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Faculty, Biology

Hagerstown Community College
Hagerstown, Maryland
Posted Date
Jul 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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This is a 10-month faculty position in Biology.  The primary teaching responsibilities will include introductory biology (for majors and non-majors) and upper level biology courses (microbiology and/or anatomy & physiology).  Faculty in this position may be required to teach courses in other science disciplines (such as biotechnology, nutrition, chemistry,  etc.) as needed to support the mission and needs of the division.  This position will be located in the Mathematics and Science Division and will fulfill all responsibilities and expectations of a regular HCC faculty member.  These include but are not limited to outcomes assessment, curriculum development, overseeing adjunct faculty and college service.



A.    Faculty Duties and Responsibilities

1.    Teaching:  A faculty member is expected to prepare for and teach 15 credits per semester. Overload teaching is available for most Faculty and at times is strongly encouraged to meet student course demands. Faculty are required to hold a minimum of 5 office hours per week during the semester.


2.    Assessment: Faculty members are expected to assess learning outcomes at the course, discipline, program and college levels. 


3.    Student Advisement:   A faculty member should be able to advise students on courses, programs and career/transfer objectives (with support from Student Services).


4.    Student Advocacy: A faculty member should be committed to student learning/success. The Faculty member should be available to help students as may be needed.  


5.    Curriculum Development: A faculty member must be current in his or her field and transfer that knowledge to students in course content and teaching delivery, as well to curriculum updates.


 6.    Recruitment and Marketing:  A faculty member is a College ambassador with special obligations to promote his/her discipline or program to students and to the local community. 


7.    Shared Governance: A faculty member participates in all levels of shared college governance, including departmental, divisional and institutional-wide activities. 


8.    Professional Development: A faculty member maintains an approved professional development plan that supports the college’s strategic goals.


9.    College Service: A faculty member is expected to serve the College in activities addressing departmental responsibilities, and/or community outreach, and/or student and campus life activities. 


10.    Community Service: A faculty member serves the College in voluntary community service activities that positively reflect the College’s image and is not in conflict with the College’s strategic goals or faculty responsibilities. 




B.    Essential Teaching Duties

In addition to the regular faculty responsibilities listed above, the Biology faculty will: 

1.    Teach day-time, evening and/or online sections from the following Biology lecture and laboratory  courses:


i.    Introductory Biology:  BIO 106 – Unity and Diversity of Living things,  BIO 113/BIO 114 Principles of Biology I and II (Majors- level course)


ii.    Upper level biology courses:  BIO 203/204 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II, BIO 205 Microbiology, BIO 206 Nutrition for Health Sciences;


iii.    Other Courses:  BTC 101 – Introduction to Biotechnology, BTC 103 – Forensic Science,  CHM 101 – Introductory College Chemistry,  or other courses as needed. 




2.    Collaborate with Division faculty to develop foundation/curriculum documents for classes and oversee assessment of course learning outcomes at the program and/or course level(s) as required.  


3.    Mentor/Supervise adjunct faculty.  Duties related to this function may include (but is not limited to) book orders, dissemination of all relevant course materials/guidelines and requirements; classroom observations, and data collection.


4.    Collect common course assessment data for assigned classes and analyze according to division guidelines and completion of the Student Learning Outcome Assessment (SLOA) reports).


 5.    Collaborate with college faculty when needed to redesign curriculum as necessary to meet the needs of programs and transfer pathways requiring BIO courses to include laboratory skills, instrumentation, web-based and hybrid sections. Provide input needed for Unit Planning (funding, equipment needs, curriculum changes etc.).






This position requires a minimum of a master’s degree in either Biology, Botany, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology or other closely related field.  Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate documentation of successful teaching experience at the community college/undergraduate level.   A Ph.D. in Biology or a related field is a plus. Experience with curriculum development, outcomes assessment, and/or grant writing is very desirable.


Candidates should possess excellent written, oral and organizational skills with the ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, administration and community partners.   Candidates should have experience with online course learning management systems (D2L, Blackboard, Canvas etc.) and online publisher-based learning systems (Pearson’s Mastering, McGraw Hill Connect, WileyPlus etc.).  Candidates must possess foundational skills in the laboratory and field settings and be able to convey these skills and methodologies to students.  The candidate should be able to use sophisticated laboratory equipment including but not limited to: Lab-Quest Vernier probe-ware (or similar), Microscopes, instrumentation (like PCR, Spectrophotometers, chromatography, Electrophoresis etc.). Experience with faculty advising is preferred. 



For more information on this position and to formally apply, please visit HCC's employment page at  


Questions may be directed to the Human Resources Office at 240-500-2585 or email


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