Instructor of Biology
Modesto Junior College
Instructor of Biology
Tenure Track Position
Salary: Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2015-2016 Salary Schedule – $55,384 to $103,694 per year, plus an annual $2,374 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $80,856
Complete job description and application available online at: https://yosemite.peopleadmin.com/postings/2691
Required Quals Summary
Master’s Degree in biology OR Bachelor’s degree in any biological science AND a Master’s degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science OR possess a valid California Community College instructor credential for service in the subject OR the equivalent.
Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic back-grounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.
Job Description Summary
• Teach any of the Biology courses, as staffing needs require, during day, evening or summer at the main campus or other off-campus sites. A hypothetical annual teaching load could include courses in a variety of sub-disciplines: Non-majors General Biology, Cellular, Organismal, and Pre-Allied Health. Some courses employ a combination of lecture, laboratory, small group, field, and computer-aided instruction. Opportunities exist to teach field courses at Baker’s Station: www.highsierrainstitute.org
• Advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
• Informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
• Preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress.
• Maintaining attendance, scholastic, and other records and submitting them according to published policies and deadlines.
• Attending department, division, and college-wide meetings on a regular basis.
• Posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.
• Developing and implementing student learning outcomes, assessment processes for courses and programs.
• Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review.
• Engaging in department program improvement initiatives.
• Participating in department, division, and college committees.
• Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide, especially in connection to statewide initiatives.
• Engaging in data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student success, persistence, and equity.
• Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies.
• Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
• Engaging in the college’s participatory governance processes.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Experience as a full-time or part-time instructor (beyond teaching assistant) at the collegiate level. Community college teaching experience preferred.
• Record of scholarship in teaching.
• Demonstrated experience with various teaching methods and assessment techniques, including a constructivist approach to education.
• Commitment to recruiting students and expanding the biology program.
• Awesome teaching skills in Non-majors General Biology.
• Demonstrated ability in developing and using current technology for instructional data acquisition and analysis.
• Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and inclusion.
• Capacity to appreciate and incorporate in teaching activities, the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains of learning and metacognitive skill acquisition.
• Enthusiasm for the subject matter, the learning process, and teaching.
• Commitment to supportive relationships with students.
• Willingness to experiment with teaching methods to accommodate various student learning styles.
• Participation in professional growth activities and commitment to fluency in new educational and biological ideas.
• Operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.
• Provide vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success and learning.
• Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance.
• Evidence of effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, and ability to conduct effective public presentations.
• Sensitivity to the needs and challenges associated with a small, rural, and diverse community.
• Ability to use available technologies as a teaching and/or student service tool.
YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.