Assistant Professor of Biology, Tenure Track Position

Job description




Date:                          February 14, 2019


Title:                          Assistant Professor of Biology, Tenure Track Position


Start Date:                 Fall 2019


Job ID:                       952


Academic Year:         32 Weeks (Fall and Winter Semester)


Annual Salary:           Master’s Degree: $55,691


 Ph.D.:                       $60,991


Reports to:                Associate Dean, School of Arts & Sciences


Close date:                March 16, 2019





  • Teach Biological Diversity (BI 152) and other introductory Biology courses as needed.
  • Teach courses at off-site locations as needed.
  • Develop and implement teaching methods that employ interactive learning and integrate current instructional technology.
  • Participate fully as a member of the Biological Sciences Department in such activities as department meetings, curriculum development, assessment, evaluation, course revision work, committee membership, textbook selection, community outreach and other duties as determined by the College.
  • Assist the Department Head in the evaluation and revision of existing courses and the development of new courses.
  • Advise students and perform other tasks normally expected of faculty members.
  • Engage in professional development activities and maintain expertise in the field of biology.


  • A Master’s degree in the Biological Sciences or Master’s degree in Science Education with at least 18 hours of graduate work in the Biological Sciences or Master’s degree in a closely related field with at least 18 hours of graduate work in the Biological Sciences.
  • College teaching experience in the area of biological diversity.
  • A minimum of two years full-time teaching experience in the Biological Sciences at the college or university level; the equivalent part time or adjunct teaching time will be considered as having met the minimum.


  • PhD in the Biological Sciences, Science Education, or a closely related field.
  • Community college teaching experience
  • Experience designing and implementing laboratory experiences that encourage student participation in the process of science.
  • Experience working with non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic skills.
  • Experience working with a variety of learning methodologies.

Physical Demands

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.

Mental Demands

  • An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
  • An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability.
  • A commitment to serve the Kent County community.
  • Demonstrated initiative and organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.
  • High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.
  • Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
  • Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner.

Working Conditions

  • Classroom environment in an academic setting.
  • Travel to offsite locations may be required.

Method of Application

To apply for this position, please visit our website at  Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position.  For full consideration, please submit a CV/resume, a cover letter specifically addressing the job description, unofficial transcripts, and three professional reference letters. You may upload the letters yourself or your supporters may attach to an email to [email protected].edu  The opportunity to apply for this position will close on March 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.  Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics.  The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.




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Job No: 952
Posted: 2/15/2019
Application Due: 3/16/2019
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