Anatomy & Physiology and Cellular Biology Faculty (Tenure Track)
Location: Highline College 2400 S 240th St Des Moines
Internal Number: 4269554
Posting will remain open until filled. Priority consideration for applications received by December 10, 2023.
HC welcomes faculty who are committed to using or learning to use evidence-based practices to improve the success of our racially, ethnically, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse students and close equity gaps experienced by students from historically minoritized groups. We strongly encourage members of historically minoritized groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.
THE OPPORTUNITY Highline College (HC) is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time tenure track faculty position in Anatomy & Physiology and Cellular Biology. Candidates should be able and excited to teach primarily in-person courses in human anatomy & physiology and cell biology. Additional teaching opportunities may be available depending on the appointee's expertise. HC Biology Department faculty teach an equivalent of 15 credits per quarter, advise students, and participate in College activities.
To grow our workforce, we seek applicants who demonstrate that they:
Honor HC's mission to strive for social justice and partner with our global students to envision, plan and achieve their educational and professional goals
Care about student success and collaborate on strategies to facilitate success for historically underserved populations
Engage in equity pedagogy to support the success of our racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse student population
Welcome difference and model respectful interaction with others
Value intellectual curiosity and innovation.
This position is expected to begin in Fall Quarter, September 2024.Qualifications Professional Responsibilities - Address these in your cover letter. Please address the following responsibilities in your cover letter. If you don't have experience in an academic setting, please address them within the context of your professional experience:
Teaching: Create a welcoming and supportive learning environment for diverse students and use evidence-based practices to improve the success of racially, ethnically, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse students; in collaboration with colleagues coordinate course and series curricula and identify and implement strategies designed to close equity gaps experienced by students from historically minoritized groups. Faculty are expected to effectively communicate course content and expectations and design active, learner-centered, culturally-responsive curriculum and assessments that engage and challenge learners intellectually. Because teaching is a complex activity, engage in self-reflective practice and continued professional growth.
Advising/ Coaching/ Mentoring: Work with students outside of class, individually or in small groups, to assist them in choosing courses and to help them get connected with campus and community resources. Participate in professional learning opportunities focused on culturally responsive advising and establishing relationships with students.
Collaborate with colleagues/participate in shared governance: In collaboration with colleagues, engage in continuous improvement through college-wide assessment processes. Participate in department, division, and other College activities, including College governance and serving in rotation as department coordinator. Establish and maintain respectful, ethical, and professional relationships with students and colleagues.
Professional development/ ongoing professional learning: Engage in ongoing professional learning tied to the position responsibilities. This includes remaining current in your discipline(s)/field and in evidence-based practices for culturally response, inclusive, and anti-racist pedagogies.
Master's degree (or higher) in biology, medicine, or a closely related field from an institution with regional accreditation or its international equivalent. (Pending degrees must be verified by a letter from the granting institution).
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: If these are not evident in your resume, be sure to discuss them in your letter of application/cover letter.
Strong background in anatomy and physiology, cell biology, and one or more of the following: molecular biology, microbiology and/or genetics;
Training in and/or experience teaching Biology;
Significant experience working in multicultural/diverse environments;
Experience working with multilingual learners;
Significant experience collaborating effectively with colleagues and community partners;
Experience teaching face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid classes using Canvas.
Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students – a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages.