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Assistant Professor, Biology (Anatomy/Physiology)

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**Priority Review Date June 2, 2017:** All applications received by this date receive first priority in screening. **Required Documents for Application:** Please attach a copy of your transcripts and resume/curriculum vitae for the committee to review. Additional documents for the committee to review are encouraged. The committee will select final candidates for a classroom teaching demonstration. The SLCC HR Dept will conduct criminal background checks on the selected finalist. In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment. SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. More Information can be found at: http://i.slcc.edu/hr/benefits/full-time-employees.aspx

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor, Biology (Anatomy/Physiology)
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status Tenure Track
Reports to (title) Biology Associate Dean
Department Biology
Requisition Number F17005
Position Type New position
Job Category Faculty
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location Varies
Starting Salary Commensurate upon experience
Job Open Date 04/14/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date 06/02/2017
Job Summary

Salt Lake Community College seeks to hire an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge. The successful candidate will join a vital and innovative department as its members are reflective practitioners and knowledgeable teachers in their respective fields who participate in their professional communities and collaborate with colleagues developing curriculum. Such faculty members actively serve students in obtaining the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in their careers.

The successful candidate will prepare and teach college-level pre-major biology courses (e.g. Human Anatomy, Human Physiology) as well as other lecture and lab courses as assigned. Faculty member may be assigned to any SLCC location and may be assigned alternative work schedules (e.g. evenings) on an annual basis. All faculty are expected to teach classes in accordance with established guidelines (e.g. Faculty Handbook) and policies (e.g. Academic Freedom, Professional Responsibility and Tenure Policy – Ref#C4S01.01), to conduct other instructional activities including student advising and developing curriculum, to participate in scholarly study and/or research and service and to be involved in academic governance, institutional support activities and oversight responsibilities (e.g. course leads) as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Teaching: Demonstrate a depth of understanding in the field of Biology as well as the ability to teach Biology courses. Effectively prepare and teach college biology courses and labs, in particular, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, College Biology I, associated labs, and other courses as assigned. Develop, revise, distribute and adhere to current course outlines, objectives and syllabi. Develop, revise, evaluate and maintain student assessments and performance records. Incorporate technology and high-impact practices into curriculum. Encourage students to complete student evaluation surveys and discuss results with Department Associate Dean. Maintain college-level standards in concurrent enrollment courses.

Maintain regularly scheduled office/consultation hours. Advise students on program and/or course requirements.

Service: Serve on Department, School, and College committees and other governance activities as needed to assist in policy and curriculum development, procedures, and policies, or other matters that benefit students, the Department, School and College.

Attend regularly scheduled meetings, workshops, forums, college event-contract days.

Professional Activities: Maintain and develops one’s field knowledge, credentials and pedagogy by pursuing professional development activities. Maintains and participates in professional organizations.

Participate in curriculum development and textbook selection.

Maintain a supportive attitude toward work, students, colleagues and administration. Demonstrate and support professional commitment to Department and College mission and Values.

Accept other duties as assigned (e.g. Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Lead Instructor, search committees etc.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications

1. PhD in Biology or closely related field.
2. Demonstrated teaching expertise, including experience in teaching Human Biology, Human Anatomy and Human physiology in both face-to-face and online delivery formats.
3. Experience in teaching biology lab classes.
4. Experience with Biology curriculum development.
5. Evidence of successful participation in department, college and professional activities.
6. Demonstrated technology literacy and innovation.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Master’s Degree in Biology or a closely related field with 18 or more graduate credits in human related specialties (e.g. anatomy and physiology).
2. Teaching experience in biology lecture courses at the college level.
3. The following credentials do not meet the minimum requirements for this faculty position:
A. Master’s degree in Education.
B. PhD in Education without a MS degree in Biology.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College. The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities and special needs.

Demonstrated expertise in the discipline of human anatomy, human physiology and college biology.

Demonstrated teaching in human-related specialties.

Knowledge and skilled in technology and innovation as it relates to academia.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

Priority Review Date June 2, 2017: All applications received by this date receive first priority in screening.

Required Documents for Application: Please attach a copy of your transcripts and resume/curriculum vitae for the committee to review. Additional documents for the committee to review are encouraged.

The committee will select final candidates for a classroom teaching demonstration.

The SLCC HR Dept will conduct criminal background checks on the selected finalist. In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment.

SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. More Information can be found at: http://i.slcc.edu/hr/benefits/full-time-employees.aspx

FLSA Exempt

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this position?
    • Newspaper
    • Ethnic Media
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Organization
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • SLCC Website
    • Referral Agency
    • Workforce Services
    • College Placement Center
    • Friend
    • Employee
    • SLCC Email
    • SLCC HR Office
    • Other (please specify below)
  2. * Salt Lake Community College values diversity and encourages all interested persons to apply. Please tell us on which diversity job board or website you saw this position advertised.
    • Diversity in Academia (http://www.diversityinacademia.net)
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    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education (http://diverseeducation.com)
    • None of the above
  3. If you saw this posting on a diversity job board/website other than from those listed above, please tell us where:

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  2. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letters of Reference
  3. Other Doc
  4. Student/Faculty Evaluations