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Instructor of Biology - Adjunct

McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL, IL

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Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

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Salaries are dependent upon education and semesters taught at MCC.

Position Summary

McHenry County College seeks an Adjunct (part-time) instructor to teach college Biology courses specifically; Intro to Human Biology, Fundamentals of Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Microbiology.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

• Proficient teaching courses via in person, blended or online modalities.
• Available to teach daytime, evening, or weekend classes, as needed
• Available for student conferences either before or after class, and by College email if necessary
• Develop syllabus using MCC syllabus template
• Work cooperatively within the department, the division, and throughout the College in striving for educational excellence
• Conduct regular assessment of student learning
• Maintain and submit accurate student and course-related paperwork and data needed for College purposes in a timely fashion
• Document and report attendance daily and maintain and submit accurate attendance records weekly
• Submit grade reports electronically by the required date
• Utilize a variety of teaching styles in order to satisfy the different learning styles of students • Utilize computer-based instruction and databases when necessary

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in the discipline
• Master’s degree, plus 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline.
• Experience teaching Intro to Human Biology, Fundamentals of Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and/or Microbiology
• Willingness to use educational technology (i.e. course management platform such as Canvas)
• Demonstrated commitment to professional growth, especially regarding contemporary expertise specific to assigned teaching content
• Commitment to the mission of the community college, and to teaching and motivating community college students in ways appropriate to their diverse backgrounds and learning styles
• Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills



As a leading community college and an integral part of the Illinois system of higher education, McHenry County College (MCC) is dedicated to upholding a policy of open admissions, a comprehensive program of educational offerings, and maintenance of an informal and engaging student-oriented learning environment.

Thrive in a dedicated and innovative team environment. Enjoy a rewarding career with generous benefits. Qualified applicants who are committed to excellence are encouraged to apply.

At a Glance

  • provides credit and noncredit educational and training opportunities as well as special events for close to 60,000 participants annually. The college serves the seventh most rapidly growing county in Illinois and offers six associate's degrees and 17 Associate of Applied Science degrees.
  • also offers free adult education.
  • promotes a wide range of high-quality learning opportunities, enabling students to meet their educational, career and personal goals close to home at an affordable price.

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