Bellevue College is seeking qualified candidates for an assistant (tenure-track) full-time professor position in the Political Science Program for the 2021-2022 academic year. The ideal candidate will be a teacher who is committed to student empowerment, community engagement, and global citizenship. Full-time professor teach 15 credits (typically 3 courses) per quarter and hold a minimum of 5 office hours per week. Additional responsibilities include student advising and mentoring, shared governance, curriculum development, program management, and ongoing professional development. The Political Science Program at Bellevue College values inclusive teaching, shared governance and interdisciplinary collaboration, and is committed to equity, anti-racism, and social justice.
This position is represented by the Bellevue College Association of Higher Education (BCAHE) union.
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; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; 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 Political Science Department at Bellevue College values student-centered teaching and learning. We serve a diverse student body, offering first-year and second-year level courses in Political Science. Our curriculum is articulated with the University of Washington and our students have a high success rate upon transfer. Among the Political Science department's many courses are: Introduction to Political Science, American Government, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Introduction to Political Philosophy, The United Nations, Gender and Politics, and Environmental Politics. These courses are offered in multiple teaching modalities, including online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes. In addition, we offer faculty the opportunity to teach International Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies courses and we encourage our faculty to develop new curriculum that serves our diverse student population. We are committed to teaching, governance, activism and research that not only serves our diverse student body but also contributes to the broader community.
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