Instructor, Anatomy and Physiology/Biology

Los Altos Hills
Mar 13, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College

Instructor, Anatomy and Physiology/Biology

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Posting #: 17-108

Campus: De Anza College

Number of Working Months:

Starting Salary:

Close Date: 4/23/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Employment Duration:


Initial Review Date: 4/23/18*
*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Anatomy & Physiology/Biology, De Anza College.

De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
  1. Communication and expression
  2. Information literacy
  3. Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  4. Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  5. Critical thinking

Under the direction of the Dean, Biological and Health Sciences. Primary area(s) of teaching: anatomy and physiology. Secondary area(s) of teaching may include: human biology, general biology.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on district and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity participate in campus extra-curricular activities.

In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate the following knowledge and abilities:

Knowledge of:
  1. Fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology, human biology.
  2. Techniques and equipment required in teaching anatomy and physiology, human biology.
  3. A range of effective pedagogical practices.

Ability to:
  1. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  2. Employ different teaching approaches, demonstrating sensitivity to differing learning styles.
  3. Adapt to a variety of teaching situations.
  4. Work closely and cooperatively with faculty and support staff.
  5. Work as a member of a team of professionals.
  6. Work effectively with students, colleagues, staff, and others in a campus climate that values cultural diversity and multicultural understanding.

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. 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.

NOTE: Official Transcripts verifying qualifications will be REQUIRED prior to an offer of employment. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense. Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates must submit transcripts.


  1. College level teaching experience in biological sciences with emphasis in anatomy and physiology or human biology.
  2. College level teaching experience in biological sciences with emphasis in laboratory methods and equipment typically used in anatomy and physiology or human biology.


  1. Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  1. A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $$57,066.00 - $93,722.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022

To apply, visit:


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