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Faculty, Natural Science - Biology

Employer
St. Petersburg College
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 23, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Faculty, Natural Science - Biology

Compensation: Faculty Entry Salary
Openings: 1
PeopleSoft ID: 4416
Formal review of applications begins: Jun 4, 2021
Department: Natural Science
Location: Varies

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 experience.
  • Applicant must show proven ability to effectively teach college-level laboratories.
  • The preferred requirements for the position are a Ph.D. degree, evidence of scholarly output, and excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • 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.

Preferred qualifications:
  • 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.

Expectations:
  • 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 August 2021.
  • 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 initiatives.
  • 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.


Position Summary:
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.

Requirements::
Education:

Master's degree or applicable college degree in related academic discipline. Doctorate degree preferred.

Experience:

Teaching experience preferred. Related work experience preferred for technical programs.

Knowledge:
  • Managerial principles and practices
  • Academic program requirements
  • Customer service principles
  • Presentation principles and practices
  • Diverse populations and cultures
  • Computers and related software applications

Skills:
  • Experience in online instruction or technology enhanced instruction
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Using a computer and related software applications


Responsibilities:
  • Fosters academic excellence in teaching and learning
  • Supports the community college philosophy through commitment to success of students with diverse goals, backgrounds and learning styles
  • 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 activities
  • 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


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 eaeo_director@spcollege.edu.
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