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Instructor, Biology/Chemistry

Company: Laramie County Community College
Location: Cheyenne
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Job Description:

Overview The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming. Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. A copy of official or unofficial transcripts are required for this position. You can upload transcripts in your applicant profile. A cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position is required. You can upload a cover letter when you create an applicant profile. Job Summary: Core responsibilities of this position include: The Instructor, Biology/Chemistry, position is a full-time benefited position responsible for instruction and development of curriculum Biology and Chemistry. This position will work closely with the other faculty to build a robust curriculum for our students. Laramie County Community College is dedicated to student success and aspires to develop world-class community college faculty. The College's faculty positions have the primary responsibilities of teaching assigned courses, holding regular office hours, being available for students, advising, and collaborating on departmental objectives. In addition, all faculty work in alignment with the College's mission, vision, and values to continuously improve as professional educators and experts in their field. Faculty further serve the College in collaborative and collegial relationships across the institution. Full-time faculty are offered provisional status upon employment. All LCCC faculty are supported by the Faculty Academy within the Center for Excellence in Teaching. LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College. The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them. Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need. Salary and Benefits: This is a 9-Month, Faculty 5 position. Starting salary: $51,373-$61,647. For full listing of benefits and faculty salary schedule, visit LCCC Salaries & Benefits Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by December 8th, 2019. Starting Date: August 10th, 2020. For information about Cheyenne Responsibilities(to perform successfully in this position, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily as well as possess education/experience, employ the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed in representative fashion; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions - this position is Non-Exempt, i.e., is eligible for compensatory or overtime pay provisions of the FLSA. This listing of essential duties is not all-inclusive, but representative; other duties may be assigned). Facilitate Learning (80-90%) Faculty employ effective teaching practices coupled with the development and use of appropriate educational materials, delivery strategies, and effective assessment practices. Responsibilities associated with this function include: Teaching: Teach assigned classes as per course schedule and meet required contact hours, unless permission to deviate has been approved by appropriate supervisor to accommodate student need Teach classes according to the approved Master Course Outline of Record (MCOR) and provide a current course syllabus for each course taught to the appropriate supervisor Post and maintain office hours or maintain regular hours in the Student Success Center, Writing & Communication Center, or other areas approved by the Dean in accordance with College policy and procedure Communicate with and respond to students in a timely manner (in most instances this means 1-2 faculty work days) Curriculum Development: Assist in the design, implementation, and review of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate Maintain and adapt curriculum that is current, effective, and appropriate to course and program competencies Develop and maintain instructional materials to support course and program competencies as applicable Coordinate with and provide input to appropriate subject librarian to assist in selecting, evaluating, and deselecting library resources as applicable Instructional Delivery: Foster a supportive learning environment that encourages student success Incorporate current subject matter expertise into instruction Utilize varied learning activities to maximize student engagement and success Employ relevant teaching tools, strategies, and classroom technologies Assessment of Student Learning and Continuous Improvement: Support student learning with timely and on-going feedback on progress and provide assistance towards meeting the course competencies Evaluate student progress through cycles of formative and summative assessment Comply with College procedures and practices related to instructional delivery, assessment, and reporting requirements to include records management Engage with colleagues in the course, program, and institutional level assessment cycle of student learning for college data collection and continuous improvement Service to the College (5-10%) Faculty contribute to the College by engaging in activities that support, stimulate, and sustain the institution and the community. Responsibilities associated with this function include:Align with Core Values: Faculty demonstrate a commitment to the College by involvement in one or more of the following: Serving on recognized College committees Participating in student, College, or community-sponsored activities Advise student clubs or groups Build Relationships: Engage in active and productive collaboration with colleagues through department, school, and College-wide initiatives such as attending faculty and department meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities, etc. Assist with program promotion and recruitment of students through collaborative relationships with external stakeholders such as four-year partners in transfer and/or articulation, industry, high schools, etc. Work closely with internal stakeholders such as Advising, Admissions, Student Success, Financial Aid, and the Career Center to promote student success Provide collegial assistance and mentoring for colleagues Professional Development (5-10%)Faculty are knowledgeable about their subject matter and maintain relevancy in their field through activities such as research, publications, presentations, professional association memberships, and/or conference attendance. Responsibilities associated with this function include: Maintain current subject matter expertise and expand knowledge through professional development Comply with the minimum faculty qualifications and credentials, and, if applicable, maintain required certification or licensure per Administrative Procedure 2.7P (Minimum Faculty Qualifications Procedure) Engage in professional development activities in order to incorporate best practices to instruction Develop communities and professional relationships that are relative to teaching assignments such as advisory committees, industry partners, and other external stakeholders Share knowledge gained through professional development with internal and external stakeholders Nonessential Functions: An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis. Assists in development of annual program budgets; and works closely with the School Dean on the development of annual school budgets when appropriate Assists in the design and implementation of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate Advises student clubs or groups as appropriate Assists the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, or groups when appropriate Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers Keeps informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction via professional development activities As required, attends college, division, program, and professional trainings/meetings; may require overnight travel Provides Collegial assistance and mentoring for new faculty within discipline area, as needed Full participation in the Faculty Academy Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: All LCCC faculty are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the competency areas appropriate to their faculty level as defined in the College's Administrative Procedure 2.17.1P. In addition, requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position include. Ability to teach entry level Biology and Chemistry Courses (lecture and lab) in various formats (face to face, hybrid and online) and at various times (daytime, evening, weekend) Professional Knowledge and ability within the discipline of assigned instruction with the core of instruction for Biology and Chemistry Courses Ability to work in a laboratory setting with knowledge of current biological and chemistry laboratory techniques, safety practices, instrumentation and laboratory maintenance Ability to continuously monitor and research changes in the industry and field of study and to adapt program offerings to meet these standards Ability to work in an environment of collaboration, cooperation, sensitivity and confidentiality in working with the public, students, colleagues, and staff in both the classroom and campus settings Skill in applying the appropriate teaching techniques and methods in classroom and/or online instruction Ability to teach course content that is consistent with the official course outline of record and use pertinent course materials at an appropriate level Ability to establish a student-instructor relationship conducive to learning and promote active involvement of students in learning activities Advanced working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications - specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional) Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community Ability to effectively and professionally execute the essential functions of this position with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine other's needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested Ability to travel when necessary Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process) and consider possible applications of discipline related literature and publications Physical/Mental Demands: The essential functions for this position require the ability to work in a laboratory setting this includes working with laboratory equipment, manipulating instruments, and working with chemicals. Required personal protective equipment and safety procedures must be utilized at all times To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long workdays, evenings, and weekends as needed There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds to perform essential position functions. For lifts exceeding 50 pounds, an assisted lift technique must be utilized Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds Qualifications Minimum: Master's degree in Biochemistry OR Master's degree in Biological Science in one of the following subject areas: Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Zoology, Animal Science, Physiology, Anatomy, with 18 graduate credits in Chemistry and/or Biochemistry OR Master's degree in Chemistry with 18 graduate credits in a Biological Science Field OR Professional Degree in Medical or Veterinary Sciences One-year equivalent of teaching experience Preferred: Doctoral degree in Biochemistry OR Doctoral degree in in Biological Science in one of the following subject areas: Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Zoology, Animal Science, Physiology, Anatomy, with 18 graduate credits in Chemistry and/or Biochemistry OR Doctoral degree in Chemistry with 18 graduate credits in a Biological Science Field College-level teaching experience including teaching in a laboratory setting as the instructor of record Experience with web-based learning management systems Experience with undergraduate research mentoring and interest in supporting a student driven research program Experience with specialized biological and chemical instrumentation (microscopy, spectroscopy, molecular biology, etc.) LCCC DOES NOT SPONSOR H1B VISAS. Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment. The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007, 307-778-1217, . PI115507159Pandologic. Keywords: Biology - Instructor, Location: Cheyenne, WY - 82007

Keywords: Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne , Instructor, Biology/Chemistry, Other , Cheyenne, Wyoming

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