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Instructor in Biological Sciences

Hutchinson Community College
Hutchinson, Kansas
Posted Date
Oct 3, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Essential Functions –

  • Teach primarily Microbiology lecture and lab courses and one Human Anatomy and Physiology lab.  Teaching assignments may include teaching via alternative delivery systems such as online.
  • Plan, implement, and sponsor appropriate activities to supplement instruction. 
  • Assist in selecting textbooks, developing curricula, completing reports, tracking and entering assessment data.
  • Maintain evaluation and attendance records as requested by the department and/or Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Maintain skills in teaching methods and course development as recommended by HutchCC.
  • Participate, as possible, in faculty development activities at the college and within state and regional organizations.
  • Serve actively on institutional committees.
  • Maintain records and files as requested by the department and/or Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Arrive on time for work, attend work regularly, and successfully complete the responsibilities of the position.
  • Comply with HutchCC policies, procedures, and practices.

Secondary –

  • May advise prospective and enrolled students in the appropriate curricula.
  • May mentor honors students.
  • May sponsor co-curricular activities such as Biology Club.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Department Chairperson or the Vice President of Academic Affairs or as specified in the local Master Agreement.


  • Master’s degree in Biology, Biology Education or a biological field required.
  • Evidence of effective biology teaching experience at the collegiate level preferred.
  • Ability to incorporate study skills, adult learning theory, and teaching/learning strategies to improve student persistence and retention.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with staff, students, faculty and other HutchCC stakeholders.
  • Ability to plan, revise, and update curricula.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, gender and disabilities populations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in a student-centered environment.
  • Ability to be attentive to detail, to accurately follow written and oral instructions, and to work independently.
  • Excellent organizational skills and willingness to collaborate.
  • Physical requirements include excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills; ability to understand words and respond effectively and appropriately; Visual acuity to view a computer terminal; to use appropriate judgment and to apply tact and courtesy in difficult situations; Light/indoor work environment.
  • Mental requirements include the ability to learn and comprehend basic instructions about the position. Physical and mental qualifications must be performed with or without a reasonable accommodation.  The qualifications listed are guidelines for selection purposes; alternative qualifications may be substituted if sufficient to perform the duties.


The salary is determined per the 2022-23 Hiring Salary Schedule in the local HutchCC Master Agreement. This full-time faculty position is nine months annual (based on contract renewal), due process rights eligible, benefit eligible, and exempt.  For a copy of the hiring schedule for this position, please see the attached schedule, or you may visit the following address:


Transcripts – The hired candidate will be required to submit official, non-issued to student, transcripts.

Start date: 2022 Fall semester



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HutchCC reserves the right to revise or change job responsibilities as the need occurs.  This position announcement does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment; rather, it is a clarification of the responsibilities of the position.  This job description may be changed at any time by the HutchCC administration.

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