Instructor, Anatomy/Physiology and Biology

Geneva, Kane County
Feb 20, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Job Description: POSITION: INSTRUCTOR, Human Anatomy and Physiology STATUS: Full time Tenure track DEPARTMENT: Natural Science/Physical Education DIVISION: Academic Affairs CLASSIFICATION: Exempt UNION: Faculty REPORTS TO: Department Chair PLACEMENT: Placement on salary schedule is dependent on qualifications. MINIMUM PAY RATE: Qualifications include education and related work experience. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. POSITION SUMMARY Adapt to new and changing situations and demonstrate a positive attitude. Demonstrate respect for students; understand learning styles and apply understanding to institution-related activities; demonstrate integrity and promote diversity and open communications. Fifteen credit hours a semester constitute a standard load. Course assignments may be late afternoon, evening, Saturday, and at branch campuses or satellite centers. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College faculty contract. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Teach at least three courses in Human Anatomy & Physiology, Human Biology and other biology as needed. 2. Work closely with other instructors and special programs and services within the college to determine placements, curriculum, and academic support. 3. Participate in course development, assessment, accreditation, and planning activities. 4. Be willing to teach online and/or blended courses. 5. Participate in appropriate departmental meetings and recruitment activities; serve on committees. 6. Assist students with academic advising. 7. Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning. 8. Demonstrate strong understanding and commitment to the community college mission. 9. Teach at other campus sites as needed. 10. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College faculty contract. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Master's Degree in Anatomy and Physiology, Biology with emphasis on Anatomy and Physiology, or closely related field is required. 2. Two (2) years of teaching experience at the collegiate level. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 1. Doctoral Degree in Anatomy and Physiology, Biology with emphasis on Anatomy and Physiology, or closely related field is preferred. 2. Experience at the community college level. 3. Expertise in appropriate technologies for instruction. 4. Experience in teaching online and/or using course management programs. 5. Experience in course development and assessment, planning, quality and accreditation processes, and committee service. 6. Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds. PHYSICAL DEMANDS 1. Normal classroom and laboratory physical demands. WORKING CONDITIONS 1. Classroom and laboratory teaching environment. EFFECTIVE DATE OF EMPLOYMENT SPRING 2015 APPLICATION PROCEDURE Apply on-line at Transcript(s) and 3 letters of recommendation must be included with your application. Letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline date and may be e-mailed (, faxed (815-729-3331) or mailed (Human Resources Dept., Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Rd., Joliet, IL 60431) BY DEADLINE DATE. All required documents must be on file in Human Resources by posting deadline. OFFICIAL transcripts required from EACH institution attended prior to hiring. Bring ALL OFFICIAL transcripts at time of interview.