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Instructor of Biology

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
West Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Mar 22, 2022

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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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Instructor of Biology                                          Full-time 9-month Term Faculty with Benefits

Campus:   Logan

All faculty positions are full-time “term” faculty appointments with excellent fringe benefits.  Southern WV Community & Technical College seeks innovative instructors committed to community college students and their success.  The successful applicant will:  Utilize Various technologies in the classroom and for distance delivery of instruction; Have all other duties of a full-time instructor such as committee assignments and advising students; Have ability to work effectively with supervisors, colleagues, staff and students as part of an education team; and, Write and update curricula including course outlines and syllabi as required by the institution or industry trends.

Requirements:   Master’s Degree (or higher) in Biology or related field with at least 18 hours of graduate level Biology required.  A Master’s Degree (or higher) in any field with 18 graduate hours in Biology or related field.  Experience teaching at the community college level preferred.  Must be willing to work non-traditional schedules at multiple campus locations.  Must demonstrate a willingness to develop and teach courses online and use alternative delivery modes. Candidate must be willing to develop and teach courses online. Computer skills using office production software is preferred. This position will be housed at our Logan Campus, but teaching at other campuses will likely be required to fill teaching load or serve the needs of our students.  


Hours:  30 credit hour teaching load per academic year; 7.5 office hours per week, in addition to other related assignments.  Teaching assignments may involve evening, weekend and/or off-campus classes.

Function:  One of Southern’s highest priorities is meeting the current and future educational needs of the communities it serves.  We are strategically positioned to set and surpass new standards of excellence in our primary teaching and learning mission.  Guided by principles that emphasize educational programs and student success especially in learning and continuous improvement, we envision Southern as a premier learning organization that is in the forefront of community college technical education.  We welcome qualified faculty who integrate learning outcome assessment techniques in their instructional planning, curriculum design, and teaching activities; apply technology to the teaching and learning process; deliver instruction in a variety of formats; understand and apply organization theory; thrive in cross-functional roles; collaborate in flexible, imaginative problem solving; make data-driven decisions; integrate interdisciplinary and global perspectives into their methodology.

Expectations:  While a faculty teaching load of 30 credit hours in an academic year will include primary responsibilities for teaching and assessing learning; institutional service; advising; and professional development, the college seeks to break the frame that traditionally surrounds faculty assignments, especially since academic needs vary.  As such, faculty should expect to integrate with their primary responsibilities creating experiential learning opportunities and assessment techniques (i.e., work-based and service learning; portfolio assessment, including developing and evaluating learning portfolios, etc.); mentoring students from target groups, new full-time faculty and adjunct faculty; designing, formatting and delivering curriculum for synchronous and asynchronous learning; training and consulting for workforce initiatives (i.e., for public and corporate partners, etc.); developing and implementing community education and extended learning programs; partnering with colleagues to enhance services to students and the community through recruiting and marketing, advising with expanded responsibilities, and devising retention strategies and activities; strengthening relations and collaborative activities with K-12 and baccalaureate-granting colleagues (i.e., Tech-Prep, School-to-Work, 2+2 Programs).

Application Process: 

  • Position will remain open until filled.
  • Only applicants who have submitted all required documents and who meet minimum qualifications will be considered.
  • Applications available at any campus location or call (304) 792-7445 or by e-mail
  • Visit our web page for online application form and additional employment opportunities.
  • Submit application, cover letter, resume, and copies of certifications/licensure(s) and college transcript(s) to:

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Attention: Human Resources

P.O. Box 2900, Mount Gay, WV 25637            

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