Virginia Peninsula Community College is a two-year institution of higher education established as a part of a statewide system of community colleges. It primarily serves the residents of the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York.Virginia Peninsula seeks faculty to teach up to 12 credit hours in the fall and spring semester and/or up to 8 credit hours during the summer semester. Teaching load is based upon student enrollment and staffing needs. Applicants will be part of a standing pool which the College will draw on as scheduling needs dictate. The adjunct faculty appointment contains no guarantee of continued employment. Instruction may be during the day, evening, or weekend. This position will teach Biology classes such as General Biology I and II, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Microbiology.Essential functions:Design and delivery of instruction for day and evening classes.Responsible for student assessment and grading.Maintains adequate on-campus presence.Provides timely communication with students, staff and administrators of the College.
Masterâ™s Degree in Biology, with 18 credits in the Biology major area of study or masterâ™s degree with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Biology from a regionally accredited institution.Have a passion for the discipline and a commitment to a student-centered philosophy in support of academic excellence for diverse groups of learners.Excellent interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff and administrators as an individual or as a part of a team.Willingness to serve the needs of traditional and non-traditional students from a variety of backgrounds and age groups.Ability to modify when appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs.Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize documented student learning.Adopt methods that fairly measure student progress toward student learning outcomes.Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning.Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit final grade rosters to division administrator each semester according to established deadlines.Strong written and verbal communication skills.Experience and/or strong interest in teaching and inspiring adult learners to fulfill the Collegeâ™s mission to change lives and empower students to succeed.Must be able to work at all campus locations.
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.