Biology Instructor

Biology Instructor


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

Job Location

231 Hwy 58 S 

Kinston, NC 28504


Commensurate with Experience


State of NC

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, November 30, 2023
Closes: Thursday, December 14, 2023

Target Start Date

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Expected Work Hours

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

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in biology, botany, zoology, or a related biological science subfield or a master's degree and 18 graduate semester hours in biology, botany, zoology, or related biological science subfield from a regionally accredited institution

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous teaching experience at a community college, university, or high school; experience using instructional technologies; and teaching online courses are preferred skills

Position Description

Lenoir Community College is a comprehensive institution that places primary emphasis on excellence in classroom instruction. The Biology Instructor is responsible for providing quality and engaging instruction to LCC students through the use of seated and online courses, and through creative biology labs as needed to promote successful completion of degree requirements. The instructor is responsible for working with the department chair and dean to ensure that all student learning outcomes are met.

This position will remain open until filled.

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

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  

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  

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  

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  

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 individual or as a team member  

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  

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

Working Conditions

  • Typical classroom and laboratory environments
  • Typical online environment
  • Frequent travel to local high schools and off-campus sites

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Lenoir Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College complies with existing federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. The College prohibits discrimination against and/or exclusion from participation in any benefits or activities by any person, either on the staff and faculty or in the student body, on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, political affiliation, or disability.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply at the link below: 

Job Post Contact

Lenoir Community College

Phone:  252-527-6223 Ext. 390

Fax:  252-233-6899