Duties and Responsibilities
Application Pool Notice
Laredo College continuously accepts applications for part-time
(adjunct) instructors to create a pool of candidates for each
session/semester. Applications will be reviewed and positions will
be filled based on department needs. Applications received for this
pool will remain active for one year.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This individual will be responsible for teaching science courses in
his/her discipline in the Department of Natural Sciences with
duties as listed below and in accordance with the Laredo College
Manual of Policy and the Faculty Procedures Manual.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
NOTICE: Required Documents
- Teach assigned courses in your discipline by preparing lecture
and laboratory materials and activities, which are based upon best
practices and appropriate use of technologies within the discipline
to facilitate student learning. Laboratory activities may require
some heavy lifting (up to 50 pounds).
- Develop, evaluate and revise course objectives and syllabi to
ensure instructional quality.
- Make every effort to provide a safe learning environment for
the students and be responsible for the security of equipment,
materials, classrooms and laboratories.
- Provide students with timely evaluation of their progress and
with educational assistance within assigned courses including
tutoring, referral to available student support services, and by
acting as an educational resource for students.
- Provide timely and accurate information and/or reports
throughout the semester and at the end of each semester to the
Registrar's Office and Departmental Office. (This includes final
exam and course grades, grade records, attendance records grade
distributions, copies of final exams, competency analysis,
- Work a minimum of 2 hours a week on campus including a minimum
of 0.5 office hours per contact hour per week.
- Teach day, evening, weekend, distance learning courses, at
either campus, off-campus and/or out-of-town courses as
- Keep current with changes and advances in the fields of
science, technology, and pedagogy and incorporate these into the
appropriate teaching areas.
- Participate in library collection development for the
disciplines through the request of materials and the evaluation of
the present holdings.
- Attend meetings called by the College President,
Provost/Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Dean of Arts &
Sciences, Department Chairperson, or Committee Chairpersons.
- Follow the proper procedures for requisitioning textbooks,
instructional supplies, expendable supplies, and travel
requisitions and reports.
- Substitute for colleagues when necessary.
- Follow the approved academic calendar and exam schedules.
- Participate in the procedures of evaluation of courses by
students and by supervisors.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the College President,
Provost/Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Dean of Arts &
Sciences, of Department Chairperson.
To be considered for this position, you are required to upload your
resume and unofficial transcript(s). In addition, if a license or
certificate is required for this position, upload proof of your
- Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Biology
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Master's Degree in Biology is preferred.
- Some experience in teaching, preferably at the community and/or
senior college level, is desirable.
- The individual must be knowledgeable, mature, and concerned
with the academic progress of students.
- The individual must be cooperative and professional in dealing
with college administrators, colleagues, and students.
- The ability to operate specialized laboratory equipment,
audio-visual aids, and computers.
- Ability to develop laboratory and lecture strategies to enhance
teaching effectiveness are essential.
Department Chair, Dean of Arts & Sciences, and/or the
Provost/Vice-President of Academic Affairs.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand,
walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift
and/or move items weighing up to 50 pounds. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed in a standard office environment. Work-inside a
well-lighted and air-conditioned area most of the time. The noise
level in the work environments is usually quiet to moderate.
Required to work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe
working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent
actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
Immediate supervisor may assign other duties. May be required to
work outside regular working hours, as needed. May be required to
work at a different college work site or campus as needed.
In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of
1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo
College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion,
sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are
otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo
College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or
employee will be discriminated against because of race, color,
religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin.
This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual
agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow
fair employment practices.
Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency
from an approved stated education agency or having membership with
the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a
course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a
certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree
equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA.
This report must be attached to your online application at the time
of applying. For your convenience, we have provided the following
links to assist you in complying with this requirement. However,
you may use any other certified transcript evaluation service.
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended
to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the
job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills
and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities
may change with business needs. LC reserves the right to add,
change, amend, or delete portions of the job description at any
time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform
other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition,
reasonable accommodations may be made by LC at its discretion to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential