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Business and Computer Information Systems Instructor - Tenure Track

Company: Bellingham Technical College
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: May 11, 2019

Job Description:

Description Bellingham Technical College invites applications one full-time, tenure track position in the Business and Computer Information Systems program. This position reports to the Dean of Professional Technical Education and is anticipated to begin in September, 2019. The successful candidate is expected to establish a successful and supportive learning environment for a diverse college student population with a wide-range of backgrounds and experiences. Instructors are responsible to plan, teach, and manage student learning in all assigned portions of the program according to approved course study, state guidelines, program accreditation standards, and advisory committee recommendations. The teaching schedule will vary based on student and college needs and is expected to include instructional strategies that use in-person, hybrid, online, and hands-on techniques. Position Duties & Responsibilities * Plan, develop and teach courses including theory and lab instruction as part of the Business and Computer Information Systems programs; * Develop/update and teach courses to support multiple certificates and degrees within the Accounting, Administrative Assistant, Business Management, Computer Software Support, and Legal Administrative Assistant programs; * Develop, plan, update, implement, and revise new and existing courses, curriculum, and lesson plans as needed to meet changing industry skills, standards and competencies; * Work collaboratively with other program faculty regarding all aspects of the program, including organization, administration, continuous review, planning, development and general effectiveness of the program; * Maintain current knowledge and skills in area of assignment; * Plan, supervise, evaluate, monitor, and document student performance; * Contribute to the development of program and institutional effectiveness and outcomes measures; * Follow the academic schedule as approved by the Dean; teach assigned courses at the times and dates specified by the academic schedule; * Apply necessary components of math, human relations, computer skills, and communications in the technical curriculum; * Provide timely and accurate assessment feedback to students; * Plan, supervise, and evaluate students' progress; * Maintain related student records, evaluations, and progress reports; * Develop, update and revise curriculum and lesson plans; conduct classroom discussions, lectures and demonstrations; * Advise students; * Hold office hours; * Participate in program management including budgeting, purchasing distribution and annual reports; * Participate in student recruitment activities; * Consult with other college faculty and staff on issues relevant to students' success and retention; * Follow disciplinary procedures as prescribed and interact consistently and fairly with all students; * Adapt to changing teaching schedules and situations (on campus, online, hybrid, etc.) as required by program; * Effectively use computer applications, including learning management systems; * Work with local, regional and national employers to facilitate job and internship opportunities; * Participate in community outreach activities; * Participate in program and campus events; * Serve on campus-wide committees; * Effectively work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences; * Demonstrate respect for others; * Coordinate with members of the program advisory committee to ensure the program training meets industry needs; * Work within College guidelines in purchasing supplies for the Business and Computer Information Systems program and assist in maintaining the program budget; * Work collaboratively as part of the Business and Computer Information Systems department; * Demonstrate and model professional work standards: conduct, work ethics, positive interpersonal skills, problem solving, teamwork within the college and department; * Demonstrate a strong commitment to Bellingham Technical College's Mission; * Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications Minimum Required Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree in Business, Business Education or related subject area; * Two years relevant work experience or two years of teaching/training experience in Business, Business Education, Business Technologies or a related field; * Proficient with computer technology including MS Office 2016; * Demonstrated written communication skills; * Demonstrated experience and ability to work with a diverse student population. New instructors must complete first aid/CPR and maintain vocational certification as required by the Washington State Law and Bellingham Technical College rules. Preferred Qualifications: * Master's Degree or higher in Business, Business Education or related subject area; * Five or more years of experience working in an office environment; * Three or more years of teaching/training experience; * Demonstrated experience in instructional methodology, curriculum design and program planning; * Experience or education related to legal office procedures and/or business law; * Experience using Canvas or other online course management technology; * Industry Certification(s). Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: The knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below represent the characteristics and performance expectations of the position. Applicants do not necessarily need to enter the position with all of these knowledge, skills, and abilities. Knowledge of: * Understanding of area of specialty; * Current educational teaching methods and strategies; * Institutional accreditation, planning, and continuous quality improvement; * Understanding, support, and commitment of the Bellingham Technical College Mission. Skills: * Strong classroom management skills; * Excellent curriculum development skills; * Effective skills in communications and human relations with populations having diverse socio-economic and racial backgrounds and persons with physical and/or learning disabilities; * Excellent oral and written communication skills; * Excellent interpersonal and teambuilding skills; * Excellent collaborative skills; * Creativity and presentation skills; * Excellent organizational skills; * Time management skills; * Participate in professional development activities to remain current in program field and skills. Ability to: * Use educational technology and alternative delivery methods to deliver high-quality instruction (i.e. online, hybrid, and accelerated course formats, course software such as Canvas, video, ITV, etc.); * Develop strong computer software skills, including MS Office Suite and learning management systems; * Anticipate and adapt to the dynamically changing arena of post-secondary education, including the ability to perceive opportunity and assist the college in moving in new directions; * Organize and effectively apply current and various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly; * Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions; * Develop and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators and other contacts; * Work effectively with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning and service to a diverse student population; * Work effectively in a participatory governance environment; * Develop curriculum, including curriculum delivered via different instructional modalities; * Participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges, and universities; * Maintain subject matter currency; * Develop Student Learning Outcomes and determine their effectiveness in helping students achieve their desired learning outcomes; * Utilize technology in the delivery of instruction and demonstrate a willingness to explore new technologies for instruction and learning; * Work effectively with students, colleagues, staff and a community who represent a broad spectrum of ages, abilities, ethnicities, and educational, economic, and cultural backgrounds; * Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at-large; * Work with business, industry, and other educational institutions, and government agencies to establish partnerships; * Work closely with Accessibility Resources for students with accommodation needs; * Maintain absolute confidentiality of student records; * Work independently and on a flexible schedule; * Obtain and maintain First Aid and CPR certification. Supplemental Information Salary Statement: Salary range is typically $45,244 to $60,804 for an applicant with minimal levels of teaching and education experience, with the upper end of the range for those with 12 or more years of related experience. Range is based on a typical teaching schedule of 10 months, September through June, 187.5 days. High end of range is $70,432 for those with at least 14 years of previous related teaching experience and advanced educational degrees received after the Master's level. Final placement is determined according to the current negotiated working agreement and based on an evaluation of work and/or teaching experience. Additional optional compensation may be paid above the 187.5 day contract rate subject to terms of the collective bargaining agreement. Additional summer contract and compensation would be paid for summer quarter if program is in session, an assignment is available, and as approved by the Dean. The position is also eligible for a Washington State insurance and retirement benefits package. Condition(s) of Employment: This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the Bellingham Educational Association (BEA). Application Procedures and Deadline: Required application materials must be submitted on-line at and received by 5 p.m. on May 2, 2019 PDT, for priority consideration. Application materials received after this may be considered until the position is filled. More information about Bellingham Technical College is at or contact the Human Resources office at 360 752-8354. BTC is not currently sponsoring H-1B Visa's. Required Online Application Materials: (Word or PDF file only for required attachments) * Completed BTC on-line Employment Application including supplemental questions; * Attach current resume; * Attach a cover letter addressed to Human Resources that describes why you are qualified for this position and why you are interested in joining Bellingham Technical College's BCIS department; * Official transcripts of any degrees listed and copies of licenses will be required upon hire, but not as part of the application process. Initial interviews are scheduled to be held on May 30, 2019. Finalists are tentatively scheduled to be interviewed during the week of June 10, 2019.SDL2017

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