Instructor of Biology Tenure Full-Time 2021-2022 - Modesto Junior College

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Job Title:

Instructor of Biology Tenure Full-Time 2021-2022 - Modesto Junior College

Site:

Modesto Junior College

Tenure Track:

Tenure Track Position

Salary Range / Other:

Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2020-2021 Salary Schedule – $61,366 to $114,555 per year, plus an annual $2,579 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $97,841.

Benefits :

The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid.

Required Quals Summary:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s Degree in any biological science OR Bachelor’s degree in any biological science AND Master’s in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science OR the equivalent.
Determined by California State Chancellors Office. Click link below for discipline applicable Minimum Qualifications:
http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/Portals/0/Reports/2016-Minimum-Qualifications-Report-ADA.pdf
The District has adopted an equivalency procedure that enables consideration of applications by individuals who may not directly meet the qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalency, you may access the link below:
https://www.yosemite.edu/recruitment/equivalency_policy_and_procedures
Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.

Job Description Summary:

GENERAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

All full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be online, in the evening, and/or on Saturdays. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•Teaching lower division college courses in Biological Sciences.
•Advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
•Informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
•Preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress.
•Maintaining attendance, scholastic, and other records and submitting them according to published policies and deadlines.
•Attending department, division, and college-wide meetings on a regular basis.
•Posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.
•Developing, implementing, and assessing student-learning outcomes for courses and programs and using the results for improvement.
•Engaging in data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student success, persistence, and equity.
•Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review.
•Engaging in department program improvement initiatives.
•Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide, especially connected to closing disproportionate impact gaps and improving completion goals.
•Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies to meet the needs of all learning styles.
•Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
•Engaging in the college’s participatory governance processes.
•Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
•Education and/or experience in teaching biological sciences at the community college level.
•Current Knowledge of topics relating to Zoology, Ecology and/or Marine Biology.
•Current understanding of assessment processes for improving student success at the course, program, and degree level.
•Competent in new pedagogies, such as accelerated learning, supplemental instruction, on-line or hybrid teaching, and other pedagogies directed at improving student success and student equity.
•Record of scholarship in teaching.
•Commitment to recruiting students and expanding the biology program.
•Experience and success teaching majors and non-majors Biology courses.
•Demonstrated ability in developing and using current technology for instructional data acquisition and analysis.
•Experience as a field ecologist or with conservancy agencies.

Desirable Characteristics:

DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS
• Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and improve student equity.
• Enthusiasm for the learning process.
• Commitment to supportive relationships with students and colleagues.
• Capable of instructing using teaching methods that accommodate various student-learning styles.
• Participate in professional growth and remain current in subject area and major state initiatives.
• Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.
• Vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success.
• Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance and to work collaboratively.
• Personal qualifications such as effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, ability to conduct effective public presentations.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STANDARDS
•Mobility: ability to sit or stand for long periods, move about an office, and reach above and below desk level.
•Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes.
•Lifting: occasional lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 25 pounds.
•Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently.
•Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.
•Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including some public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.

Special Instructions for this Posting:

Applications are accepted online only at: https://www.yosemite.edu/recruitment/employmentopportunities/
Select: Job Openings, Select: Search Jobs, Select: Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.
Please note: The District does not integrate with the third-party service of Interfolio; therefore, reference letters must be submitted along with the application documents required.

EQUIVALENCY:
District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals who may not meet the qualifications listed above. If the applicant does not directly meet THE minimum qualifications, the equivalency form must be included with application. For more information on equivalency, go to https://www.yosemite.edu/recruitment/equivalency_policy_and_procedures
Choose: Equivalency Policy and Procedures. When requesting equivalency, attach a completed “Determination of Equivalency” form along with the equivalency application documents required.

SELECTION PROCEDURES
Only online application packets will be accepted including:
• YCCD Administrative online application
• Resume
• Personal letter of interest
• Unofficial Transcripts

Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

TRANSCRIPTS: At the time an offer of assignment is made, proper salary placement is contingent upon receipt of OFFICIAL (sealed) transcripts. Instructors with advanced degrees and coursework shall be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.
FOREIGN DEGREES: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association. A copy of the evaluation must be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

Open Date:

04/01/2021

Close Date:

04/21/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 4/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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