Description The Molecular Biosciences (MBS) and Life Sciences programs at Bellevue College are seeking qualified candidatesfor a full-time tenure-track opening in Molecular Biosciences and Biology.Faculty perform 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.
Tenure track instructors have duties in both teaching and governance. Candidates 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).
Full-time faculty in this position will teach courses in both the Life Sciences Program and Molecular Biosciences Program, potentially including lecture and laboratory courses in general biology, advanced molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, bioinformatics, and immunology, as determined by their qualifications and the needs of the programs. This faculty member will also mentor senior students in the MBS program as they complete an independent research project in their Capstone course.
A successful candidate will be dedicated to teaching molecular biosciences and biology at an open-enrollment institution. Individuals with demonstrated commitment to closing equity 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.
COMPREHENSIVE WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGE Annual salary is based on a 176-day contract with a minimum of $59,756.28; beginning salary will be determined by the assessment of the candidate's education and related experience. New hires cannot be placed above $63,439.06 unless exceptional circumstances prevail.
We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components.Generous benefitspackage is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiplemedical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.
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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 45% students of color and over 1,800 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 ourmission 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 PROGRAMS The Science Division at Bellevue College is organized into seven programs: Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Molecular Biosciences, Engineering, Computer Science, and Earth & Space Sciences. Most programs offer 2-year Associate Degrees; however, the MBS and Computer Science Programs offer 4-year Bachelor's Degrees.
The Life Sciences Program (which encompasses biology, botany and nutrition) is one of the largest programs on campus, offering about 75 sections per academic quarter. It consists of 12 full-time faculty and over 20 adjunct instructors. Most of this effort is focused on Biology courses, which largely serve students interested in pursuing careers in the medical and health care fields. In addition to traditional teaching methods, the Program is heavily invested in providing students with hands-on research opportunities.
Molecular Biosciences is a relatively new program at Bellevue College where students can earn a 2-year Molecular Science Technician degree and a 4-year Bachelors' in Applied Science in Molecular Biosciences. The program is currently composed of an integration of faculty from the Life Sciences and Physical Sciences programs. Successful graduates in this program possess the skills necessary for careers in a variety of disciplines such as molecular biology, medicine, forensics, biochemistry, pharmacology, neuroscience, food chemistry, and environmental science.
Students in the MBS program are encouraged to participate in internships and are required to complete a senior capstone project consisting of three senior level classes where each student works on an independent research proposal. Faculty guide students as they design their proposal, carrying out experiments, collect and analyze data, document results and complete the project.
Faculty participate in professional activities at both the regional and national levels. Both programs strive to build a supportive and encouraging community for both faculty and students, and are committed to putting student success at the center of every decision. As part of this effort we are committed to building a multi-cultural program that parallels the diversity of our community.
Teach two-to-three Molecular Biosciences and Biology classes per quarter in the Fall, Winter, and Spring; or an equivalent course load. Class sizes typically range from 24 to 28 students. 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, students 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. Mentor senior students in the Molecular Biosciences program during their Capstone courses.
Non-teaching responsibilities include: Participate in curriculum design, assessment, and revisions 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 biology and molecular biosciences 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. Contribute to the division, college, and community, such as through representation of faculty and department interests on division-wide and campus-wide committees, and participation in campus-wide efforts to dismantle barriers that can impact underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations. Provide responsible and compassionate guidance and advising to students as they navigate courses and college systems. Contribute to Science Division outreach efforts in the community. Contribute to the growth of the Molecular Biosciences program by helping inform the campus and the local communities about the nature of the program and the job opportunities for its graduates. Participate and encourage attendance to the Molecular Biosciences seminars.
QUALIFICATIONS/CORE COMPETENCIES MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master or PhD's degree in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Immunology or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution Experience teaching MBS and Biology courses at the college level or relevant skills to do so effectively Dedication to increasing inclusivity and closing achievement/access gaps with intentional curriculum and instruction design Effective communication skills (to students and colleagues) in both written and oral form Experience completing tasks independently and as part of a team Experience conducting research in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or related fields.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Teaching or professional experience in one or more of the following disciplines: General Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, and Bioinformatics Experience directing students performing undergraduate research in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or related fields, and commitment to continued professional development in scientific discipline and pedagogy (e.g. involvement in relevant professional activities or organizations, etc.) Demonstrated currency in the field(s) of Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Immunology or a closely related discipline Experience in governance or other service to a campus, community, or workplace Training and/or experience to effectively implement varied teaching methods (e.g. inquiry-based and project-based learning, group activities, effective online supplementation) Experience teaching or working with historically underrepresented, underserved, and marginalized populations Effective implementation of accessible strategies using both specific accommodations and universal design Experience providing guidance and advising to students Experience helping to maintain a research laboratory
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS Applications received by2/24/19will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.This tenure-track position will beginFall Quarter, 2019.
Tenure-Track Full-Time Faculty 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 wordApplyat the top right cornerof 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: 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/Resume 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 1pg, max 2 pgs).Please note that your Teaching Philosophy must be a separate response from your DiversityStatement. Attach a copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment)
Located in Bellevue, Washington, Bellevue College is a community based public institution. Bellevue College is a 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. The college serves 37,000 students every year, and is represented by 65 different countries. Bellevue College has a variety of distance learning options for the students such as online learning. Students have the opportunity to receive a variety degrees and certificates that range from a GED to a Baccalaureate degree. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accredits Bellevue College as a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.