Psychology, Assistant Professor R19160
Bellevue Community College
 Bellevue, WA


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 five-credit courses per quarter (Fall, Winter, and Spring) plus five office hours per week during the quarter. Additional responsibilities include student advising, participating in curriculum development and assessment, participating in college governance, 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.


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.


Our Psychology Department values student-centered teaching and learning. We serve a diverse student body, offering freshman and sophomore level courses in Psychology. Our curriculum is fully articulated with the University of Washington 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, and cross-cultural psychology as well as research methods. 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.


Teaching duties include:

  • Teach courses at all levels within the Psychology program and by facilitating, evaluating and reporting 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 duties 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.
  • Perform other duties and functions that may be assigned


  • Master's degree in Psychology from an accredited institution
  • Two years' experience in teaching college-level Psychology
  • Ability to teach in a multi-cultural, multi-ability classroom and advocate for pluralism
  • Experience in and commitment to learner-centered instructional strategies
  • Flexibility and openness to classroom innovation
  • Ability to adapt instructional strategies to a diverse student population
  • Demonstrated understanding of concepts related to teaching and learning theory, curriculum development, and assessment of learning outcomes
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills (to students and colleagues) in both written and oral form
  • Ability to work in a team environment


  • Specialization in Human Sexuality or Clinical Psychology or Experimental Psychology
  • Experience in college-level teaching in multiple modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, online)
  • Experience in or desire to become involved in college governance
  • Ability to run a psychology laboratory and mentor students on research projects
  • Engage in scholarship through publications, conducting research and/or clinical experience


Applications received by 01/20/2020 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:

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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.)