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Biology Instructor (One or More Positions)

Kern Community College District


Salary: $74,314.04 - $137,777.44 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY21-22-00217

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Biology

Basic Function
The Biology Department at Bakersfield College is seeking a faculty member for a Biology Instructor. If you are highly motivated, eager to engage a diverse student body, and passionate about teaching and learning, we highly encourage you to submit an application. Who We Are:
We are a team of innovative, caring, and thoughtful faculty, staff and administrators who are passionate about contributing to the intellectual, cultural and economic vitality of our community. We embody six core values: Learning, Diversity, Integrity, Community, Wellness and Sustainability. These values frame our work as we provide opportunities for our students who come to us from diverse economic, cultural, geographical, and educational backgrounds.We offer Associate and Baccalaureate degrees and certificates, workplace skills, and preparation for transfer. Our rigorous and supportive learning environment promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion and fosters students' abilities to think critically, communicate effectively, and demonstrate competencies and skills to become productive members of our community and world.History of Bakersfield College:
Bakersfield College is located in Bakersfield, California, in the heart of the Central Valley. Established in 1913, Bakersfield College is one of the nation's oldest continually operating community colleges. The college serves 33,000 students annually on the 153-acre main campus in northeast Bakersfield, at the Delano Campus (35 miles north of Bakersfield), the Weill Institute (downtown Bakersfield), and BC South-West (southwest Bakersfield). We also offer classes at several alternative locations, including Shafter Learning Center, Arvin/Lamont, McFarland, Olive Drive Training Facility, Wasco and other regional community locations.As a recognized and highly awarded Hispanic Serving Institution, Bakersfield College students are diverse and represent the communities we serve.On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
We are sincere about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, faculty, staff and administrators. We believe every member of our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. Bakersfield College has sharpened its focus on removing institutional barriers in access, momentum, and completion. We pledge to address systemic issues of environmental microaggressions, implicit bias, and racism through intentional learning. We commit to strengthening our campus culture so that students, faculty, and staff and our partners are aware of and equipped to change policies and practices that disproportionately affect marginalized students.About the Bakersfield Community:
Situated in the south San Joaquin Valley, Bakersfield has a rapidly growing economy in a location that is central to some of California's best places to visit. Fresno, Los Angeles, the mountains and several great beaches are less than two hours away, and San Francisco is less than four hours away. Known for hot, dry summers and mild winters, Bakersfield has deep roots in the energy (oil, solar and wind), agriculture, and logistics industries. Despite its growth, Bakersfield has maintained the “small town feel” that residents here love. With a relatively low cost of living, plenty of community events, and availability of housing, the City of Bakersfield is a great place to live.

Representative Duties
Who We Are Looking For:We are recruiting faculty with demonstrated excellence in their field who embrace the instructional values of access, sound pedagogy, creativity, and innovation. We are known for our connectedness among students, faculty, staff and our diverse local population. We are looking for applicants with a continual drive to learn and improve teaching strategies and who embrace opportunities to be involved in inventive committees, engaging campus events and other collegiate endeavors. Diversity is a core value at Bakersfield College, and we encourage applicants who demonstrate an intellectual mindfulness to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusiveness. If you are interested in modeling academic excellence for your students and colleagues, we invite you to join a team that will challenge and inspire you. About the Biology Department Industrial:
The BC Biology program consists of three transfer Associate's degrees tailored to student career interests; General, Human, and Environmental. Over 800 students have declared one of these programs as their major, and thirteen full time faculty and five part-time faculty teach the Biology courses associated with these programs. The department's highest demand courses are in Anatomy and Physiology, driven by the College's rapidly expanding Health Sciences programs. In addition to increasing the number of fulltime faculty, the College is opening a new $65M science building and adding laboratory classrooms at the new Southwest campus and the soon to be built Arvin campus.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's in any biological science;

OR

-Bachelor's in any biological science; AND Master's in Biochemistry, Biophysics, or Marine Science;

OR - The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.

2020 Minimum Qualifications Handbook Faculty and Administration in California Community Colleges

AND
- A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to develop, organize and instruct laboratories such as those required of typical courses within the biological sciences, including animal dissections and techniques in biotechnology.
  • Ability to provide leadership within the discipline and college initiatives that support student learning.
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively with college committees and co-curricular

    Knowledge and Abilities
    Knowledge and Abilities

  • Commitment to student learning.
  • Awareness of the college mission, vision and values.
  • Sensitivity to students with a wide range of skills, motivations, academic and vocational goals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of computers and willingness to experiment using multimedia instructional materials.
  • Commitment to working effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes teaching, learning and service students.
  • A demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

  • SALARY RANGE $ 74,314.04 - $ 137,777.44 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ 97, 508.84 annually
    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
    First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by February 14, 2022 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point. Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
  • Copy of legible transcripts
  • Copy of sample syllabi
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

    Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

    Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
    EEO Plan 2021-2024

    Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment
    The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.



    All applicants must apply online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kccd/jobs/3308494/biology-instructor-one-or-more-positions. Emails will not be accepted.




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    Organization

    Kern Community College District (KCCD) serves communities over 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties through the programs of Bakersfield CollegeCerro Coso College and Porterville College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the district’s colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for our citizens.

    KCCD is geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving 26,000 students. Our students represent a diversity of religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities.

    While the Kern Community College District was established as a separate entity in 1968 to respond to the changing needs of our communities, educational services have been provided to residents for many years: at Bakersfield College since 1913; at Porterville College since 1927; and in the Ridgecrest area since 1951 by what is now Cerro Coso College. All three colleges are proud members of the California Community College System and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Today, education centers and sites in Delano, downtown Bakersfield, the Mammoth/ Bishop area, Edwards Air Force, and the Kern River Valley offer additional convenient, localized instruction for thousands of residents. KCCD’s commitment to distance learning and other technological advances is creating increasing opportunities for education through the internet, satellite, and cable television to individuals across our broad service area and beyond.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.
     
     

     

     

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