Psychology, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor

Job ID: 12289
Location: Bellevue College
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Position Summary

The Social Science Division is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time tenure-track position in the Psychology Department. A typical teaching load consists of three (3) five-credit courses plus five (5) office hours per week. Additional responsibilities include student advising, participating in curriculum development and assessment, participating in college governance both on campus or virtually through Zoom/ MS Teams, maintaining professional expertise in Psychology, using technology that best fits the needs of the students, and developing other strategies to help students meet learning outcomes and succeed, such as creating research opportunities.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Annual Salary Range: $70,923.89 – $99,471.30.

Annual salary is based on a 176-day contract with a minimum of $70,923.89; beginning salary will be determined by the assessment of the candidate's education and related experience. New hires cannot be placed above $76,047.89 unless exceptional circumstances prevail. Participation in certain projects may receive separate wages.

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.

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About the Department

Our Psychology Department values student-centered teaching and learning while engaging in high-impact practices. We serve a diverse student body, offering freshman and sophomore level courses in Psychology. Our curriculum is fully articulated with transfer-programs and our students have a high success rate upon transfer. Our courses include general, physiological, abnormal, lifespan, personality, social, cognitive, human sexuality, sex and gender, positive, cross-cultural psychology as well as research methods and more. We offer instructors the opportunity to teach Interdisciplinary Studies courses and in multiple teaching modalities, including online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes. Our faculty are encouraged to develop and design new curriculum, foster inclusivity, and to keep up with disciplinary trends.

Our department website can be found here: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/psych/.

Essential Functions

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Teach courses at all levels within the Psychology program and facilitate, evaluate and report the learning experiences of all students.
  • Organize and follow course plans for assigned courses that include approved course learning outcomes, course content, and evaluation/assessment criteria, and maintain course currency within the discipline.
  • Provide up-to-date course syllabi that establish clear expectations and document course outcomes for students.
  • Assess and evaluate student learning, and provide precise, timely, constructive, written, and verbal feedback to students regarding their learning, class performance, and professional preparation.
  • Communicate actively with students and create a positive and respectful learning environment that engages all students in teaching and learning activities.
  • Incorporate a variety of teaching and learning strategies, delivery modes, and innovative techniques, including the integration of technology and the latest research, to assist in the achievement and assessment of learning outcomes.
  • Support student success and college pluralism/diversity goals and initiatives, and integrate activities into classes and departmental programs.
  • Engage students in learning about and practicing information literacy as appropriate to the discipline.

Non-teaching responsibilities include:

  • Participate in course, curriculum, and program assessment, review, and revision, including new course/credential development, integrating assessment results along with the latest research and aiming at continuous improvement.
  • Engage in professional-development opportunities on-and-off campus
  • Establish weekly office hours to advise prospective and continuing students and assist students with coursework and classroom related questions.
  • Contribute to shared governance through participation and leadership on college/division/program committees and through individual projects.
  • Engage in scholarly pursuits, including research or creative professional activities related to the discipline, and contribute to the discipline or profession through presentation, publication, exhibition, or performance
  • Represent the college or program in community events, statewide inter-institutional initiatives, or local, state, regional or national professional organizations.

About Bellevue College

Bellevue College is located within the city limits of Bellevue, Washington, along the Interstate 90 corridor. The main campus is situated on 100 wooded acres within sight of the Cascade Range and the Puget Sound, approximately five miles from downtown Bellevue and 10 miles from downtown Seattle. As the third largest institution of higher learning in Washington, we open the door of higher education to more than 32,000 students each year.

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