Biology Instructor (1 Yr. Interim)

Gillette, Wyoming
Dependent upon qualifications, per faculty salary schedule
Jul 29, 2019
Institution Type
Community College

Job Summary:

The Biology Instructor will teach General Biology, Microbiology, Ecology and other science courses, up to and including Anatomy & Physiology and General Life Sciences, based on areas of expertise. Duties include the organization and management of the laboratory, curriculum development, and willingness to integrate technology into classroom lessons. There is an expectation for on-going scholarly activity and professional development, engagement with students inside and outside the classroom, collegial activity with peers and involvement with the college governance processes.  Engagement in undergraduate research is expected.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Proven ability to work as a team player in a collegial environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form.
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems.
  • Ability to provide leadership of college-wide STEM efforts as well as efforts within the local School District.
  • Knowledge and understanding of student-centered learning practices for traditional and nontraditional students.
  • Ability to work with various members of the community locally.
  • Ability to work for an organization that believes in academic freedom, freedom of speech, caring regard for colleagues and students, and shared ownership through collaboration.
  • Ability and temperament to work with the broad spectrum of students found in a community college environment.
  • Courses to be taught will most likely include the following: Life Sciences, General Biology, Microbiology, Nutrition, and Human Anatomy and Physiology. 
  • Be dedicated to maintaining scholarly professional development
  • Have a passion for modest biological research that can enliven the college culture and be used as a teaching tool
  • Willingness to embrace innovative teaching techniques, including; active learning strategies, Inquiry-based learning, and the ideals from the Vision and Change mandate in Undergraduate Biology Education.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in an area related to biology with a minimum of 18 graduate hours within the field.
    Ph.D. preferred.
  • Three years’ teaching experience; community college experience preferred  
  • Strong understanding of biology and related fields.
  • Knowledge of and experience in biological research   

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Classroom, lab, and office settings

Employee Benefits:

  • Employer paid retirement plan (16.87% employer paid; .25% employee paid)
  • Group Health, Dental and Life Insurance, including Flex Benefits
  • Four days per year paid personal leave
  • Paid medical, emergency and bereavement leave
  • Employee and family tuition waivers
  • Three free meals per week in modern campus dining facility
  • Free easy-access parking
  • Collaborative work environment
  • Onsite fitness center and walking track
  • Verizon, Microsoft, Dell and HP employee discounts
  • Professional development

About NWCCD:

Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.

Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked "America's Top Western Town" by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.

NWCCD also includes a small campus site in Buffalo, WY.

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