Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is seeking qualified faculty for a full-time, tenure-track position in our ESL/ABE/HS21+ programs. BBCC is a small rural community college located in the sunny, central part of Washington State, and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Big Bend Community College serves over 5,000 students annually, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,100, in a 4,600-square-mile service district including 15 communities in Grant and Adams Counties and the Odessa School District in Lincoln County with on-site, online instruction, and interactive classrooms.
Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning. We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 41% of our student-body is Hispanic. As a result, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Our student body consists of 83% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.
Our college seeks faculty who have a deep commitment to and understanding of the rewards and challenges of working with adults seeking to improve their basic skills and who have experience in moving students further along an educational or career pathway.
Essential Job Duties
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
- Teach a combination of English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education and High School 21+, Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST) in various disciplines (MA, ECE, HED, Academic), Developmental English, and College Success Skills courses with possible overloads. Assignments are determined by college needs and/or the individual’s background and experience and may include day and evening/night classes.
- Act as a resource for associate faculty in the ABE/ESL/IBEST department.
- Facilitate HS21+ faculty discussions around awarding of High School credits to adults, especially within the context of ESL instruction.
- Design and implement instruction that facilitates achievement of established learning outcomes for assigned courses.
- Provide academic advising and support to advance students toward their educational goals and transition to credit-bearing coursework at the college.
- Participate in on-going curriculum development, revision, and implementation based on College and Career Readiness Standards and HS21+ standards as well as other statewide initiatives related to moving students further and faster along an educational or career pathway.
- Communicate expectations and establish clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means, to include but not limited to developing master course outlines, course syllabi, handouts, and materials supporting the instructional process; evaluates student progress and provides clear, timely feedback.
- Participate in college governance, including attending and participating in faculty departmental meetings and serving on campus committees.
- Comply with state and federal law applicable to professional duties and responsibilities; follows established procedures in areas such as printing, turning in grades, bookstore orders, office support; student financial aid requirements; safety and health issues and related administrative processes.
- Work effectively with colleagues and students to cultivate a campus climate of inclusion, equity, and respect, and is a contributing member of the campus community.
- Maintain positive and effective communications with students, faculty, administration and staff.
- May include ENGL 099 portfolio assessment.
- Assume other duties as assigned by division chair or administrator.
Minimum & Desirable Qualifications
At the time of application, all applicants must possess the following:
At least one of the following:
Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL), education, adult education, developmental studies, or a related area (English or Math) from a regionally accredited institution and two years of ESL, ABE, I-BEST and/or developmental education teaching experience.
Bachelor degree with four years of ESL, I-BEST and/or developmental education teaching experience.
Experience working with students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
- Demonstrated ability to provide leadership for associate faculty in the ABE/ESL/I-BEST department geographically spread throughout the college service district.
- Five or more years of adult ESL, I-BEST and/or developmental education teaching experience at a community or technical college.
- Experience with initiatives and/or programs that successfully transition students from basic skills coursework to educational pathways such as Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (IBEST) or similar models.
- Participation in statewide initiatives that increase student success in transitions from basic skills to developmental education and beyond.
- Experience in the use and delivery of distance education technologies such as Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard, etc.
- Demonstrated multicultural experience (fluency in other languages, work experience, or literary/cultural/travel experience) which add breadth and depth to teaching.
- Bilingual Spanish/English proficiency.
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
- Online application.
- Cover letter, addressing how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications for this position.*
- Comprehensive resume or CV.*
- A one-page statement outlining how your background, education, and/or professional experience demonstrates your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how these have prepared you to contribute to our campus community. Please save your statement as a Word document an dupload it as an attachment at the end of the application process.*
- A brief statement (1/2 page) explaining the role of community colleges in adult basic education.*
- Copies of any college transcripts (unofficial) and applicable certificates.*
NOTE: All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The items marked with an asterisk are required to included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission.
Applicants selected for an interview will be required to give a short (approximately 10-15 minutes) teaching demonstration at the conclusion of their interview. The topic will be determined prior to the interview.
Upon hire, the successful candidate is required to become a member of the BBCC Faculty Association or pay a representation fee.
BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College’s discretion.
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Big Bend Community College
7662 Chanute Street, NE
Moses Lake, Washington, 98837.