The Position: Applications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor, Biology at San Diego Miramar College beginning Spring 2018. Located in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area of San Diego, Miramar College is one of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District. The assignments may also include day, evening, Saturday, and/or off-campus responsibilities.
Major Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of Biology reports to the Miramar College Dean of the School of Mathematics, Biological, Exercise, and Physical Sciences. The Assistant Professor is expected to perform the following duties: Teach introductory and non-major lecture and lab courses in biology. Teach majors level courses as assigned. Participate in biology department meetings and committees. Assist with curriculum revision and course/program assessments. Maintain office hours for student advisement. Participate in various college and/or district committees which promote shared governance. Fulfill the responsibilities of a community college instructor in accordance with district guidelines.
Qualifications: Masters in any biological science OR Bachelors in any biological science AND Masters in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science OR the equivalent.
Desired Qualifications: Relevant upper division and/or graduate credit coursework in the biological sciences with a broad biology background. Demonstrated experience and success in planning, preparing, and teaching non-majors and majors-level biological science courses appropriate for the community college environment. Demonstrated currency in the field through professional development activities. Demonstrated knowledge or leadership experience writing, developing, coordinating and implementing new curriculum, coursework materials and laboratories using current technologies. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with students, colleagues, administrators, and other staff. Demonstrated experience in utilizing data acquisition technologies in undergraduate biology courses. Demonstrated abilities to incorporate innovative technologies and practices in teaching and curriculum development. Demonstrated experience with participatory governance, committee, and/or department work in an academic setting including but not limited to knowledge and experience with Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) and Program Review processes. Demonstrated ability to communicate and teach effectively both orally and in writing.
Pay Information: Class 1, Step A Class 6, Step C ($5,697.94 $7,677.65) per month based on the current AFT COLLEGE Faculty Tenured-Tenured Track Monthly Salary Schedule.
Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code 87815, any required adjustment will be made with-in the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
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The San Diego Community College District serves 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universit...ies. Continuing Education offers adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. The District also provides education to over 145,000 service personnel at military bases in 24 states.
The Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills, and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center.
The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member, locally elected Board of Trustees and three student members serving on a rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students, and staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the voters of San Diego. The Chancellor, the District's chief executive officer, is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees.
The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.
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