Biological Sciences: Microbiology Assistant Professor

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Description of Position
Diablo Valley College is seeking a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in Microbiology to begin August 2019. The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach Microbiology, including lectures and labs. The successful applicant will play an active role in increasing participation and success of underserved student populations.

Position Title
Biological Sciences: Microbiology Assistant Professor

Diablo Valley College

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Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Master€™s in any biological science


bachelor€™s in any biological science AND master€™s in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science


A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in any biological science


The equivalent.
If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background), please fill out the equivalency petition form found at

Desirable Qualifications
1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;
2. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;
3. Master€™s degree or Ph.D. in any biological science;
4. Demonstrated excellence in academic preparation in Microbiology;
5. Demonstrated excellence in teaching Microbiology with lab;
6. Experience developing effective approaches to teaching in both lecture and lab;
7. Effective written and oral communication skills;
8. An interest and ability to work within the department, division, and college community to achieve the strategic goals of the college, which are focused on excellence, institutional effectiveness, student success and achieving equity in the rates of educational outcomes across student demographic groups.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please respond to the required Supplemental Questions addressing the minimum and desirable qualifications. Also, please respect the word limits for each question. These supplemental questions are a required part of the application. They are designed to give you the opportunity to provide information about how you meet the desirable qualifications for the position. ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS even if you repeat information provided elsewhere in the application. The information provided in these questions will be used to determine which individuals will be invited for an interview and teaching demonstration. Note: The disciplines listed in the minimum qualifications are determined by the statewide Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. A PhD is considered to encompass a Masters degree. Other than that, if the title(s) of your degree major(s) listed on your unofficial transcripts or other documents from the degree-granting institutions are not an EXACT MATCH to the degrees listed below, please submit an equivalency form. Without it, your application will not be considered. You can copy and paste the following in your browser, , to obtain the equivalency form. The completed form can be uploaded in the attachment section of the application.

In addition to responding to the required Supplemental Questions, please upload the following required documents:
1. Any/all undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts (must show date degree was conferred);
2. R©sum© including information regarding preparation and experience relevant to the assignment; and
3) Cover letter explaining your interest in the position.

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Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.





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Posted: 11/9/2018
Application Due: 1/2/2019
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