arts and Humanities Division. Full-time faculty teach in face-to-face settings and synchronous and asynchronous virtual settings, and are expected to deliver in-person classes or a combination of in-person and virtual classes.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Position Salary Range: $77,250.30/year - $108,344.14/year

Annual salary is based on a 176-day contract with a minimum of $77,250.30; beginning salary will be determined by the assessment of the candidate's education and related experience. New hires start no higher than $82,831.36 unless exceptional circumstances prevail. Certain positions may also be eligible for assignment/project-based additional compensation, including a High Demand Stipend up to $8,350 annually, prorated based on the discipline and duration of the assignment. All additional compensations are subject to change depending on funding and negotiated agreement.

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; paid personal leave plan; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

In addition to teaching, full-time faculty maintains office hours and participate in department and college activities. This position is represented by the Bellevue College Association of Higher Education (BCAHE) union.

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 54% students of color and over 1,300 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.

For more information, visit BC Facts at a Glance @ Bellevue College.

About the Department

The English Department and Bellevue College (BC) offers a diverse range of courses, including pre-college, college level, creative writing, and literature classes (visit the English Department website for a list of our courses at https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/english/) . 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.

Essential Functions



  • 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
  • Hold at least five weekly office hours and generally assist students in person one-on-one and/or both through electronic media and in-person.
  • 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, LBGTQ 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


Minimum Qualifications




  • 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 dedication to increasing inclusivity and closing opportunity gaps for historically marginalized students with intentional curriculum and instruction design
  • 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


Preferred Qualifications




  • Experience with innovative teaching and learning strategies in developmental and college-level composition
  • Experience with learner-centered teaching and collaborative learning
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach in traditional, hybrid, and fully online environments
  • 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
  • Experience engaging in professional development activities
  • Experience in addressing disproportionate impact and equity issues in higher education
  • Record of active contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, whether through teaching, professional service, or community engagement
  • Experience with one or more of the following: teaching technical writing and communication; teaching multilingual populations at the college level; teaching writing or English at a community college or similar setting (e.g., urban colleges or commuter colleges)


Conditions of Employment

Bellevue College intends to provide a drug-free, healthy, safe, and secure work and educational environment. Each employee is expected to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform her/his/their assigned duties.

Bellevue College employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Bellevue College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated and your vaccine status will be verified upon hire. Please reach out to the HR Office at jobs@bellevuecollege.edu if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.

Sexual Misconduct and Background Check:

Prior to start of employment, finalists(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. 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.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington State Law.

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Reference Check:

Reference checks may include, but are not limited to, contacting references and verification of work experience, and/or past job duties.

Other Information




  • This position is eligible for relocation allowance.
  • Sponsorship for employment-based visa may be an option for full-time tenure-track faculty position only and depending upon applicants qualification.


How To Apply

Applications received by 02/20/2024 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. This position will begin Fall Quarter, 2024.

All 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 not be considered for the position (only submit required documents with the application, additional documents will not be reviewed.) Please review Application Tips before applying. Current Bellevue College employees should apply the position through Employee Self Service.

Required application materials:




  • Attach a Cover Letter (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.)
  • Attach a Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Attach a statement of your Teaching Philosophy (max 2 pages)
  • Attach a Diversity Statement (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.) 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 employment)
  • Complete Job Questionnaires if applicable


If you have questions with regards to the application or the hiring process, please contact Office of Human Resources at 425-564-2274 or email to jobs@bellevuecollege.edu.

EEO Statement

Bellevue College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, language, ethnicity, religion, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Please see policy 4150 at www.bellevuecollege.edu/policies/. 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 B126.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact hraccommodations@bellevuecollege.edu .

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