Biology Instructor

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Antelope Valley College


Biology Instructor

Full Time Tenure Track, 10 months 

Salary:  Placement on the applicable salary schedule is commensurate with education. 

Salary Schedule F0 -$53,993.87 - $79,667.66/Annually + Benefits

Deadline:  March 11, 2019


Complete job description and application available online at:



This position is a full-time, tenure track teaching assignment in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences of the Division of Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering. This position includes instruction in introductory non-majors and majors courses that support transfer by students into disciplines in the biological sciences, plant sciences, health-related professions including vocational programs, and the fulfilment of general education requirements for transfer students in other disciplines.


Required Minimum Qualifications: (Applicant must meet one of the following requirements)

Most current Minimum Qualifications for Faculty in California Community Colleges:

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 as follows


Antelope College Equivalency: Equivalency not needed per, division faculty



A California Community College Credential in the discipline, valid for life, may be considered for purposes of minimum qualifications.


AND a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (Assembly Bill 1725; Education Code 87360).



Education and training in botany plant sciences, organismal biology and ecology.

Previous community college or college level teaching experience, including graduate teaching assistantships, in majors and non-majors biology courses and related fields.

Laboratory and/or field experiences that demonstrate knowledge of current methods used in teaching organismal and field biology.

Demonstrated ability to use effective instructional methods and strategies, including digital multi-media tools.

Evidence of a commitment to work as part of a team in departmental, divisional and college wide activities. 

Sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students



In addition to teaching 15 lecture hour equivalents per semester, full-time faculty are responsible for five office hours per week and preparation time, and are expected to participate in faculty / division meetings and yearly program review.

Full-time faculty also participate in curricular planning, student learning outcomes: data collection and writing action plans, program learning outcomes, development, assessment, and implementation; evaluation of educational programs; and college governance contributory to the attainment of the college’s mission and strategic goals.

Instructors may be assigned a combination of daytime, evening, and/or Saturday classes, as the college is dedicated to the educational success of a diverse student body with diverse needs.

Continued professional development through the Faculty Professional Development Program or other sources is expected.

Travel between District locations is also expected.


For a complete listing and details of all open positions and how to apply, select the HR & Employment link on the AVC Web site at or contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 722-6311; Voice/Relay, (661) 722-6300 x. 6360, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536.




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Posted: 1/29/2019
Application Due: 3/11/2019
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Salary: $53,993.87 - $79,667.66/Annually + Benefits