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BIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR TT SFCC

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Name:

Community Colleges of Spokane

Address:

PO Box 6000, MS 1001
Spokane, WA 992176000

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Phone:

509-434-5006

Fax:

509-434-5025

Job Category: Education

Employment: Full Time

Salary: See Position Description

Experience:

Benefits:

Listing Expires: February 25, 2019

Job Description:

Biology Instructor - TT - SFCC

SALARY: See Position Description

OPENING DATE: 01/18/19

CLOSING DATE: 02/25/19 04:00 PM

APPLY: https://ccs.spokane.edu/Working-for-Us

DESCRIPTION:

Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) seeks qualified candidates for consideration of employment in this annually contracted, tenure-track position.

SFCC is a beautiful campus overlooking the Spokane River and near the urban center of Spokane, a mid-sized city in the inland Pacific Northwest with a high quality of life and quick access to the outdoors. More information about relocating to / living in Spokane is available here: http://ccs.spokane.edu/Working-for-Us/Relocation-and-Living-in-Spokane

SFCC is one of two accredited community colleges that comprise the Community Colleges of Spokane. Serving about 8,200 students, SFCC strives to be an educational leader and a responsive partner with the community and region to provide access to relevant programs of the highest quality. We offer a large liberal arts/transfer program (approximately 75% of total enrollment) as well as state-of-the-art professional technical programs (about 25%). We strive to embrace diversity, promote equity, and foster global awareness at every level of our college.

The primary responsibility of the position will be teaching freshman and sophomore-level Life Science courses. The position also includes an expectation to serve on various faculty, student, and college committees and engage in department, division, and college professional activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Prepares for and instructs, through traditional classroom and distance education modes, transfer-level classes in the discipline of Life Sciences; Examples of the types of courses typically assigned within the department include General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Environmental Science, and Nutrition; Assignments may be at off-campus centers and may also include evening and/or weekend classes.
  • Provides availability and accessibility to students for purpose of academic consulting and support, in a manner appropriate to meet student needs, through a combination of scheduled office hours, e-mail accessibility or other effective means of responsive and timely communication;
  • Communicates expectations and establishes clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means, to include but not limited to developing course syllabi, handouts, and materials supporting the instructional process; evaluates student progress and provides clear, timely feedback;
  • Participates in district, division, department, or general faculty meetings; in-service training; curriculum development; academic consulting; workshops or seminars; service on district or college councils or committees, or other activities within the scope of the position;
  • Complies with state and federal law applicable to professional duties and responsibilities; Follows established procedures in areas such as printing, turning in grades, bookstore orders, office support, student financial aid requirements, safety and health issues and related administrative processes;
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned;
  • In addition, faculty may:
    • Supervise paraprofessional employees or direct the work of assigned work-study students. Responsible for ensuring assigned staff adhere to acceptable behavior and performance standards. Demonstrate that assigned staff have been informed how behavior and performance will be assessed, receive timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and any observed performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly.
    • Advise student clubs or associations.
    • Assist in the development of transfer pathways and/or articulations.
    • Develop outreach and student support materials.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with partner institutions.

COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum Qualifications)

 

 

  • An earned Master's degree in Biology or related field from an accredited institution with emphasis and concentration in the teaching areas outlined above.
  • Previous experience equivalent to one full academic year of teaching.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • Acceptance of and willingness to support the role that community colleges serve in higher education, and specifically the mission, values, goals and objectives of the Community Colleges of Spokane.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution and the community/technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.


PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable Qualifications)

 

 

  • An earned doctorate degree from an accredited institution with emphasis in Biology, Zoology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Ecology or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Two or more academic years (full-time equivalent) of relevant teaching experience.


CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

This is a full-time, tenure track position with an entry level base salary (for a 175-day academic year contract) of $51,253 - $54,225 / year. Future advancement in base salary, up to the current maximum of 72,803, is based upon a combination of years of service accrued at our college and professional development activity.

Faculty have potential to earn up to $116,129 (average annual salary paid to our 20 highest earning faculty during FY2017/18). FY 2017/18 average annual faculty salary (all faculty) was $73,386. Annual salary is comprised of base salary plus any combination of academic year overload contracts, summer effort contracts, project stipends, student club advising stipends, and/or department chair /program lead faculty stipends consistent with the provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement between CCS and the Association for Higher Education (AHE).

* Total compensation: $66,822 - $70,059. Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates and median retirement fund contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

CCS reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice. Academic employees are represented by the Association of Higher Education (AHE), which is affiliated with NEA and WEA. AHE membership or payment of representation fee is required. Anticipated date of employment is Fall 2019.

CONDITIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT
Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

 

 

  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume. *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
  • One-page statement describing a personal teaching philosophy and how it informs the candidate's personal practice. *
  • College transcript(s) * - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.


NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.

Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.