Biology Instructor - State Center Community College District in Fresno California

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State Center Community College District

Fresno, California 93704

United States


Detailed Job Description

Biology Instructor

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 4/13/2015

Position Classification:

Campus Location:
Madera Center

Start Date:

Essential Functions:
Include teaching both lecture and laboratory classes in general biology, biology for majors and non-majors, microbiology, human biology and anatomy/physiology; which may include assignments in a variety of instructional settings and times, extended day as assigned, including evenings, Saturdays, online or off-campus; maintaining instruments used in teaching biology; teaching the principles and applications of biology instrumentation; assisting in the coordination of laboratory facilities; assuring the availability of supplies and equipment; serving on college and district committees; evaluating adjunct instructors, and collecting data on student learning outcomes; curriculum and program development and/or revision, including program review and the development and assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; participating in the accreditation process; communicating effectively with students and staff; developing technology used for classroom presentations; advising students; participating in college/district committees; participating in appropriate professional meetings and workshops; cooperating with regard to scheduling classes between colleagues in the same disciplines; participating in student recruiting activities; and otherwise fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.

Minimum Qualifications:
Include a master’s degree in any biological science; OR a bachelor’s degree in any biological science AND a master’s degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science; OR a valid California Community College Credential; OR the equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency), AND demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications:
Include teaching experiences at the secondary, or post-secondary level in general biology, principles of zoology and botany, human biology and anatomy/physiology, microbiology, and biotechnology; ability to perform specialized and technical duties to ensure efficient biology laboratory operations; type of experience teaching general biology, principles of zoology and botany, human biology anatomy/physiology; teaching both lecture and laboratory biology courses; related work experience; experience serving on campus committees; knowledge and use of current educational technology and multimedia presentation (computer use in lecture presentations and laboratory exercises, interactive video, etc.); knowledge and experience in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes; knowledge and experience in program review and accreditation; commitment to professional growth including demonstrated willingness to improving teaching methodology; demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; experience with educational technology; demonstrated ability in developing successful instructional strategies for non-traditional or academically at-risk students; experience serving on campus committees; knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals; extent of working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, including disabled students; and related work and professional experience and potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth.

Conditions of Employment:
177 duty days.

Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary is $53,483 – $80,521 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,001 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview.

The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.

State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.

For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 226-0720, fax (559) 499-6007. For information on the Madera Center, Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 4558.

Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:



Keyword Phrases

  • Biology
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 4/13/2015