JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Biological Sciences Instructor will engage in a variety of learning support and instructional/ institutional practices; recruit, advise and mentor students by providing a positive and encouraging environment for learning; and, work collaboratively within the Math/Sciences division to include service on various college committees. The instructional load may consist of day/night classes; face-to-face, online, and hybrid delivery, and on and off campus classes. Instructor must be able to design and implement new courses to curriculum as needed, identifying and implementing measures in alignment with KBOR outcomes, as well as program and college learning outcomes.
I. Essential Functions/Responsibilities
- Understand and commit to the Mission of the College ~ To provide challenging and diverse opportunities for the pursuit of learning and to enhance personal and community development in a responsible, accessible and learner-centered environment.
- Facilitate learning in Biology or related courses ranging from introductory non-major courses through second-year college level course, such as: General Biology, Plant and Animal Biology, Cellular Biology and Genetics, Microbiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology.
- Coordinate and deliver laboratory courses and maintain laboratories assigned to teaching load of Biological Sciences faculty.
- Teach assigned classes at highest levels of professional standards, including the preparation of course outlines and lesson plans, the evaluation of exams and assignments, and maintenance of appropriate classroom records and office hours.
- Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods, and remaining current on discipline specific and pedagogical issues.
- Develop and/or deliver special courses as may be requested by Allied Health to assist with Nursing and/or Pre-Nursing Curriculum.
- Respond to opportunities to work with and/or mentor STEM and Bridges students.
- Provide academic/technical/transfer advisement of students.
II. Required Qualifications
- Master’s degree or higher in Biology or a Master’s degree or higher with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in sciences relevant to this position, per HLC guidelines.
- Ability to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work with groups, organizations, and institution.
- Computer skills and ability to use technology in the classroom.
- Must maintain a valid Kansas driver’s license.
III. Preferred Qualifications
- Community College or College/University teaching experience.