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Part-Time Instructor - Biology (All Campuses)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This is a multiple campus posting. Part-time positions may or may not be available at all campuses in a given semester. Applications lacking a cover letter, resume, and transcripts will be considered incomplete and may not be reviewed. Additionally, all foreign transcripts must be accompanied by an evaluation from a certified credential agency or they may not be reviewed.

Posting Details

VEVRRA Federal Contractor - Priority referral protected veterans requested.

Position Information

Requisition Number 2017058F
Position Title Part-Time Instructor - Biology (All Campuses)
Salary Range As per part-time faculty salary schedule
DBM Rating n/a
Job Type Part Time
Job Category Faculty
Anticipated Start Date 08/28/2017
Campus Multiple
Application Deadline
Extended Open Deadline
FLSA Status Exempt
Security Sensitive? Yes
Work Hours Teaches courses as assigned

Position Summary Information

Objective

To perform the day-to-day operations of the instructional programs in Biology.

Essential Duties

• Teaches biology courses as assigned (both lecture and laboratory sessions where appropriate).
• Prepares necessary laboratory supplies and materials in advance of teaching sessions and returns unused materials to their appropriate locations.
• Ensures that laboratory safety and cleanliness is maintained.
• Provides instruction for courses at a variety of times and locations.
• Demonstrates a commitment to student engagement, student success, and instructional excellence.
• Maintains access to students through posted office hours and electronic communication.
• Prepares and utilizes a course syllabus and assessments for each course using guidelines established by the institution.
• Maintains current knowledge of effective teaching methodologies and utilizes a variety of instructional delivery methods, classroom media, and educational resources.
• Advises students in academic matters.
• Evaluates students’ performance through a variety of means to measure progress and keep them informed in a timely manner.
• Assists in the development, distribution, and collection of assessments for courses and program objectives.
• Provides recommendations to the Academic Dean, Assistant Dean, Department Heads, and
• Curriculum Resource Team regarding curriculum.
• Demonstrates a positive and professional relationship with students, colleagues, college administration, and the community.
• Submits timely college reports and forms to the appropriate divisions/departments.
• Exhibits a commitment to lifelong learning through participation in professional development activities.
• Possesses a passion for teaching community college students.
• Demonstrates effective communication skills, both written and orally.
• Attends college orientation and required institutional meetings.
• Utilizes the college LMS to post grades and other course resources for students.
• Attends departmental and division meetings.
• Completes all course grading in a timely manner and according to college and program policy.
• Responsible for other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Master’s degree or higher in Biology, Biological Sciences, Anatomy/Physiology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biomedical Science, Botany, Aquatic Biology, Integrative Biology, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Cellular / Molecular Biology, Neuroanatomy, Neuroscience, Genetics, or Zoology; or Master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in any of the above disciplines; or
MD, DDS/DMD, or DVM with graduate level A&P courses (A&P faculty applicants); or Master’s degree or higher in Nutrition (nutrition faculty applicants).

Preferred Experience and Training

Undergraduate teaching experience
Experience with classroom technology
Graduate coursework in anatomy and physiology and/or nutrition

Physical Requirements

The ability to setup and carry standard laboratory equipment weighing up to 30 lbs.

Required Degree, License or Certifications
Special Notes To Applicants

This is a multiple campus posting. Part-time positions may or may not be available at all campuses in a given semester.

Applications lacking a cover letter, resume, and transcripts will be considered incomplete and may not be reviewed.

Additionally, all foreign transcripts must be accompanied by an evaluation from a certified credential agency or they may not be reviewed.

Credentials

The College assigns appropriately credentialed faculty members in support of educational quality and the mission of the College, in keeping with Board policy DBA LOCAL-X (Employment Requirements and Restrictions – Credentials and Records: Credentials). College policy is consistent with sound educational practice and SACSCOC guidelines. Primary consideration is given to the highest degree earned in the discipline. Furthermore, Blinn College’s Faculty Credentialing Guidelines table specifies recommended credentials for each rubric within the college’s course inventory. http://www.blinn.edu/academic_affairs/Faculty_Credentialing_Guidelines.pdf

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please tell us when you are available to teach. Mornings, Afternoons or Evening.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * To be eligible for employment in the U.S. & Blinn College would you need an H1B VISA or any VISA sponsorship?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * The criteria for accreditation adopted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) require that all faculty have "at least 18 graduate hours in their teaching field(s) and hold a Masters degree or higher. Please list the graduate course title and course number that make up your 18 graduate hours in your teaching field. (Education courses do not satisfy this requirement.).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many semesters teaching experience do you have teaching lecture and laboratory courses.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Discuss the teaching experience you have, particularly community college experience, that would prepare you for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe your familiarity with presentation software, lab interface software and other classroom and laboratory technology.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * At which campus (Brenham, Bryan, Sealy or Schulenberg) are you most interested in teaching? *Please note teaching assignments may be at one or more than one campus location.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Advertisement (specify in next question below)
    • Blinn employment site
    • Word of Mouth
    • Internet Site (specify in next question below)
    • Indeed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC
    • TACC
    • Other (specify in next question below)
  9. * If in the previous question you selected "Advertisement", "Internet Site", or "Other", please specify how you heard about this employment opportunity.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Are you a veteran? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD214 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Are you a veteran’s surviving spouse who has not remarried? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD1300 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * Are you an orphan of a veteran who was killed while on active duty? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD1300 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  13. * Are you claiming Veteran's employment preference? (See website for definition: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/GV/pdf/GV.657.pdf)
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Unofficial Graduate Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Other Transcripts 1
  2. Unofficial Graduate Transcript 2
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. Unofficial Other Transcripts 2
  7. Unofficial Other Transcripts 3