Biology Instructor (9-month)

Biology Instructor (9-month)


Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: 336-838-6100

Job Location

Wilkes Community College, Main Campus-Wilkesboro, NC


Commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the college salary plan.


Full-time, 9- month

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, May 14, 2021
Closes: Sunday, June 13, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, August 16, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Full-time 9-month

Reports to

Department Chairperson or Dean of the Division and works in concert with the Lead Instructor of the discipline

Employment Type

Full-time, 9-month

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified applicants must have a completed master’s degree with at least 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline (biology).

Preferred Qualifications

> 3-5 years of teaching experience in anatomy and physiology sequence courses, general biology, and other biology courses.

> Experience with teaching biology classes in seated, online, and blended formats is preferred.

> Advising experience is preferred.

Position Description

An Instructor’s primary responsibility is to maintain excellence in instructing students in his/her curriculum subject with the express goal of attaining certain student learning outcomes. In addition to the primary responsibility, Instructors are required to advise students toward degree/program completion. The full-time Instructor completes various classroom administrative duties as well as duties to satisfy the goals and objectives of WCC including committee service and professional development. A reasonable and equitable teaching load will be agreed upon by the Instructor and the Departmental Chairperson (in concert with the Division Dean or Campus Director) and will include various kinds of responsibilities such as traditional classroom instruction, distance education instruction, academic advising, professional development, curriculum development and administrative duties related to these responsibilities. Instructors may be assigned teaching duties at the Wilkes or Ashe Campus, the Alleghany Center, or at a local high school campus where some Career and College Promise classes may be taught. Teaching duties may include seated, blended, hybrid, or online instruction.

The full-time Instructor reports directly to the Department Chairperson or Dean of the Division and works in concert with the Lead Instructor of the discipline.

Instructor’s duties include:

1. Planning, creating and maintaining a classroom environment conducive to student learning.
2. Encouraging the development of Critical Thinking skills through appropriate classroom exercises and assignments.
3. Maintaining a high level of currency in the discipline, and incorporating innovative and creative instructional techniques in the classroom.
4. Collaborating with the Lead Instructor in the creation of syllabi; the establishment of objectives, competencies, and assessments; and the selection of textbooks, periodicals, and other resources.
5. Advising students toward completion of program, diploma, or degree goals and assisting students with job placement or college transfer.
6. Being responsible for administrative aspects relating to FTE reports, end-of-semester reports, grades, and other required reports, and doing so in a timely fashion.
7. Communicating with students and administration through the technological framework provided by WCC including posting syllabi for all sections of all courses to the campus web portal, and regularly checking and responding to e-mail sent to the instructor via the campus web portal and messages sent to the college e-mail/voice-mail/telephone service.
8. Maintaining one office hour per course up to five per week (generally one per day), posted on the office door and updated by semester on the campus web portal, at times which are convenient for student contact and which do not interfere with the college’s regular meeting times.
9. Referring students, as appropriate, to student support areas of WCC including Counseling and/or Student Support Services, the Academic Support Center, Learning Resources Center, Student Services, the Writing Center, etc.
10. Attending commencement exercises, committee and task force meetings, and faculty meetings as scheduled.
11. Fulfilling other responsibilities as assigned by the Lead Instructor, Departmental Chairperson, Dean of Division, or Vice President of Instruction.

How to Apply

Job Post Contact

Sherry Cox