Anatomy & Physiology Instructor 1819-26
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR 1819-26
FULL TIME, TENURE TRACK POSITION
SCIENCES & MATH DIVISION
Sierra College is seeking a full-time, tenure track Anatomy and Physiology Instructor. The successful candidate will join a Biology Department dedicated to the use of curriculum that is culturally- responsive to the students it serves. The ideal candidate for a position in the Biology Department will share the department’s commitment to help students develop a greater appreciation of the structural organization and physiology of the human body. The ideal candidate will also share Sierra College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll 18,430 students, 27% of Sierra College’s students are Latinx, 6% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 3% are Native American and 4% are multiracial. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Sierra College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities. Consequently, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with pro-active, student-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community, which includes providing biology students with hands-on learning experiences in the classroom and in natural environments.
The successful candidate will join a campus that exhibits its dedication to its students and faculty through robust culturally responsive programs, clubs, events, and engagement opportunities focused on promoting equity, inclusion, and social justice; and a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff. These opportunities include ongoing trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, SC4 (Sierra College Collaborative Culture and Civility Training), active Academic Senate Standing Committees concerned with student success and equity, culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Responsibilities for this position include teaching college-level majors and nonmajors anatomy and physiology courses designed to prepare students for careers in the STEM and Allied Health fields, and experience with anatomy and physiology laboratory techniques. This includes, but is not limited to: cadaver and organ dissection methods, and operation of laboratory and computer equipment utilized to record physiological phenomena from living subjects. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a willingness to maintain currency and depth of knowledge in anatomy and physiology as well as demonstrate commitment to professional development, including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, etc. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging African-American, Latinx, Filipino, and Native American students, who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional biology classrooms. The faculty member will participate in curriculum development, and in the review and assessment of student learning outcomes and course success rates, disaggregated by race/ethnicity. Participation in campus governance, faculty organizations, and departmental program review is also a part of the position’s regular responsibilities.
Master’s degree in any biological science OR bachelor’s degree in any biological science AND master’s degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science OR the equivalent. Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom and in the campus community.
A background in Anatomy and Physiology with experience teaching lecture and laboratory anatomy and physiology courses or transferable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities; commitment to maintaining a level of rigor that will prepare students for future challenging courses of study; willingness to collaborate with fellow faculty and laboratory support staff to develop curriculum and to maintain consistency in the curriculum content and quality throughout all course sections and all district sites; willingness to foster new/adjunct faculty in biology; experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially underserved students in the classroom and/or in the community, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and in the field of biology shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and re-mediate one’s instructional, relational and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support underserved students; experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom; experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in biology, particularly as it relates to the relevance of biology to students’ lives, interests, and communities; and demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within biology courses and classrooms.
Placement on the District’s Faculty Salary Schedule is dependent upon years of experience and level of education. Entry level is from $53,205.67 to $71,300.68 at time of employment. The highest salary attainable after employment is $95,549.73. The District offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes health & welfare as well as income protection. Employees also will be members of the State Teachers Retirement System. Sick leave, sabbatical and other leaves are available according to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
Resume, Cover Letter, Applicable Transcripts, Teaching Philosophy Statement (must include discussion of the following questions).
- What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting students in biology courses who have been historically marginalized?
- What role should faculty play in student success?
- Think of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success, particularly for African-American, Latinx, and Native American students?
- Describe how your teaching approach has changed/evolved. Provide examples of what motivated the change(s).
Candidates must apply at: https://sierracollege.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=395&job=anatomy-and-physiology-instructor-1819-26
DEADLINE: Applications must be received by the Sierra College Human Resources Department no later than TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th, 2019.
LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please note that letters of reference may be utilized during the reference checking process, but will not be provided to the hiring committee.
COPIES OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE ATTACHED BY THE CLOSING DATE. CANDIDATES MAY SCAN ORIGINAL, PAPER TRANSCRIPTS & ATTACH THEM TO THEIR APPLICATION.
Do not mail or email transcripts to the Sierra College Human Resources Department. You may open sealed transcripts, scan & attach the transcripts to your application in a Word/JPG/PDF file. The degree, major and awarded date must be visible on the transcripts.
TRAVEL EXPENSES BORNE BY THE CANDIDATE