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Biological Sciences Full-Time Instructor (Microbiology Emphasis)

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Job Title: Biological Sciences Full-Time Instructor (Microbiology Emphasis)
Job Location: Saratoga , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Application Closing Date: 2/15/2018
Date Posted: 2017-12-22
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description



Biological Sciences Full-Time Instructor (Microbiology Emphasis)

West Valley-Mission Community College District


Closing Date: 2/15/2018

Definition:
The Department of Biological Sciences at Mission College is now accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track instructor with expertise in microbiology who shares our excitement for teaching and our commitment to excellence in education. We are looking for someone with a willingness to help our department grow and who will enjoy working with our diverse student body.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, ability, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

Mission College, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is seeking a dynamic faculty leader who thrives in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Recognized as both a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, Mission College is known for the strength of our academic programs and faculty as well as our equity-minded and student-focused approach that combines high-tech and high-touch.

Applicants interested in teaching within an energetic, student-centered culture that looks to the future would find Mission College a perfect fit.

Assignment:
This is a full-time 10-month, tenure track position that begins in Fall 2018. Instructional Assignments may include day and/or evening classes, Monday thru Saturday, as needed. The successful candidate will be expected to focus primarily on Microbiology, but general education courses may also be assigned as needed by the department. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers (WVMFT / AFT Local 6554).

Work location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA.

Salary and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $61,553 to $95,792 annually, based upon academic achievement, teaching and related experience (Academic Salary Schedule, Steps 1-9).

Benefits include:

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and dependents.
  • Employer paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • Sabbatical, Rejuvenation and Retraining Leaves.
  • Banked leave provisions.
  • Professional Growth and Development activities.
  • 10 days sick leave accrued annually; personal necessity and catastrophic leave.
  • Conference leaves.
  • Opportunity for overload assignments.
  • Cal STRS Retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated with required dues.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Education Ė Possess one of the following:

  • Masterís degree in any biological science (including but not limited to Biology, Anatomy, Organismal Biology, Kinesiology, Integrative Animal Biology, Zoology); OR
  • Bachelorís degree in any biological science AND masterís degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science; OR
  • Possess a valid California Community College Instructorís Credential in biological sciences; OR
  • The equivalent of the above.

AND

2. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, in class activities, evaluation of studentsí work, consultation with students outside of class (scheduling time beyond normal office hours if necessary), maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned classes.
  • Maintain accurate class and other records conforming with state requirements and stated district and college needs.
  • Submit, when due, all necessary reports, such as attendance, grade reports, rosters, classes and office hour schedules.
  • Follow course outline for each course with the appropriate division offices.
  • Post and maintain office hours each week in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.
  • Provide each student with a written course syllabus as per instructions in the Faculty handbook at the beginning of the course.
  • Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.
  • Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the memberís area of expertise.
  • Work cooperatively within the college community.
  • Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.
  • Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice, and/or bias.
  • Demonstrate positive communication skills within the college community.
  • Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.


Information and Application Process Instructions

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link: wvm.peopleadmin.com

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741Ė2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference AcademicCareers.com

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities within the West Valley-Mission Community College District and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com




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