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Adjunct Biology Instructor

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Position Information

Position Title
Adjunct Biology Instructor

Pay Grade Level



Michigan Public School Employees Retirement Systems, TIAA 403(b), YMCA membership, Wellness Program, tuition reimbursement and professional development support.


Campus Location

Pay Rate
The pay rate for this position will be in accordance with the Part-Time Faculty Association Agreement

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Position Type

Job Summary/Basic Function

Bay de Noc Community College is seeking qualified applicants to teach a Human Biology course offered at the Escanaba campus in Winter semester 2023.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree with 18 graduate credits in Biology courses
  • Commitment to quality instruction in a learner-centered environment with the goal of consistently improving student success
  • Commitment to the community college mission and philosophy
  • Ability to provide diverse learning experiences to diverse student populations
  • Demonstrated skill in effective written and oral communications
  • Demonstrated literacy in information technology and computer use
  • Experience using learning management systems and video conferencing
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Biology or related field.
  • Experience in teaching courses at the postsecondary level, preferably in a community college setting
  • Experience with active and collaborative learning strategies
  • Experience teaching online
Months Per Year

Hours Worked Per Week

Work Schedule
Dependent upon course schedule

Supervision Exercised

Supervision Received

Works under the general supervision of the Dean of Arts & Sciences.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may be loud in areas of equipment operation.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned into this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified. Job related functions may be performed with or without accommodations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Travel requirement

Job Duties

Job Duty

Biology courses offered at the Escanaba campus. Instructors may be assigned to teach introductory and general courses in traditional classroom/labs, hybrid, or online settings as needed.

Job Duty

Facilitate student learning through the following activities:
* Develop course syllabi that share with students the expectations, standards, policies, and learning objectives of the course.
* Contribute to the development and delivery of assessments of course and program learning outcomes.
* Recognize and respond to different student learning styles and needs.
* Develop and use supplementary learning materials, resources, and technology.
* Maintain electronic student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
* Implement best practices for ensuring all course content meets current regulations and guidelines for Accessibility for all students

Job Duty

Adhere to the ethical standards of the college, the State of Michigan, the Higher Learning Commission, FERPA and other education regulations, and the profession.

Job Duty

Provide for a safe and orderly learning environment.

Job Duty

Stay abreast of developments in course subject matter and teaching by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional development opportunities.

Job Duty

Communicate with students, colleagues, and other stakeholders in a professional manner through the use of telephone, email, fax, mail, and/or face-to-face communication.

Job Duty

Work with lab assistants, learning assistants, or student workers as needed.

Job Duty

Participate in professional activities such as, but not limited to, curriculum planning, syllabus writing, examination development, textbook selection, program revision, online teaching certification, and outcome assessment.

Job Duty

Any other duties as assigned

Department Information


Beth Berube, Director of Human Resources
Shena Meffer, Human Resources Specialist

Contact Phone/Extension

Contact Email

Contact Fax

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Posting Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Quick Link for Internal Postings
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a strong foundation in biology or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess a Master’s degree with 18 graduate credits in Biology?

    (Open Ended Question)

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