Biological Sciences Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Posting Number: F00919
Location: San Ramon Campus
Description of Position:
Diablo Valley College inspires, educates, and empowers a diverse community of students to transform their lives and their communities. DVC instructors close the equity gaps by fostering success among all students. To help further this work, the San Ramon Campus of DVC seeks a tenure-track Biological Sciences Assistant Professor to start in August 2023.
We are looking for a colleague who will demonstrate discipline expertise and show sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds and abilities of community college students.
We are looking for instructors who share a strong commitment to social and racial justice and who use or are inspired to use anti-racist pedagogies that close equity gaps by recognizing, understanding, and respecting the perspectives of all students.
We strongly encourage those with historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities to apply, including people of color, non-binary and transgender individuals, women, and Indigenous people.
The San Ramon Campus of Diablo Valley College is seeking a full-time tenure track assistant professor to teach Biology (both major’s and nonmajor’s courses) beginning August, 2023. The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach the following courses: Fundamentals of Biology, Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology and/or Principles of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (including lectures and labs). The successful applicant will play an active role in increasing participation and success of underserved student populations
Contact Susan Turnquist at email@example.com or Kisha Lee at klee@dvc. in the Office of Instruction.
Position Status: Tenure- Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
Department: S4740 – Math & Science
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.
Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.
The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):
Master’s degree in any biological science (a PhD is considered to encompass a master’s degree)
Bachelor’s degree in any biological science AND master’s degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science
A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in any biological science
The disciplines listed in the minimum qualifications are determined by the statewide Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. A PhD is considered to encompass a Master’s degree. Other than that, if the title(s) of your degree major(s) listed on your unofficial transcripts or other documents from the degree-granting institutions are not an EXACT MATCH to the degrees listed below, please fill out the https://www.4cd.edu/career/forms/equivalency-application/Academic%20Position%20Application%20-%20Masters%20Degree%20Discipline%20Equivalency%20Form.pdf.The completed form can be uploaded in the attachment section of the application.
Highly qualified candidates will possess knowledge, skills, and experience that address the desirable qualifications below. Responses to the supplemental questions below allow the applicant to describe how they meet these qualifications.
1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;
2. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;
3. Master’s degree or Ph.D. in any biological science;
4. Demonstrated excellence in academic preparation in biology;
5. Demonstrated excellence in teaching biology and/or proficiency, enthusiasm, and/or experience in teaching biology;
6. Familiarity with community colleges and the challenges facing community college students;
7. An interest and ability to work within the department, division, and college community to achieve the strategic goals of the college, which are focused on excellence, institutional effectiveness, student success and achieving equity in the rates of educational outcomes across student demographic groups;
8. Effective written and oral communication skills.
9. An interest and ability to work within the department, division, and college community to achieve the strategic goals of the college, which are focused on excellence, institutional effectiveness, student success and achieving equity in the rates of educational outcomes across student demographic groups.
Job Open Date: 10/03/2022
Job Close Date: 11/30/2022
Open Until Filled: No
Employment Begins: August, 2023
# of Months: 10
To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/3580543
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