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Assistant Professor, Biology (2 positions)

Riverside Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 30, 2023

Assistant Professor, Biology - Riverside City College (2 Positions)

Application Deadline

Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. 02/08/2024

Department: Life Sciences (R)
Position Type: Full-Time Faculty/Counselor/Librarian
College/Campus: Riverside
Physical location of the position: Riverside
Employment Type: Full-Time
Tenure Track (Faculty)
Position Length: 10-month
Salary Range: Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6
Salary Amount: $85,112 to $131,136
Salary Type: Annual
Is this position categorically (grant) funded? No

Job Description


Riverside City College is seeking an Assistant Professor, Biology. The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities in General Biology with additional responsibilities in courses such as Anatomy & Physiology and/or Microbiology. The college supports course offerings Monday through Saturday (including evenings) at both onsite and offsite locations. A successful candidate should demonstrate subject-specific expertise in biology, anatomy/physiology and/or microbiology and the ability to communicate challenging concepts to community college level students in a clear and engaging manner.

The ideal candidate will share Riverside City College's commitment to educating its ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student population. RCC currently serves approximately 29,543 students annually, the majority of whom are from historically underserved populations, 60.8% Latinx, 8% African American, 5.1% Asian American, 20.2% white. Riverside City College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the college has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a Life Science Department dedicated to the use of curricula through a lens of equity. This department values the use of equity-minded andragogical techniques, while maintaining academic rigor in the biological sciences.

The successful candidate will join a campus that demonstrates its equity-minded values through intentional practice. We are a Hispanic and Minority serving institution with established programs for Puente, Ujima, Allies, Veterans and Foster Youth. RCC is a leader in the California Guided Pathways Project, as well as dual enrollment with our local high schools and strong workforce preparation. We are proud of our dedication to all our students and their families and, through a variety of means, provide robust offerings of culturally responsive events, speakers and opportunities for professional training in equity practices.

To learn more about RCC, visit the following link:


Master's degree in any biological science; OR Bachelor's in any biological science AND Master's in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science; OR the Equivalent. A Ph.D. is preferred. (All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited institutions).


Required: Two or more years of combined teaching experience in general biology, anatomy and physiology and/or microbiology at the college level.
Desired: Experience working with large programs requiring coordination between instructors as well as experience in developing curriculum, maintaining and updating course outlines of record, and participation in strategic planning and program review.


Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (E.C. 87360a).


1. Fulfill the duties of a full-time instructor, including, but not limited to, holding weekly office hours and completing 24 hours of "flex credit" through various available activities and seminars over the course of an academic year.
2. The instructional assignment will include lecture and laboratory classes in the discipline(s) assigned.
3. Faculty will participate in outcomes assessment work.
4. Faculty assignment is based upon the assumption of workload of forty hours weekly, including but not limited to conducting classes, class preparation, student evaluation, office hours, committee work, curriculum and program development, learning outcomes assessment, program review, student activities, and other duties per the bargaining unit agreement.
5. Institutional service activities are expected of all faculty members.
6. Participation in discipline/department decision-making processes and work regarding curriculum, program development, Improvement of Instruction, and other professional matters is expected.
7. Responsibilities also include maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position.


1. Ten-month, tenure-track position.
2. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation, and full-time teaching or equivalent experience with a range from Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6 of the current Faculty Salary Schedule.
3. Medical and dental benefits are provided for the employee and legal dependents.
4. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided for the employee.
5. Orientation to college is required as is adherence to Improvement of Instruction policy.
6. Maintaining broad knowledge of the academic or occupational area and design pedagogy related to learning outcomes is expected.
7. Responsible for all other conditions of employment required of full-time faculty members such as a willingness to be involved in District and College promotional activities, active participation in college committee work, student activities and other support services, and appropriate professional activities.

The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Lorraine Jones, 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8595.
Work Hours/Work Days for Classified and Hourly Positions Only:
Required Applicant Documents: Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Teaching Philosophy
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript
Masters or Equivalent Transcript
Other Document:
Optional Applicant Documents: Doctorate Transcript
Other Transcript
Other Document:
Effective Employment Date: August 2024
Application Deadline: 02-08-2024
Special Comments: ************************************************


* All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.

* Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.

* Paper applications and supporting materials WILL NOT be accepted!

*Cover letter must address how applicant meets the qualifications for the position.

* Letters of recommendation must be recent and NON-CONFIDENTIAL and submitted electronically when applying on-line.

*Copies of degree diplomas/certificates are NOT a replacement for transcripts.

*Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

*The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Human Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.
Application Types Accepted: Faculty Application

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