Biological Sciences Instructor - Ecology, Environmental and Evolutionary Biology 2017 (reposted)

MiraCosta College
Oceanside, California
March 20 2017
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Biological Sciences Instructor - Ecology, Environmental and Evolutionary Biology


MiraCosta Community College in North San Diego County invites applications for a full-time (10 months per year), tenure-track faculty position beginning in August 2017.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide instruction in one or more areas of the biology program, primarily in the areas of Ecology/Environmental Biology and Organismal/Evolutionary Biology. Participate in typical departmental and faculty functions such as service on hiring committees, performance of faculty evaluations, collaboration with staff, and participation in department meetings. Work in collaboration with other full-time instructors in coordinating curriculum and mentoring associate faculty. Assist in developing and maintaining instructional support materials for Ecology/Environmental Biology and Organismal/Evolutionary Biology. Develop, review, and maintain currency of curricula for courses the individual teaches and develop new biology curricula in collaboration with lead instructors as appropriate. Participate in the development, assessment, and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs). Assist in recruiting students and promoting the biology program through participation in college-sponsored events, student clubs, and educational outreach. Participate in college-wide committee work and collegial governance. Maintain currency in areas appropriate to the position.


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Strong academic preparation in biology (at cellular, organismal and population/community levels). Recent experience and demonstrated success in teaching college lecture and laboratory courses in Ecology/Environmental Biology and/or Organismal/Evolutionary Biology. Experience in biological data collection, analysis, and presentation via published, peer-reviewed articles or participation at scientific conferences in fields such as environmental biology, botany, organismal biology, ecology or evolutionary biology. Demonstrated ability in incorporating research and the scientific method into the development of curriculum and instructional materials such as investigative laboratory activities. Demonstrated leadership skills, indicative of the ability to coordinate multiple sections of a course. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written discourse. Demonstrated skill in applying current technology in the instruction of biology. Demonstrated ability to work closely and collaboratively with students and colleagues in support of a positive, productive, and professional academic environment. Demonstrated success in helping students from historically under-represented groups meet their educational goals. Ability to contribute to the mission of the college.


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Application deadline is April 10, 2017.