Biology Instructor

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Position Summary

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is seeking qualified faculty for a full-time, tenure-track position in Biology.  The Biological Sciences Department has three (3) full-time instructors within the larger Math/Science Division.  We are looking for a person prepared and interested in teaching biological science courses for allied health students.

BBCC is a small rural community college located in the sunny, central part of Washington State, and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.  Big Bend Community College serves approximately 4,000 students, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000, in a 4,600-square-mile service district including 15 communities in Grant and Adams counties and the Odessa School District in Lincoln County with on-site, online instruction, and interactive classrooms. 
 
Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning.  We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 42% of our student-body is Hispanic.  Recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).  Our student body consists of 75% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.
 
Our college seeks faculty who value the academic success of their students and who love to teach.  We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small but thriving college community.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran in accordance with state and federal laws. 
 
Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and the Federal Rehabilitation Act. Contact the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008 or via email at [email protected].
 
This position is open until filled.  Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by March 27, 2019.  Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged. 
 
 

Essential Job Duties

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Prepare and teach biology classes developed for students pursuing allied health careers, particularly human anatomy and physiology and microbiology. Other classes might include survey of biology, human biology, general biology for allied health, or nutrition. This may include day, evening, hybrid and online classes.
  • Provide access for students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods.
  • Instruct, assist, and motivate students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies as well as regular and substantive feedback on assignments and discussions.
  • Advise students; assist students in planning an educational program and in selecting courses, and when necessary refer students to appropriate student services for assistance.
  • Participate as an active member of working committees dealing with instruction, college-wide and department assessment, student matters and/or college related concerns.
  • Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and be a positive contributing member of the campus community.
  • Provide advice and support for biology adjunct faculty in conjunction with the department.
  • Maintain positive and effective communications with students, faculty, administration and staff.
  • Foster a flexible, healthy learning environment with respect for student diversity.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth, development, and conduct.
  • Other duties as agreed to with division chair or administrator.

 

Minimum & Desirable Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
At the time of application, all applicants must possess the following:

  • A Master's degree in biology or in a related biological science with substantial coursework in graduate-level biology from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level (community college or university).
  • Experience working with students from diverse academic, age, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

 
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Teaching experience at the community college level, including creating and teaching laboratory exercises.
  • Experience teaching biology courses designed for students pursuing allied health careers, specifically human anatomy and physiology and microbiology.
  • Experience with media preparation for microbial culture.
  • Experience implementing innovative teaching methods such as flipped instruction, coordinated studies, team teaching, active learning, or computer-aided instruction.
  • Experience implementing strategies to improve student success and retention.
  • Experience with online learning, hybrid courses, and learning management systems (Canvas, etc.)
  • Demonstrated multicultural experience (fluency in other languages, work experience, or literary/cultural/travel experience) which add breadth and depth to teaching.

 

Application Instructions

This position is open until filled.  Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by March 27, 2019.  Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged. 
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  1. BBCC Online application.
  2. Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
  3. Comprehensive resume or CV.*
  4. Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*  
  5. Unofficial transcripts documenting both undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees.  Official transcripts required upon employment.*

TEACHING DEMONSTRATION:
Applicants selected for an interview will be required to give a short (approximately 10-15 minute) teaching demonstration on a topic to be determined prior to the interview.  If possible, the teaching demonstration will be held in a classroom.  The demonstration will be held prior to the start of the formal interview.  

NOTE:  All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position.  The items marked with an asterisk are required to included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission.  
 
BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment.  Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.
 
Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States. 
 
Official transcripts will need to be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.
 
In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug-free campus.  Employees are expected to comply with BBCC's policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety.  The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page of the BBCC website.  Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.
 
BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community.  Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website.  If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.
 
This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice. 

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Agency Big Bend Community College Address 7662 Chanute Street, NE

Moses Lake, Washington, 98837 Phone 509-793-2008
509-793-2009 Website http://www.bigbend.edu

 

 

 

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Posted: 3/13/2019
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