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Located 45 minutes from the Nation’s Capital, nestled in a history rich community of southern Maryland, The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is twice recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of America’s to 150 community colleges. CSM is among America’s top 100 producers of Minority Associate Degrees in over twenty categories, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education
CSM offers excellent health insurance benefits (90% paid by the college); State Retirement Pension plan; wellness programs; Code Green Fridays; early closure Fridays in the summer; college closure for spring break and several major holidays. We are an innovative institution committed to student success and well known for our flexibility to meet student and regional community needs.
CSM’s faculty are highly- skilled and creative; they incorporate the latest teaching approaches and technology into their instructional delivery. Our faculty work closely with students inside and outside of the classroom and serve as advisors to student clubs and more. Our faculty teach face-to-face, online, hybrid, and hy-flex classes always focusing on student engagement and critical thinking.
Faculty in the Biology disciplines are highly engaged in promoting science education and careers, and are actively involved in supporting the community environment. Faculty have received numerous state and federal grants to support such programs as the Bee Campus, Butterfly Project, and S-Stem Scholars. They also work extensively with community partners to support science and research focused internship opportunities. Biology faculty have presented at regional, state, and national conferences. Faculty support student success through an emphasis on multi-modal teaching and focus on student engagement and success through critical thinking, analytical and hands-on approaches. Faculty serve on discipline work-groups in order to have consistent, effective, and current teaching; therefore, the faculty member must be able to work well with others and implement decisions made by the group. Faculty work in the lab and must be aware of proper safety procedures, such as the use of dissection instruments and disposal of hazardous materials. Faculty must be able to collaborate with the laboratory staff (technicians and coordinators) to ensure that adequate supplies are available and handled appropriately.
Faculty are expected to be knowledgeable of learning management systems in addition to face-to-face and innovative technology-based instructional delivery approaches.
As such, we are seeking an innovative educator to join our science faculty. This faculty position focuses on teaching of lecture and/or labs for Biology with an emphasis on Microbiology and general science.
The College of Southern Maryland is an ardent supporter of professional development and offers a robust professional development program for and investment in its faculty. Additional Information: Since this position requires in-person teaching and other in-person faculty duties, the candidate will be required to live within commuting distance of the Southern Maryland area.
Your cover letter, resume, and transcripts are required
as part of the application process. Please attach those documents to your application.
When applying for this position, please be prepared to answer the following statements during the application submission process: Please describe your activities that demonstrate a commitment to student success for a diverse population. Please submit a statement of your teaching philosophy.
Placement in rank is commensurate with background and experience. Professional development and professional service requirements are determined by rank and documented annually on the faculty development plan. For more information on placement in rank please visit the Pay and Benefits Questions page at: https://www.csmd.edu/employment/frequently-asked-questions/
College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the College's staff and students. The final candidate for this position will be subject to the following background checks: Criminal History Check and Sex Offender Registry Check.
The College of Southern Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Specific Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe successful faculty member will teach 15 credit hours per semester and 30 credit hours per academic year of day, evening or weekend classes. Flexibility is required to work in this position as teaching assignments may vary from semester to semester. Faculty may be assigned to teach on the Prince Frederick campus or any campus or center where CSM offers classes. Faculty may also be assigned to teach science courses for the CSM Early College program. Students taking Early College classes are dually enrolled in their local high school while also completing courses at CSM towards a certificate or degree. The faculty member hired in this position is responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities to promote student-centered learning and success. At a minimum, the related activities include instruction, holding office hours, serving on various committees, contributing to student learning outcomes assessment processes, and demonstrating a commitment to professional development through participating in local, state, regional, and national professional activities and organizations.
DUTIES AND STANDARDS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Teach 30 credits of courses per contract year in the Biology and science disciplines with an emphasis on Microbiology.Teach a range of courses that may include morning, day, evening, weekend or online, in an accelerated format. Design assignments that incorporate students’ program of study and connect to the Biology discipline. Engage students in their learning through active and collaborative learning approachesMeet with students outside of class to assist them with being successful college studentsIncorporate culturally relevant pedagogies into the teaching and learning processDemonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writingDemonstrated ability to read and interpret informationDemonstrated ability to deliver instruction to diverse student populations, with varied levels of learning and preparation Knowledge and use of student engagement strategies that support completion and student success goalsDemonstrated experience providing feedback students can use to improve their performanceExperience developing or using Open Education Resource (OER) materials as an instructional toolMaintain an ongoing program of professional development and participate in professional organizations, workshops, seminars, conferences and activitiesMastery of appropriate computer operation skillsOperate a motor vehicle for travel to other campuses Minimum Education and TrainingMaster’s degree in Biology or closely related field, with 18 graduate credit hours in Biology coursework, RequiredEarned Doctorate in Biology or related field, Preferred One year of instructional experience at the post-secondary level, that includes teaching courses, conducting and managing learning experiences, evaluating student achievement, providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation, and evaluation of program effectiveness at the community college level, preferred.Two years of professional experience in Biology, or a closely related field, required. Ability to use word processing, basic internet applications, and basic database navigation Ability to use an educational enterprise, learning management system such as MyLearning to support and facilitate instructional deliveryAbility to teach in face-to-face, virtual, web and web-hybrid formats.