Major Biology/Ecology/General Biology Professor

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General Description

College of the Sequoias Community College District is seeking a candidate to fill a full-time, tenured-track position in the Biology Department beginning August 2021. Depending upon your qualifications, the starting base salary for this position is between $67,386/year and $88,844/year. The amount will increase if you teach either overload or summer school. For the current full-time faculty salary schedule and your earning potential, please visit: College of Sequoias Academic Salary Schedules.


College of the Sequoias Community College District values the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, genders, gender identities, and orientations. The District prioritizes applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college and seeks faculty members who are equity-minded, collegial, committed to helping all students achieve their educational goals, and value mentorship. Ideal candidates will share the Sequoias Community College District’s commitment to student-centered pedagogy and to creating inclusive learning experiences that will benefit our racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.

Job Duties

The primary teaching assignment will be in Majors Biology, General Biology, and General Ecology. Teaching assignments may include other general education and/or majors biology classes as determined by the District. Initial assignment may include evening classes weekend classes, and teaching at any of our locations in Visalia, Hanford, and/or Tulare.

Participation in the governance of the District by way of committee assignments is expected. Other responsibilities include maintenance of a number of office hours, full participation in departmental responsibilities and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equality which is respectful of diversity campus wide.


The candidate must meet the following criteria. The degree must be from an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent. If the candidate holds a Ph.D. in a biological science, the candidate will be considered to have met the minimum requirements.

• Master's degree in any biological science OR
• Bachelor's degree in any biological science AND Master's degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science OR
• The equivalent AND
• Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at: College of Sequoias Equivalency Administrative Procedures.
Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted with your application, by the recruitment deadline. Please submit as a "supplemental attachment" within the "Attachment" section of this application.


The Biology Department is looking for evidence of the following:
• Teaching experience in Majors Biology, Ecology, Plant Science, and General Biology
• Experience in designing and implementing biology lab experiences in a college classroom setting
• Teaching experience at the community college level
• Graduate and/or undergraduate coursework related to Majors Biology, Ecology, and General Biology
• Ability to incorporate student learning outcome objectives within courses and programs and willingness to use and develop stated objectives and measures.
• Familiarity with the educational needs of community college students pursuing Nursing and Allied Health careers.
• Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, implementing practices that specifically result in equitable success rates.
• Evidence of ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods that encourage retention while successfully challenging a diverse student population.
• Ability to make a positive contribution to the instructional program at College of the Sequoias by developing instructional activities, course syllabi, and other necessary materials.
• Evidence of ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods that are equity minded and encourage retention while successfully challenging a diverse student population.
• Experience with or interest in alternative instructional modes.

Application Procedure

Applicants must submit the following material to be considered:

• Completed COS Academic/Administrative application.
• Diversity Statement (included within the online job application).
• Cover Letter, which addresses the Desirable Qualifications.
• Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
• Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. Official transcripts are required upon employment.
• Equivalency documents (if necessary).
• Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies. If submitting confidential recommendation letters from a third party, please have letters emailed to [email protected]. Please do not submit a reference list in lieu of letters of recommendations.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Linda Reis at [email protected] or (559) 730-3867.




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Posted: 12/24/2020
Application Due: 2/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time