Chaffey College — Instructor, Biological Sciences
Filed in Faculty on December 28, 2016
Application deadline: Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:00 PM
This is a full-time, tenure track Biological Sciences instructor position in the School of Mathematics and Science. Under the direction of the Dean, the assignment for the full-service week will be to teach any of the biological sciences courses offered by the department. The college is seeking an individual who is proficient and enthusiastic about teaching anatomy and general biology in the context of evolution, and to participate in any other professional responsibilities as identified under 18.2.3 of the faculty agreement. This position is initially at our Rancho Campus; however, the District reserves the right to transfer from one campus to another.
SCOPE OF ASSIGNMENT
This assignment includes (but is not limited to) the following:
- Instruct classes in biological sciences in accordance with the established course outlines of record and consistent with the department’s standards. This includes organizing instruction towards achieving those objectives; participating in the selection of textbooks and other materials; instructing through lecture, discussion, demonstrations, etc.; conferring with students as appropriate; assigning grades; and providing a safe and positive classroom environment conducive to effective learning.
- Maintain professional and ethical standards.
- Remain current in the subject matter areas, in techniques used to study the subject matter, and in the techniques of effective instruction.
- Participate in department and college meetings and committee work, curriculum and program design and development, development and assessment of student learning outcomes, community outreach, development of complementary instructional activities for use in the success centers, department website development, student advisement, program review, and other duties necessary for the benefit of the students, the biology department, the college, the community, and the profession.
- Master’s degree in any biological science; OR
- Bachelor’s degree in any biological science AND Master’s in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science; OR
- Possession of a valid Lifetime California Community College credential authorizing service as an instructor in biology; OR
- The equivalent (equivalency questions are included in the Faculty Application for Employment); AND
- Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Preference will be given to those candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by any or all of the following:
- Expertise with the student populations included in the Chaffey College Equity Plan.
- Recent experience teaching courses in non-traditional formats such as online, hybrid, fast-track, accelerated, etc.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching a wide variety of biology courses to biology majors and non-majors at the college level.
- Demonstrated excellence at thoughtful, innovative curriculum design.
- Demonstrated depth of knowledge and technical skills in a broad spectrum of modern biological subject matter.
- Demonstrated expertise in microbiology and physiology and the ability to teach these topics in an evolutionary context.
- A history of research activities or other professional activities that demonstrate ongoing active commitment to the scientific endeavor.
- Demonstrated cooperative, organizational skill in managing laboratory classrooms.
- Evidence of effective contribution to collaborative team effort in an academic setting.
- Computer proficiency.
- Evidence of appreciation and respect for students and their role and responsibility in the learning process.
- Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to active involvement in the full range of professional and leadership roles expected of a Community College Professor.
- Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy and mission of the community college.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Based upon the minimum and/or desirable qualifications stated in this position announcement, the initial salary placement range is $57,139 (minimum qualifications) to $89,191 (doctorate) (Fall 2017 salary schedule). Placement is based on the regular full-time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon verification of relevant experience and coursework from a regional or nationally accredited institution of higher learning.
EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS PACKAGE
Health care, dental program, and vision services for employees and eligible dependents; employee life insurance; sick leave; and retirement coverage through the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS).
Chaffey College recently implemented an online electronic application system. Our new application can be accessed at https://chaffey.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=2&c=chaffey. The application package must include an online district employment application, filled out in detail and clearly reflect that you meet the minimum qualifications as set forth in the position announcement. In addition, the following documents must be uploaded and included with your online application submission:
Please do not include any additional documents; only the documents that are indicated below. If you upload documents that are not required, your application may be disqualified.
- Cover Letter (State briefly how you meet the qualifications)
- Professional Reference List (Include names, current addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses)
- Copy of Transcripts (Transcripts must indicate degree earned/conferred – photocopies or computer printouts are acceptable. Transcripts of all degrees applicable to meeting the minimum qualifications for this position must be included. Copies of diplomas/degrees are NOT acceptable in lieu of transcripts. Official sealed transcripts will be required upon hire.)
Foreign transcripts must be transcribed and evaluated in English by a bona fide evaluation service. Educational requirements must be met on or before the closing date.
Completed application and related materials must be submitted no later than the application deadline indicated at the top of this announcement. Failure to submit all required application materials may result in the applicant not being considered for the position.
Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility. The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for a position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.
Applicants should promptly notify the Office of Human Resources of any change of address and/or phone number. All application materials are subject to investigation and verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
The Selection Process
A screening committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the announcement and reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are usually held on the Chaffey College campus and are conducted by an Interview Committee. Additional interviews may be required. Reasonable accommodations are provided to persons with disabilities. Should you feel you have any need for accommodation due to a disability, please indicate this request on your application or contact the Office of Human Resources. Travel costs related to an interview will be borne by the applicant.
About the College
Established in 1883, Chaffey College is one of California’s first colleges. Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Chaffey’s Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana and Chino campus locations serve students from throughout the Inland Empire. A fully accredited two-year institution by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Chaffey College offers associate degrees and vocational and transfer programs in a wide variety of subjects. Most recently named one of the Top 10 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute; Chaffey College remains committed to its mission of improving the lives of its students, faculty, and staff through education.
Serving throughout the diverse Inland Empire, Chaffey College provides services to the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland, reaching a population of more than 830,000. The District also recruits from some of the area’s top high schools, accepting students from four surrounding districts; Chaffey Joint Union High School, Chino Unified School District, Fontana Unified School District, and the Upland Unified School District.
Whether the goal is to transfer to a four-year institution or enter the workforce better prepared, Chaffey College provides its students with the opportunity to take a variety of applicable courses. From taking lower division and general education classes to learning career-technical skills, the college provides its students with the tools needed to succeed during their time at Chaffey and beyond.
Chaffey Community College District is committed to equal employment opportunity.