Biological Sciences Associate (P/T) Instructor - BIO 210, 220, 230 (2018/19)

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Posting Details Posting Number: 0000918 Job Title: Biological Sciences Associate (P/T) Instructor - BIO 210, 220, 230 (2018/19) Discipline or Department: Biological Sciences Position Type: Associate (part-time) Faculty Working Title: Biological Sciences Associate (P/T) Instructor - BIO 210, 220, 230 (2018/19) Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: Salary placement is based on education. Please select Salary Schedules to the left on the navigation bar. Type of Benefits: Full Time or Part Time? Part-Time Months Per Year Working Hours: Instructors may be assigned to any campus or district facility. Assignments may include days, evenings, or weekends.

The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. Contract Days
(Faculty Positions Only) Special Instructions to Applicants: We strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following:

1. A completed Application for Academic Employment

2. A cover letter discussing methods, theories, or technologies especially relevant to your teaching style and describing any qualifications not evident in your resume or curriculum vita.

3. A resume/CV summarizing your educational background and experience.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated above; legible unofficial transcripts are acceptable. The transcripts you are attaching to provide evidence that you meet the minimum qualifications must state the degree title, major, and date awarded.

Transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States must be accompanied by a detailed evaluation from a formal evaluation agency.

Applicants wishing to claim equivalence to the minimum qualifications must also follow the instructions and guidelines at www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency_008.pdf and submit appropriate equivalency documents.

NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.

-- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please describe what qualifications and/or experiences have prepared you to contribute to the fulfillment of the College's goals for equity and inclusion.

-- Which of the advertised courses are you qualified to teach and why?
- BIO 210 - Human Anatomy
- BIO 220 - Human Physiology
- BIO 230 - Introduction to Microbiology Special Instructions to Applicants: Continued Applicants will not be contacted unless selected for interview. Offer of employment to the persons selected for these positions is contingent upon: 1) submission of a current TB test clearance, 2) proof of eligibility to work in the United States, 3) fingerprint clearance, and 4) submission of official transcripts indicating appropriate degree(s) awarded or submission of a valid appropriate California Community College teaching credential.

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation with the application and/or interview process, please contact the Human Resources office at 760.795.6854. Basic Function and Other Details: The college is accepting applications for part-time instructors to teach the following lecture/lab courses in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019:

- BIO 210 - HUMAN ANATOMY. This course follows a systemic approach by combining microscopic studies of tissues (histology) and organs along with gross/visual anatomical studies of the human body. Students learn dissection techniques by working with preserved mammalian specimens, including human cadavers. Because the course presents applied clinical situations, it is recommended for students majoring in the allied health field, massage therapy, kinesiology, and physical education. (Spring 2019)

- BIO 220 - HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY. This course presents the interrelationships of the various organ systems, based upon the molecular and cellular activities of the organs that comprise those systems. It emphasizes the integration of body systems for maintaining homeostasis through regulated metabolism and coordinated flow of information. This course is designed for students majoring in pre-medicine, pre-nursing, allied health fields, and physical education. (Fall 2018)

- BIO 230 - INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY. This course introduces the fundamental concepts of microbiology and the use of the scientific method applied to the study of bacteria and other microorganisms. Topics include the history, morphology, genetics, and physiology of microbes. The laboratory emphasizes methods for isolating, culturing, identifying, enumerating and controlling bacteria. (Spring 2019) Basic Function and Other Details Continued: Representative Duties:
(E) = Essential Job Function) The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching classes as assigned by the area dean; maintaining thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her discipline; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content and assessing student achievement.

Adherence to District policies and procedures is expected. Representative Duties Continued: Knowledge and Abilities Minimum Qualifications: To provide evidence that you meet the minimum qualifications listed below, the transcripts you are attaching must state the degree title, major, and date awarded.

Master's in any biological science (NOTE: the following are some degrees that do not qualify as biological science degrees and therefore require equivalency -- biochemistry, bioengineering, biomedical science, biophysics, biotechnology, environmental science, pharmacology, MD, DVM, OD, DDS, DC) ;

OR Bachelor's in any biological science AND Master's in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science;

OR a valid appropriate California Community College Credential in the discipline area

OR the equivalent*

AND have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

*Applicants wishing to claim equivalence to the minimum qualifications must also follow the instructions and guidelines at www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency_008.pdf.

Degrees and applicable college coursework must be from an accredited institution (a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Dept of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation).

If your degree/coursework is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree. Minimum Qualifications Continued: Desirable Qualifications: Successful teaching experience at the community college level.

Ability to engage and inspire students representing a wide variety of ages, demographic groups, and educational abilities.

Demonstrated success in teaching students from historically underrepresented groups, under prepared or nontraditional students, speakers of other languages, and students with learning disabilities.

Successful experience with different learning technologies.

Strong academic preparation in area of instruction.

Ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written discourse.

Commitment to the community college objective of providing lower-division instruction for students of diverse abilities, interests, and cultural backgrounds. Licenses and Other Requirements: Physical Effort: Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects weighing 25 pounds or less; ability to work at a computer, including repetitive use of computer keyboard, mouse or other control devices; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business. Emotional Effort: Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups of individuals from diverse backgrounds on a regular, on-going basis; ability to concentrate on detailed tasks for extended periods of time and/or intermittently while attending to other responsibilities; ability to work effectively under pressure on multiple tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities. Working Conditions: Primarily works in an office or classroom environment. Subject to frequent interruptions by individuals in person or by telephone; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion. May work at any district location or authorized facility during day and/or evening hours with occasional evenings, and/or weekends on an as-needed basis. Occasional local travel may be requested. Posting Date: 06-11-2018 Closing Date: Open Until Filled First Screening Date: Open Until Filled. *Applications received by July 2, 2018 will receive first consideration. Human Resources Contact Information [email protected] or 760.795.6854 EEO Statement: MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an educational environment which affirms and supports diversity in its faculty, staff, and administration, and promoting an environment of inclusion. The college's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is expressed in the policy found at http://www.miracosta.edu/officeofthepresident/board/downloads/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion-Adopted4-6-16.pdf About MiraCosta: MISSION STATEMENT AND INSTITUTIONAL GOALS:
The MiraCosta Community College District mission is to provide superior educational opportunities and student-support services to a diverse population of learners with a focus on their success. MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

Goal I. MiraCosta Community College District will become a vanguard educational institution committed to innovation and researched best practices, broad access to higher education, and environmental sustainability.

Goal II. MiraCosta Community College District will become the institution where each student has a high probability of achieving academic success.

Goal III. MiraCosta Community College District will institutionalize effective planning processes through the systematic use of data to make decisions.

Goal IV. MiraCosta Community College District will demonstrate high standards of stewardship and fiscal prudence.

Goal V. MiraCosta Community College District will be a conscientious community partner. About MiraCosta: (contd) THE DISTRICT, STAFF AND STUDENTS:
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton. The single college district is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees who are elected from each of the district's seven communities.

MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.

The college's fee-based Community Education program provides a wide variety of classes, workshops, and excursions. Tuition-free, noncredit classes also present a variety of learning opportunities at the Community Learning Center and throughout the community. In addition, the college partners with the North San Diego Small Business Development Center and hosts the Veterans Business Outreach Center.

MiraCosta College employs 204 full-time faculty, 368 regular classified staff, 13 classified administrators and 16 academic administrators. An additional 673 associate faculty work in the credit and noncredit programs, and about 150 educators or contract staff provide community education and workforce development activities.

THE SITES:
The district operates two campuses and two centers.

The Oceanside Campus (OC) moved to its 121.5-acre site in 1964 and houses a comprehensive public community college offering credit, fee-based, and noncredit courses. In the 2016-17 academic year, the college offered general education credit courses that applied toward 66 associate degrees, 50 Certificates of Proficiency, and 61 Certificates of Achievement. Some noncredit classes and community services courses are also offered on this campus. Approximately 10,500 students, the majority of the district's students, attend the Oceanside Campus.

The San Elijo Campus (SAN) in Cardiff is positioned as the district's transfer-focused site and offers a wide range of credit courses leading to transfer and almost 40 associate degrees and career certificates. Each semester, more than 200 sections are offered on this campus to a student body of more than 3,000 students, with support networks in tutoring, counseling, library, wellbeing, and student activities. A rich variety of community events and workshops are also offered year-round at the San Elijo Campus. The Sites: The Community Learning Center (CLC) opened in fall 2000, serves approximately 2,500 students, and is located on 7.6 acres in downtown Oceanside. The CLC hosts a wide variety of noncredit programs, including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, classes for older adults, health classes, parenting classes, and classes for those who are physically and mentally challenged. The center also houses the Cisco Networking Academy, which prepares students for computer industry certifications. Credit courses that fulfill general education requirements are also offered at this site and are intended to support students' transition from noncredit to credit enrollment.

MiraCosta College's Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of MiraCosta College's Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs. From enrichment classes to job training programs, the TCI provides the types of classes that make it easy for students to reach their goals, no matter what age. All of the programs and classes at the TCI are fee-based and not-for-credit. The TCI offers classes and certificate programs to skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.

MiraCosta College began offering online courses in 1995. The district typically offers approximately 275 fully online class sections each semester, with another 170 sections offered partially online. Accreditation: MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415.506.0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education and approved by the California State Department of Education Office of Private Post-Secondary Education for training veterans and other eligible persons under the provisions of the GI Bill of Regulations. The University of California, California State Universities, and private universities of high rank give credit for transfer courses completed at MiraCosta College.

Specific MiraCosta College programs have additional accreditation through their respective agencies: California State Board of Registered Nursing, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, State Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians, California Department of Public Health Aide and Technician Certification Section, Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (Adult High School). The Area Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Interstate 5, Amtrak, and Carlsbad regional airport provide easy access to either metropolis and to Mexico. The district, which extends 25 miles along the Pacific Ocean from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base to the city of San Diego, attracts diverse ethnic and socioeconomic populations who live in urban and suburban communities. The intellectual environment is enhanced by the college's proximity to the University of California San Diego, California State University San Marcos, and other institutions of higher education. Along with numerous theaters, galleries, and museums, residents enjoy a moderate, year-round climate, which provides many opportunities for outdoor activities. Clery Act: As per the Clery Act of 1998, the campus security report can be found at http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/police/downloads/safety_report.pdf Required Applicant Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
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