Faculty, Natural Science - Biology
Faculty Entry Salary
Formal review of applications begins: Jun 4, 2021
Key Position Information:
- Applicant must teach in the broad areas of non-major’s biology,
majors biology, introductory biology, and special consideration
given to candidates with documented college teaching
- Applicant must show proven ability to effectively teach
- The preferred requirements for the position are a Ph.D. degree,
evidence of scholarly output, and excellent written and spoken
- Applicant must demonstrate commitment to valuing diversity and
contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply;
the search committee expects candidates to identify their strengths
and experiences in this area.
- The curriculum emphasizes active learning and practical
application sessions. Experience with case-based, team-based, and
self-directed active learning methodology is highly desirable.
- Prefer applicants with: (1) familiarity with various teaching
methodologies /practices, (2) the ability to develop lab activities
that enhance and expand classroom instruction, (3) teaching
experience and (4) a passion for student learning.
- Full time permanent position teaching a 15-15-0 contract in the
Fall and Spring.
- Although flexible, the expected start date for the position is
- The successful candidate will also be expected to develop
sustainable independent student research projects as needed.
- The successful candidate will be expected to participate in
course development and program assessment.
- Provide support to the Department of Natural Sciences. St.
Petersburg College values diversity in its faculty body and is
committed to equal opportunity in employment. St. Petersburg
College has a commitment to inclusion and welcomes candidates who
enhance diversity. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae
and a one-page teaching philosophy statement.
- Teach existing and develop new multidisciplinary undergraduate
courses. Work across disciplines to participate in emerging
- Candidate must address the needs of a student population of
great diversity—in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary
language, and academic preparation—through inclusive course
materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.
- Effectiveness in academic assignment; serve on department and
college committees; and continuing creative and professional
activity are required to achieve continuing contract status.
A faculty member at SPC has the primary function of instruction,
coaching and student development. Secondary functions include
assisting the college in developing and maintaining a quality
program of instruction, providing service to the college and
continuing professional development.
Master's degree or applicable college degree in related academic
discipline. Doctorate degree preferred.
Teaching experience preferred. Related work experience preferred
for technical programs.
- Managerial principles and practices
- Academic program requirements
- Customer service principles
- Presentation principles and practices
- Diverse populations and cultures
- Computers and related software applications
- Experience in online instruction or technology enhanced
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Using a computer and related software applications
To apply, visit https://web.spcollege.edu/hrapp/job/4416
The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its
equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the
Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and
federal laws, rules and regulations. The college will not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex,
age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual
orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any
qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices
or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that
sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex
and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct.
Should you experience such behavior, please contact Pamela Smith,
the director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail
at P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at
- Fosters academic excellence in teaching and learning
- Supports the community college philosophy through commitment to
success of students with diverse goals, backgrounds and learning
- Instructs students in accordance with college policies,
procedures and approved curricula
- Uses out-of-class duty hours effectively for class preparation,
assisting students and participating in department/college
- Serves the college through any of the following: (a) committee
membership, (b) curriculum development, (c) development of
innovative instruction, (d) sponsorship of student organizations,
(e) representation of the college in professionally related
community activities, and (f) special projects
- Supports college extracurricular functions
- Maintains currency in teaching field(s) through professional
development and scholarly activities
- Demonstrates a professional, cooperative and considerate
attitude toward students, colleagues and staff
- Performs related duties as required