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Faculty - Biology Instructor (FY2024-25)

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South Texas College
Location
McAllen

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Faculty - Biology Instructor (FY2024-25)

Location: Pecan
FLSA: Exempt
Salary Range:
Desired Start Date: 08/14/2024
Temporary End Date (if applicable):
Close Date: 3/18/2024

Job Description Summary:
South Texas College is a comprehensive institution, which places primary emphasis on excellence in classroom instruction. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment at the College.

Essential Duties:
1. Mastery of Subject Matter:
  • Demonstrates a thorough and accurate knowledge of the field or discipline
  • Possesses appropriate educational/professional credentials to teach in field or discipline
  • Attempts to connect subject matter with related fields
  • Maintains currency in subject matter through professional development


2. Teaching Performance:
  • Plans and organizes instruction in ways which maximize student learning
  • Effectively employs teaching and learning strategies that promote student engagement
  • Modifies instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse students needs
  • Effectively employs available instructional technology when appropriate
  • Encourages the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments
  • Effectively communicates subject matter content to student
  • Contributes to the selection and development of instructional materials
3. Evaluation of Student Learning:
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and assessment of departmental student learning outcomes
  • Develops and uses evaluation methods, which fairly measures student progress toward outcomes
  • Evaluates and expeditiously returns student work to promote maximum learning
  • Maintains accurate records of student progress
  • Submits final grade rosters and supporting documents according to established deadlines
4. Support of College Policies and Procedures:
  • Maintains familiarity with and adheres to College Policies and Procedures
  • Fulfills requirements of instructors set forth in the letter of appointment
  • Maintains regular office hours to ensure accessibility to students and colleagues
  • Prepares, distributes, and submits syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program, division and College procedures
  • Prepares and submits First Week Financial Aid Attendance Rosters, Census Rosters, and Learning Outcome Data, by the respective deadlines each semester
  • Assures confidentiality
5. Participation in College, Division, and Program Activities:
  • Serves on College, divisional, and program committees, teams, and task forces as assigned
  • Attends meetings and events as required by College administration
  • Participates in professional activities which contribute to the educational goals of the College and its constituents
  • Responds in a timely fashion to information requests from College and division administrators and program chairs
  • Fosters and maintains effective working relationships with students, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Assists the chair in developing, reviewing, and revising curriculum
6. Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs:
  • Participates in student advising
  • Maintains familiarity with College goals, mission, and long-range plans
  • Contributes to planning and development processes through appropriate channels
  • Performs professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, mission, and plans of College, division, and program
  • Facilitates recruitment and retention of students
7. Performs other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience:
Applicant must meet the STC credential requirements as per Board Policy DBA — Employment Requirements and Restrictions: Credentials and Records located at https://pol.tasb.org/PolicyOnline/PolicyDetails?key=632&code=DBA#localTabContent

  • Doctorate or Master’s degree in Biology or a related field from a regionally accredited institution, Doctorate (Ph.D.) preferred;
  • or a Doctorate or Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the Biology from a regionally accredited institution;
  • Credentials must meet requirements of 18 graduate hours in discipline.


Preferred Qualification:
  1. Applicant should have a minimum of two years recent teaching experience at college/university level
  2. Two or more years of recent prior Microbiology and/or Anatomy and Physiology teaching experience
  3. Coursework and/or teaching experience sufficient to teach Microbiology and/or Human Anatomy and Physiology
  4. Coursework and/or teaching experience sufficient to also teach other Biology courses in our curriculum
  5. Experience using a variety of teaching technologies and methodologies
  6. Demonstrated current and ongoing professional growth
  7. Experience teaching diverse student population
  8. Experience using Learning Management System (Blackboard)
  9. Online Teaching experiences
  10. Experience with teaching courses for dual enrollment initiatives


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
  1. Security Sensitive position: all applicants are subject to a criminal background check under South Texas College policy.
  2. In addition, subject to a federal background check.



EEO Statement:


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Organization

Founded in 1993, South Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and offers more than 120 degree & certificate options, including associate degrees in a variety of liberal art, social science, business, math, science, technology, advanced manufacturing and allied health fields of study. Additionally, South Texas College is the only community college in the State of Texas to offer four baccalaureate degrees. South Texas College has a faculty and staff of more than 2,700 to serve the college’s five campuses, two higher education centers, and one virtual campus. 

Since 2000, the Dual Credit Programs has served over 100,000 high school students at 70 high school sites, saving families over 200 million dollars in tuition.

South Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Baccalaureate and Associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South Texas College.

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