Instructor - Biological Sciences
- Santa Barbara City College
- California, United States
- Salary Not specified
- Posted Date
- Dec 13, 2022
- Position Type
- Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
- Employment Level
- Tenured/Tenured Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
Instructor - Biological Sciences
Salary: $64,204.00 - $100,654.00 Annually
Job Type: FT Faculty Tenure Track
Job Number: 12-2022-R3
Closing: 2/13/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Department: Biological Sciences/Enviro Studies
SBCC Cluster Hire Criteria
SBCC is committed to implementing anti-racist hiring practices to enable the district to achieve measurable progress towards diversifying our faculty numbers. We are recruiting 24 tenure track faculty positions for Fall 2023. The ideal candidate will have two or more of the characteristics listed below; as part of the application process candidates will be asked to describe and include examples of which characteristics most closely align with their personal and/or professional commitments and experiences.
Required Candidate Characteristics
Academic Counseling (2)
Parenting and ECW
American Ethnic Studies
Political Science and Economics
DSPS Counselor/LD Specialist
SOML - ASL
Associate Degree Nursing (3)
English as a Second Language
Biological Sciences - Biomedical
P.E., Health, Dance
Santa Barbara City College is seeking a full-time, tenure track faculty member position in the Biological Sciences Program to start in Fall 2023. In 2009, SBCC was designated as an Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting our responsibility to support and serve the needs of our Latina/o/x students. Moreover, given our overall student population, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to join a department that is dedicated to the use of curriculum and pedagogy that shares SBCC's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse post-traditional student population.
The Department seeks a broadly trained biologist knowledgeable in general biological principles and modern research techniques who also has a strong commitment to teaching using a variety of instructional methodologies. This position is focused on teaching lectures and laboratories in introductory biology (biology, botany, zoology) for non-biology majors. Teaching assignments may include weeknights and Saturdays. Other responsibilities include participation in the governance of the college via committee assignments, maintenance of a sufficient number of office hours to meet student needs and full participation in departmental meetings and activities,
SALARY & PERSONNEL BENEFITS:
The current salary schedule range for an entering tenure-track faculty member is $64,204 - $100,654 plus an earned doctoral bonus of $3,210.20. Depending on the entry step, the faculty member advances one-step each year and has the potential to reach the current maximum step of $128,134, depending on the educational level attained. Starting salary is commensurate with academic preparation and full-time related, paid experience. In addition to salary, each full-time employee participates in a "cafeteria style" health and welfare benefits program.
- College-level teaching experience in introductory biology for
non-biology majors utilizing a variety of instructional strategies
that promote student learning.
- Competency in using techniques & technology that provide an
innovative classroom teaching and learning environment.
- Experience in development and teaching online
- Demonstrated experience with utilization of strategies,
techniques and methods that enhance student learning and success
and respond to diverse learning styles and diverse cultural,
ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, and disability
Education and Experience
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.
- Master's in any biological science
- Bachelor's in any biological science AND
Master's in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science
- Possess a combination of education and experience that is at
least the equivalent to all of the above. Candidates making an
application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application
for Equivalency in addition to all other required
- Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, culture, disability, gender identity,
sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college
students, faculty and staff.
If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts DOES NOT EXACTLY MATCH one of the degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications listed above, you must request an equivalency review and submit conclusive supporting documents at the time of application. Those documents include a completed SBCC Equivalency Crosswalk (Download PDF reader) and a narrative synopsis of your educational background justifying equivalency.
Knowledge and Abilities
REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:
(The following required documents must be submitted electronically via the online application system.)
- Online District Application form at https://www.sbcc.edu/employment/
- Cover letter addressing the applicant's experience and the
desirable qualifications listed in this announcement.
- CV or Resume.
- Within the online application provide supplemental responses
describing examples of the characteristics most closely aligned
with your personal and/or professional commitments and experiences.
Your responses must be complete and not refer to any other part of
- Copy of an unofficial college/university transcript, which
verifies minimum qualifications. Transcripts must show the degree
title and the date the degree was conferred or the degree will not
be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum
qualifications. If the qualifying degree has yet to be conferred
and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you
must submit transcripts that state the title of the degree you are
working toward obtaining and indicate the anticipated completion
date in your response to the associated supplemental question
provided during the application process. Diplomas will not be
accepted in lieu of transcripts. An official copy
of your transcripts will be required upon being
hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start
working until official transcripts have been received.
- If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement in the
“Documents Needed To Apply” section entitled “Equivalency” in the
online application. The statement presents the basis for this claim
and submit supporting evidence, e.g. transcripts, publications,
other documents. Instructions for Completing Equivalency
Documentation (Download PDF
- Foreign Transcript:
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a
course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from an
official USA certified transcript evaluation service verifying the
degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the
USA. This report must be attached to the online application. NOTE:
If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is
not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must
include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your
application materials if you wish for us to consider the
coursework. To search for institutions that are recognized as
accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit
For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript
evaluation services, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm.
- Letters of reference are not required for this
recruitment. Please do not submit reference letters within your
- Within the online application, there is a required section to
list three professional references; a maximum of six references may
be submitted. These references will be contacted if you are
selected as a finalist for the position. These references should be
able to critically assess your work qualifications and job
Additional Instructions: If you experience technical difficulties attaching any of your documents electronically, please contact Human Resources for instructions. If you do not have a scanner, there are commercial facilities available to assist you with this process. All required documents must be submitted with your electronic application by the application deadline or your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.
Application Procedure: To be considered for this position, a complete online application including all required application documents (listed above) must be submitted via https://www.sbcc.edu/employment/ by the application deadline (please see instructions to applicants). It is important that the online District Application form (Item #1) be complete and specific to fully indicate the education, experience and other qualifications of the applicant. "See Resume" is not acceptable.
If you apply for more than one position, copies of all the required documents must be attached separately for each position. Applications and all documents submitted become the property of SBCC and are retained electronically.
Please note: After your application has been submitted, you may sign-in to view its status - https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/sbcc/transferjobs
The selection committee, who will recommend candidates for personal interviews at SBCC, will initially review online applications. A teaching demonstration will be required for selected applicants. After the initial interviews have been conducted, the committee will recommend the top candidates to the Superintendent/President for a final interview. The successful candidate's name will then be presented to the Board of Trustees for final approval and authorization to hire. Candidates will participate primarily in remote interviews and in some instances final interviews may be conducted in person while observing all health and safety protocols as approved by the Santa Barbara County Health Department.
Please Note: Santa Barbara City College regrets that applicants cannot be reimbursed for expenses related to the application or interview process, including travel expenses.
Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:
If you are selected for an interview and need special services or facilities to participate in the interview, please contact Human Resources. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
General Requirements to be submitted Upon Offer of Employment:
- Satisfactory fingerprint report and a completed tuberculosis
- Documentation verifying identity and United States citizenship
or authorization that you have the right to work in the United
States permanently and do not now or in the future require
sponsorship by Santa Barbara City College or other hiring
- Official transcripts conferring college degrees indicated on
the employment application.
To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/sbcc/jobs/3816692/instructor-biological-sciences
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