Instructor/Assistant Professor – Marine Biology

Job description

Announcement is hereby made for a full-time, tenure track appointment beginning the fall 2018 semester on the Eastern Campus in Riverhead.  Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs. 

This is a Unit III position covered under the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement with the College.

Job Description:

Applicants for this position are required to teach marine biology, oceanography and any other freshman/sophomore-level courses in general biology for both majors and non-majors.  Active participation in departmental, campus and college-wide committees, student academic advisement and curriculum development is required. Integration of technology into teaching is preferred. Other responsibilities involve demonstrating current scholarship and involvement in the profession. 

The College seeks faculty who value the opportunity to form mentoring relationships with our students.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching and to professional development.  The successful candidate will also demonstrate an openness to pedagogical innovation, including, but not limited to, the integration of technology and distance education into the curriculum.  Duties will include:

•             Teaches assigned courses in accordance with description published in the catalog and the approved course outline, incorporating alternative approaches and methods when appropriate and possible.

•             Grant writing and a willingness to encourage student research opportunities is preferred. 

•             Works and cooperates with tri-campus Biology committees in developing and revising courses of study and curricula.

•             Meets all scheduled classes and all scheduled office hours.

•             Advises Academic Chairperson of absences in a timely manner.

•             Maintains and submits accurate grade and attendance records for students enrolled in classes.

•             Incorporates an appreciation of diverse lifestyles, cultures and national perspectives into courses.

•             Advises students as per contractual obligation throughout every semester.

•             Engages in assessment of college-wide Marine Biology learning outcomes and demonstrates the use of the results of these assessments in courses.

•             Attends scheduled departmental and discipline meetings.

•             Adheres to college policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: 

A Master’s Degree in Marine Biology. A Master’s Degree in Biology, with an extensive background in Marine Biology may be considered.  A Doctorate in Marine Biology is preferred.  College-level teaching experience is required; community college teaching experience is preferred.  The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of the ability to teach Marine Biology.

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Job No: 18-06
Posted: 1/26/2018
Application Due: 3/27/2018
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