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Biological Sciences: Contract Instructor-College Credit

Employer
San Diego Community College District
Location
San Diego
Salary
Class 1, Step C - Class 6, Step C ($6,652.70 - $8,490.72) per month based on the current AFT - College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule.Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and r

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Biological Sciences: Contract Instructor-College Credit

San Diego Community College District


Closing Date: 1/19/2024

Position Number: 00120501

Location: San Diego City College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
Applications are now being accepted for an Assistant Professor of Biology position at San Diego City College beginning Fall 2024. One of the three colleges in the San Diego Community College District, City College is an urban campus and Hispanic Serving Institution minutes away from the world-class San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, providing academic and vocational offerings to meet the needs of a diverse student population. While the current vacancy is at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. The assignment may include day, evening, Saturday, and/or off-campus classes.

Major Responsibilities:
The applicant must be able to teach biology at the college level and possess a broad academic background in biology, including upper division credit and teaching experience in organismal biology. Additional experience in plant sciences, ecology, evolution, genetics, environmental biology, anatomy, physiology, or microbiology are desired. The Assistant Professor of Biology will be expected to teach organismal biology, general biology, and other courses according to departmental needs. Additional responsibilities will include working closely with faculty and classified professionals to coordinate the major’s organismal biology course that serves a highly diverse student population. The successful applicant is expected to work closely with faculty in the department to coordinate the development, assessment, and reporting of student learning outcomes. Job obligations also include instructing students, maintaining office hours, participating in shared governance, mentoring biology majors, and assisting in the development of culturally sustaining curricula with a social justice lens.

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.

Desired Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have demonstrated:
  1. A broad background in biology, including college-level coursework in topics such as organismal biology, plant sciences, ecology, evolution, genetics, environmental biology, anatomy, physiology, and microbiology.
  2. Possession of a minimum of sixteen (16) upper division or graduate semester units in organismal biology, plant sciences, ecology, evolution, genetics, environmental biology, anatomy, physiology, or microbiology.
  3. Evidence of formal academic training or professional development in college education and learning theory.
  4. Evidence of recent teaching, as instructor of record, in organismal biology and one or more of the following courses: plant sciences, ecology, evolution, genetics, environmental biology, anatomy, physiology, and microbiology.
  5. Evidence of an intentional teaching philosophy that embraces culturally sustaining pedagogy that addresses barriers to achievement experienced by historically marginalized groups.
  6. Evidence of experience working with co-curricular STEM support programs or experiential learning.
  7. Evidence of ability to effectively support learning and create an engaging classroom experience for biology majors.
  8. Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.


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Pay Information:
Class 1, Step C – Class 6, Step C ($6,652.70 – $8,490.72) per month based on the current AFT – College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable.

The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made within the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

To apply, visit: https://www.sdccdjobs.com

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.







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The San Diego Community College District serves 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Continuing Education offers adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. The District also provides education to over 42,000 service personnel at military bases in 15 states. 

The Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills, and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center.

The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member, locally elected Board of Trustees and three student members serving on a rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students, and staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the voters of San Diego. The Chancellor, the District's chief executive officer, is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees. 

The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.

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