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Biology Assistant Professor

Contra Costa Community College District

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Biology Assistant Professor

Posting Number: F00758
Location: Contra Costa College
Salary: $65,088- $99,876 per year

Description of Position:
The student population of Contra Costa College (CCC) reflects its surrounding diverse communities. CCC is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and serves predominately historically disadvantaged and underrepresented student groups including African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Latinx students. CCC is situated in a socioeconomically diverse, resilient and culturally vibrant community. We seek candidates who embrace our community, our student population, and our central work: strengthening West County by meeting our students where they are and helping them get to where they want to be.
We seek candidates who operate with a growth mindset, a strength-based approach centered on students, and an unflinching commitment to equity, especially concerning the elimination of barriers to college access, success, and completion. The ideal candidate will be eager to help construct and maintain a culture of continuous improvement in instructional effectiveness.
This is a full-time, tenure-track, academic position in the Biology Department at Contra Costa College in San Pablo California. The program is looking for an enthusiastic biology instructor for our Human Anatomy and Human Physiology program. Our students are predominantly pre-health career focused and need a strong background in Anatomy and Physiology to pursue their career goals.

President’s Office

Position Status: Tenure- Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
Department: C7002-Biological Sciences

Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to contractual duties, 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 in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
2. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
5. participating in department, division, and college committees;
6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:
Master’s in any Biological Science
Bachelor’s in any Biological Science
Master’s in Biochemistry, Biophysics, or Marine Science
OR California Community College credential to teach Biological Science
OR the equivalent. If you do not possess the required degree, you must upload a Master degree equivalency form explaining how you have the equivalent background. Upload this form in the attachment section of the application.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Evidence of scholarship, preparation, and teaching experience in teaching lecture/laboratory courses in Human Anatomy and Human Physiology. Experience in teaching lecture/laboratory courses in other biology courses including microbiology, introductory biology or biotechnology is also beneficial.

2. Community College and/or University teaching experience in teaching Anatomy and Physiology.

3. Evidence of rigorous, enthusiastic, and effective teaching that supports the success of students historically underserved in higher educational institutions.

4. Effective communication skills with students, staff, and colleagues, including cultural competency.

5. Demonstrated knowledge of the characteristics of students attending Contra Costa College, and skills to successfully engage them in an educational setting, including those in vocational and transfer programs.

6. Knowledge of and commitment to the missions, goals, and purposes of the California Community College system and Contra Costa College.

7. Demonstrated sensitivity to, and ability to work with diverse racial, ethnic, gender, disabled, and cultural populations.

8. Ability and willingness to modify personal teaching style based on current research in teaching strategies effective for the student populations at Contra Costa College.

Job Open Date: 05/07/2021
Job Close Date: 6/10/2021
Open Until Filled: No
Employment Begins: Fall 2021
# of Months: 10

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The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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