Part-time Instructor Pool - Biological Sciences
Part-time Instructor Pool - Biological Sciences
Job LocationCoeur d'Alene, ID
The Part-Time Instructor Pools are for applicants who are interested in teaching in the future as an adjunct (part-time) instructor for one of our instructional divisions. The Instructor Pools are always open for applications. However, this does not mean that we have an immediate opening in the division. The Instructor Pools function as a way for division chairs to view applicant materials in advance of a need, and determine if the applicant will be approved or not approved to be added to their pool of eligible applicants. Should a part-time instructional need arise in a given division, the division chair will look first at the approved applicants to see if anyone matches our needs, in which case they may make contact to schedule an interview.
Please note: Review of instructor pool applications occurs when needs are identified in a given division.
North Idaho College does not have a need for “online only” adjunct instructors. Because of this, candidates who would not be able to teach in a face-to-face course environment (i.e., be able to physically be at the main campus in Coeur d’Alene, or one of our outreach centers in northern Idaho) will not be able to be considered or approved for the part-time/adjunct instructor pools.
This position is responsible for teaching up to 9 credits in the specified field of study as assigned by the Division Chairperson and for serving as advisor to students.
Courses that fall under the Biological Sciences Programs:
This is a list of instructional programs that fall under the Biological Sciences programs. This list is not all-inclusive and may change without notice. Not all areas will have a need for part-time instructors. Specific course descriptions can be accessed via the NIC course catalog here http://www.nic.edu/catalog/
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
- Pre-Medical Related Fields
- Pre-Microbiology/Medical Technology
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This list includes but is not limited to the following:
- Becomes familiar with and initiates the orders for the assigned textbook(s) and prepares a syllabus for each course, which will be filed with the Division Office and the Vice President for Instruction prior to the beginning of each semester.
- Prepares classroom presentations and hand-outs.
- Prepares, gives, and grades tests and homework in a timely manner; and delivers grades to the registrar on time.
- Schedules and maintains weekly office hours per college policy for the educational development and advising of students.
- Provides copies of schedules to the appropriate Division Chair.
- Attends division meetings and works cooperatively with division chairs in program course development, program review, outcomes assessment, and accreditation issues, as well as continuously work towards the upgrading of present curricula or developing new curriculum.
- Receives training in and keeps skills current in using the electronic and physical equipment and software necessary to accomplish their teaching and advising activities, and makes recommendations for equipment and supply purchase and repair.
- Assists the library and instructional media departments in keeping the library collection current in one’s teaching field(s).
- Uses the recommended procedures for academic advising and advisor/advisee conferences, as outlined in the College Advising Handbook to advise students.
- Identifies student needs/problems to the extent feasible and provides the necessary connection to appropriate campus resources for resolution.
- Aids in recruitment and retention of students by assisting prospective and enrolled students with career and educational planning through information or through referral to resources on campus, in the community, or at other institutions.
- Informs prospective and enrolled students of requirements and expectations of their respective programs.
- Develops an understanding of and maintains a commitment to the mission of the community college.
- Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with supervisor, college staff, students, and the community.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The following requirements are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Master’s degree is required for most assignments in the academic disciplines. Strong preference is given to applicants with degrees in the specific content area to be taught. Teaching experience at the community college level is desired. Related degrees, professional certification(s) and work history, or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Professional-Technical programs, in particular, may accept professional certifications, an Associate’s degree, or a Bachelor’s degree when combined with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities required in the applicable field of study.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
- Ability to use a personal computer and associated peripherals and current version of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, Internet, and alternative delivery systems (e.g., internet and interactive video) at a proficient level.
- Ability to operate standard office equipment including phone, fax, copier
Physical Demands & Work Environment
The physical demands & work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or are encountered by an employee in the normal course of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical requirements and environment are typical of those in a general office setting. This job involves regular sitting, standing, walking, typing, moving, lifting objects up to 10 pounds and exposure to office lighting. A wide variety of standard office equipment is continually used, including phone, fax, copier, printer and computer.
Salary: $850 per credit/credit equivalent taught. Credits taught will vary by courses assigned.
Start Date: Varies depending on need.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR THIS POSITION
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they have submitted all required materials, as listed below.
Documents cannot be modified after you apply.
1) Completed online profile, including the following uploaded documents:
UPLOAD – Resume (please do not combine resume with letter)
UPLOAD – Cover letter (please do not combine with resume)
UPLOAD - Unofficial Transcripts showing your highest degree. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. If you do not have your transcripts in electronic format for uploading, you may fax them to 208-769-7786 with a cover page that includes the position title.
2) Upon request, you may be asked to complete the NIC E-Application Form.
This request (if made) will come to you via e-mail.
3) You must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check.
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The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to North Idaho College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report may be obtained by contacting the Campus Security at 208-769-3310.
Please note that North Idaho College does not have a need for “online only” adjunct instructors. Because of this, candidates who would not be able to teach in a face-to-face course environment (i.e., be able to physically be at the main campus in Coeur d’Alene, or one of our outreach centers in northern Idaho) will not be able to be considered or approved for the part-time/adjunct instructor pools.