Biological Science Assistant Professor


Posting Number: F00824


Location: Los Medanos College


Salary: $65,088 – $99,876 per year


Description of Position:


Under the direction of the Dean of Instruction, Math and Sciences, and working closely with the biology department, this position is responsible for providing high-level classroom and lab instruction to a diverse student population and working collaboratively with the department and the college in our constant effort to support student success. Moreover, this position will be expected to teach cell/molecular biology for majors in biology in STEM and microbiology for majors in healthcare supporting both our flourishing STEM program as well as our rigorous pre-Nursing and healthcare pipeline.




For questions, please contact Eileen Valenzuela in the Office of Instruction via email%20evalenzuela@losmedanos.edu. The college is closed for semester break from December 21, 2021 through January 2, 2022. Inquires during this period will be answered after the college reopens on January 3, 2022.


Position Status: Tenure- Track


EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff


Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty


Department: L5010-Biological Sciences


Duties and Responsibilities:


In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;

2. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;

3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;

4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;

5. participating in department, division, and college committees;

6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;

7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;

8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;

9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;

10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;

11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;

12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;

13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.


Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:


Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.


Master’s in any biological science


Bachelor’s in any biological science


Master’s in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science


California Community College Credential authorizing teaching in Biological Science discipline

OR the equivalent. You must upload a master’s equivalency form for consideration.


Desirable Qualifications:


1: Demonstrated enthusiasm for biology, and excellent teaching ability

2: Experience and/or ability to teach a cell/molecular biology for majors, and a microbiology course for majors in the healthcare field

3: Broad-based experience and education that would enable the applicant to teach a wide array of courses across the curriculum and modalities

4: Strong interpersonal skills and organizational ability, and demonstrated ability to work productively and collaboratively in an extraordinarily diverse community of coworkers and students

5: An attitude that will put students and colleagues at ease, characterized by intellectual humility, kindness, acceptance of others’ faults and points of view, patience, and a generosity of spirit.


Job Open Date: 12/10/2021


Job Close Date: 1/17/2022


Open Until Filled: No


Employment Begins: Fall 2022


# of Months: 12


To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/2716250


The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


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