Biology Faculty, One Year Temporary

Scottville, Michigan
May 26, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

West Shore Community College seeks innovative candidates to fill a 1-year temporary full-time Biology Faculty position for the 2017-2018 academic year. We are seeking a candidate with experience in plant biology whose primary career goal is biology education. The candidate hired for this position will be eligible for consideration for a full-time faculty position (with potential for continuing appointment and full professor rank) when it is posted in January, 2018; candidates who cannot begin until Winter 2018 or the academic year 2018-2019 are strongly encouraged to submit their materials now for consideration for the full-time position when it is posted. 

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following

  • Teaching load (15 credit hours a semester/30 annually) primarily consisting of courses in the following areas, as qualified: botany, general biology, local flora, life science, and possibly ecology. 
  • If qualified, develop and teach molecular biology labs for general biology.
  • Participate in curricular planning including interacting with the community as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters in plant biology or a related field.
  • Higher education teaching experience in Biology.
  • Ability to teach using a variety of educational technologies, such as on-line teaching and blended/hybrid teaching.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy, including building relationships in science and related disciplines with K-12 schools and the community.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biology.
  • Demonstrated success in teaching/developing on-line or blended/hybrid courses.
  • Community College teaching experience.
  • Proven ability to work with and teach students from diverse backgrounds.

Salary range: commensurate with qualifications/experience. Salary is accompanied by a complete benefit package.

West Shore Community College is a small, rural institution located in a beautiful “four-season” recreational area near the shore of Lake Michigan and serves a multi-county district.  The College is uniquely positioned with beautiful facilities; up-to-date technology; and no debt.  West Shore Community College offers a comprehensive general education curriculum designed to meet the needs of students seeking certification, employment, and/or transfer to senior institutions.  WSCC offers a student centered and team-based atmosphere with a staff dedicated to excellence in serving students’ learning needs.  Collegial and interdisciplinary relationships are expected of all WSCC employees. Visit our website at for more information.

Application requirements: For best consideration submit the following materials by Wednesday, June 21, 2017, to our online portal at Initial screening will begin after June 21 and continue until the position is filled:

  • West Shore Community College application
  • Letter of application specifically addressing the areas of responsibility and qualifications (above)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts (official will be necessary if interview is offered)


West Shore Community College is a drug-free employer and the final offer will be contingent on drug testing.
West Shore Community College is an equal opportunity employer.