Part-Time Instructor - Biology (All Campuses)

Employer
Blinn College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Sep 03, 2020
Employment Type
Part Time

Posting Details

VEVRRA Federal Contractor - Priority referral protected veterans requested.

Requisition Number 2020070F Position Title Part-Time Instructor - Biology (All Campuses) Salary Range As per Blinn College's part-time faculty salary schedule. DBM Rating n/a Job Type Part Time Job Category Faculty Anticipated Start Date 01/11/2021 Campus Bryan, Brenham, Schulenburg, Sealy, RELLIS, Distance Education Application Deadline Extended Open Deadline FLSA Status Exempt Security Sensitive? Yes Work Hours Teaches courses needed for class schedule as assigned.
Objective

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

Essential Duties

• Teaches biology courses as assigned (both lecture and laboratory sessions where appropriate).
• 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 their progress
• Informs students of their progress 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 Learning Management System to post grades and other course resources for students.
• Attends departmental and division meetings.
• Completes and reports all course grading in a timely manner and according to college and program policy.
• Responsible for other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

A Master’s degree or higher in Biology, Biological Sciences, Anatomy/Physiology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biomedical Science, Botany, Aquatic Biology, Integrative Biology, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Cellular/Molecular Biology, Neuroanatomy, Neuroscience, Genetics, or Zoology; or a Master’s degree or higher in another area (including a clinical/professional degree such as MD, DDS / DMD, DVM, Nutrition) with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in one of the above disciplines appropriate for credentialing to the course(s) being taught.

Preferred Experience and Training

• Undergraduate teaching experience.
• Experience with Learning Management Systems and/or classroom technology.
• Familiarity with laboratory technology and/or laboratory interface software.
• Experience teaching online and/or hybrid courses.

Physical Requirements

The ability to setup and carry standard laboratory equipment weighing up to 30 lbs.

Required Degree, License or Certifications Special Notes To Applicants

• This is a part-time position; it is not full-time employment.

• This is a multiple campus posting. Part-time positions may or may not be available at all campuses in a given semester.

• Applications lacking a cover letter, resume, and transcripts will be considered incomplete and may not be reviewed. In addition, questions that are not completely or accurately answered will also be considered incomplete and may not be reviewed.

• For the selection process, unofficial transcripts may be attached to this application as PDF files. If selected for the position, official transcripts must be sent from the issuing institution directly to Blinn College, Dean, Natural and Physical Sciences, PO Box 6030, Bryan, TX 77805 to complete the hiring process.

• Additionally, all foreign transcripts must be accompanied by an evaluation from a certified credential agency or they may not be reviewed.

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/9070 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree or higher with at least 18 hours in the teaching field(s) as described in the 'Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities' section above?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please list the graduate degrees that you have earned (and their areas of study), beginning with your highest graduate degree. (Example: Ph.D. in Soil Science, M.S. in Microbiology.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please summarize your undergraduate teaching experience, taking into account all of the different modes of instruction you have used and any specific techniques you use to engage your students.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your use or experience with Learning Management Systems and/or Classroom Technology.

    (Open Ended Question)

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

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have any online/blended teaching experience?
    • No
    • Yes- less than 1 year
    • Yes- 1-2 years
    • Yes- 3-4 years
    • Yes- 5 or more years
  7. * At which campus or campuses (Brenham, Bryan, RELLIS, Sealy, Schulenberg) are you interested in teaching? List all that apply, and rank your preferences. Please note that teaching assignments may be at one or more than one campus location.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * 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)
  9. * If in the previous question you selected 'Advertisement', 'Internet Site', or 'Other', please specify how you heard about this employment opportunity.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Are you a veteran? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD214 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * 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
  12. * 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
  13. * 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
  14. * To be eligible for employment in the U.S. & Blinn College would you need an H1B VISA or any VISA sponsorship?

    (Open Ended Question)

  15. * 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
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Graduate Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Other Transcripts 1
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Unofficial Graduate Transcript 2
  4. Other Document 1
  5. Other Document 2
  6. Curriculum Vitae
  7. Unofficial Other Transcripts 2
  8. Unofficial Other Transcripts 3
  9. DD214 (required for Veteran's or Veteran's preference)
  10. DD1300 (required for orphan's or surviving spouse)


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