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FT Faculty English Instructor

Position Summary
Big Bend Community College (BBCC) invites applications for a full-time, English Instructor.  The English Department is a four-person department in the larger Humanities Division. Our college seeks innovative faculty who practice equitable and inclusive instruction, who value the academic success of their students, and who love to teach. We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small but thriving college community.

The base salary for our full-time faculty is $56,540 for a 173-day contract. Placement on our salary scale is based upon experience and credentials. Big Bend offers candidates a straight forward, supportive tenure process with three years to the first promotion along with generous support and funding for professional development. Our faculty benefit from a connection to a statewide network of conferences to enhance instruction. The anticipated start date for this position is September 13, 2021.

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is a comprehensive public community college serving a large, rural district in central Washington State. BBCC’s main campus is located in the City of Moses Lake (pop. 24,009) in Grant County, situated on the former Larson Air Force Base. In addition to the central campus, BBCC has learning centers in seven outlying communities that provide adult basic education, high school completion, and English Language Learning programs as gateways to college. We are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and we serve approximately 4,000 students, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000. 

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; 42% of our student-body is Hispanic. Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Our student body consists of 75% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by November 20, 2020. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged. 
Essential Job Duties
Essential responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:
  • Prepare and teach English courses; this may include day, evening, hybrid and online classes. Teaching load will include primarily English Composition I and Composition II with other English courses such as Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and various literature courses. 
  • Offer regular and predictable access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods.
  • Instruct, assist, and motivate students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed substantive feedback on assignments and discussions.
  • Advise students; assist students in planning an educational program and in selecting courses, and when necessary refer students to appropriate student services for assistance.
  • Participate as an active member of working committees dealing with instruction, college-wide and department assessment, student matters and/or college related concerns.
  • Represent and advocate for the English Department at Humanities Division and campus-wide meetings.
  • Design, implement, and document assessment tasks with and for the English Department.
  • Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and be a positive contributing member of the campus community.
  • Provide advice and support for English associate (adjunct) faculty in conjunction with the department.
  • Maintain positive and effective communications with students, faculty, administration and staff.
  • Foster a flexible, healthy learning environment with respect for student diversity.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth, development, and conduct.
  • Other duties as agreed to with division chair or administrator.
Minimum & Desirable Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
At the time of application, all applicants must possess the following:
  • A Master's degree in Rhetoric and Composition, English, Writing, or other closely related fields from a regionally accredited institution with significant coursework in graduate-level English.
  • Successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level (university, community college, or dual enrollment).
  • Experience working with students from diverse academic, age, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.  
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience English composition courses at the community college level. 
  • Emphasis in teaching or research that focuses on Chicanx, Latinx, or indigenous literature.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the role of the community college in education.
  • Experience implementing innovative teaching methods to improve student success and retention such as flipped instruction, coordinated studies, team teaching, active learning, or computer-aided instruction.
  • Experience with online learning, hybrid courses, and learning management systems (Canvas, Blackboard, etc.) that incorporates regular and substantive interaction.
  • Demonstrated multicultural experience (fluency in other languages, work experience, or literary/cultural/travel experience) which add breadth and depth to teaching.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency.
Application Instructions
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by November 20, 2020. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged. 

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
  1. BBCC Online application.
  2. Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
  3. Comprehensive resume or CV.*
  4. Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.* 
  5. Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees. Official transcripts required upon employment.*

Applicants selected for an interview will be required to give a short (approximately 10-15 minutes) teaching demonstration. The topic will be determined prior to the interview.

NOTE:  All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The items marked with an asterisk are required to be included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc. 

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.

Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States.

A background check including criminal record history will be conducted for new hires. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform the position.

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete the questions. 

Official transcripts must be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification. 

Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-793-2010 or via email at

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug and alcohol-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC’s policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice. 

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Big Bend Community College
7662 Chanute Street, NE
Moses Lake, Washington, 98837