Santa Monica College — FT/Tenure Track Instructor, Life Sciences (Cell & Evolutionary Biology)

Salary: $62,407 – $130,032
Deadline: December 13, 2019

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Job Duties
The Life Sciences Department invites highly qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure track position to teach lecture and laboratory courses in Cellular Biology & Evolution, Molecular Biology & Genetics for Biology majors, and General Biology for non-majors. The successful candidate will use an interdisciplinary approach to provide students majoring in Biology with the advanced knowledge and skills needed for continued studies in laboratory sciences, for future studies in medicine & basic research, or for a related science profession. The candidate will also teach lecture & laboratory courses in General Biology for non-major students with a broad & current perspective of biology. The candidate will provide the highest quality of instruction and mentorship to our diverse student population; maintain academic relevance and expertise on scientific topics through the review of current literature and/or research activities; participate in exemplary course and materials development. The candidate will collaborate with colleagues to continually update and strengthen the majors’ and non-majors’ biology programs at the College, and demonstrate flexibility with their teaching schedule to accommodate departmental needs. The candidate will maintain office hours; participate in departmental activities including, but not limited to, departmental meetings, faculty evaluations, staff development programs, academic & career advisement; and participate in college committeesand other activities. The instructor must have a commitment to creating an equitable student experience, and effectively teach students with diverse learning styles.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s in any biological science OR Bachelor’s in any biological science AND Master’s in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science OR the equivalent OR possession of an appropriate valid California Community College Credential authorizing service in the specified subject area(s). (NOTE: Courses in the use of computer programs for application to a particular discipline may be classified, for the minimum qualification purposes, under the discipline of the application.)

Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the socioeconomic, academic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the college student population including students with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.

Preferred Qualifications
PhD or EdD training or experience in cellular biology, molecular biology, genetics and/or evolution; demonstrated skills in, & enthusiasm for, teaching biological science courses at the college level; computer literacy & experience developing technology-related teaching methods. Knowledge of experiential learning & interactive teaching methods.

The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity.  

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