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Biological Sciences Instructor (Initial Focus: Molecular and Cellular Biology)

Employer
Ventura County Community College District
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Biological Sciences Instructor (Initial Focus: Molecular and Cellular Biology)

Ventura County Community College District


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Job Number: 2021-02187

Location: Oxnard College (Oxnard CA), CA

Department: OC - Academic Affairs

Closing: 10/31/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Description

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employees and Students
Board Policy 3506 COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employees and Students requires that all students and employees of the Ventura County Community College District, which includes faculty, staff, volunteers, student workers, and administrators, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All new employees must be fully vaccinated by the first day of employment. An exemption may be requested by individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to medical and/or religious reasons. Employees who receive an exemption will be required to wear a mask or face covering while on District property and/or facilities and will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing twice weekly.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

Under the general direction of a dean, an Instructor provides comprehensive classroom instruction to students from diverse backgrounds for the purpose of facilitating the attainment of their academic or vocational objectives.

There is currently one tenure-track position available with the initial assignments being located at Oxnard College starting during the Spring 2022 semester. All academic employees are subject to assignment in any college of the District depending upon staffing needs as defined within the terms of the VCCCD/AFT Agreement. Nontraditional assignments such as evening, weekend, or off-site assignments may be made with consent of faculty member, management or when special conditions exist on a campus as defined within the terms of the VCCCD/AFT agreement.

WHERE YOU'LL WORK

Oxnard College was founded in 1975 and is the newest of the three community colleges in the county. Set on 118 acres and located two miles from Pacific Ocean beaches, the college is easily accessible by the Ventura Freeway (Highway 101) or the Pacific Coast Highway.

More information can be found on the Oxnard College website.

More information on the Division of Math, Science, Health, PE and Athletics can be found here: Oxnard College Math, Science, Health, PE and Athletics department

WHO WE ARE

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students.

We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Ventura County Community College District ensures that all employees and applicants for positions will have equal opportunity for employment regardless of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The annual salary is based on a ten month contract. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience for placement on the salary schedule. Maximum advanced salary placement credit for prior experience is 7 steps.

Fringe benefits include family medical, dental and vision insurance plans.

Representative Duties
Provide academic instruction to students through lecture, lab, or performance courses; assess and develop cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students through appropriate assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings. E

Advise and instruct students regarding programs of study, other institutions of higher education, lifelong learning resources, and effective study skills; refer students to support services, programs, resources, and other professionals as appropriate. E

Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E

Plan and organize instruction according to approved course outlines and student learning outcomes to maximize student learning in alignment with department, college, and district goals; implement the student performance objectives as listed on the official course outline of record. E

Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum, and student learning outcomes; prepare and submit data and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E

Evaluate and select instructional materials such as textbooks, manuals, software, and tools in collaboration, as appropriate, with discipline faculty; order instructional materials according to campus bookstore procedure to ensure timely delivery. E

Participate in curriculum and program development; update syllabi; collaborate with discipline faculty on a regular basis to assess and revise measurable student performance indicators for each course; may provide input into the development of student learning outcomes. E

Revise and update course content and materials of instruction in accordance with new theory, application, and industry developments within the discipline or area of specialization. E

Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and district meetings; may participate in articulation and matriculation related activities. E

May provide work direction to others. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential Duties

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.

Master's in any biological science

OR

Bachelor's in any biological science AND Master's in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science

OR the equivalent*

OR possession of an appropriate California Community College Credential.

The following degrees qualify for a degree in a biological science:
Anatomy (and any derivative or type thereof, including but not limited to anatomical sciences, etc.); Animal Behavior; Bacteriology; Biology (and any derivative or type thereof, including but not limited to biological sciences, cellular biology, behavioral biology, developmental biology, environmental biology, wildlife biology, etc.); Biomedical Sciences; Bio-sciences (and types thereof, including but not limited to biotechnology, molecular biosciences, etc.); Botany (and any derivative or type thereof, including but not limited to botanical sciences); DVM (doctor of veterinary medicine); Ecology (and any derivative or type thereof); Embryology; Endocrinology; Evolution; Genetics (and any type thereof, including but not limited to molecular genetics); Immunology; Infectious diseases; Life Sciences; Microbiology; Neurobiology (and derivatives of "neuro," including but not limited to neuroscience, neurology, etc.); Organismal Biology (and any type thereof, including but not limited to araenology, entomology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammology, mellicology, mycology, nematology, ornithology, parasitology, primatology, etc.); Pathology; Physiology (and any derivative or type thereof, including but not limited to physiological science, molecular physiology, cellular physiology, etc.); Virology; Zoology (and any derivative or type thereof, including but not limited to zoological sciences, vertebrate zoology, invertebrate zoology, etc.)

All coursework must be from a recognized accredited college or university.

*EQUIVALENCY
The Ventura County Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates whose transcripts do not list the title of their degree exactly as listed above, but feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to complete and submit the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) with their application for review by the Districtwide Equivalency Committee.

Example:
Minimum Qualifications state: “Master's degree in agriculture”.
Candidate's transcripts state: “Master's degree in agricultural science”.

Since the degree on the candidate's transcripts in the example do not EXACTLY MATCH the degree listed in the minimum qualifications section, this candidate MUST complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency (Download PDF reader) in order to be considered (Download PDF reader). When completing the form, be sure to explain in detail how your qualifications are equivalent to the required minimum qualifications. Do not assume that you do not need to submit a Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency because your degree is similar to a degree stated in the minimum qualifications. Degree titles that are not an exact match will not be considered outside of the equivalency process.

The equivalency review is an independent process for district wide disciplines that is separate from the recruitment process to fill a vacancy. A subcommittee of discipline experts that is coordinated by an Academic Senate President will review the equivalency materials and make a recommendation as to whether or not the applicant demonstrated they have qualifications that are equivalent to those shown in the minimum qualifications section of the job posting. For disciplines that are unique to a specific campus the equivalency may be done by the hiring committee along with an Academic Senate President. Please be aware that the hiring committee may not be able to wait for the results from the equivalency review due to various time constraints and may need to move forward with the recruitment process.

For further details regarding equivalency and the criteria by which equivalency may be granted, please review VCCCD Board Policy 7211 and VCCCD Administrative Policy 7211.


Supplemental Information
SALARY RANGE:
$53,766 to $112,900
(10 month salary)

STARTING SALARY:
$53,766 to $94,085
(10 month salary)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

If you need assistance using the online application system please contact the GovernmentJobs.com applicant support line at (855) 524-5627 between the hours of 6 AM to 5 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.

All applicants, including previous and current VCCCD employees, must submit the following documents with their application in order to be considered. Please be aware that the hiring committee will NOT have access to materials kept in District personnel files, such as transcripts, and such materials will not be considered unless they are included in your application packet. All required documents must be submitted by the applicant by the date and time specified on the job posting. Failure to submit these materials may result in disqualification.

1. A completed Ventura County Community College District/GovernmentJobs.com Employment Application.
  • All sections of the application must be filled out. Resumes are not a substitute for completing the “Work Experience” section of the employment application.
2. Cover Letter.
  • The cover letter of must include the following: A) the date, your name, and the position and locations for which you are applying, B) address your sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and C) provide the screening committee with an understanding of how you will contribute as a fully participating member of the VCCCD community.
3. Resume

4. Letters of recommendation (recommended, not required)
  • If you choose to submit letters of recommendation, they should be uploaded with your application materials. We will not accept confidential letters of recommendation.
5. Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency (if applicable)
  • See the section titled “Equivalency” under the minimum qualifications above.
6. Complete official or unofficial college/university transcripts
  • Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred, or the degree will not be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum qualifications. Copies of diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. If the qualifying degree has yet to be conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you must submit transcripts that state the title of the degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the anticipated completion date in your response to the associated supplemental question provided during the application process. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.
FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS
If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your application materials if you wish for us to consider the coursework. Visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the list of agencies approved for foreign transcript evaluation (Download PDF reader). If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire.

SELECTION PROCESS:
A screening committee will review and screen all applications and associated materials. The candidates deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to an interview. When completing the application and the supplemental questions, it is important to outline in detail your education, training (classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. You will be evaluated based upon the information provided.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.



To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vcccd/jobs/3244894/biological-sciences-instructor-initial-focus-molecular-and-cellular-biology






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