Biology and Physical Science Instructor
Job posting number: #7076507
Posted: March 29, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosition Summary
Instructional faculty has the important responsibility of creating an innovative learning environment both inside and outside the classroom to inspire success and excellence in student learning. Instructional faculty members are also expected to adhere to professional standards and ethics.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teach various science courses which may include microbiology, biology, and introductory chemistry courses and associated laboratories.
Provide an outcomes-based and interdisciplinary focused curriculum.
Instructional competency including knowledge of science well as an ability to evaluate student progress.
Work with other faculty to support and continue student research.
Be student focused.
Work with CWC’s Admissions Department to recruit students into CWC’s Science and STEM programs in particular and all programs.
Participate in community outreach efforts as needed or desired, e.g., Math Contest.
Use innovative pedagogies and emerging technology to enhance learning.
Promote a collaborative learning environment that extends beyond the traditional classroom.
Keep current on degree requirements in order to advise students majoring in the sciences and related STEM disciplines.
Assist in department and program budget development and compliance.
Actively participate in annual and five year academic program review(s) including assessment of student learning at the course, program and institution levels.
Revise curriculum offerings as needed.
Work with CWC BOCHES and high school science teachers to offer concurrent and/or dual credit courses within the CWC service area.
Participates in college and university articulation conferences as required and attends department and division meetings.
Share student information with other faculty and counselors when deemed appropriate, including progress reports, attendance records, etc.
Post and maintain office hours.
Represents division on college committees as required.
Performs other reasonable or related duties as directed.
Master’s degree in Microbiology, Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a directly related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education.
Two years of directly related experience, preferably in a higher education setting.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of discipline(s) taught.
Knowledge and understanding of curriculum development and assessment.
Knowledge of various instructional pedagogies and technologies that enhance attainment of student learning outcomes.
Commitment to exploring nontraditional approaches to education a comprehensive community college atmosphere.
Knowledge of CWC policies, procedures and practices.
Excellent knowledge and demonstrable ability to use personal computer software, preferably Microsoft applications
Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to relate to a broad range of students.
Ability to promote a positive atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation both with the college and the community.
Ability to organize, prioritize and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion within established deadlines.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and to effectively identify and resolve problems
Ability to teach using technology in the classroom.
Ability to maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues and supervisors.
Ability to relate with a diverse population in a professional, helpful manner and be a team player.
Ability to perform administrative/clerical duties such as: technical telephone usage, copying documents, learning new software programs, integrating Learning Management System into on-site and online classes, entering data—ex. grades, retention
Ability to apply communications skills in the areas of composing, editing, listening, presentations
Level of Supervision
Plans own time to meet predetermined schedules; work is subject to general supervision and review. Follows general instructions and directions and makes recommendations for own work and department area. Has some freedom of choice in approach to problems, methods of operations and the setting of goals and objectives.
Reasonable accommodation will be extended to otherwise qualified individuals with a legally recognized disability.
Classroom instructional multimedia (computer, projector, speaker microphones, TV monitors, Zoom technology, and document camera). General office equipment (phone, computer, photo copier.)
Sedentary work, up to ten pounds of force to exerting. Pulling, climbing, kneeling, lifting, grasping, standing particularly for sustained periods of time and/or sitting particularly for sustained periods of time (on-line instructing); extensive keyboarding and computer work; walking or moving about to accomplish tasks; talking including expressing or exchanging ideas; and hearing includes the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and seeing, the ability to perceive the nature of objects by the eye. Work requires standing and sitting for extended periods of time and frequent lifting of up to 50 pounds
Work is primarily performed in an office, classroom and laboratory setting. Work requires exposure to extra-hazardous chemicals and other materials. Work requires standing for extended periods of time, and may require light work such as exerting and/or lifting of 20 pounds. Early morning, late evening, and/or weekend work is required. Travel to various learning facilities and locations is required.