History, Assistant Professor R19159
Bellevue Community College
 Bellevue, WA


The History faculty will perform duties and functions under the general direction of the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and shall be responsible primarily to the Dean of Social Science.

The successful candidate should be prepared to teach three 5-credit U.S. History courses per quarter. Bellevue College offers three 100-level survey courses in U.S. History: Colonial America, Nineteenth Century United States, and Twentieth Century United States. Depending upon enrollment demands, other responsibilities may include teaching a specialized 100-level or 200-level U.S. History course (such as African American History, History of U.S. Immigration) or a 100-level survey course in World History (Ancient World, The Middle Ages, Contemporary World). The ability to develop and teach potential courses about the multicultural history of the U.S. (such as African American, Latina/o, Asian American, Native American, Women's and Gender History) is highly desirable. Additional responsibilities include advising students, curriculum development, and performing departmental and college service. Diverse candidates dedicated to student success at the community college level are encouraged to apply.


Annual salary is based on a 176-day contract with a minimum of $64,766.96; beginning salary will be determined by the assessment of the candidate's education and related experience. New hires cannot be placed above $69,446.14 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 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 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.


The History department, located within the division of Social Science, welcomes students with a variety of educational goals. Most History students complete 100-level survey courses to fulfill general education requirements before transferring to 4-year universities. The History Department also serves high school students completing dual enrollment credits, adult returning students, veterans, international students, first-generation college students, and students with a diverse range of learning abilities and needs. Each History course seeks to engage students to analyze and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources, as well as communicate effectively both orally and in writing. For more information about the Bellevue College History department, visit www.belleveucollege.edu/hist


Teaching duties include:

  • Teach 15 credits per quarter utilizing student-centered instruction to ensure successful outcomes for a multi-cultural, multi-ability student body with emphasis on closing achievement gaps
  • Design and facilitate equitable learning experiences to achieve learning outcomes
  • Assess students' performance through a range of measurement activities and inform them of their progress in a timely manner
  • Foster a positive, caring, equitable environment in the classroom, office hours, and in student advising, where diversity and pluralism are valued, and all students have opportunities to be successful learners
  • Practice informal culturally-responsible advising for students, such as navigating obstacles that underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations may experience in college
  • Maintain current knowledge of effective teaching methodologies and utilize a variety of instructional delivery methods, classroom media, and educational resources

Non-Teaching duties include:

  • Participate in college governance, including attending and participating in institutional meetings and serving on various department, division, and/or campus committees
  • Assist in the development, distribution, and collection of student learning outcome assessments
  • Participate in curriculum development, revision, and implementation that incorporates the principles of diversity and pluralism
  • Promote program growth through retention and recruitment
  • Participate in ongoing professional development activities
  • Build positive and professional relationships with students, colleagues, college administration, and the community
  • Perform other duties and functions that may be assigned


  • Master's degree in History or related discipline from an accredited institution (Explain applicability of related discipline in cover letter)
  • Experience teaching a college-level United States History survey course (e.g. Colonial America, Nineteenth Century United States, Twentieth Century United States)
  • Demonstrated ability to connect and build relationships with students and colleagues from varied ethnicities, gender identities, ages, backgrounds, learning styles, and abilities
  • Demonstrated commitment to community college mission and student population
  • Positive results data from student or supervisor evaluations


  • Ph.D. (or “All But Dissertation“) in History or related discipline from an accredited institution (Explain applicability of related discipline in cover letter)
  • Experience teaching United States History survey courses at the community college level
  • Experience or ability to teach a course about the multicultural history of the United States (such as African American, Latina/o, Asian American, Native American, Women's and Gender History, U.S. Immigration History)
  • Experience in professional development of teaching skills (e.g. workshops, teaching conferences, supervised mentorship)
  • Experience in program development and governance activities (e.g. program planning, committee service, assessment of student learning outcomes, student club advising)
  • Experience using Learning Management Systems (e.g. Canvas, Blackboard)


Applications received by 02/03/2020 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. This position will begin Fall Quarter, 2020.

Tenure-Track Full-Time Faculty positions are eligible for relocation allowance.

Background Check:

Prior to start an employment, 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 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:

  • Complete an online Application (note that stating “See Resume“ on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
  • Attach a Cover Letter addressing how you meet Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (maximum 2 pages)
  • Attach a Curriculum Vitae
  • Attach a statement of your Teaching Philosophy (maximum 2 pages)
  • 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 (maximum 2 pages). Please note that your Diversity Statement must be a separate response from your Teaching Philosophy.
  • Attach the names and contact information of three professional references
  • Attach copies of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted--official transcripts are required upon employment)
  • Attach a sample syllabus for any United States History survey course (e.g. Colonial America, Nineteenth Century United States, Twentieth Century United States)
  • Attach data from recent student evaluations or recent performance evaluation.