Biology Instructor (One or More Positions)
Kern Community College District
$74,314.04 - $137,777.44 Annually
The Biology Department at Bakersfield College is seeking a faculty
member for a Biology Instructor. If you are highly motivated, eager
to engage a diverse student body, and passionate about teaching and
learning, we highly encourage you to submit an
Who We Are:
We are a team of innovative, caring, and thoughtful faculty, staff
and administrators who are passionate about contributing to the
intellectual, cultural and economic vitality of our community. We
embody six core values: Learning, Diversity, Integrity, Community,
Wellness and Sustainability. These values frame our work as we
provide opportunities for our students who come to us from diverse
economic, cultural, geographical, and educational
We offer Associate and Baccalaureate degrees and certificates,
workplace skills, and preparation for transfer. Our rigorous and
supportive learning environment promotes diversity, equity, and
inclusion and fosters students' abilities to think critically,
communicate effectively, and demonstrate competencies and skills to
become productive members of our community and world.
History of Bakersfield
Bakersfield College is located in Bakersfield, California, in the
heart of the Central Valley. Established in 1913, Bakersfield
College is one of the nation's oldest continually operating
community colleges. The college serves 33,000 students annually on
the 153-acre main campus in northeast Bakersfield, at the Delano
Campus (35 miles north of Bakersfield), the Weill Institute
(downtown Bakersfield), and BC South-West (southwest Bakersfield).
We also offer classes at several alternative locations, including
Shafter Learning Center, Arvin/Lamont, McFarland, Olive Drive
Training Facility, Wasco and other regional community
As a recognized and highly awarded Hispanic Serving Institution,
Bakersfield College students are diverse and represent the
communities we serve.
On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
We are sincere about building and sustaining an
inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all
students, faculty, staff and administrators. We believe every
member of our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad
range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify
challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
Bakersfield College has sharpened its focus on removing
institutional barriers in access, momentum, and
We pledge to address systemic issues of environmental
microaggressions, implicit bias, and racism through intentional
learning. We commit to strengthening our campus culture so that
students, faculty, and staff and our partners are aware of and
equipped to change policies and practices that disproportionately
affect marginalized students.
About the Bakersfield Community:
Situated in the south San Joaquin Valley,
Bakersfield has a rapidly growing economy in a location that is
central to some of California's best places to visit. Fresno, Los
Angeles, the mountains and several great beaches are less than two
hours away, and San Francisco is less than four hours away. Known
for hot, dry summers and mild winters, Bakersfield has deep roots
in the energy (oil, solar and wind), agriculture, and logistics
industries. Despite its growth, Bakersfield has maintained the
“small town feel” that residents here love. With a relatively low
cost of living, plenty of community events, and availability of
housing, the City of Bakersfield is a great place to live.
Who We Are
We are recruiting faculty with demonstrated excellence in their
field who embrace the instructional values of access, sound
pedagogy, creativity, and innovation. We are known for our
connectedness among students, faculty, staff and our diverse local
population. We are looking for applicants with a continual drive to
learn and improve teaching strategies and who embrace opportunities
to be involved in inventive committees, engaging campus events and
other collegiate endeavors. Diversity is a core value at
Bakersfield College, and we encourage applicants who demonstrate an
intellectual mindfulness to contribute to diversity, equity and
inclusiveness. If you are interested in modeling academic
excellence for your students and colleagues, we invite you to join
a team that will challenge and inspire you.
The BC Biology program consists of three transfer
Associate's degrees tailored to student career interests; General,
Human, and Environmental. Over 800 students have declared one of
these programs as their major, and thirteen full time faculty and
five part-time faculty teach the Biology courses associated with
these programs. The department's highest demand courses are in
Anatomy and Physiology, driven by the College's rapidly expanding
Health Sciences programs. In addition to increasing the number of
fulltime faculty, the College is opening a new $65M science
building and adding laboratory classrooms at the new Southwest
campus and the soon to be built Arvin campus.
Master's in any biological science;
-Bachelor's in any biological science; AND
Master's in Biochemistry,
Biophysics, or Marine Science;
- The equivalent. Certain combinations of education,
experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as
equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions.
Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications
must request and submit an
APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE (Download PDF
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documents must be included with the completed form.
2020 Minimum Qualifications Handbook Faculty and Administration in
California Community Colleges
- A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic,
socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with
- Ability to develop, organize and instruct laboratories such as
those required of typical courses within the biological sciences,
including animal dissections and techniques in
- Ability to provide leadership within the discipline and college
initiatives that support student learning.
- Ability and willingness to work effectively with college
committees and co-curricular
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge and Abilities
SALARY RANGE $ 74,314.04 - $
137,777.44 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $
97, 508.84 annually
Review of Applications:
- Commitment to student learning.
- Awareness of the college mission, vision and values.
- Sensitivity to students with a wide range of skills,
motivations, academic and vocational goals.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in
- Knowledge of computers and willingness to experiment using
multimedia instructional materials.
- Commitment to working effectively and harmoniously with
colleagues in an environment that promotes teaching, learning and
- A demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic
backgrounds of community college students.
Complete application packets will
be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by
are assured consideration. The College
reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the
recruitment/selection process at any point.
application packet must include:
It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any
personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This
includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of
- Completed Online Application for Employment form
- Current resume
- Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
- Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
- Copy of legible transcripts
- Copy of sample syllabi
- List of five (5) professional references - Listed on
Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or
universities outside of the United States must have their
coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member
of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
(NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI).
A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in
the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the
necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2021-2024
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity
and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District
encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate
on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical
condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation,
marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or
because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing
characteristics, or based on association with a person or group
with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or
any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law,
in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
Discrimination Free Work Environment
District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in
the United States. Work authorization should be established at the
time of application submission.
All applicants must apply online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kccd/jobs/3308494/biology-instructor-one-or-more-positions
Emails will not be accepted.