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Faculty, Biology

Job description

Job Title: Faculty, Biology
Location: LSC-Tomball
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 31772
Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC

  • Student Focused

  • Own It

  • Advance Equity

  • Cultivate Community

  • Choose Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance.

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-Tomball

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of six colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, was named a 2017 Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College-Tomball, located north of Houston and founded in 1988, offers a wide range of programs including the college system’s only veterinary technology program and leading health sciences programs.

Campus address is 30555 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, TX 77375.

Job Description PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

It is the responsibility of the teaching faculty to provide the learning activities and support that will lead to the achievement of the course objectives and contribute to the educational environment of the college and the community. The faculty member's role encompasses the general areas of learning facilitation, professional development, and institutional service. Primary responsibilities are to plan, develop and teach courses within the curriculum in a manner that facilitates student learning.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Teaches courses in Biology at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs Makes continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methodsDevelops and uses a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college and departmental guidelinesPlans, develops and uses a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning stylesEvaluates students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and informs them in a timely manner of their progress in the courseSubmits required college reports and forms Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student learning materialsMaintains professional relationships with students, colleagues and the communityProvides access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methodsResponsible for professional development and institutional service as determined in consultation with the DeanResponsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Mastery of course contentDemonstrated leadership skills; style that emphasizes collaboration, teamwork, and facilitationExcellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skillsCommitment to diversity; ability to appreciate alternative viewpoints; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of peopleCommitment to academic excellence, exceptional service and providing a dynamic climate for life-long learningDemonstrated ability to develop and implement instructional approaches such as service learning/civic engagement, learning communities, and the effective use of technologyAbility to use effective strategies to engage students in their learning

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:

Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipmentInterface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the positionWork is performed in a climate-controlled classroom and/or lab environment with minimal exposure to safety hazardsHours will vary depending on class time; Instructors are required to meet with classes at all scheduled times and be available to students outside of class instruction

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A master's degree or higher in theoretical or applied biology or life sciences or a master's degree or higher with 18 graduate credit hours in theoretical or applied biology or life sciences or MD, DDS, DC, DVM with college level anatomy and/or physiology coursesSalary

Commensurate with education, experience and qualifications

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, wellness programs, professional development opportunities, sabbatical opportunities and more.

Special Instructions All applicants for Full Time Faculty and Adjunct Faculty positions are required to provide a cover letter and unofficial transcripts for consideration for employment with Lone Star College.

Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume. You must limit your file name to 40 characters or less.

Applications will begin to be reviewed 10 days after initial post.

How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

 

 

 

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Posted: 9/19/2019
Application Due: 1/9/2020
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