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Biology Full-Time Instructor

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Job Title: Biology Full-Time Instructor
Reference Code: 1387848
Job Location: Saratoga , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Date Posted: 2019-02-11
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Biology Full-Time Instructor
West Valley-Mission Community College District

Biology Full-Time Instructor

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date: 2/21/2019


The Math & Science Division at West Valley College is now accepting applications for a full time, tenure-track instructor who shares our excitement for teaching and our commitment to excellence in the lower division education of both majors and non-majors. We are looking for someone who will help our department grow and advance by using innovative instructional and delivery methods and exploring interdisciplinary approaches linking the Sciences with Technology, Engineering and Math. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, ability, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of linguistically and culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

West Valley College serves a region of the San Francisco Bay area that includes urban neighborhoods, business centers and residential communities. Nestled in the heart of the Silicon Valley, West Valley College enjoys an entrepreneurial and innovative energy supplied by its closest technology and business neighbors, while continuing to maintain its quality curriculum offerings for transfer and under-prepared students. Applicants interested in teaching within an energetic student centered culture that looks to the future would find West Valley College a perfect fit.


This is a full-time 10-month tenure track position that begins in Fall 2019. Instructional Assignments may include day and/or evening classes, Monday thru Saturday, as needed. The successful candidate will be expected to focus primarily on teaching HUMAN ANATOMY , HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY and GENERAL BIOLOGY .
This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers (WVMFT / AFT Local 6554).

Work location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

Salary and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range:

• $64,631 to $100,582 annually; placement is based upon verified academic achievement, teaching and related experience (Academic Salary Schedule, Steps 1-9).

Benefits include:

• Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and dependents.

• Employer paid long term disability for employee.

• Employer-provided life insurance.

• Sabbatical, Rejuvenation and Retraining Leaves.

• Banked leave provisions.

• Professional Growth and Development activities.

• 10 days sick leave accrued annually; personal necessity and catastrophic leave.

• Conference leaves.

• Opportunity for overload assignments.

• Cal STRS Retirement.

• Position is union affiliated.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:

• Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, in-class activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class (scheduling time beyond normal office hours if necessary), ensuring regular effective student contact for Distance Education courses, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned classes, and participate in the process of SLO assessment and evaluation and use the results of these assessments in the process of continuously improving student learning.

• Maintain accurate class and other records.

• Submit, when due, all necessary reports, such as attendance, grade reports, rosters, class and office schedules.

• File a syllabus for each course with the appropriate division offices.

• Post and maintain office hours each week.

• Provide each student with a current course syllabus as required by Title 5, which includes SLOs, classroom procedures, requirements and grading policies and provide a copy to the Division Office.

• Refer students to appropriate college resources.

• Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the members’ area of expertise.

• Assume institutional responsibilities, essential to the ongoing operation and effective achievement of department, division, college and district programs.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Education – Possess one of the following:

• Master’s degree in any biological science (including but not limited to Physiology, Anatomy, Biology, Organismal Biology, Kinesiology, Integrative Biology, and Zoology); OR

• Bachelor’s degree in any biological science AND master’s degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science; OR

• A valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Biology; OR

• The equivalent of the above (such as degrees in nursing or allied health).


2. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

Information and Application Process Instructions

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741–2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities within the West Valley-Mission Community College District and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

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