Biology Instructor (One Year Temporary) Reedley College

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Posting Number AA2019-0763 Title Biology Instructor (One Year Temporary) Reedley College Campus Location Reedley College Start Date 08/08/2019 Essential Functions of Position

The ideal candidate will share Reedley College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of The 2017-2018 academic year, we currently enroll over 16,000 students in which 71% are Latinx, 6% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 2% are Black/African American, 17% are White, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 2% are multiracial. Reedley College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

The successful candidate will join a highly motivated team of faculty dedicated to improving the success of the student body with appropriate curriculum. This instructor will be expected to provide instruction that may involve both lecture and laboratory classes in Biology and Biological Sciences at the Reedley Community College and/or at off-site locations. Additionally, the instructor will be responsible for teaching in a variety of instructional settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus and large group instruction classes as needed.

The instructor will be responsible for:

  • Teaching both lecture and laboratory classes in biology for majors, life sciences, microbiology, human biology, anatomy, physiology and/or environmental sciences;
  • Assisting in the coordination of the use of lab facilities, ensuring the availability of supplies and equipment;
  • Properly using, storing, and maintaining scientific instruments used in teaching biology;
  • Teaching and employing proper health and safety protocols in the classroom, and laboratory environment;
  • Demonstrating specialized and technical tasks to assure efficient biology laboratory operations;
  • Evaluating adjunct instructors and ensuring the high quality of instruction provided by adjunct instructors;
  • Participating in the development, and maintenance of college curriculum and program development and/or revision, including program review and the development and assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs to improve student learning;
  • Communicating and collaborating successfully with administrators, faculty, staff, and students as part of an educational team;
  • Developing technology and curriculum used for classroom presentations and instruction;
  • Developing and updating curriculum and transfer degrees;
  • Participating in appropriate professional meetings and workshops;
  • Cooperating about scheduling classes between colleagues in the same disciplines;
  • Participating in student recruiting activities and campus associated outreach activities;
  • Serving on and attending department, college, and district committees as needed;
  • Teaching assignments in a variety of instructional settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus and large group instruction classes as needed; and
  • Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s in any biological science;


  • Bachelor’s in any biological science AND master’s in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine sciences;


  • A valid California Community College Credential;


  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).

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.

(NOTE: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match EXACTLY as stated above, you MUST petition for equivalency.)

Desirable Qualifications
  • Graduate coursework and teaching experiences at the secondary or post-secondary level in general biology, principles of zoology and botany, human biology and anatomy/physiology, microbiology, environmental science and biotechnology;
  • Experience teaching both lecture and laboratory biology courses at the secondary or post-secondary level;
  • Knowledge and use of current educational technology and multimedia presentation (computer use in lecture presentations and laboratory exercises, interactive video, etc.);
  • Related work and professional experience;
  • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth;
  • Ability to reflect on and adjust instructional strategies to meet the needs of the students and increase student success;
  • Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, including disabled students;
  • Ability to perform specialized and technical duties to assure efficient biology laboratory operations;
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and assisting students to succeed;
  • Ability to develop curriculum in emerging areas;
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt instructional techniques to accommodate varied learning styles and a variety of teaching modalities including distance learning;
  • Capacity to contribute to the total operation of the instructional program including Department, Division, and College responsibilities;
  • Commitment to professional growth including demonstrated willingness to improving teaching methodology;
  • Demonstrated ability in developing successful instructional strategies for non-traditional or academically at-risk students;
  • Experience working with a diverse student population;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff orally and in writing;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom;
  • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
Conditions of Employment 177 duty days. Salary and Benefits

Salary is $55,650 – $83,782 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,082 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure

Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.

The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction and College President for final interviews.

A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.

State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.

For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 243-7100. For information on Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 3549.

Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information

This is a full-time, temporary position.

Additional Information about the Position

RC College Planning Site

Open Date 05/15/2019 Close Date 05/24/2019 Closing Time 11:55 p.m. Open Until Filled No Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * At the time of application, are your qualifications/degree(s) EXACTLY as stated in the Minimum Qualifications section of the job announcement? NOTE: If not, you must answer yes when asked if you would like to petition for equivalency (next question).
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Would you like to petition for equivalency based on your education and/or experience including knowledge and skills gained from informal activities? NOTE: If your qualifications do not exactly match the minimum qualifications stated in the job announcement, and you fail to petition for equivalency (even if you have an approved equivalency on file with this district), your application will be considered incomplete.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If yes, please describe your exceptional experiences, backgrounds or degrees which would be equivalent to the stated degree(s) or experience requirements.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you possess degree(s) earned from an institution outside of the United States? NOTE: If yes, you will be required to upload an evaluation service assessment (foreign transcript evaluation). A list of some available assessment agencies can be found at under the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Academic Credentials section. Please upload under Optional Evaluation Service Assessment. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Transcripts (Unofficial copies accepted - must indicate conferred degree(s) that support the minimum qualifications)
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Certificates
  2. Licenses
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Evaluation Service Assessment
  5. Additional Documents
  6. Letters of Recommendation




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Posted: 5/20/2019
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