Biology Instructor

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Biology Instructor

Butte-Glenn Community College


Opening Date/Time:

Closing Date/Time: 3/20/2019 4:00 PM Pacific

Salary: Not Displayed

Job Type:

Location: Main Campus - Chico Center - Glenn County Center, CA

Department: Office of Instruction

Description:

Full-time, Tenure Track (177 Day 10 Month) starting August 2019
$52,126.52 - $80,046.74 per year based on applicable education and experience.
Probationary (Contract I) Member of Academic Faculty
Anticipated interview dates: May 10-13, 2019
Relocation reimbursement may be authorized. Please contact Human Resources for more information.

For questions specific to the department or the position, contact the department liaison, Suzanne Wakim, [email protected]. For other questions, please contact Human Resources, 530-895-2400.

Butte College's main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability. Community partnerships matter to us. We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university. In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico. Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.

For 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.

The ideal candidate will share Butte College's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. We currently enroll around 16,000 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 59% of Butte College students are white, 27% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 3% are African American, 2% are Native American, and 4% are multi-ethnic. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well- being of our surrounding communities.

The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff. These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our undocumented and AB 540 students (Download PDF reader), a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students. We invite applicants to visit the College's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage for more information about these concepts and our commitment to equity and success.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:
The department of Biological Sciences seeks a well-rounded biologist to enhance our expanding program. The applicant will join a department committed to excellence in education for biology majors and non-majors. Faculty work closely together to achieve student success in the general education courses, the allied health pathway, and the biology major sequence.

POSITION DUTIES:
In addition to the responsibilities of the classification description, the specific position is also responsible for:

  • Teaching and maintaining curriculum for lecture and lab in Human Anatomy (BIOL 20).
  • Teaching, maintaining curriculum, and coordinating Human Biology (BIOL 2).
  • Teaching at Glenn Center, Chico Center, and Main Campus.



Representative Duties:

The full-time college instructor is responsible for effective performance in the following areas:
A. General Scope of Responsibilities

  1. Excellence in teaching and instruction.
  2. Maintenance of professional growth and academic currency.
  3. Carrying out of area, departmental and/or program responsibilities.
  4. Contribution to the College as a whole in the form of College- wide service.
  5. Service to the local community (optional).
  6. Development and assessment of student learning outcomes.

B. Teaching and Instruction - The following duties are representative of the kinds of expectations that are normally required of a full-time Butte College instructor. Certain duties are common to the everyday operational needs of the College while other activities may be required on an as needed basis. All of the duties, however, are common requirements at various times for full-time instructional positions.

  1. Plans for and initiates curriculum improvements.
  2. Plans for and is continually well prepared to teach.
  3. Provides organized delivery of instruction.
  4. Is courteous to and approachable by students.
  5. Instruction is consistent with the stated and approved goals and content of the course.
  6. Sticks to the subject matter of the course.
  7. Shows enthusiasm for the subject matter.
  8. Uses effective motivation to create a personal desire to learn the subject/skill(s).
  9. Uses standards of student evaluation that are clear, fair and followed consistently throughout the course.
  10. Requires levels of instructor and student effort sufficient to the mastery of the subject or skills in the course.
  11. Grades and returns student assignments and tests in a reasonable period of time.
  12. Makes effective use of teaching aids and materials required of students (e.g., texts, manuals, etc.).
  13. Is effective as a teacher.
  14. Prepares complete course outlines and syllabi.
  15. Continually revises and updates course content and materials of instruction.
  16. Coordinates course contents and methods with other teachers in the program/discipline.
  17. Meets and assists students during office hours or by appointment or at other reasonable times.
  18. Initiates and carries through with improvements to course contents and methods.
  19. Initiates and/or participates in overall department-wide program development, maintenance, evaluation, revision and/or expansion.

C. Professional Growth and Currency

  1. Instructors are required to show examples of activities which demonstrate a pattern of academic, professional, and/or technical updating or currency.

D. Area or Departmental Responsibilities

  1. Is knowledgeable about and abides by College policies and procedures. This includes the accurate and timely submission of all reports, grades and paper work.
  2. Meets deadlines and time targets.
  3. Orders instructional materials, equipment and textbooks with sufficient lead times.
  4. Assists in scheduling.
  5. Assists in course staffing functions.
  6. Provides assistance and help to other full-time, part-time and/or new instructors.
  7. Coordinates plans and activities with others.
  8. Provides information for the development of departmental budgets.
  9. Monitors expenditures to keep within authorized budget spending appropriations.
  10. Exercises good judgment in the use of and/or management of facilities, equipment and supplies.
  11. Attends assigned meetings as requested.
  12. Is punctual to assigned meetings.
  13. Works well with peers, classified staff and administration.
  14. In general, is easy and cooperative to work with.
  15. Does his/her fair share of outside of class departmental duties and responsibilities, including contributing to unit plan and program review processes.

E. College-wide service

  1. Volunteers to serve on College committees.
  2. When requested serves on College committees and project teams.
  3. Serves as a sponsor to student clubs and organizations.
  4. Participates in faculty/college governance.
  5. Participates on special project teams or ad hoc committees.

F. Community service (optional)

  1. The College values the contributions made to the local community by the instructional staff, however, such contributions are at the option of the instructor and are not a formal requirement of the position.


Qualifications/Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in any biological science OR bachelor's degree in any biological science AND master's degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science OR
  • Possession of a current California Community College Credential that permits full-time service as an instructor in the applicable discipline. OR
  • The equivalent (Download PDF reader)
(Applicants wishing to be considered for employment under District equivalency standards must submit a detailed statement explaining how you possess the equivalent to the minimum qualifications discussed above.)

DIVERSITY and EQUITY QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Demonstrated understanding of and responsiveness to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds that characterize community college students in a manner specific to the position.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Broad background in Biology with strong academic, research, and/or practical experience.
  2. Experience teaching a variety of Biology courses at the college level.
  3. Experience in online enhanced, hybrid or fully online instruction.
  4. Ph.D. in the biological sciences or Master's degree with significant experience.
  5. Experience in teaching students to think critically and analytically.
  6. Experience with cadaver prosections.
  7. Ability to motivate students to learn using dynamic and effective classroom presentations with a variety of teaching methods.
  8. Experience with culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging diverse students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional STEM classrooms.
  9. Ability to coordinate with lab support staff.
  10. An understanding of, and experience in, course design and curriculum development.
  11. Willingness to incorporate our unique 928-acre wildlife refuge into the curriculum.



Supplemental Information:

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Education Code § 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.
  2. As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee's responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.
The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.

The Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

---------------------------------------------Application Instructions----------------------------

ALL APPLICANTS, INCLUDING CURRENT BUTTE COLLEGE EMPLOYEES, MUST SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.

REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS
All on-line attachment types require that you attach a document.

COVER LETTER:
Please describe in your cover letter how your past experience and qualifications meet the needs of this position.

RESUME OR VITA:
Please submit this as an attachment, not as a text resume within the application.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
In a statement addressed to the hiring committee, explain how you meet the minimum qualifications listed below and attach a copy of all relevant certificates and proof of completed trainings.
  • Master's degree in any biological science OR bachelor's degree in any biological science AND master's degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science OR
  • Possession of a current California Community College Credential that permits full-time service as an instructor in the applicable discipline. OR
  • The equivalent (Download PDF reader)

(Applicants wishing to be considered for employment under District equivalency standards must submit a detailed statement explaining how you possess the equivalent to the minimum qualifications discussed above.)

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION STATEMENT:
In addition to any information you included with your application materials, please provide a detailed account of how your skills, life experiences, work experience, education, and/or training have prepared you to effectively meet the needs of students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds. Please include examples of:

  • Teaching or training practices and/or life experiences that have enabled or would enable you to more effectively engage with and support success for diverse populations.
  • How you have engaged in on-going self-reflection to ensure equity in the workplace and/or classroom. Please include examples of workshops, trainings, and/or life experiences.

TRANSCRIPTS:
You are required to provide transcripts for coursework and/or degrees listed on the application materials you have submitted. The transcripts must include the date the institution granted the degree. Legible unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable at this point in the process.
Degree in progress:
In order to qualify under this process you must be currently working toward the degree requirement. In order to complete your application, you are required to submit (1) current transcripts and (2) a letter from your Advisor confirming your academic standing in the program and forecasted completion date. The completion date must be no later than June 1, 2019.
Foreign Transcripts:
Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing this service. http://www.butte.edu/hr/job_opportunities/associate_faculty/foreign_degree_eval.html

All offers of employment are contingent upon the submission of official transcripts showing completion of the degree.

NOTE: Letters of Recommendation are highly encouraged.

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Reimbursement for travel may be authorized. Please contact Human Resources for more information.

To apply, visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/buttecc/





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