Bellevue College — Mathematics, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor R21017

Mathematics, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor R21017

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Location: Bellevue WA, WA
Job Type: Full Time
Division: Academic Affairs
Job Number: R21017
Job Status: Full-TimeRepresentedTenure-Track

DESCRIPTION
Bellevue College Science Division is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time, tenure-track Mathematics position to start Fall, 2021. For this position we seek a candidate who has experience working with and supporting Black students in mathematics.

The Mathematics faculty performs duties and responsibilities under the general direction of the Provost of Academic and Student Affairs and is responsible primarily to the Dean of the Science Division. An assistant professor in the Mathematics Department has duties in both teaching and governance. The candidate should be committed to improving student education both directly (through high-impact and effective instruction) and indirectly (through service to the department, college and community aimed at improving student success at Bellevue College). A successful candidate will be dedicated to teaching mathematics at an open-enrollment institution. Individuals with demonstrated commitment to closing opportunity gaps in STEM fields are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those with experience creating supportive learning and work environments for diverse students and colleagues.

This position is represented by the Bellevue College Association of Higher Education (BCAHE), a local chapter of the Washington Education Association which is a member of the National Education Association.

COMPREHENSIVE WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGE
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.

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 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.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Science Division provides opportunities for students to explore and pursue degrees in STEM. Our Division has set a goal of reducing opportunity gaps and we are engaging in conversations and initiatives to address these within our pedagogical and organizational practices.

POSITION DUTIES
Teaching responsibilities include:

  • Teach three 5-credit classes per quarter in the Fall, Winter, and Spring; or an equivalent course load. Class sizes typically range from 22 to 36 students.
  • Teach in face-to-face settings and synchronous and/or asynchronous virtual settings.
  • Create and revise course materials, including varied assessments of student knowledge.
  • Design and facilitate learning experiences centered around student needs and interests by using varied instruction methods and resources.
  • Hold at least five weekly office hours and generally assist students one-on-one both through electronic media and in-person.
  • Use data, self-reflection and student/colleague feedback to revise your instruction, improve student success and better serve historically underserved, underrepresented, or marginalized student populations (e.g. students with disabilities, black, indigenous and student of color, first generation college students, LGBTQIA+ students, Veterans, English language learners, etc.).
  • Grade and/or provide useful feedback to students in a way that promotes student understanding and improvement. Assign overall course grades.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to student success through fostering a positive, caring learning environment where diversity and pluralism are valued.

Non-teaching responsibilities include:

  • Participate in curriculum design, assessment, revisions, implementation and evaluation aimed at 1) improvement of course relevancy and 2) promotion of educational equity in the classroom.
  • Engage in professional-development opportunities on-and-off campus to maintain currency in mathematics applications, research and teaching methodology, and to stay up-to-date on campus programs and policies.
  • Contribute to the department through service such as textbook selection, curriculum design, feedback regarding department policies and procedures, program and course-level effectiveness assessments, mentoring of adjunct faculty, and more.
  • Participate in college governance and decision making by representing faculty and department interests on division-wide and campus-wide committees.
  • Participate in campus-wide efforts to dismantle barriers that can impact historically marginalized student populations.
  • Provide culturally responsive guidance and advising with an emphasis on the needs of black students as they navigate courses and college systems.

QUALIFICATIONS/CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Master's or higher in Mathematics or related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Experience teaching in the first two years of collegiate Mathematics (such as algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, linear algebra or differential equations; Check the class schedule for more courses offered) or relevant skills to do so effectively
  • Effective communication skills (to students and colleagues) in both written and oral form
  • Experience completing tasks independently and as part of a team
  • An advocate for educational equity, particularly for addressing equity gaps for Black students, with a teaching philosophy appropriate for a diverse (multicultural, multi-ability, etc.) classroom
  • Dedication to increasing inclusivity and closing opportunity gaps for Black and Latinx students with intentional curriculum and instruction design

SOME COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS ARE PREFERRED:

  • Experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching, mentoring and/or engaging in service with Black populations and other disproportionately impacted populations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of barriers for Black students and faculty and experience in addressing disproportionate impact and equity issues within an institution
  • Experience or relevant skills for integrating diversity, pluralism, and inclusion into teaching and learning
  • Knowledge/experience working with a variety of teaching modalities and delivery methods, including learning management system, simulation, flipped classes, asynchronous/synchronous online, and hybrid courses
  • Background/prior experience that shows understanding of concepts related to student-centered teaching and learning theory, curriculum development, and assessment of learning outcomes
  • Active involvement in community and professional organizations
  • Experience or interest in teaching any of the following:
    • Computational statistics and probability with use of software such as MATLAB, Python or R, which supports Data Science/Data Analytics program
    • Discrete mathematics which supports Computer Science program

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS
Applications received by 04/04/2021 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 (Tenure-Track) 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 the Qualifications/Core Competencies and the Preferred Qualifications
  • Attach a Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • 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 a statement of your Teaching Philosophy (minimum 1 page, maximum 2 pages).
  • 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/3002510/mathematics-assistant-tenure-track-professor-r21017

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.

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