Professor of Biological Sciences

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Faculty Position for Fall 2019

Central Arizona College, a diverse and innovative institution, is located in Pinal County, Arizona, a rapidly expanding business and residential community with a student population in excess of 12,000 on five major campuses and two centers. Less than one hour from the Phoenix metro complex, faculty, staff, and students enjoy access to the arts, sports, recreation, and cultural history in the inviting Southwest climate. Faculty may teach at multiple sites, via distance learning (ITV, on-line, etc.) and traditional classroom instruction, possibly evenings and weekends.

To provide a quality education for Central Arizona College students. Perform instruction-related and other duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, vision, mission, policies, and procedures of the College.


  • Teach all levels of biological sciences, for majors and non-majors, including but not limited to general biology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and environmental science in accordance with the college workload policy and in a variety of potential modalities (e.g., face-to-face, online, hybrid, Interactive Television (iTV), Weekend College, accelerated, evening or late start classes) on any campus, site or center as dictated by the needs of students.
  • Provide and present information, explanation, and context through lecture, laboratory, recitation, seminars and/or other learning venues utilizing a variety of teaching/learning styles to actively engage students and emphasize learning.
  • Employ a variety of assessment tools; evaluate grades and comments on student work in order to facilitate and ensure student progress throughout the course. Communicate with students as appropriate including through email, online discussions, virtual chats within Blackboard, Blackboard Course Messaging, telephone and/or face-to-face consultations to provide frequent feedback.
  • Review and update course outlines, required course materials, syllabi, and labs in cooperation with other faculty and the district academic chair. Propose, develop, assess, and improve courses, curriculum, programs, instructional materials, syllabi, schedules, and evaluation tools as necessary to meet the needs of the students and community.
  • Establish and maintain office hours per college policy. Maintain records of student progress and performance; complete and return required reports to the appropriate office by established due dates.
  • Assist in recruitment and retention of students through the development and implementation of teaching and learning strategies, primarily in the instructional setting, but also through engagement in community events.
  • Cultivate development of instructional programs and knowledge of trends, pedagogy, andragogy, and new technologies.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Biological Sciences or a master's degree in related field with 18 graduate credits in Biological Sciences from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching General Biology II topics, including ecology, evolution, and a survey of life. Experience with active learning pedagogy. Experience teaching at the college level.

SALARY: Dependent upon educational level. Teaching load is thirty–equated hours per academic year.

START DATE: August 2019

All application materials need to be received by 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Applications should include the following documents to be considered:

  • Cover Letter (Letter of Interest)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial copies fo transcripts reflecting the required degree and, if applicable, course work.

  • Copies of transcripts should reflect completed course work and conferred degrees. All academic course work and degrees must be from a regionally accredited college or university or be certified by an acceptable agency that the institution is recognized by the appropriate governmental agency in its home country (this is generally stated in the degree evaluation).

    Transcripts issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a full translation (word for word) by an acceptable translator. Additionally, each foreign transcript must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited course work by an acceptable agency such as those agencies certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

    Applications containing foreign transcripts that are not accompanied with the above required documentation, will not be considered.

    The level of background verification for this position is: Standard Level.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    Be current in subject area and possess the ability to develop, prepare, and evaluate instructional materials that promote learning, along with the willingness to utilize alternative teaching techniques and instructional technology where appropriate

    Demonstrates the willingness as well as the capacity to cooperate in a professional and courteous manner with other college employees and students. Shares knowledge and contributes to helping others collegially while supporting the mission of the College.




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    Posted: 5/24/2019
    Application Due: 6/13/2019
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