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Microbiology/General Biology Professor

Employer
College of the Sequoias
Location
San Jose
Salary
$83,977.00 - $110,717.00 Annually

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Microbiology/General Biology Professor

Salary: $83,977.00 - $110,717.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time Faculty - Tenure-Track
Job Number: 6306-f-01/24
Closing: 3/10/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Tulare, CA
Department: Sciences
Division:

General Description


Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. Sequoias Community College District provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career, and technical programs for our students. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, who are dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, and who have a passion for student success.

Sequoias Community College District is seeking candidates who are qualified and equity-minded to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in the Biology Department beginning August 2024.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and values candidates who have the ability to serve students from diverse academic, cultural, socioeconomic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds, as well as those students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Sequoias Community College District seeks to promote and maintain an environment that is built on mutual respect and free from discrimination by employing faculty members who are equity-minded, collegial, and guided by their dedication to helping students achieve their educational goals. Ideal candidates will share the Sequoias Community College Districts' commitment to be knowledgeable about and implement equitable learning and teaching methods appropriate to serve students from all backgrounds, demographics and experiences.

Job Duties


The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching General Microbiology and non-majors Biology courses. Possible additional offerings depend on the expertise and preference of the successful candidate and could include other biology classes as determined by the college.

Primary teaching assignments will be on the Tulare campus of College of the Sequoias and may include evening classes. Participation in the governance of the Sequoias Community College District by way of committee assignments is encouraged.

Other responsibilities include maintenance of office hours, participation in department and/or division responsibilities, and the willingness to create and participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equity, which is respectful of diversity Districtwide.

Qualifications


The candidate must meet the following criteria.
  • Master's in any biological science

  • OR
  • Bachelor's in biological science AND Master's in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science

  • OR
  • The equivalent

  • AND
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students which pursuant to Title 5 §53022 is a core system competency and job requirement.

  • Note: If you are lacking the exact degree or experience specified in the minimum qualifications, you may apply for Equivalency. For more information about claiming equivalency, please visit the COS HR Website and scroll down to the tab labeled “Equivalency.” Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted with your application, by the recruitment deadline. Please submit as a "supplemental attachment" within the "Attachment" section of this application.

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

    The Biology Department is looking for evidence of the following:
  • Teaching experience in Microbiology and General Biology
  • Experience in designing and implementing microbiology lab experiences in a college classroom setting
  • Teaching experience at the community college level
  • Graduate and/or undergraduate coursework related to Microbiology
  • Ability to incorporate student learning outcome objectives within courses and programs, and willingness to use and develop stated objectives and measures
  • Familiarity with the educational needs of community college students pursuing Nursing and Allied Health careers.
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, implementing practices that specifically result in equitable success rates
  • Evidence of ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods that are equity-minded and encourage retention while successfully challenging a diverse student population
  • Ability to make a positive contribution to the instructional program at College of the Sequoias by developing instructional activities, course syllabi, and other necessary materials.
  • Experience with or interest in alternative instructional modes.


  • Application Procedure


    To be considered applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:
    • Completed online application.
    • Equity Narrative (included in the application packet)
    • Letter of interest which addresses the Desirable Qualifications. In this letter we invite applicants to expand on strengths not covered in other parts of the application.
    • Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
    • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. Official transcripts are required upon employment. Note: Applicants who have completed college or university course work at an institution outside of the United States that is not a post-secondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the US Department of Education or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees, and other relevant documents by either NACES or AICE.
    • Equivalency documents (If necessary)
    • Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies. If submitting confidential recommendation letters from a third party, please have letters emailed to keilar@cos.edu. Please do not submit a reference list in lieu of letters of recommendations.

    For questions regarding this position, please contact Keila Reynoso at keilar@cos.edu or (559) 730-3920.

    The Sequoias Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to prohibiting unlawful discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, age (40 and above), religious creed, religion, political belief or affiliation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, mental or physical disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status, medical condition, military and veteran status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

    College of the Sequoias does not sponsor H-1B Visas



    To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cos/jobs/4346333/microbiology-general-biology-professor

    COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The College of the Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.





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    Organization

    College of the Sequoias is a two-year California community college offering educational and enrichment programs for the residents of its district in Tulare and Kings counties. The college was established in 1925 and moved to its current 62-acre main campus site in Visalia in 1940.

    In addition to the campus in Visalia, COS operates a full-service center in Hanford that is also home to the college's police and fire academies.

    COS also opened its Tulare College Center in January 2013. It is a full-service college center and the home of COS' agriculture program

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