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Full Time Faculty - Biology

City Colleges of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 12, 2024

Job Details


The Biology Department of Olive-Harvey College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, seeks an innovative, collaborative instructor to teach biology courses effective Fall 2024.

  • Teaches laboratory-based biology courses.
  • Maintains highest possible standards of classroom instruction and laboratory safety; keeps up-to-date on new information and developments in the biological field.
  • Utilizes technology and active learning strategies in the classroom.
  • Participates in departmental meetings, curriculum, equity, and assessment work.
  • Exhibits effective collaboration and establishes professional relationships with department members.
  • Demonstrates excellence in teaching, commitment to integrating new technologies in the learning process, and the ability to inspire, motivate, and empower students to succeed.
  • Creates an effective learning environment that fosters students’ intellectual curiosity and helps students to problem solve using discipline-specific thinking strategies.
  • Develops curriculum and program planning. Employs a variety of formative and summative assessments to ensure that classroom instruction leads to student learning and the attainment of student learning outcomes for the course(s).
  • Helps students reach their academic, personal, and career goals and cultivates a safe environment that respects the diversity of individuals and ideas by modeling respect for all students and conveying confidence in every student’s ability to learn.
  • Adheres to City Colleges of Chicago board rules, policies, procedures, and code of ethics.


  • Master's Degree in Biology or related discipline required. Credentials in ecology, environmental biology, and organismal biology preferred.
  • Demonstrated teaching competence in a variety of biology courses.
  • Minimum one year of community college and/or university teaching experience required. Community college teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience developing laboratory-based biology courses.
  • Knowledge of a learning management system preferred.
  • Experience with diverse, multi-lingual student population desired, as is a commitment to the open access mission of the community college.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with diverse students and staff.
  • Must be able to teach in-person
For consideration:

All interested candidates, including current CCC employees, must submit the following documents together for review:
  • Letter of interest
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of commitment to equity in the classroom
  • Legible copy of college transcripts (unofficial transcripts initially accepted; official transcripts required at time of interview)
  • Two letters of recommendation
A teaching demonstration will be required of selected candidates at a future date.

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!



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