Full Time Instructor in Biology Blinn College, Bryan, Brenham United States

Objective           

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

 

Essential Duties              

• Teaches a minimum of three 96 contact hour biology courses each semester (both lecture and laboratory sessions)

• Teaching duties to be divided as needed among Biology courses offered

• 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 course syllabi and grades as well as other course resources for students in a timely manner

• Attends departmental and division meetings.

• Serves on department, division and/or college committees.

• Serves as a mentor to part-time faculty.

• Participates in program and curriculum review, course development, and revision processes.

• Completes all course grading in a timely manner and according to college and program policy.

• Serves as lead course instructor as needed.

• Responsible for other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities      

• Masters degree or above in a biological science

• Ability to teach multiple types of undergraduate biology courses

 

Preferred Experience and Training         

• Ph.D. in a biological field

• College teaching experience using a computerized learning platform

• Online teaching experience and course development

• Experience using publisher software

• Graduate credit and experience teaching anatomy and physiology or microbiology

• Experience working with computer-based technology in the classroom and laboratories.

• Knowledge of assessment planning for SACS and THECB core requirements

 

Physical Requirements

The ability to set up and operate biological laboratory equipment and technology

Must be able to lift at least 30 pounds.

 

Required Degree, License or Certifications        

Master’s degree or higher in Biology, Biological Sciences, Anatomy/Physiology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biomedical Science, Botany, Aquatic Biology, Integrative Biology, Life Sciences, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Cellular / Molecular Biology, Neuroanatomy, Neuroscience, Genetics, or Zoology or a related field; or Master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in any of the above disciplines; or

MD, DDS/DMD, or DVM with college level anatomy and physiology and microbiology courses; or Master’s degree or higher in Nutrition

 

Special Notes To Applicants      

There are two positions available: one located on the Brenham Campus and one located on the Bryan-Villa Maria Campus. Although these positions have a home campus, driving to multiple campuses may be required.

Applications lacking a cover letter, resume, transcripts, or foreign credential evaluation (if applicable) will be considered incomplete and may not be considered.

Unofficial graduate transcripts and foreign transcripts with credential review may be attached to this application. However, official graduate transcripts and if applicable, original certified credential evaluation of foreign transcripts must be sent from the graduate institution directly to Blinn College (Dean, Agriculture and Natural Science, PO Box 6030, Bryan, TX 77805)to complete the hiring process if an employment offer is made.

A short teaching demonstration will be required of applicants invited to interview.

 

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

 

Quick Link           http://employment.blinn.edu/postings/8191

 

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Do you have a Masters degree or higher from an accredited college or university.

Yes

No

* 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)

 

* What is your teaching philosophy?

(Open Ended Question)

 

* Please describe your teaching experience including courses taught and modality (online-face-to-face, hybrid).

(Open Ended Question)

 

* Please summarize your experience teaching laboratories. Include a description of your familiarity with laboratory technology and/or laboratory interface software.

(Open Ended Question)

 

* Describe your experience teaching distance learning courses and/or developing distance learning courses? Please include both online and blended(hybrid) modalities.

(Open Ended Question)

 

* Describe the tools and feature that you have used in various learning platforms i.e. eCampus, D2L, BlackBoard, etc.

(Open Ended Question)

 

* Describe your role in assessment planning for course level and core learning outcomes.

(Open Ended Question)

 

* Describe the tools and assessments in various publisher software that you have assigned to engage students outside the classroom

(Open Ended Question)

 

* 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)

* If in the previous question you selected "Advertisement", "Internet Site", or "Other", please specify how you heard about this employment opportunity.

(Open Ended Question)

 

* Are you a veteran? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD214 in the optional documents.

Yes

No

* 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

* 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

* 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

* Will you now or in the future require Blinn College to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)? This is sometimes called “sponsorship” for an employment-based visa status.

No

Yes

* To be eligible for employment in the U.S. and at Blinn College, would you need an H-1B visa or any visa sponsorship? If yes, please give details.

(Open Ended Question)

 

Applicant Documents

 

Required Documents

Resume

Cover Letter

Unofficial Graduate Transcript 1

 

Optional Documents

Unofficial Other Transcripts 1

Unofficial Graduate Transcript 2

Unofficial Other Transcripts 2

Other Document 1

Other Document 2

Curriculum Vitae

License

DD214 (required for Veteran's or Veteran's preference)

DD1300 (required for orphan's or surviving spouse)


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