Full Time Faculty: Biology Instructor

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: SLCC – Lafayette
Categories: Academic Affairs, Science and Mathematics

College: SLCC

Department: Academic & Student Affairs

Sub department: STEM

Type of Appointment: Unclassified - Faculty 9 months

Salary: $36,527.00 - $44,542.00


Duties and Responsibilities: 

Teaching and Direct Instructional Activities (70% of Activity, 28 hrs. wk.)

o Preparation of Course Materials
• Provides academic instruction
• Makes use of appropriate textbook/instructional materials. Following departmental/divisional structure.
• Responsible for developing a course syllabus aligned to the master syllabus for the course and in accordance with all required policies, procedures and assessments.
• Responsible for publishing the course syllabus by the end of the first week of classes on LMS.
• Responsible for developing a course schedule/outline that covers the required content of the course and makes use of required instructional time.
• Faculty member develops materials utilizing current pedagogical practices and current materials to support the learning of the course content.
• *Holds office hours in accordance with policy IS-109.

o Course Presentation
• Creates a learning environment in which all students are treated equitably and with respect.
• Responsible for accurately maintaining the required class management system in a timely fashion (approximately every two weeks) (ex. Canvas).
• Responsible for providing the necessary resources for students to perform on assignments.
• Responsible for starting and ending class on time and making use of appropriate class time.
• Satisfactory score on Classroom Observation items 1, 2, 3,4, 5,7, and 9.

o Student Performance Evaluation
• Satisfactory ratings for Student Rating for Instruction.
• Provides fair and timely grading of student coursework.
• Faculty member administers required assessments (SRI, Program, SLO, Pretest/Posttest, QEP) in all courses.
• Faculty member returns/acknowledges course emails from students within 48-72 hours.
• Faculty member provides alternative assignment(s) when course time is missed or lost.
• Faculty member displays a professional demeanor and uses a professional tone and language when speaking with students whether in person or electronically.
• Faculty member encourages student participation through a variety of instructional methods.
• Faculty member provides adequate and constructive feedback on assessments.
• Faculty member computes grades accurately and fairly following syllabus assessment plan. In the rare instances where an adjustment is needed, the faculty member notifies students of changes with ample notice and reasoning.
• Faculty member properly utilizes and applies assessment methods in accordance with master syllabus, department/program outcomes, and course syllabus.
• Satisfactory score on Classroom Observation items 6, 8, and 10.

*Note: Office Hours are included and evaluated under the Teaching and Direct Instruction, though they are listed on the LCTCS form in the area of Service to the College.
Leadership to Students, Department, Division or College (25% of Activity, 10 hrs. wk.)

o Institutional Service
• Faculty member maintains required number of office hours per week and meets with students in a timely fashion.
• Faculty member, within reason, provides accommodations to meet with students outside of office hours, if needed.
• Faculty member serves and participates on college assigned committees and discipline search committees as needed.
• Faculty member follows policies and procedures of the college/unit/division/department and if applicable accreditation body including but not limited to: submission of time card, performance reporting, show/no show, academic integrity, registration, graduation, and attendance.
• Faculty member follows the college dress code.
• Faculty member attends required trainings, college-wide events, graduation, unit, division and department meetings, when applicable.
• Faculty member provides notice, in a timely manner, to appropriate college member when committees, courses, trainings, meeting will be missed.
• Faculty member attends at least one faculty senate meeting.
• Faculty member attends and participates in advisory/program/accreditation meetings, if applicable
• Faculty member works collaboratively with others.

o Community Service
• Represent the college in manner, appearance, and behavior that promotes a positive image in college-related outreach activities
• Represents the college in 2 or more outreach activities or offers long term uncompensated academic expertise in local, state, national community not part of their program coordinator or lead faculty role or associated with a grant received. Or Service on a Local, State or National Board in their discipline.

o Student Services
• Faculty member assists students with advising via in-person or online appointments and is easily accessible for the student.
• Faculty member maintains required number of advising chat hours per week, if applicable.
• Faculty member posts advising messages within 48 hours of receipt of message.
• Faculty member attends required advising trainings.
• Faculty member responds to advising requests within 72 hours of contact by student.
• Faculty member participates in a student focused activity or workshop once a year.

Research and Professional Development Activities (5% of Activity, 2 hrs. wk.)

o Developing/Maintaining Professional Relationships
• Faculty member attends one hour or more seminar, webinar, lecture series, workshop beyond mandatory college seminars/workshops/trainings.
• Faculty member belongs to one professional organization.
• Faculty member makes and records monthly industry visits, if applicable.
• Faculty member attends and participates semi-annual program advisory meetings, if applicable.
o Continuing Education
• Pursue or acquire advanced degrees, certifications, etc.
• Maintain continuing education associated with licensing and/or regulatory grant proposals
• Participate in a Leadership Academy

o Publishing/Writing Activities
• Review of Textbook or Article, Creative work or performance, submission of a grant, judge/jury local or regional competition related to teaching discipline.
• Exhibition or Performance of a body of work, featured or keynote speaker, implementing and maintaining a grant, judge/jury state or national competition related to teaching discipline.

o Research Activities
Faculty may:
• Complete Research and compose successful grant proposal as primary investigator,
• Research for a state or national committee or group that shows clear teaching or program benefit
• Ongoing research agenda for publication showing significant data gathering or analysis as well as progress each year
o Other Duties as Assigned

o (Please review the evaluation/planning form for responsibilities and expectations in line with each of the criteria.)

o Observed and Evaluated by respective Chair, Program Administrator, Dean, Associate, Assistant Dean.

o Please note this description does contain required responsibilities as well as optional activities that may enhance your portfolio. Your duties are subject to change depending on college, student, or department needs.

o Note: Program Coordinators, Department Chairs (Extra Services), E-Learning Leads, and other faculty receiving reassigned time or stipends for additional duties will have a different percentage distribution for job duties and an updated job description. Faculty will receive a copy upon appointment to a position.


Required Education: 

The minimum qualification for teaching in an Academic area is a Master’s degree in the discipline or a Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in the discipline being taught.


Required Licenses or Certifications: valid, unencumbered driver's license


Preferred Experience: Teaching experience and a background in Anatomy and Physiology is highly preferred.


Passing pre-employment criminal background screen is required as a condition of employment.

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