Cultural and Ethnic Studies, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor R20090
Academic Affairs, Bellevue College (Bellevue, WA)
January 11, 2022
Post date: January 11, 2021

Cultural and Ethnic Studies, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor R20090

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Location: Bellevue WA, WA
Job Type:
Division: Academic Affairs
Job Number: R20090
Job Status: Full-TimeRepresentedTenure-Track

Bellevue College is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time assistant (tenure-track) professor position in the Cultural and Ethnic Studies Program for the 2021-2022 academic year. The ideal candidate will be a teacher who is committed to student empowerment, community engagement, and social justice. Full-time instructors 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 Cultural and Ethnic Studies 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.

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.

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.


Cultural and Ethnic Studies (CES) is an interdisciplinary field that combines the theory and practice of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Among its many courses are: Race in the US, Storytelling: Identity and Culture through Film, Muslims in America, Queer Studies, Introduction to Women's Studies, Whiteness Studies, Art & Soul: Cultural Connections through Art, as well as introductory courses in African American, Asian American, Native American, and Latinx Studies. Its mission is to centralize the experiences, stories, voices, histories, and struggles of marginalized and oppressed peoples. As a scholarly pursuit, CES values greater justice and equity and seeks to foster heightened consciousness around race, racism, and colonization in intersectional ways. To this end, all CES courses engage in self-reflection, seeking to understand how inherited, political, social, and cultural positions affect one's world view. Even more crucial to its purpose, CES courses analyze and critique structural systems of power from multiple perspectives. Beyond the classroom, CES prepares students to become agents of social change, teaching civic responsibility, instilling astute consumption of culture, and providing the proficiency to create a more equitable and just future.

Teaching duties include:

  • Teaching 15 credits per quarter using student-centered instruction and high impact practices to achieve learning outcomes.
  • Organizing, communicating, and executing clear course plans and expectations that actively engage students.
  • Assessing and evaluating student learning, using a range of measurement activities and providing students precise, timely, constructive, feedback regarding their learning, performance, and professional preparation.
  • Creating a welcoming and inclusive learning environment for non-dominant groups.
  • Maintaining knowledge of effective teaching methodologies, instructional delivery methods, classroom media, and educational resources.
  • Maintaining currency within the discipline through professional development.

Advising duties include:

  • Establishing weekly office hours to advise students about coursework and classroom-related questions.
  • Assisting and guiding students to meet their professional and academic goals, including advising students about transferring, connecting them to local community resources, internships, volunteer opportunities, and writing letters of recommendation.

Governance/Service duties include:

  • Participating in college governance by serving on department, division, campus committees or on individual projects.
  • Participating in or creating college-wide activities that center on equity and social justice.
  • Participating in on-going curriculum development, revision, implementation, and evaluation that incorporates principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Assisting in the development, distribution, and collection of student learning outcome assessments.
  • Representing the college or program at community events, statewide inter-institutional initiatives, or local, state, regional, or national professional organizations, and performing other duties and functions as assigned.


  • Master's degree or higher in Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies or related field from an accredited institution. (Explain applicability of related discipline in cover letter)
  • Experience teaching college-level courses on a range of topics, including race, ethnicity gender, sexuality, class and disability.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the community college mission and student population.
  • Ability to teach and mentor from a perspective that centralizes marginalized and oppressed groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect and build relationships with students and colleagues from varied races, ethnicities, gender identities, ages, backgrounds and abilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and community engagement, both inside and outside the classroom.


  • Record of success teaching college-level courses on a range of topics, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and disability.
  • Demonstrated commitment to addressing disproportionate impact, equity and anti-racism issues in an institutional setting
  • Experience with a variety of teaching modalities and delivery methods, including online, hybrid and face-to-face classes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance and ongoing professional development.

Applications received by 02/14/2021 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.

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 Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact 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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Application Instructions 

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 (minimum 1 page, maximum 2 pages) that addresses how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, including teaching experiences
  • Attach a Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Attach a statement of your teaching philosophy (minimum 1 page, maximum 4 pages) that addresses your pedagogical and methodological approaches to culturally responsive teaching and learning, and demonstrates how your education, professional experiences, background and/or philosophy have prepared you to contribute to Bellevue College's commitment to diversity and equity.
  • Attach a copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment)
  • Attach the names and contact information of three professional references
  • Attach a sample syllabus for any college course taught
  • Attach data from recent student evaluations or recent performance evaluation

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