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Assistant Professor of Biology

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Assistant Professor of Biology


Biology Department

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About CCRI:

The Community College of Rhode Island is New England’s largest community college, and a nationally-recognized leader in catalyzing student success and achievement for recent high school graduates and returning adults alike.

We provide affordable, open access to higher education, and we deliver on our mission to offer all students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth.

Diversity is our strength. We champion equity, and we celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff whose demographics are reflective of our diverse student body. To learn more about our employees’ values and what it means to work here, learn about our Guiding Principles here.

Posting Details > Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply for this position:

· Complete CCRI’s online application, and attach a cover letter and resume by the closing date.· If attaching a resume complete with education history and/or employment history, please
disregard these sections within the online application.· Please include the contact information for three (3) references within the application.· Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts.· Please note that all RI Council of Postsecondary Education employees (i.e., full- and part-time
faculty and non-classified employees) must be fully vaccinated and boosted when eligible. Learn
more about CCRI’s vaccination policy here.

Please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311 (TTY: 401-825-2313) if you require assistance with the online application process.

EEO Statement

CCRI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

CCRI prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, or status as a protected veteran. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination shall be referred to CCRI’s Title IX Coordinator at [email protected]

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to report campus crime data, support victims of violence, and publicly outline the policies and procedures they have put into place to improve campus safety.

Job Summary:

The new faculty member will join a large, dynamic department of varied backgrounds that is home to majors and non-majors students. Our courses span focuses in biotechnology, environment & sustainability, and allied health. We are a creative group of faculty that use both traditional teaching and modern teaching tools, and we continually support each other in professional and growth opportunities.

The new faculty member will primarily teach at the Flanagan campus in Lincoln, RI. The primary content that the new faculty member will teach is human anatomy & physiology. The ideal candidate will also have a general biology background that allows them to teach other courses at the introductory level as well. The faculty member is expected to continually develop professionally as a general biologist and anatomist/physiologist to improve their professorial skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Commitment to CCRI’s Mission:· Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.· Work collaboratively with others in a diverse and inclusive environment.· Work collaboratively in a diverse, inclusive and student-centered environment, with students of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life-experiences.Student Learning Outcome Assessment:· Provide feedback on SLOs· Outreach to sister institutions for evaluation of SLOs· Committee assignments· Other duties as neededCommunity Engagement:· Represent the department within the community· Attend Path Days· Work collaboratively with others in a diverse, inclusive, and student-centered environment, with students of various cultures, identities, and life experiences· Other duties as neededCommunication Skills:· Independently prepare/modify/present clearly written documents such as lecture materials, syllabus, schedule· Independently prepare/modify/clear oral presentations to the college community· Manage conflict effectively in both classroom situations and relationships with faculty and administrative peers· Other duties as requiredDepartmental Support:· Attend department meetings· Contribute to curriculum assessments· Serve on departmental committees· Create new curriculum· Other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

M.S. in Biological Science or related field with at least 18 graduate hours in anatomy & physiology or similar.At least one (1) year independent college teaching and lab instruction experience. Independent animal dissection or willingness to learn required.Experience working with a diverse population of students, especially mature learners, first generation collegeExperience with online learning preferredExperience with course assessment and OSCQR or equivalent nationally accepted online course quality review preferred

Competencies and Desired Qualifications:

Teaching with computer-based simulations (e.g., BioPac, PhysioEx, Labster)Teaching with SynDaver modelsAbility to teach introductory level biology courses





Pay Grade:


Salary Information:

Salary commensurate with education and experience


Full-time employees enjoy an array of benefits, including:

• Comprehensive Health Benefits and Rewards for Wellness Incentives
• Paid Time Off
• Parental Leave
• In-State Tuition Waivers
• Legal Care Insurance

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Reports To:

Department Chair

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Work Schedule Information:

M-F 8am-4pm

Campus Location:

Initially located at the Lincoln Campus

Environmental Conditions:

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications may not be accepted after the closing date.

Some roles will require finalists to provide official college transcripts and proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311. TTY: 401-825-2313.

Disability Accommodations:

CCRI is committed to ensuring the full participation of all applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you should require an accommodation during the application process, please notify the Department of Institutional Equity and Human Resources prior to the closing of the posting by calling (401) 825-2311.

EEO Statement:

CCRI is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

We recognize that diversity and inclusivity are essential to creating a dynamic, positive and high-performing educational and work environment. We welcome applicants who can contribute to the College’s commitment to excellence created by diversity and inclusivity.

CCRI prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or status as a protected veteran. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination shall be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator at: [email protected]

The Jeanne Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available here:


Community College of Rhode Island, the largest public, two-year, degree granting college in New England, offers educational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders and is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution.community_college_of_rhode_island1.jpg

The College provides a variety of career, technical and academic programs at four main campuses in Warwick, Lincoln, Providence and Newport. A secondary Providence Campus is located in the historic Shepard Building in the heart of downtown Providence and courses are also offered at a satellite facility in Westerly.

CCRI offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs to its approximately 18,000 students and its non-credit classes for workforce training or personal enrichment through the Center for Workforce and Community Education receive more than 32,000 registrations annually.

Thirty percent of recent CCRI graduates who are continuing their education at least part time are attending more than 50 colleges or universities across the country and also are working at least part time. More than 92 percent of recent graduates are employed, continuing their education or a combination of both.community_college_of_rhode_island3.jpg

Community College of Rhode Island grants the Associate in Arts (A.A.), the Associate in Science (A.S.), the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), the Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies (A.A.S.-T.S.) and the Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degrees. Several one-year certificates are also awarded.

CCRI opens its facilities for public use, sponsors programs on issues of public concern, and offers workshops and seminars for small businesses, for government agencies and for individuals seeking to improve their skills or enhance their lives.

In every sense, CCRI strives to be Rhode Island's community college meeting the educational needs of the people of this state.community_college_of_rhode_island2.jpg


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