- Instructional (Faculty)
Closes: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
Master’s degree in Biology or a master’s degree with at least 18 graduate hours in biology from a regionally accredited institution; must be committed to the community college “open door” philosophy and must adhere to research-based teaching practices that promote academic excellence in teaching and learning; must have two years of higher education teaching experience in the Anatomy & Physiology disciplinary field of Biology.
PREFERRED: Teaching experience in Anatomy & Physiology and General Biology at a community college; Blackboard and online teaching experience. Preference will be given to a qualified individual with a multi-disciplinary science background with at least 18 graduate hours in areas of biology, chemistry, or physical science (biology or chemistry is preferred). Experience working with the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of students.
The full-time science instructor will plan, organize, and teach biology courses and labs in the science department as assigned to ensure that student learning outcomes are consistent with program learning outcomes and the mission of the college; maintains class records and submits all reports in a timely manner; serves as a student/program advisor; prepare and revise syllabi; participates in on-going professional development opportunities; serves on institutional committees to promote institutional collaboration; other duties as assigned.
Example of duties:
Teach assigned classes
Create an effective learning environment. Meet classes as assigned. Present instruction based on the student learning outcomes and performance levels of the course. Use teaching methods designed for a variety of learning styles. Use course text, outlines, syllabi and other curriculum materials in accordance with college and departmental guidelines.
Assist with maintaining a classroom environment emphasizing safety, good housekeeping, and equipment security. Maintain a minimum of five office hours per week to advise/assist students and no less than thirty-two hours per week on campus. Assist in ordering and inventory of departmental supplies, materials, and equipment.
Assist the Learning Resource Center in selecting and maintaining a collection of books, periodicals, and audiovisual media. Complete and submit on time all required instructional and administrative reports and records. Assist in enforcement of policies and regulations applicable to students and initiate student alerts when necessary.
Serve on various college committees. Serve as a representative of the College for special events. Participate in College events and activities. Serve as advisor to assigned students. Assist in registration and early registration.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Head, School Chair, Associate Dean of Curriculum, and VP of Academic Affairs. Recruit, Advise, and Retain Students
Participate in communications with the college and department and meet deadlines as required Submit required reports. Participate in the college's assessment process, as required.
Fulfill all contract provisions. Maintain a high level of professionalism as a representative of the college.
Ensure educational program quality. Maintain accurate attendance and scholastic records of students. Maintain knowledge of programs, trends, and new developments in area of expertise. Engage in continuous improvement through assessment of student learning outcomes. Contribute to the College’s Quality Enhancement Plan.
How to Apply
MUST READ Special Instructions and Additional Information to Applicants:
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state applications. "See Attached Resume", etc. will result in an incomplete application. Resumes, cover letters, and all transcripts listed on application must be uploaded with your application or this will also result in an incomplete application. Official transcripts must be submitted to the Human Resources Director within (15) days upon hiring.
All applications must be submitted directly via our online application system at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/halifaxcc. Applications submitted through third party sites will not be accepted. Application packets for employment must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted.
Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state applications. "See Attached Resume", etc. will result in an incomplete application. Resumes, cover letters, and all transcripts listed on application must be uploaded with your application.
To receive credit, all relevant experience must be included in the work history section of the application. Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit.
Persons eligible for Veteran's Preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.