9 Month Teaching Faculty - Biology (WO)

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9 month-Instructor

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9 Month Teaching Faculty - Biology (WO)

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Northern VA Community College


NV280-Provost Woodbridge

Work Location:

Prince William - 153

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commensurate based on education and experience

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Full Time

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Varies. Day, evening and/or weekend.

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General Description: The primary responsibility of a faculty member in the Virginia Community College System is to provide quality instruction for the students. The major emphasis shall be on good teaching by working with students in classrooms, laboratories, individual conferences, advising and related activities-to help the student develop their interests and abilities to their fullest capacity to become a better person, a better worker, and a better citizen.

Duties and Tasks: The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching in General Biology, Human Anatomy/Physiology, and/or Microbiology; advising students & participating in committees & other activities.

Essential Functions: As a part of this primary responsibility, the College expects each faculty member to meet assigned classes regularly; submit required records and reports routinely; teach the prescribed courses of study with the established texts; conduct requisite student conferences; hold required office hours; academic advising; attend to assigned divisional and College duties; contribute to the development of the program of instruction; adhere to the statement on professional ethics in accordance with College policies, procedures, and regulations; maintain currency in discipline, classroom technology, and best practices as related to Biology education. The successful candidate must be willing to teach a combination of day, evening, weekend, and online classes with the ability to be flexible to work at any of the College’s locations.

Special Assignments:

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA's/Required Qualifications:

Required KSAs: Ability to use technology to enhance instruction; excellent interpersonal, analytical and oral/written communication skills; ability to effectively teach classrooms and labs; experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at NOVA.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Biology or master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Biology. Degrees and coursework should be from a regionally accredited institution. Teaching experience. Successful completion and passing of a criminal background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

College level teaching experience and/or relevant work experience; experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds and experience in community college teaching desired. Background in Botany, Environmental Science, Evolution, Anatomy and Physiology, and General Biology. Experience in Microbiology.

Experience in both traditional and alternative instructional methods, including hybrid and online education delivery. Familiarity with assessment of student learning outcomes. Demonstrated ability to teach a range of Biology lecture and laboratory classes. Experience with faculty advising. Teaching experience, especially at a community college. Experience working with a diverse population.

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Background Check Statement Disclaimer:

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link: http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/

EEO Statement:

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement:

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

E-Verify Statement:

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 5/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time