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San Diego County - Grossmont College

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

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Job Summary
Application Deadline: Monday, November 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.

Department: Biology

Months worked out of the year: 10 months

FTE: 1.00

Starting Salary Range:
$57,381 (Class I, Step 6) - $87,143 (VII, Step 10) Annually
Based on education and experience

Anticipated Start Date: January 2023

Job Description


Regular/contract instructors participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the visions, missions and values of the college and District. This position will have primary responsibility for teaching the state-of-the-art program in anatomy and physiology (A&P) lecture and lab for the department, and that will include assisting in the development, implementation and articulation of curriculum, and assessing student learning outcomes. The department has a commitment to the use of technology in education and to integrate curriculum between related scientific disciplines including chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering wherever possible. It is expected that this position will support and help to grow the department in this area. This position may include a combination of day and evening assignments, large lectures and labs and is being offered by a college strongly committed to the "open door" concept serving a diverse student population. Instructors will be expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract. F.AFT - INSTRUCTOR FULL TIME.pdf (


Master's in any biological science


Bachelor's in any biological science AND Master's in a relevant specialty field


A current California Community College Credential that permits full-time service as an Anatomy and Physiology Instructor


The equivalent.

If you are applying based on “the equivalent”, you will need to complete an Equivalency Determination Form. This form MUST be submitted as part of the application procedures.


  • Academic preparation for teaching and assisting with implementation of curriculum in Human Anatomy and Physiology, and General Biology, or closely related courses (applied human physiology/human neurophysiology/exercise physiology) in both lecture and laboratory settings.
  • Experience with teaching animal dissection, histology, and microscopy.
  • Prior experience teaching at least one of the following at the college or high school level: Combined Anatomy & Physiology sequence (including physiology lab), Human Anatomy lecture and lab, and Physiology lecture and lab.
  • Teaching experience at the college level or equivalent.
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to remain technically current in biology/anatomy/physiology, and associated sciences.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply current learning theory and national science educational standards to develop, assess and implement innovative methods of science instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work effectively and professionally with colleagues at all levels.
  • Applicants must demonstrate sensitivity to, understanding of, and skills and ability to motivate students from the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic and language backgrounds of community college students.
  • Evidence of leadership skills (implementing/ assessing SLOs, writing new lab curriculum/protocols, outreach) that will contribute to overall department growth and success.

  • Academic preparation should include college courses in human anatomy, human physiology, kinesiology, exercise physiology, neurophysiology and/or human genetics
  • Teaching experience with models and preserved specimens in biology laboratories.
  • Use of computer, Internet, and other technology in an instructional setting.
  • Knowledge of basic data organization, analysis, and graphing software.
  • Experience with the use of laboratory equipment and instruments common to biology/anatomy/physiology teaching environments.

Additional Information


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*ATTENTION* Application materials with pictures or personal information will render your application incomplete. Please do not include any materials that were not asked for.

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Resume/Curriculum Vitae

A document containing a list of biology courses taken. Be sure to include the institution, whether graduate or undergraduate, and whether the course included a laboratory.

A document containing a list of biology courses taught. Be sure to include the institution, whether graduate or undergraduate and if included a laboratory, and whether you were the instructor of record

A 1 or 2-page Letter of Application which answers the following questions:
  • Describe your experience using learning management systems, such as Canvas.
  • Describe your experience using anatomical models and preserved specimens in laboratory.
  • Describe any experience developing, writing and/or modifying college level curricula for anatomy and/or physiology lecture and laboratory.
  • Describe how you have or would encourage students to develop college level reading skills in anatomy and physiology textbooks for content, application, and understanding.

Copies of all college/university transcripts (official or unofficial) verifying degree(s) and/or course work.

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Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.

GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing should notify the Human Resources Department by emailing [email protected].

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint clearance. A processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required.

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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Working at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

The mission of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is to provide educational leadership through learning opportunities that anticipate, prepare for, and meet the future challenges of a complex democracy and a global society.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District realizes that staff diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect, harmony and creativity, while providing suitable role models for all students.

Both Grossmont and Cuyamaca College are comprehensive academic institutions located in El Cajon, a city in eastern San Diego County. Both are close to beaches, mountains, the desert, and varied cultural and recreational attractions.

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