Microbiology/Biology Instructor - Tenure-Track - Spokane Community College
- Community Colleges of Spokane
- Spokane, Washington State
- $59,037.00 - $90,649.00 Annually
- Posted Date
- Mar 7, 2023
- Position Type
- Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
- Employment Level
- Tenured/Tenured Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
Job Title: Microbiology/Biology Instructor - Tenure-Track - Spokane Community College
Location: Spokane, WA
Job Type: Faculty
Department: SCC Science
Closing: 4/10/2023 4:00 PM Pacific
Salary: $59,037.00 - $90,649.00 Annually
Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) District Equity Statement
CCS believes that access to high-quality education in a safe and inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. We also believe higher education institutions have an obligation to work toward and demonstrate progress in ensuring equity amongst their students, faculty, and staff. Equity is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience.
Spokane Community College (SCC) seeks qualified candidates for consideration of employment in this annually contracted, tenure track position. We seek applicants with a passion for teaching, expertise in microbiology and general biology and their associated laboratory components. Qualified candidates will also possess commitment to the students and mission of SCC.
SCC is a beautiful campus set along the Spokane River and near the urban city center of Spokane. Spokane is a mid-sized city in the inland Pacific Northwest with a high quality of life and quick access to the outdoors. In addition to the 148-acre main campus in Spokane, SCC serves over 10,000 square miles in eastern Washington including educational centers in Colville, Newport, Inchelium, and Republic. More information about relocating to/living in Spokane is available here: http://ccs.spokane.edu/Working-for-Us/Relocation-and-Living-in-Spokane.
SCC is one of two accredited community colleges that comprise the Community Colleges of Spokane. Serving about 22,000 students, SCC is an educational leader and responsive partner with the community and region to provide access to relevant programs of the highest quality. Offering state-of-the-art career technical programs (approximately 50% of total enrollment) as well as liberal arts/transfer programs (about 25%) and basic education for adults (about 25%), SCC’s comprehensive opportunities transform lives and enrich our communities. As a college we are collectively committed to the work that embraces diversity, promotes equity, and fosters inclusion and global awareness at every level of our college.
Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Prepares for and instructs, through traditional classroom and distance education modes, transfer level classes in the discipline of Microbiology. Typical assignments will include Microbiology and General Biology. Assignment may include weekday, evening, online and hybrid courses.
- Communicates expectations and establishes clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means, to include but not be limited to developing course syllabi, handouts, and materials supporting the instructional process; evaluates student progress and provides clear, timely feedback.
- Provides availability and accessibility to students for purpose of academic consulting and support in a manner appropriate to meet student needs through a combination of scheduled office hours, e-mail accessibility or other effective means of responsive and timely communication.
- Creates a teaching, learning and working environment that supports diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Participates in district, division, department, or general faculty meetings; in-service training; curriculum development; academic consulting; workshops or seminars; service on district or college councils or committees, or other activities within the scope of the position.
- Complies with district policy, procedures and directives, state and federal regulations, orders and statute and collective bargaining agreements. *
- Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform all related duties as required. *
- May instruct courses in related disciplines based upon individual qualifications and expertise. Of particular interest are Anatomy and Physiology, Organismal Physiology, or Ecology.
- Collaborates with paraprofessional and support staff in the division.
- May Advise student clubs or associations.
COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum Qualifications)
- An earned master’s degree or higher in Biology or related discipline from an accredited institution.
- Relevant graduate level course work in microbiology, cellular biology, genetics, and/or molecular biology.
- Previous face-to-face teaching experience in lab sciences.
- Previous experience in a modern teaching environment, including demonstrated use of technology-based course components (learning management systems such as Canvas or Blackboard, etc.) and effective online communication (i.e., Zoom, etc.).
- Experience working with diverse individuals to include historically underrepresented, nontraditional, economically disadvantaged, first-generation, and/or people with disabilities. Experience working as a member of a team.
- Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
- Acceptance of and willingness to support the role that community colleges serve in higher education, and specifically the mission, values, goals and objectives of the Community Colleges of Spokane.
- Ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution and the community/technical college system.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.
PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable Qualifications)
- The department seeks a broadly educated candidate with academic background and teaching experience in the areas of Microbiology, General Biology, or other Health Sciences.
- Experience teaching online or hybrid science courses.
- Experience in a community college setting.
- Familiarity with student success initiatives and other scholarship devoted to the improvement of student learning and/or retention.
CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
This is a full-time, tenure track position with an entry level base salary (for a 175-day academic year contract) of $59,037 - $90,649 / year. Future advancement in base salary is based upon a combination of years of service accrued at our college and professional development activity.
Annual salary is comprised of base salary plus any combination of academic year overload contracts, summer effort contracts, project stipends, student club advising stipends, and/or department chair /program lead faculty stipends consistent with the provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement between CCS and the Association for Higher Education (AHE).
Faculty have potential to earn up to $129,585 (average annual salary paid to our 20 highest earning faculty during FY2022/23). Average annual faculty salary for FY 2022/23 (all faculty) was $84,641.
TOTAL COMPENSATION: $75,301 - $109,7325.
Total compensation is an estimate based upon adding the following amounts together:
- Base compensation, plus
- Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates, plus
- Median retirement fund contributions.
The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.
CCS reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice. Union membership is no longer a condition of employment although this position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Anticipated date of employment is Spring 2023.
CONDITIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT
Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the district to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Once an applicant is chosen for an interview, they are required to complete and submit a declaration regarding sexual misconduct and investigation per state law.
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. PST on April 10, 2023. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
- CCS online application.
- Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
- Comprehensive resume. *
- Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. *
- College transcript(s) - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer. *
NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission. If you require an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact HR at CCS.firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1
Native Land Acknowledgement
We are honored to acknowledge that the Community Colleges of Spokane, and our main campuses for Spokane Falls and Spokane Community College, are located on the traditional and sacred homelands of the Spokane Tribe. We also provide services in a region that includes the traditional and sacred homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Kalispel Tribe. The CCS Pullman Center operates on the WSU campus and is located on the ancestral homelands of the Palus people and on the ceded lands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe.
We pay our respect to tribal elders both past and present as well as to all indigenous people today. This land holds their cultural DNA and we are honored and grateful to be here on their traditional lands. We give thanks to the legacy of the original people and their descendants and pledge to honor their stewardship and values.
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