Assistant Professor, Biology

Chicago Heights, Cook County / Ford Heights, Cook County / Lynwood, Cook County / Sauk Village, Cook County / South Chicago Heights, Cook County
Mar 05, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
POSITION SUMMARY: We are looking for a dynamic Biology instructor who can communicate effectively with a diverse population of students that includes both science majors and non-majors. The person chosen for this position will have the ability to teach courses in General Biology, Organismal Biology, Environmental Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology. They will actively work on curriculum development, and collaborate with colleagues in the Natural Sciences on the assessment of student learning and other projects. GRADE/CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: Commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the Union-Board Agreement. MANDATORY MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Master of Science degree in Biology or a closely related field. 2. Excellent analytical skills. 3. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. 4. Experience using modern technology in the classroom and laboratory. 5. Experience in teaching and research interest in organismal biology/zoology, and/or environmental. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Doctoral degree in Biology or closely related field. 2. Experience teaching biology, especially at a community college. 3. Interest in collaborating with colleagues in a small life science department that offers a broad range of courses. 4. Experience working with culturally and intellectually diverse students. 5. Ability to use diverse teaching methods, including computer technology and on-line learning systems such as Desire to Learn (D2L). 6. Interest in developing and teaching hybrid and on-line courses. 7. Experience or demonstrated interest in developing field experiences for students. 8. Interest in pedagogy and familiarity with outcomes assessment. 9. Experience with current biological and laboratory methodologies.