Description The Earth & Space Sciences Program at Bellevue College is seeking qualified candidatesfor a full-time tenure-track opening in Meteorology.Meteorology 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.
Tenure track instructors in the Earth & Space Science Program 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 Meteorology courses, including climate science, along with other Earth Science or Environmental Science courses, as determined by their qualifications and the needs of the program. This faculty member will also manage the Bellevue College Weather Station, which will include performing weekly maintenance and periodic updates to hardware and software, as well as answering requests for weather data from users on campus, members of the public, and government agencies.
A successful candidate will be dedicated to teaching meteorology 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 PROGRAM 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. The Earth & Space Sciences Program, which includes astronomy, environmental science, geology, meteorology and oceanography, consists of 7 full-time faculty and a number of quarterly-contracted faculty. Several faculty also teach in other disciplines, including biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics. Meteorology typically offers 3-to-4 sections each academic quarter - about 10-15% of the total sections offered in Earth & Space Sciences Program. These courses primarily serve as electives for students earning their Associates degree. Members of the program participate in professional activities at both the regional and national levels. The program strives to build a supportive and encouraging community for both faculty and students and is 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 three 5-credit classes per quarter in the Fall, Winter, and Spring; or an equivalent course load. Class sizes typically range from 28 to 36 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, student of color, first generation college students, LBGTQia 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.
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 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.
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.
Master's degree or PhD in Meteorology or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution
Experience teaching Meteorology and related 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
Teaching or professional experience in one or more of the following disciplines: Climatology; Environmental Science; Mathematics; Oceanography; Physics
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 historically underrepresented, underserved, and marginalized populations
Experience or interest in working with underrepresented populations in STEM fields (e.g. clubs, professional organizations, extracurricular outreach, etc.).
Effective implementation of accessible strategies using both specific accommodations and universal design
Demonstrated commitment to professional development to maintain currency in meteorology, climatology and teaching methods (e.g. involvement in relevant professional activities or organizations, etc.)
Experience providing guidance and advising to students
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS Applications received by 2/7/19 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. This tenure-track position will begin Fall 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.
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 Diversity Statement.
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.