Description The Arts & Humanities division is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the Interior Design department.The instructor performs duties and functions under the general direction of the Provost of Academic and Student Affairs and is responsible primarily to the Arts & Humanities Division Dean. The ideal candidate would be a dedicated, experienced, open-minded, and motivated individual, providing leadership, engagement, and discipline expertise in continuing to move the program forward in innovative ways. They will demonstrate commitment to advancing the interior design body of knowledge, and building relationships with students and/or colleagues from varied ethnicities, ages, backgrounds, learning styles, and abilities. A record of community service and outreach is also an important consideration in helping to achieve our instructional and program leadership goals. As an instructor in the Interior Design Department, the individual is responsible for teaching lecture and studio courses to students from varied ethnicities, ages, backgrounds, learning styles, and abilities.Courses may include but are not limited to foundation and upper division studios; architectural and building technology; digital media and visual communications, theory, history, and practices.
COMPREHENSIVE WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGE Annual salary is based on a 176-day contract with a minimum of $60,951.40; beginning salary will be determined by the assessment of the candidate's education and related experience. New hires cannot be placed above $65,354.92 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; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, temporary housing, 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 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.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT Bellevue College has one of the largest interior design programs in the state of Washington. The CIDA-accredited program provides students with a broad foundation in fine arts and design, skill-based practice, and critical thinking experiences. The curriculum offers rigorous and varied methods of design investigation, including exposure to a variety of interior project types and relevant design problems. Our program currently enrolls over 400 students, historically graduating an average of 50 to 70 students per year. The program attracts students with diverse cultural and academic backgrounds, with half of our students employed while they are enrolled, and many returning students who are preparing for or reacting to career or life changes. Currently, we have 4 full-time faculty members and many talented adjunct instructors, all with diverse academic backgrounds, practice-based experience, and a dedication to student success.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL DUTIES
• Conduct equitable teaching and promote learning excellence in the Interior Design department via grounded and online course delivery • Foster a positive and caring learning community where diversity and pluralism are advanced • Review and update assigned courses to ensure currency of information, appropriate pedagogy, and implementation of student learning outcomes • Actively participate in program assessment processes as part of ongoing program and college activities, and especially as part of ongoing CIDA accreditation processes. • Provide verbal and written assessment of student learning outcomes • Participate in program-level curriculum development and revision that is appropriate for a culturally-diverse population • Provide culturally-responsible advising to prospective and currently-enrolled program students on degree completion planning, transfer credit evaluation, and career preparation, including 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, 2nd language learners, etc.) • Establish weekly office hours (5 hours/week) to assist students with coursework and classroom-related questions • Support the college's Pluralism and Diversity initiative and Student Success initiative by integrating related concepts into class activities and departmental programs • Maintain knowledge and skills in teaching, in the Interior Design discipline, and in cultural versatility • Contribute to college and departmental governance and activities (e.g. project leadership, program chair roles, college-wide effort to dismantle barriers that can impact underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations, etc.) • Participate in community outreach through instructional and program-sponsored efforts, promoting collaborative relationships with guest lecturers and critics, industry partners, civic organizations, high schools, and the regional community at large • Perform other reasonable duties and functions that may be assigned by the Interior Design Department Chair
QUALIFICATIONS/CORE COMPETENCIES MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Master's degree from a regionally-accredited institution in interior design, architecture, interior architecture, environmental design, or industrial design. • Three years of experience teaching in higher education • Three years of professional experience in interior design, architecture, interior architecture, environmental design, or industrial design • Experience using industry-standard digital design media • Philosophy of education appropriate to serve the needs of the diverse population of Bellevue College • Experience in integrating diversity, pluralism, and inclusion into teaching and learning, or equivalent transferable skills to do so • Familiarity with CIDA standards, NCIDQ certification, and their relevance to interior design education and practice.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience in teaching a variety of interior design-related subjects in a four-year curriculum, such as design studio, history and theory, industry-standard software and other tools. • Mastery of digital design media, graphic communication skills and presentation techniques • Expertise in interdisciplinary curriculum and teaching • Expertise using 3D digital and traditional fabrication tools and processes • Experience in curriculum development and program management in a multi-cultural college setting • NCIDQ certification • Active affiliation with professional design organizations • Leadership experience in bringing together people of diverse backgrounds in an inclusive and collaborative manner • Expertise in sustainable design practices, to lead integration of LEED, Living Building Challenge, and other green strategies into the curriculum, campus, and community.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS Application deadline is now extended through05/03/19to receive a first consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.This position will beginFall 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.
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) • 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 DiversityStatement. • Attach copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment) and relevant certifications • Attach a digital portfolio of professional work, as well as samples of student work from your classes, containing no more than 20 pages (supported file types: doc, docx, pdf, jpeg, jpg). Ensure each image is of sufficient size and resolution for naked-eye viewing. • Attach an example of a course syllabus you created • Attach an example of course assignment you created, along with an assessment tool