The Biology Department at Monroe Community College is seeking applicants for a Full-time Tenure Track faculty member to teach General Biology and related courses at the Damon City Campus, to begin Fall (September) 2013. Because MCC is a multi-campus college, courses in the department may be assigned at the Brighton and/or Damon City Campus. The department offers courses to serve a diverse number of interests, including courses for both majors and non-majors in general biology and environmental science. We house the first two-year program in Biotechnology and provide extensive coursework for the Health Professions such as Nursing, Radiologic Technology, and Dental Studies. A whole listing of our courses can be found at http://www.monroecc.edu/depts/biology/index.htm. The department welcomes candidates who are committed to MCC’s mission of access and academic excellence and a desire to work in a diverse and dynamic environment. In addition to excellent academic credentials and knowledge of subject area, candidates will bring to the school a love of teaching and innovation, an enthusiastic desire to assist students, and an eagerness for becoming a contributing member of the MCC community. Highly motivated candidates who demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning, inside and outside of the classroom, are preferred.
Founded in 1961, Monroe Community College prides itself on providing an affordable, quality education for students in the Rochester, New York area. It is dedicated to offering numerous professional development and educational opportunities for its faculty and staff, as well as its students. MCC is one of only a few community colleges across North America selected for board membership with the League of Innovation in the Community College.
Rochester, New York is a history-rich community along the Erie Canal, nestled between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes. Rochester has been named as one of America’s most innovative cities by Forbes Magazine, as well as one of America’s most affordable places to live.
- Teach undergraduate 100 and 200 level Biology courses at the Damon City Campus, such as Essentials of Life Science (BIO 120) and evaluate student performance per guidelines set by the Department and Monroe Community College.
- Additional teaching assignments may include Human Biology and accompanying Lab (BIO 133 and BIO 132) or Introduction to Environmental Science (BIO 116).
- Develop innovative teaching strategies to enhance the success of a culturally and economically diverse student population.
- Assist in creating an enriching academic environment through teaching excellence, curriculum development and assessment, departmental and college service, grant projects, and civic engagement.
- Demonstrate a commitment to continued professional growth and productive scholarship.
- Enhance student recruitment, retention and success through student mentoring and advising.
- Through leadership and example, engage students in academic and professional opportunities.
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a biological discipline or a Post-baccalaureate degree with at least 18 hours of graduate level biology courses.
- Ability to teach courses in a variety of Biological areas to both majors and non-majors.
- Willingness to serve the department and the institution through committees and other activities.
- Evidence of well-developed written, verbal and interpersonal communication abilities.
- Commitment to supporting an inclusive environment on campus. Evidence of respect for and understanding of people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and needs.
- Evidence of understanding and commitment to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college.
- Teaching experience.
- Demonstrated orientation toward student learning and knowledge of, or experience in, implementing a variety of teaching strategies.
- Evidence of proficiency with appropriate biological and communication technology as tools for teaching biology.
- Knowledge of web-enhanced or online instruction.
Monroe Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, religion, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status or domestic violence victim status in admissions, employment, and treatment of students and employees or in any aspect of the business of the College.