Biology Instructor

Ohlone College
Fremont, California
January 18 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
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Ohlone College


Biology Instructor


Position Description


Under the general supervision of the Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Dean, the Biology instructor will be responsible for teaching the Microbiology lecture and laboratory and may be assigned other biology and/or biotechnology courses as needed. The instructor may be expected to work in a classroom incorporating computer activities, as well as one with a traditional instruction including teaching microbiological laboratories. Participation in departmental and campus-wide activities, and involvement on committees will be required as part of this position as a full-time faculty member. The instructor may be required to have his/her teaching assignment in the evening and/or weekend and teach courses at the Fremont and/or Newark campuses, and/or an off-campus location.


Desirable Qualifications:


1. Teaching experience in Biology at the post-secondary level.

2. Experience or willingness to teach general biology, microbiology, anatomy & physiology or biotechnology.

3. Experience in using innovative teaching methods that encourage student engagement and learning.

4. Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool, including experience with course management systems (i.e. Blackboard, Canvas, etc.)

5. Experience in working with culturally diverse student populations (teaching or other situations in a leadership role).

6. Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

7. Ability to work successfully in a team environment.

8. A Masters or Ph.D. in Biology from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.


Duties and Responsibilities:


1. Teach assigned courses in the Biology department, and employ learner-centered instructional methods that emphasize group cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter.

2. Develop and expand Microbiology laboratory activities to enhance hands-on learning by students.

3. Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and student learning outcomes and provide feedback to students in a timely manner.

4. Assist students with their assignments by holding required office hours and attend department/division meetings.

5. Develop and implement a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods including the use of computers and information technology to engage student interest and support for a variety of learning styles.

6. Develop effective online course materials, and build online learning communities that meet accessible online course requirements and Title 5 §55211 Effective Contact Policy requirements.

7. Participate in the leadership of discipline specific learning communities.

8. Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance reports).

9. Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of curriculum as well as assess student learning outcomes at the course and program levels.

10. Continue in related professional career development throughout employment and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops and other appropriate means.

11. Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in shared governance and campus life activities.

12. Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the department and college.


Minimum Qualifications:


1. Master’s degree in biological science




Bachelor’s in any biological science AND Master’s in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science




the equivalent.


2. Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.


Starting Salary Range:


$63,053 - $96,488 Per Year


Posting Detail Information


Number of Vacancies: 1


Close Date: 2/21/2018


Open Until Filled: No




If you do not meet minimum qualifications as stated, a completed equivalency portfolio with all related documents must accompany the application or your packet will not be considered. The equivalency form could be found on our website at:


Benefits Statement:


Ohlone College is proud to rank top 3 in salary and benefits, for full time faculty, amongst the Bay 10 Community College in the Bay Area. The district participates in a group health plan and offers a variety of medical plans. Dental is offered through Delta Dental, Vision offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP ), and Life insurance through UNUM .


Medical*: Enrollment in medical coverage through the district is optional. For those faculty that choose to enroll in one of the offered medical plans, the district currently provides an allowance of $1,200 per month to offset the cost of the medical benefits premium.


Dental, Vision and Life Insurances: The district provides for and fully pays the premiums for you and your family for dental and vision, and for the employee only premium for life insurance. Enrollment in Dental, Vision and Life insurances are mandatory.


Long-term Disability (LTD ) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP ): The district provides for and fully pays the premiums for long-term disability for you and EAP for you and your family.


Other employee paid benefits (optional): voluntary additional life insurance; IRC Section 125 Flexible Medical and Dependent Care spending plans; 403(B) and 457(b) Tax Shelter Annuity plans; 403(b) Roth IRA plan.


EEO Statement:


The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.


If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.


Conditions of Employment:


Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.


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