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Description/Job Summary


•Based on Master Syllabus, teach assigned class session(s), leveraging digital content and multi-media resources in the classroom.

•Assess student engagement/understanding during each class session.

•Collect, grade, and report assignments and homework.

•Adhere to and strictly follow departmental course evaluation criteria and documentation such as course score sheets.

•Assess and monitor student progress and understanding throughout the course.

•Remediate student’s lack of prerequisite knowledge.

•Offer content help through various means, including referral to prescriptive tutoring.

•Select course materials as they reflect the Master Syllabus.

•Place the syllabus, readings and homework on Blackboard.

•Maintain, manage and use Publisher’s web site such as Connect, Masteringbiology etc. for supplemental course instruction, Homework, assignments and quizzes.

•Maintain and update the instructor syllabus and course materials.

•Set up online course content on Blackboard when relevant.

•Create new digital instruction materials.

•Exhibit a spirit of inquiry about teaching and learning, student development, and evaluation methods.

•Use evidence-based resources to improve and support teaching.

•Develop an area of expertise in the academic arena.

•Share teaching expertise with colleagues and others.

•Demonstrate integrity as a scholar.

•Provide required office hours.

•Effectively communicate with students via e-mail, phone or online discussion boards.

•Provide academic advice and guidance to students.

•Submit grades, on time, via the faculty portal.

•Manage incompletes and make-ups.

•Occasionally instruct Independent Study students for purpose of graduation.

(Individualized Instruction)

•Identify individual learning styles and unique needs of students who are culturally diverse, traditional vs. non-traditional, at-risk (e.g., educationally disadvantaged, learning and/or physically challenged, social and economic issues).

•Advise learners in ways to help them meet their educational goals.

•Create a learning environment that facilitates self-reflection and personal goal setting.

•Foster the development of learners in these areas: cognitive, psychomotor, affective, and creative.

•Adapt teaching styles and interpersonal interactions to facilitate learning behaviors.

Required Education
  • Master of Science – Biology with an emphasis in general biology required from a regionally accredited college or university. Non US degrees must have transcript evaluation certificate from a National or Regional evaluation agency such as WES.
Required Qualifications
  • 2 years of teaching experience both lecture and laboratory, preferably in a higher education institution.

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