Instructor, Biology (Emphasis in Zoology & Cell/Molecular Biology)

Livermore, CA
Mar 11, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking an Instructor, Biology (Emphasis in Zoology and Cell/Molecular Biology) for Las Positas College in Livermore, California.

Job Title Instructor, Biology (Emphasis in Zoology & Cell/Molecular Biology)
Position Type Faculty
Position Code 3FSM03
Pay Rate (or Annual Salary) $62,035 - $88,687/annual
Job Location Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore, CA 94551
Department Math, Science, Engineering & Public Safety
Representative Duties

1. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate majors Biology, including lectures and laboratories, with an emphasis in introductory cell and molecular biology, zoology, and evolution; primary assignment in General Zoology (Biology 1B) and Cell and Molecular Biology (Biology 1C).

2. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate-level cell and molecular biology, zoology, and evolution enthusiastically and effectively to a variety of students.

3. Ability to design and implement innovative teaching methodologies in the above-mentioned fields, including laboratories and fieldwork.

4. Demonstrated knowledge of current laboratory techniques and computer-based instruction.

5. Ability to contribute significantly to maintenance and continued development of a state-of-the art science building, potentially including molecular, computational, and synthetic biology areas.

6. Commitment to working successfully as a team with science instructors, laboratory technicians, and other colleagues.

7. Ability to effectively integrate use of biology facilities (e.g. aquarium, student learning centers) and equipment into the Biology program

8. Demonstrated ability to develop partnerships with the local community (e.g. industry, government agencies or facilities, museums, or non-profit organizations)

9. Ability to contribute to the total operation of the Department, Division, and College

10. Commitment to working with other Biology and STEM faculty and staff to increase support and success for students in the STEM courses and pathways.

11. Ability to adapt instructional techniques to accommodate varied learning styles and a variety of teaching modalities, including distance learning.

12. Participate in campus professional activities, which include, but are not limited to: committee membership, curriculum development, staff meetings, and community outreach.

13. Ability to teach late afternoon, evening, weekend, distance learning, and/or off campus

14. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education and Experience: Master’s in any biological science; OR Bachelor’s in any biological science AND Master’s in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science; OR the equivalent.

You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

*Degrees in Progress: To be conferred on or before July 1, 2017 will be considered, provided that the applicant also submits (1) an up-to-date transcript, (2) a photocopy of the degree requirement from the school catalog, and (3) proof of current course(s) and enrollment. Please provide your explanation and background material by using the optional document upload called “Other Document”. If you are unable to upload the above, please upload a document in its place and state you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

Applicants applying under the “Equivalent provision” must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above. Please provide your explanation by using the optional document upload called “Equivalency Statement”.

Minimum Qualifications

Evidence of a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities.

Desirable Qualifications

1. Teaching experience in Biology at the college level, with an emphasis in cell and molecular biology, zoology, and evolutionary biology.

2. Expertise in zoology, cell, and/or molecular biology. This may include areas such as phylogenetics, evolutionary biology, genomics, and/or synthetic biology.

Job Work Schedule

This position is full-time, tenure-track, 2017-2018 Academic Year. Employment will begin on or about August 14, 2017.

Physical Demands and Working Environment


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F17P
Open Date 03/10/2017
Close Date 04/24/2017
Open Until Filled No
Notification to Applicants

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * In 500 words or less, provide a clear statement of your teaching philosophy and explain what drives your teaching. You may include one or two examples of how you incorporate your teaching philosophy into your interactions with students.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * In 500 words or less, provide a clear statement of what you believe are your responsibilities to your students.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Provide a course syllabus/schedule for a majors-level introductory Cell and Molecular Biology course. If you have never taught this course, create a representative syllabus. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS QUESTION ONLY: In the field below, type in the words "see attachment." Your response to this question should be uploaded as the document titled, "Response to Supplemental Question 3."

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Provide a chronological list or table of the biology courses you have taught. Include the institution where you taught the class, course name, course number, and level (lowerdivision, upper division, or graduate). If you were not the Instructor of Record (i.e. if you were a Teaching Assistant), or if you only taught a portion of the class, provide a brief description of your title and actual duties in the class.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Provide a chronological list or table of all biology courses you have taken. Include the institution where you took the course, course name, course number, level (lower-division, upper division, or graduate), number of units (indicate quarter or semester), and grade received.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * In 300 words or less provide a summary of nonteaching/nonacademic job experiences, if relevant to the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts/Credentials
  4. Personal Qualifications Statement
  5. Response to Supplemental Question 3
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Equivalency Statement



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