ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY (2 POSITIONS) 10 MONTH, TENURE TRACK POSITION

Location
91910
Posted
Feb 17, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY (2 POSITIONS) 10 MONTH, TENURE TRACK POSITION
Southwestern College

This position may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, and extension site assignments.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Dean of the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering, this is a tenure track, full time faculty position.The teaching assignment may consist of a combination of lecture and laboratory courses with a primary emphasis in either Human Anatomy or General Microbiology. All instructors are expected to be able to teach introductory non-majors' General Biology, lecture and lab. Faculty member will serve as a liaison between the Biology department, its students and allied health programs such as Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Surgical Technology, Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technology. SWC's Biology Department strives for academic excellence in its faculty and students. A new faculty member is expected to embrace this philosophy.The new faculty member is expected to participate in department, school and college committees, selected staff development and/or extracurricular activities.

General Faculty Attributes and Responsibilities:

Southwestern College is committed to meeting the educational goals of its students in an environment that promotes intellectual growth and develops human potential.

SWC faculty members are collegial and collaborative. They demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism, integrity and respect when interacting with students, peers, classified employees and administration. They observe proper and appropriate channels of communication, enforce the policies and regulations of the college and strive to support and improve college programs.

•	implement innovative teaching strategies
•	revise discipline-specific courses and develop new curricula
•	recruit, advise, mentor, and evaluate students
•	work collegially and professionally as part of a team
•	support and participate in departmental and school activities
•	participate on various departmental, school and college committees
•	demonstrate commitment to the goals and philosophy of the California Community College system
•	prepare for and teach all classes, as assigned, and maintain contractually-defined office hours that are supportive of students
•	show a commitment to on-going professional development
•	participate in strategic planning and program review
•	provide a learning environment that addresses diverse learning styles
•	understand and be sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
•	appropriate class instruction in support of all course objectives
•	maintain adequate records of student performance and outcomes



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in any biological science OR a Bachelor's Degree in any biological science AND a Master's Degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, or Marine Science OR the equivalent, OR possession of a valid California Community College Instructor Credential in Biology.

Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. Experience working in a community with a similar diversity pattern as is found in the service area for Southwestern College is desirable as well as the ability to utilize teaching methods, techniques, and strategies appropriate for students for whom English is a second language.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Successful teaching experience in the biological sciences at the post-secondary level; interest in, commitment to, and enthusiasm for working as a member of a team committed to excellence in biology instruction; proficiency in the use of computer technology for lecture and lab applications, including multimedia presentation, data acquisition, and data analysis. In addition, for the Human Anatomy position, expertise in human cadaver dissection is desirable.

SALARY & BENEFITS:
Upon initial employment, full-time faculty members are placed on the salary schedule based upon years of experience and education. The maximum initial placement for experience is Step 6. Faculty members are encouraged to continue their professional development through additional study qualifying them for advancement on the salary schedule. For current salary schedules and information on salary placement visit our website at www.swccd.edu. Excellent fringe benefits.

STARTING DATE: August 17, 2017 (Fall Semester, 2017)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be received online at https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/2252 by 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 24, 2017. Screening of applications will begin shortly thereafter. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review. Position is open until filled.

FAXED AND E-MAILED MATERIAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, HOWEVER, APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT OUR COLLEGE WEBSITE, https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/2252.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Submit the following application materials on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/2252:
	
Letter of Application (cover letter)
SWC online application
Resume
Two letters of recommendation dated within the past year
Unofficial copies of college transcripts with date degree conferred

Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. Upon offer of employment, the successful applicant must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date.
All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

If additional positions become available in this classification, applications received in response to this posting may be considered for those additional positions for up to 90 days after final board approval.

Selected applicants who wish to be considered as candidates will be required to participate in an in-person (not video) interview and teaching demonstration, at a time scheduled by the District.

INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS MUST BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANT.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act,
Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.


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