Overview

This temporary, full-time instructor position reports to the Chair, Math and Science. They are responsible for instruction and delivery according to Biology course outcomes in Microbiology and General Biology, teaching full load for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 academic semesters primarily at the main campus in Battle Creek, Michigan, as well as online instruction, as needed. Occasional travel to other regional campuses are required for instructional assignments, departmental and college meetings, training, and events.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. Teach Biology lecture and lab courses, primarily Microbiology and General Biology, in accordance with College policies and procedures in a variety of instructional settings and online modalities.

2. Prepare course materials and coordinate curriculum in Biology courses according to accreditation and best practices in collaboration with other science faculty.

3. Collaborate with administration and faculty to maintain continuous quality improvement processes and plan appropriate strategies based on assessment of quality indicators.

4. Commitment to leading and working as part of a team, both inside and outside the science department.

5. Maintain office hours; participate and collaborate in department and institutional meetings and committees as needed.

6. Maintain current and relevant teaching expertise in content topics related to Biology.

7. Assume teaching assignments at all College locations and within all College hours of operation.

8. Participate and utilize a variety of instructional technologies and learner-centered teaching methodologies as needed to engage a diverse student population.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Master’s degree or higher in Microbiology or related field from an accredited college or university (attach unofficial transcripts showing courses completed and degree conferred)
2. Demonstrated teaching experience in higher education
3. Evidence of coursework and/or teaching experience in Microbiology
4. Demonstrated teamwork capabilities
5. Experience working with a diverse population
6. Demonstrated evidence of understanding and commitment to the community college mission
7. Must have ability and means to travel to main campus and among regional work sites

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Evidence teaching Introductory Chemistry or Botany
2. Teaching experience at a community college

About Kellogg Community College

Kellogg Community College was founded in 1956 by the Battle Creek Board of Education. In 1970, voters created an area-wide college district supported by local tax dollars. KCC, which has sites in Battle Creek, Albion, Coldwater, Hastings, and in the Fort Custer Industrial Park, offers 60 pre-professional transfer curricula; 37 associate degree programs; 25 certificate programs; seven categories of professional certifications; and a variety of short-term, non-credit courses.

Kellogg Community College serves approximately 9,000 students annually via five campuses, customized training and online coursework.

The College was fully reaccredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools most recently in 2012.

The KCC service district covers Barry, Branch and Calhoun counties in south central Michigan. The tax district includes most of Calhoun County and small portions of Barry, Branch, Hillsdale, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph counties. KCC, a nonprofit institution, is governed by a publicly elected Board of Trustees, which sets policy and budgeting priorities.

Kellogg Community College is located in Battle Creek, Michigan, a community of approximately 54,000 people. Leisure activities, natural resources, and learning opportunities provide a foundation for residents. Located along the I-94 interstate, Battle Creek is within 30 minutes of Kalamazoo and Lansing, 60 minutes to Grand Rapids and within 3 hours of Detroit, Chicago, and Indianapolis.

At Kellogg Community College, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where we foster respect for others and our differences, support cultural understanding, demonstrate ethical behavior and champion social justice. We will accomplish this by:

·         Deepening our understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion through learning, engagement with others and personal reflection;

·         Valuing the lived experiences and perspectives of others while nurturing and understanding the differences between us;

·         Rejecting all forms of prejudice, discrimination and racism; and

·         Advancing integrity, justice and civility among and between us.