Biology Instructor (Madera Community College Center)

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Biology Instructor (Madera Community College Center)

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 10/25/2019 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Madera Community College Center

Start Date: 01/09/2020

Essential Functions:
The ideal candidate will share the Madera Community College Center's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll over 5,000 students of which 66% are Latinx, 1% are Filipino, 6% are Asian, 3% are Black/African American, 19% are White, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 3% are multiracial. MCCC 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 the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
Provide instruction that may involve both lecture and laboratory classes in Biology and Biological Sciences at the Madera Community College Center and/or at off-site locations. The instructor will be responsible for:

  • Teaching both lecture and laboratory classes in biology for majors, microbiology, human anatomy and human physiology;

  • May be required to work a variety of assignments including day, evening Saturday, and online or off-campus;

  • Maintaining instruments used in teaching biology;

  • Teaching the principles and applications of biology instrumentation;

  • Assisting in the coordination of laboratory facilities and assuring the availability of supplies and equipment;

  • Serving on college and district committees;

  • Evaluating adjunct instructors, and collecting data on student learning outcomes;

  • Curriculum and program development and/or revision, including program review and the development and assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs;

  • Participating in the accreditation process;

  • Communicating effectively with students and staff;

  • Developing classroom presentations using multimedia tools;

  • Advising students participating in college/district committees;

  • Participating in appropriate professional meetings and workshops;

  • Cooperating with regard to scheduling classes between colleagues in the same disciplines;

  • Participating in student recruiting activities; and

  • Otherwise fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
    This position will have assignments at the Madera Community College Center and/or off-campus locations and may include day, evening Saturday, and online or off-campus;

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s in any biological science;


  • Bachelor’s in any biological science and
    Master’s degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science;


  • A valid California Community College Credential;


  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).
AND 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:
  • Extent of teaching experiences at the secondary, or post-secondary level in general biology, principles of zoology and botany, human biology and anatomy/physiology, microbiology, and biotechnology;
  • Extent of ability to perform specialized and technical duties to assure efficient biology laboratory operations;
  • Extent and type of experience teaching general biology, principles of zoology and botany, human biology anatomy/physiology;
  • Extent of teaching both lecture and laboratory biology courses;
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement innovative teaching methodologies;
  • Knowledge and use of current educational technology and multimedia presentation (computer use in lecture presentations and laboratory exercises, interactive video, etc.);
  • Knowledge and experience in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes;
  • Knowledge and experience in program review and accreditation;
  • Commitment to professional growth including demonstrated willingness to improving teaching methodology;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated ability in developing successful instructional strategies for non-traditional or academically at-risk students;
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt instructional techniques to accommodate varied learning styles and a variety of teaching modalities including distance learning;
  • Commitment to interacting and working successfully as a team with instructors, and other colleagues;
  • Express an enthusiasm for teaching and assisting students to succeed;
  • Have an ability to develop curriculum in emerging areas;
  • Exhibit the capacity to contribute to the total operation of the instructional program including Department, Division, and College responsibilities;
    Experience serving on campus committees;
  • Extent of working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, including disabled students;
  • Extent of experience with educational technology;
  • Extent of related work and professional experience and potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth.
  • 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 exclusions 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;
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.

Conditions of Employment:
177 duty days per year.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is $57,320 - $86,295 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 and Campus President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the Campus 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, 1171 Fulton Street, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on the Madera Community College Center, Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position MBIO-INS (4787). 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, tenure track position.

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Posted: 9/26/2019
Application Due: 10/28/2019
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