Biology Adjunct Instructor (Temporary)

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Los Medanos College

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Pittsburg, California

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Mon, 21 Dec 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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Position Title Biology Adjunct Instructor (Temporary) Description of Position The Los Medanos College Biology Department seeks enthusiastic teachers to become part of our adjunct instructional faculty. Currently, we are looking to staff a section of Human Anatomy (BIOSC-040), which is a 5 unit course and includes 6 hours per week of lab with human cadaver dissection. For the Spring 2021 semester, this course will be instructed using a hybrid format combining online lecture and labs with in-person lab instruction. Additional job duties include: 1. Inform students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements. 2. Maintain necessary attendance and scholastic records and submit them according to published deadlines. 3. Provide classroom instruction in accordance with approved course outlines. 4. Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and inform students of their academic progress. 5. Collaborate with course lead(s), the department chair(s), and technical personnel to assure that college mandates are met, and that all sections of a given course maintain coordination with each other. 6. Teach courses offered in both daytime and evening at our main campus in Pittsburg, as well as at the Brentwood Center. Diversity Statement It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Inquiries Contact: Kyle Hanks Biology Department Co-Chair email: phone: Recruitment Type Faculty Location Los Medanos College Posting Number F00730 # of Openings 1 Yearly Salary Range / Hourly Range $55.20-$84.36 Position Status Temporary EEO Job Category Faculty & Other Instructional Staff Employee Group Part-Time Faculty Department L5010-Biological Sciences Discipline Biological sciences Alternate Discipline Duties and Responsibilities Adjunct Faculty duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1. providing instruction in accordance with established curriculum, course outlines and class schedules; 2. creating and maintaining an environment which emphasizes learning, encourages free discussion of ideas and critical thinking; 3. evaluating progress of students concerning educational matters and grades student work; 4. meeting with students outside of class; 5. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics; 6. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter areas; 7. fulfilling professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member; 8. maintaining accurate academic records; 9. performing other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience Master’s degree in any biological science OR Bachelor’s degree in any biological science AND Master’s in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science OR The equivalent NOTE: Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty. License/Certificates/Credentials N/A Desirable Qualifications The candidate to effectively teach curriculum of assigned biology or pre-health course with the concurrent lab Excellent teaching ability Community college teaching experience Demonstrated ability to work productively and collaboratively in an extraordinarily diverse community of coworkers and/or students An attitude that will put students and colleagues at ease, characterized by intellectual humility, kindness, acceptance of others’ faults and points of view, patience, and a generosity of spirit Experience teaching online courses, or willingness to learn to teach online Experience with dissection and teaching with dissected specimens and human cadavers or willingness to learn to teach using cadavers Job Open Date: 11/17/2020 Job Close Date: 12/14/2020 Open Until Filled Yes Employment Begins: January 25, 2021 # of Months 4 Employee Benefits Membership in State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) District-paid benefits (employee contributes 6%) for employee and dependents/domestic partners include: – Medical (Anthem Blue Cross or Kaiser) insurance including chiropractic services – Dental and vision – Flexible spending (125) plan – Life and long-term disability insurance – Employee Assistance Program – Deferred compensation (403b and 457) – Sabbatical Leave Additional Benefits: The District also offers eligible faculty employees, travel assistance plan, retiree benefits, and employee discounts on health memberships. Newly hired employees may notify the respective union (Local 1 or United Faculty) if they opt to join and/or authorize payment to the union. If the newly hired employee authorizes payment to the union then the following fees apply: Local 1 has a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contribution of 1% of gross pay +$1. United Faculty has an agency fee of .55% of gross pay plus $2.50. How to Apply 1. Interested applicants must submit all of the application materials online to be considered for this position. We do not accept hand-delivered, e-mailed, faxed or postal mailed application packets. 2. It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received. 3. You should submit an unofficial transcript for screening purposes. If you do not have electronic version of the transcript required for the position, you can have it scanned by a Staples, Office Max or Office Depot, etc. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload transcripts when completing our online application process. You should be prepared to provide an official transcripts prior to employment start date should the position be offered. 4. If you do not possess the required educational degrees and are applying under the equivalency process, you bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application. Equivalency applications with supporting documentation should be submitted when 1) degrees are not in exact discipline required; 2) degree is in progress; 3) degrees were earned at a college or university outside of the United States. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload an equivalency form for evaluation by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process. 5. Applicants with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to United States degrees. An approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency must evaluate your course work. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload a foreign degree evaluation for review of by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process. Please read more details in the Foreign Degree and Credit Statement section of the job announcement. 6. Documents uploaded online must be the actual documents to be considered for review. Do not upload a placeholder document. Applications with placeholder documents are considered incomplete and will be rejected. Only upload the required documents, other materials can be presented if you are selected for an interview. 7. All application materials become the property of the district and will not be returned or duplicated. Selection Process Applications will be screened to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. 1. The applications, cover letters, resumes, unofficial college transcripts, and other supporting materials submitted by all qualified applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee. Those who are deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense. 2. During the campus visit, each applicant will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a demonstration appropriate to the discipline. Responses to the interview questions and demonstration will be rated by the interview committee. 3. Upon hire, the successful candidate must meet the conditions of employment. Finalists must provide verification of transcripts. TB test, physical examination, fingerprinting/conviction clearance and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Foreign Degree and Credit Statement In accordance with the United Faculty Contract, Article .2, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. Please upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date ADA Accommodations: Request For Reasonable Accommodation Medical Verification Candidates with legally defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by notifying the Human Resources Department by the deadline date. Candidates will be required to supply documentation supporting the need for the accommodation when the request is made. Please complete the forms provided in the links above and email to Quick Link