Instructor of Biology (Environmental Science)

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Instructor of Biology (Environmental Science)

The following position requires familiarity with the community college philosophy, and the ability to work within a culturally diverse college population.

Date: February 14, 2019

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Biology/The School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering

TITLE OF POSITION/RANK: Instructor of Biology (Environmental Science) – Tenure Track

RESPONSIBILITIES: Instructional responsibilities for the position include teaching a full-time load of 15 credit hours during both the fall and spring semesters, particularly in Environmental courses and foundational Biology courses. The successful candidate will be expected to be an integral part of the Environmental curricula and participate in assessment, as well as contribute to departmental and college activities and initiatives that support the college mission.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a Master’s degree in an area of Biology and one year of college-level teaching experience are required. All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom as well as the ability to integrate new technologies and media into teaching and learning are required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: At least two years of college-level teaching experience, preferably at the community college level. Candidates with experience in the areas of Environmental Science and sustainability, as well as experience in classroom technology and conducting environmental labs, are strongly preferred. Assess student learning through demonstrated reflective practice, including assessment of student learning. This includes ongoing formative assessments, as well as official departmental assessment. Manage classes and learning environments through fostering a positive classroom-learning environment by presenting information in a way that is inclusive to all learners. Support learning through student engagement – incorporating pedagogical strategies such as active learning, authentic and problem-based activities, and other successful teaching strategies into classroom instruction.


SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $63,570 plus excellent benefits.

TO APPLY: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. You may upload your documents by clicking “here.” Candidates should send a letter of application highlighting their appropriateness for the position, a resume, and three letters of recommendation to: [email protected]. Please indicate: “Instructor of Biology (Environmental Science) – Tenure Track” in the subject line of the email or mail to: Director, Human Resources, Westchester Community College, Administration Building- Suite B42, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY 10595; Fax: (914) 606-7838.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Priority will be given to applications received by March 22, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence and lifelong learning.




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