Bellevue College — Basic and Transitional Studies ELL Faculty #018030

Applications received by 04/23/2018 will receive first consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until position is filled. This position will start Fall Quarter, 2018.

The Basic and Transitional Studies ELL Instructor will perform duties and functions under the general direction of the Vice President of Instruction and shall be responsible primarily to the Associate Dean of Basic and Transitional Studies & the English Language Institute. The instructor will provide instruction, develop curriculum, and advise students primarily in courses in English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), and secondarily in other departmental programs as expertise permits. Basic and Transitional Studies at Bellevue College comprises three programs, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST).

Essential Functions/Typical Duties

Teaching duties include:

  • Teach 15 credits per quarter
  • Design and facilitate learning experiences that achieve learning outcomes for assigned courses
  • Assess student intake, placement, and learning outcomes based on the College and Career Readiness Standards
  • Apply knowledge of CASAS testing and reporting to ensure accuracy and compliance with the state reporting system (WABERS)
  • Participate in on-going curriculum development, revision, and implementation
  • Collaborate with faculty, administrators, and staff within the department and the larger college community

Non-teaching duties include:

  • Advise students and collaborate with campus advisors
  • Participate in college governance, including attending and participating in faculty departmental meetings and serving on various campus committees
  • Maintain current knowledge and skills in area of assignment through professional development opportunities
  • Perform other duties and functions that may be assigned, such as part-time performance reviews


  • Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or related field (such as Adult Education, Linguistics, or Foreign Language with a TESOL certificate)
  • Three years ELL teaching experience or equivalent part-time experience working with immigrants and refugees in a higher education or adult learner setting
  • Ability to teach immigrants and refugee adult learners using standards-based instruction, from literacy to pre-college levels
  • Commitment to ensuring student success and to developing a positive learning environment where diversity and pluralism are valued.
  • Effective intercultural communication skills, especially with speakers of other languages
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Evidence of a teaching philosophy that is appropriate to English-language learners (ELLs) from literacy to pre-college levels in a higher education or adult learner setting
  • Evidence of effective teaching in various learning environments (e.g. face-to-face, technology-mediated classrooms, online, hybrid) and with an online course management system such as CANVAS
  • Ability to work well with diverse colleagues in collaborative, trans-disciplinary, and integrative teaching and learning environments

To apply, go to

Application must include the 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 (note that stating “See Resume” on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
  • Complete the Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Attach a Cover Letter that addresses how you meet Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (max 2 pgs)
  • Attach a Curriculum Vitae
  • Attach a statement of your Teaching Philosophy (max 1 pg)
  • Attach a Diversity Statement 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 (minimum 300 words, maximum 325 words, 12 pt font, double-spaced). Please note that your Teaching Philosophy must be a separate response from your Diversity Statement.
  • Attach copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted – official transcripts required upon employment)