Tenure-track Biology/Anatomy & Physiology Instructor

  • Clark College
  • Vancouver, WA, United States
Full Time Academia Education Science

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a tenure track Biology/Anatomy & Physiology Instructor. Teaching duties include Human Anatomy and Physiology 1, 2, and 3, Biology 160 (general biology aimed at nursing students, in addition to a multi-term Human Anatomy and Physiology course sequence, as well as General Biology (a course for Allied Health majors such as Nursing, Dental Hygiene, etc.). Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. This position begins September 14, 2018.  
Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.
General Faculty Responsibilities  Instruct classes utilizing techniques—including active learning strategies—and knowledge of the discipline that facilitate student learning.  Advise and assist students in educational and career development.  Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.  Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners.  Pursue professional development to stay current in field.  Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques.  Engage in ongoing departmental program review and enhancement, and outcomes assessment.
Minimum Qualifications and Competencies  Master's Degree in Biology or related field.  Experience teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology with human cadaver labs.  Facile with active learning strategies.  Understanding of and commitment to the mission of community colleges and the kinds of faculty work expected at an open admissions college  Ability to work cooperatively in a variety of department-level activities and willingness to contribute to college-wide projects.  Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications  Two years’ experience teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology with human cadaver labs.  Experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques, including the use of technology, that enhance student success.  Willingness to participate in a variety of departmental and campus activities.  Knowledge and/or experience with curriculum and teaching strategies to meet the needs of diverse student populations.  Willingness to take a leadership role in areas of educational and professional expertise.  Ability to work well as a member of a team.  Demonstrated effectiveness teaching at the college level.  Familiarity with current research in the discipline.  Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and members of the campus community;

 Demonstrated participation in academic, professional, and civic activities.  Excellent classroom teaching and communication skills.  Demonstrated commitment to student engagement, motivation, and learning.
Salary Statement Starting salary is $51,500 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $73,600. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.
APPLICATION PROCESS Required Online Application Materials:  Clark College Online Application, including names of five references  Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position  Current résumé including fives references.  Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.  Responses to the following supplemental questions included in the online application 1. Describe your teaching philosophy. 2. Describe strategies you have used to ensure your teaching is effective and students are succeeding.  3. What have you done or would you like to do to increase educational outreach to ethnically and culturally diverse students?   4. Describe any special interest areas you have within your discipline. How do you keep current within your field of academic interest?
Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105
Application Deadline:  Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., January 23, 2018.
Condition of employment: 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. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.
SECURITY The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133.  The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:  http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/studentsupport/security/report.php
ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Education Requirements

Master's Degree