Biology Instructor

Biology Instructor


Sandhills Community College
3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Phone: 910-692-6185

Job Location

Pinehurst, NC




State of NC Full-time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Closes: Monday, April 30, 2018

Target Start Date

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Expected Work Hours

M-F - 8 - 5 p.m.

Reports to

Department Chair - Science

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

  • A master’s degree or higher in Biology or a master’s degree and 18 graduate credit hours in Biology, and a strong understanding of the fundamentals of biology as well as anatomy and physiology.  
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Employ different teaching approaches, demonstrating sensitivity to different learning styles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Community college teaching experience and credentials to teach in additional discipline(s) are preferred.

Position Description

Sandhills Community College seeks applications for a full-time Biology Instructor. Instructional duties will include teaching topics in Biology, using a variety of delivery modes: traditional classroom, online, hybrid, weekend, mini-mester, and evening. Additional faculty duties include assisting with student recruitment, advising students and performing support duties as assigned by the department chair. Class sessions may take place on the Sandhills Community College campus and on Moore and Hoke County high school campuses. Classes may be taught during the morning, afternoon, or evening.  Class size may vary from 80 student lectures to 16 student labs.  Ability to integrate with other disciplines and support technology programs is a plus. Interviews for the position will include a teaching demonstration and an oral/written assessment conducted in a computer environment.  

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide effective and high quality instruction to a diverse population of students.
  • Teach laboratory-based biology courses as assigned by the Department Chair and/or Biology Coordinator. 
  • Utilize technology and active learning strategies in the classroom.
  • Become a strong lead instructor capable of mentoring adjunct faculty.
  • Keep up with the scholarship of their discipline.
  • Support student learning outside of class.
  • Maintain accurate scholastic and membership records of students enrolled in classes and submit reports as required.
  • Provide competent advising to students and participate in recruitment and retention activities.
  • Support their department and the college in the fulfillment of its mission.  Participate in departmental meetings, curriculum development, professional development, and assessment work. Serve on committees.
  • Assist in program and curriculum review, revision and development.
  • Maintain positive and professional interpersonal relationships with students, faculty, staff and administration at the college.
  • Be a full and contributing member of the Science Department.  Exhibit self-motivation, yet remain a team player. Be willing to build and organize their classes as well as keep an inventory of consumables and needed equipment.  Be able to complete orders and submit them to the Department Chair for approval.

Job Post Contact

Wendy Dodson