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Faculty, Biology

Employer
Lake Michigan College
Location
Michigan, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024


Faculty, Biology

Posting Number: 0000943
Reports to: Dean, Arts & Sciences
Department: Arts and Sciences Education
Classification: Faculty
Full or Part-time: Full Time

Job Summary:
Provides instruction, outreach, and other professional contributions aligned with the mission and strategic goals of the College and the Academic Affairs Unit. Develops, implements, and maintains currency of courses, programs, and curricula in assigned program/discipline. Creates an innovative and engaging learning environment.

Essential Functions:
  1. Designs and delivers effective instruction as assigned through traditional, online, and hybrid formats, using course outlines approved by the College Curriculum Committee.
  2. In collaboration with departmental colleagues, designs/selects and implements appropriate assessment of student learning at the course and program level.
  3. Assists department chair in developing academic class schedules and department budget for Biology, when appropriate.
  4. In collaboration with department chair, selects and orders course textbooks in a timely fashion.
  5. Advises students within academic discipline (or closely related field) and holds posted office hours, as required by the faculty contract.
  6. Submits contract, grades, and other required paperwork within prescribed timelines.
  7. Contributes to the College’s governance by serving on instructional committees, task forces, or other College-wide workgroups and attends departmental, divisional, and college-wide meetings.
  8. Recommends equipment and software needs to Instructional Division Dean.
  9. Develops and maintains relationships with appropriate strategic internal and external constituencies (e.g., area high schools, community agencies, advisory committees, professional organizations, industry partners, Testing & Tutoring Services, International Students office, etc.).
  10. Collaborates with instructional administration in conducting program/discipline area reviews and other continuous improvement activities in teaching and learning, including periodic curriculum reviews.
  11. Effectively integrates the use of instructional technology in instruction, when appropriate.
  12. Remains current in the discipline taught as well as in current trends in teaching methodologies for their specific discipline.
  13. Participates in graduation exercises.
  14. Contributes to decision-making in a productive manner.
  15. Participates, as requested by instructional administration, in the interviewing and selection process for full-time faculty.
  16. Maintains the highest ethical standards in relationships with constituencies, research activities, and business dealings with and on behalf of the College, per College policy.


Other Duties:
Performs other duties as assigned.

Accountabilities:
Under the supervision of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Faculty, Biology is responsible for satisfying the educational, administrative, and fiscal requirements inherent in their position; Collaborates with part-time faculty, imbedded tutors and/or student employees; works collaboratively with colleagues and external partners to promote and achieve student success.

Job Specifications:
Master’s degree in biology or a Master’s degree in a related discipline and a minimum of 18 graduate hours in biology; Ph.D. in biology preferred. Teaching experience required; community college teaching experience preferred. A strong candidate would be able to teach courses in Microbiology, Introduction to Cellular Biology, and Genetics as well as Biology for Nonmajors.

OTHER HIGHLY DESIRED QUALITIES: Teaching experience with a broad array of student populations preferred. Curriculum development and program oversight experience desired. Commitment to the value of diversity and the free and open exchange of ideas; technically competent particularly in the area of instructional technology; ability to design and implement effective assessment strategies for measuring student learning; knowledgeable and committed to the mission and purposes of community colleges. Experience with soil science or agricultural research would be desirable.

Grade: N/A
Salary Range:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Be a part of the Red Hawk family and apply today! Benefits start on first day of hire! Extensive paid time off (including Spring Break), College fully pays health insurance deductible, minimum of 10% employer retirement contribution per payroll, and much more!
Virtual Campus tour:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMxd91KXcGs

SW Michigan information:
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Official transcripts required upon hire.

Information on our standard hiring process: Lake Michigan College will accept applications on this position for at least 14 days. Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications as received. Once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received and sufficient diversity of applicants achieved, those applicants will be passed along to the search committee. Once the search committee has determined which applicants they would like to interview, those applicants will be contacted. If this process extends beyond 21 days, a communication of the delay will be made to all applicants for the position. If you have questions, please contact Human Resources at hr@lakemichigancollege.edu.

Open Date: 03/27/2024
Closing Date:

To apply, visit https://lmc.simplehire.com/postings/4682

About Lake Michigan College
Lake Michigan College is a community college in southwest Michigan. We have three campuses --two of which are located ten minutes from our namesake’s breathtaking shoreline.

Like other community colleges, we offer associate degrees, certificates, and even a baccalaureate degree. But what sets us apart from our peers is our seemingly limitless potential and our people - people who care deeply about our region’s future and who are committed to student success and exemplary educational programs, strong alignments with both established and emerging industries, and productive partnerships with the communities we serve.

Faculty and staff at LMC enjoy excellent benefits and a supportive and friendly work environment. LMC recently received a Capital Outlay grant from the State of Michigan and a new millage from the southwest Michigan community, so the college’s facilities will be getting innovative, sustainable upgrades in the next few years that will contribute to the comfort, productivity and collaborative environment for all employees.

Living in Southwest Michigan
Southwest Michigan attracts millions of tourists who come for our beaches, wineries, and nationally acclaimed golf courses. But many who visit, choose to stay for our great schools, low cost of living, and high quality of life.

LMC’s main campus is nestled in a watery and wooded wildlife sanctuary, yet it’s less than a half-day’s drive from major metro areas including Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Indianapolis.





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