Science Instructor - Biology
Basic Functions & Responsibilities
This position is responsible for the delivery of instruction and facilitation of student learning, and the on-going development of curriculum and learning strategies which meet the needs of students and employers. This position’s primary assignment is in General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology. Flexibility in work schedule, including evenings, is essential.
Essential Job Functions/Secondary Job Functions
- Facilitation of Learning. Plan, prepare and deliver instruction and facilitate the learning of students in associate degree, technical diploma, basic education, continuing education, and/or contract training programs. Assess the learning outcomes of students at the unit, course, and program level.
- Curriculum Development. Develop, revise, and continually update curriculum and instructional materials which are competency-based, current, consistent with employer expectations, and aligned with the college policy on level of required documentation.
- Classroom Management. Fulfill assigned schedule, maintain accurate student attendance and grade records, maintain instructional environment with emphasis on safety, housekeeping, and equipment security, and ensure opportunities for student/participant evaluation.
- Interpersonal/Team Skills. Participate in activities of the instructional team, including planning, development, scheduling, and budgeting as a cooperative and professional team player.
- Business/Industry/Community Linkages. Develop and deliver customized training for various clients as needed, and maintain involvement with business/industry/community through advisory committees, marketing and recruitment efforts, and professional associations and organizations.
- Student Support and Guidance. Advise and support students as a mentor and role model in the achievement of their learning and career goals.
- Professional Development. Participate in professional development activities that provide for continually updated knowledge and skills for the role of the contemporary instructor as directed by one’s Individual Professional Development Plan.
Qualifications, Training and Experience
- Masters Degree in Science with at least 18 graduate credits in the discipline (Anatomy & Physiology, Biology) (Consideration may be given to a candidate with an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree with a documented plan for completion of a Master’s Degree within a 2-3 year timeframe.)
- Previous teaching experience or curriculum development experience, AND
- Experience in delivering instruction by alternative methods such as ITV and/or the Internet is preferred, AND
- Familiarity with computer applications in science instruction is preferred, AND
- Experience with appropriate laboratory equipment.
- Upon hire, must maintain Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements and licensure required by other agencies to maintain individual and program accreditation, if applicable.