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Company: Bellevue College
Location: Bellevue, WA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education



The World Languages department is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track opening in the American Sign Language (ASL) program. The ASL faculty teach all levels of ASL (one through six) to a diverse student body. Full-time faculty are expected to teach, assess, and advise students; participate in department, division, and college-wide governance; engage in ongoing professional development, including equity training.

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 $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  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.


The World Languages Department at Bellevue College offers courses in Arabic, ASL, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. The faculty represents an extensive range of interests and backgrounds and is committed to excellence.

The Department recognizes the need for World Languages proficiency in today's changing world. We are dedicated professionals who provide instruction and guidance to our students, and we are an integral part of the humanities. Every effort is made to teach students to think clearly and critically, to make logical and ethical judgments and to communicate effectively with others, thus overcoming cultural and language barriers. It is a pleasure to share with you our passion for other languages and cultures.


Teaching responsibilities include:

  • Performing student-centered teaching at a minimum load of 15 credits (three classes) per quarter for a multi-cultural, multi-ability, multilingual student population
  • Being available to teach classes on a variety of days and/or times
  • Assessing General Education and course-specific learning outcomes to inform program and teaching practice
  • Fostering a positive, caring, equitable, and inclusive learning environment where differences and pluralism are valued, and all students have opportunities to be successful learners
  • Participating in on-going curriculum development, revision, and implementation that incorporates diverse perspectives
Non-Teaching responsibilities include:
  • Participating in governance responsibilities with colleagues
  • Participating in the life and culture of the department, division, and college, including the college-wide effort to dismantle barriers that can impact underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations
  • Demonstrating professional integrity in relationships with colleagues and students
  • Providing culturally-responsible advising, such as navigating obstacles that underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations may experience in college (e.g. students with disabilities, students of color, first generation college students, LBGTQia students, Veterans, Second language learners, etc.)
  • Connecting students with college resources
  • Offering career and/or educational pathway advice
  • Maintaining excellence, current knowledge, and skills in teaching ASL
  • Performing other related duties as assigned
  • Master's Degree in American Sign Language or related field or a bachelor's degree with two (2) or more years of teaching experience in ASL.
  • Demonstrated ability to use ASL at or near native level.
  • Experience teaching ASL at the secondary and/or post-secondary levels.
  • Experience teaching historically underrepresented, underserved, and marginalized populations, and a dedication to closing achievement and access gaps.
  • Demonstrated commitment to engage in professional development activities.
  • Prior experience that shows successful teamwork in an inclusive manner with diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
  • Prior experience that demonstrates effectively interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing.
  • Experience in teaching or preparation to teach beginning levels of ASL.
  • Community College teaching experience.
  • Familiarity with the Deaf culture.
  • Familiarity with recent pedagogical developments in the field of ASL.
  • Experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques, that engage students and emphasize interaction includes technology.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student learning.
  • Experience in addressing disproportionate impact and equity issues in the higher education environment.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS Applications received by 04/30/2020 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. The position will begin Fall Quarter, 2020.

Assistant 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.
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. (Note that stating "See Resume" on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
  • Attach a Cover Letter that addresses how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, including teaching interests/experiences.
  • Attach a Curriculum Vitae/Resume.
  • 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 (minimum 1page, maximum 2 pages). Please note that your Diversity Statement must be a separate response from your Teaching Philosophy.
  • Attach a copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment).

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