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Instructor, Anatomy

College of Southern Nevada
Nevada, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 17, 2023

Instructor, Anatomy & Physiology - Tenure Track - Fall 2024 (2 Positions)

Job Description

The Department of Biological Sciences provides quality instruction for courses required by limited-entry programs in Health Sciences and the Associate of Science Degree in Biology. The Department currently has a strong focus on increasing the throughput of students to limited-entry Health Sciences programs by expanding offerings in anatomy and physiology.

This is a full-time, tenure-track position. Primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Under the direction of the Department Chair, successful applicants will support the mission of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the College of Southern Nevada, the School of Science and Mathematics, and the Department of Biological Sciences by:
  • Teaching transferable, entry-level lectures and laboratories for BIOL 223 Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 224 Anatomy and Physiology II (primary teaching assignment).
  • Teaching transferable entry-level lectures and labs for BIOL 189 Fundamentals of Life Science and BIOL 190 Principles of Modern Biology I (secondary teaching assignment)
  • Applying a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of the student population and the standards of the discipline.
  • Developing clear syllabi and effective course materials.
  • Evaluating student mastery of skills and competencies required by course learning outcomes.
  • Participating in course and program assessment and curricular development.
  • Participating in discipline, department, and school meetings and activities
  • Serving on department, school, and college-wide committees that focus on unit planning and institutional decision-making.
  • Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with students, faculty, and staff of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Teaching on multiple campuses during the day or evening hours.

Required Qualifications
  • Master of Science degree in a biological science from an accredited College or University.
  • One year of experience teaching anatomy and physiology at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in a biological science from an accredited College or University.
  • At least one year of experience teaching anatomy and physiology at a community college.
  • At least one year of experience teaching majors biology at the college level.
  • Demonstrated experience with the use of technology in the classroom.
  • Demonstrated experience with assessment of course and program student learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a diverse/multicultural student body and/or workforce.

Starting Salary Range

Initial salary placement is based on educational level and total years of full-time equivalent teaching experience. For example, for an instructor with a Master's degree, the salary range would be $46,691 to $58,364 annually. The entire salary range is up to $70,038 annually with a Doctorate and 10 years' experience. A maximum of 10 years of experience will be considered for initial salary placement purposes.

CSN offers a generous benefits package comprised of excellent health insurance including medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, basic life insurance, and supplemental options (long-term care, short-term disability, and legal). Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. Comprehensive retirement plans, employee assistance program, and tuition discounts at the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institutions. As well as tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents. Perks encompassing on-campus employee discounts, professional and personal development opportunities; and statewide employee purchase programs. Join a dynamic team investing in our future, Students First.


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents to your application:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three professional references (Name, email and phone number)
  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts (Applicants who have earned their degrees outside of the United States must have their educational transcripts evaluated by an approved evaluator if their college or university is not listed in the most recent edition of the Higher Education Directory, published by Higher Education Publications, Inc. If you have any questions regarding this, please reach out to the Human Resources, Talent Acquisition & Classification team).

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

National Search

Out-of-Area/State Candidates may be offered travel reimbursement with original itemized receipts and in accordance with GSA rates at the time of travel.

Bargaining unit faculty members hired are eligible for relocation expenses reimbursement in accordance with the College of Southern Nevada and Nevada Faculty Alliance (NFA) Contract 2023-25.


CSN employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at CSN and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number in the search box. If you complete an application outside of the internal application process and apply as an external candidate, your application will no longer be considered at the time of minimum qualification review. In order to prevent the disqualification of your application, you will need to reapply as an internal candidate before 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the position close date.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

All document(s) must be received by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the closing date posted on the job announcement.

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. CSN does not sponsor aliens applying for faculty, professional staff, or management positions (H-1B Visas) in the absence of exceptional circumstances as defined by the USCIS.

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