Biology Instructor

Biology Instructor

Employer

Lenoir Community College
231 Highway 58 South
Kinston, NC 28502
Phone: 252-527-6223

Job Location

Lenoir Community College, Main Campus

Salary/Grade

Commesurate with experience

Benefits

State of NC

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, May 14, 2018
Closes: Monday, June 18, 2018

Target Start Date

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Expected Work Hours

8am-5pm M-Th; 8am-3pm F

Employment Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in biology or a master's degree and 18 graduate semester hours in biology (courses designated as graduate-level Biology courses)
  • Previous teaching experience at a community college or university, experience using instructional technologies, and teaching online courses are preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in biology or a master's degree and 18 graduate semester hours in biology (courses designated as graduate-level Biology courses)
  • Previous teaching experience at a community college or university, experience using instructional technologies, and teaching online courses are preferred

Position Description

Lenoir Community College is a comprehensive institution that places primary emphasis on excellence in classroom instruction. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment at the College: Mastery of Subject Matter; Teaching Performance; Evaluation of Student Learning; Support of College Policies and Procedures; Participation in College, Division, Department, and Program Activities; Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs; and Other Duties.

The duties of the Biology Instructor include, but are not limited to:

  1. Mastery of Subject Matter
    • Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the teaching discipline
    • Display ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of the field or discipline
    • Connect the subject matter with related fields
    • Stay current in the subject matter through professional development; involvement in professional organizations; and attending professional meetings, conferences, and/or workshops
    • Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate
  2. Teaching Performance
    • Teach a course load appropriate to the teaching discipline
    • Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning
    • Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students
    • Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs
    • Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the Internet, interactive technology, etc., when appropriate
    • Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate student assignments
    • Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives
  3. Evaluation of Student Learning
    • Establish and follow meaningful learning objectives
    • Develop and explain methods that fairly measure student progress toward course objectives
    • Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning
    • Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit final grades each semester according to established deadlines
    • Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances
  4. Support of College Policies and Procedures
    • Teach classes as assigned in a multi-campus environment
    • Teach credit or non-credit courses in the teaching discipline as needed
    • Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and to students for advisement and consultation
    • Serve as faculty academic advisor for students
    • Prepare, distribute, and submit syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program and divisional policies
    • Maintain confidentiality of student information
    • Substitute for other instructors in the teaching discipline in case of an absence
    • Exercise stewardship of college facilities, materials, and resources
    • Comply with responsibilities as cited in the Lenoir Community College Catalog, Faculty Handbook, Handbook for Distance Education, Policy Manual, and Procedures Manual
  5. Participation in College, Division, Department, and Program Activities
    • Serve on college committees as assigned
    • Participate in meetings and events as required
    • Respond in a timely manner to requests for information
    • Support both part-time and full-time colleagues
    • Contribute to program, department, and division curriculum development processes
    • Participate in graduation ceremonies
    • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff, and administrators as an individualor as a team member
  6. Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs
    • Maintain familiarity with college goals, mission, and long-range plans
    • Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels
    • Participate in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the College and its constituents
    • Perform professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, mission, and plans of the College
    • Participate in the marketing, recruitment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  7. Other Duties
    • Direct students in laboratory classes; train and supervise activities of students in lab settings; assist students with lab assignments and related activities
    • Ensure that equipment, materials, and other resources, such as instructional aids are available for classes
    • Take a lead role in maintaining lab equipment; and if needed, perform simple maintenance
    • Make arrangements for equipment repairs when machines break down

Job Post Contact

Lenoir Community College

humanresources@lenoircc.edu

Phone:  252-527-6223 Ext. 390

Fax:  252-233-6899