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Biology Faculty (Tenure Track)

Lorain County Community College
Elyria, Ohio, US
Closing date
Dec 17, 2021

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Conservation science
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Biology Faculty (Tenure Track)

Lorain County Community College (LCCC) is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Biology within the Division of Science and Mathematics. LCCC is seeking an innovative student-centered instructor who places student learning and academic achievement as top priorities. The teaching assignments will focus on lecture and lab sections of Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Principles of Biology I and II, and other courses as assigned. The standard teaching responsibility is a minimum of 15 credits per semester. Summer session teaching is optional. Leadership opportunities within the department such as department chair, course coordination, college credit plus coordination, and student research oversight potentially available. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue and attain tenure, participate in the assessment of student learning, participate in curriculum and program development and review, participate in college governance and policy-making, engage in scholarship and professional growth, participate in discipline related activities and organizations, and actively support the department, division, and college mission, vision, and values.

Required Qualifications: Candidate must have at least a master's degree in Biology or related discipline. College teaching experience is required. Candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and innovative approaches to active learning, including demonstrating experience with distance learning and interactive classroom technologies. Commitment to professional development and teaching effectiveness is expected. Experience working in multicultural environments and with diverse student populations is preferred. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in multicultural environments and with diverse student populations.

Applicants selected for interview will be asked to deliver a short presentation demonstrating their teaching skills and their ability to integrate technology into the learning process.

The complete application file should include: a cover letter detailing area(s) of expertise, a professional statement addressing (see topic below), an updated curriculum vitae (CV), unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), an LCCC Employment Application, and the contact information of three professional references. Incomplete files will not be considered. Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Candidate selected will be required to complete a background check prior to being hired.

Professional Statement Topic:

Discuss your teaching philosophy and views of equity in higher education, particularly as it relates to the community college compared to other institutions of higher learning; how your teaching style supports LCCC's equity focus and equity as it relates to teaching biology courses. Additionally, please reflect on your teaching experience and any peer and student evaluations for the most recent 3 years.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Biology - Faculty Position, Location: Elyria, OH - 44035
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