Per course schedule; maintains a minimum of 15 contact hours of teaching and 10 office hours per week for student consultation; evening and weekend instruction may be required. Serves on college committees; participates in departmental and division initiatives.
Weeks per fiscal year
Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)
Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense
Position Description and Duties
Harper College is currently accepting applications for two full-time tenure track faculty positions in biology teaching courses in either environmental biology or general biology at the non-majors and majors level, with a focus on cellular and organismal biology.
The Biology department includes 13 full-time faculty who teach majors and non-majors general biology, environmental biology, organismal biology, microbiology, and anatomy and physiology. We have modern lab facilities stocked with a large selection of teaching materials including models, cadavers, and other specimens.
The successful candidate will possess excellent classroom management skills, be able to engage and effectively communicate with a diverse student body, demonstrate the ability to use technology in teaching, and maintain the highest possible standards of laboratory safety.
Faculty are expected to teach both laboratory and non-laboratory based biology courses, participate in institutional and departmental committee meetings, maintain professional skills through regular professional development, and attend other activities appropriate to higher education faculty.
Minimum of a Master's degree in Biology or related sub-discipline with 18 graduate hours in Biology required.
Community college and/or university experience teaching laboratory and non-laboratory based biology classes is required with a minimum of two years teaching experience preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching laboratory-based courses focused in either environmental biology or majors-level general biology.
Application Review Date
Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: January 25, 2021
*You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:
CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application)
Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institutions
A one page single-spaced statement of your teaching philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include how you approach classroom management, how you assess students, and how you use instructional technology.
*Official transcripts required upon hire.
*Employment is contingent upon a Criminal Background Check
*Employment Sponsorship is not available
Internal Number: 493911
About Harper College
Harper College is a comprehensive community college dedicated to providing excellent education at an affordable cost, promoting personal growth, enriching the local community and meeting the challenges of a global society. The specific purposes of the College are: To provide the first two years of baccalaureate education in the liberal and fine arts, the natural and social sciences and pre-professional curricula designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities; To provide educational opportunities that enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to enter a specific career; To provide continuing educational opportunities for professional job training, retraining and upgrading of skills and for personal enrichment and wellness; To provide developmental instruction for under-prepared students and educational opportunities for those who wish to improve their academic abilities and skills; To provide co-curricular opportunities that enhance the learning environment and develop the whole person. Essential to achieving these purposes are all of the College's resources, support programs and services.