Biology Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty

Job description

Schedule Information

Per course schedule; maintains a minimum of 15 contact hours of teaching and 10 office hours per week for student consultation; evening and weekend instruction may be required.  Serves on college committees; participates in departmental and division initiatives.

Weeks per fiscal year

Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)


Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business;
Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

Position Description and Duties

Harper College is currently accepting applications for two full-time tenure track faculty positions in biology teaching courses in either environmental biology or general biology at the non-majors and majors level, with a focus on cellular and organismal biology.

The Biology department includes 13 full-time faculty who teach majors and non-majors general biology, environmental biology, organismal biology, microbiology, and anatomy and physiology. We have modern lab facilities stocked with a large selection of teaching materials including models, cadavers, and other specimens.

The successful candidate will possess excellent classroom management skills, be able to engage and effectively communicate with a diverse student body, demonstrate the ability to use technology in teaching, and maintain the highest possible standards of laboratory safety.

Faculty are expected to teach both laboratory and non-laboratory based biology courses, participate in institutional and departmental committee meetings, maintain professional skills through regular professional development, and attend other activities appropriate to higher education faculty.

Educational Requirements

Minimum of a Master's degree in Biology or related sub-discipline with 18 graduate hours in Biology required.

Experience Requirements

Community college and/or university experience teaching laboratory and non-laboratory based biology classes is required with a minimum of two years teaching experience preferred.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching laboratory-based courses focused in either environmental biology or majors-level general biology.

Application Review Date

Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: January 25, 2021

Special Notes:

*You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application)
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institutions
  • A one page single-spaced statement of your teaching philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include how you approach classroom management, how you assess students, and how you use instructional technology.

*Official transcripts required upon hire.

*Employment is contingent upon a Criminal Background Check

*Employment Sponsorship is not available




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Posted: 1/27/2021
Application Due: 4/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time