Professor of Biology
Provide a world-class learner experience for Central Arizona College students. Carry out instruction-related duties, in addition to other faculty duties and responsibilities, in accordance with the philosophy, vision, mission, policies, and procedures of the College.
CAC currently has two Professor of Biology positions available.
Position 1: All CAC faculty positions are district positions. However, it is anticipated that this position will be based at the Maricopa Campus (Maricopa, AZ), primarily teaching there, but also teaching students at the Signal Peak Campus (Coolidge, AZ) and online as needed.
Position 2: This position is anticipated to based at the San Tan Campus, but also likely teaching students at the Superstition Mountain Campus and online as needed.
*****The Maricopa based position holds a higher need for this upcoming Spring term. In the event only one candidate is hired, they may be needed at the Maricopa and Signal Peak campuses until both positions are filled.******Responsibilities
RESPONSIBILITIES: Faculty member will:
- Teach a variety of biological courses at a college-level including, but not limited to: Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology, General Biology I & II, and Microbiology. Though a variety of courses may be taught, the emphasis of this position is on Human Anatomy & Physiology. Courses may be taught in different modalities (e.g., face-to-face, online, hybrid, and live stream online), on different schedules (e.g., 16-week and 8-week formats), and at a variety of times (e.g., morning, afternoon, or evening).
- Provide and present course content and context in lecture and lab, in-person and online, utilizing effective teaching and learning techniques for students.
- Employ a variety of assessment tools; evaluate, grade, and comment on student work to facilitate and ensure student progress through the course; assess curriculum for its effectiveness in meeting student learning outcomes.
- Demonstrate effective communication with students in a variety of ways, for example including, but not limited to: e-mail, online discussions, live online sessions, online messaging, phone, face-to-face, and/or other modes as needed.
- Propose, develop, and assess instructional materials, curriculum, courses, programs, and assessment tools as necessary to meet the needs of students and the community.
- Review and update curriculum, schedules, text selection, laboratories, and syllabi in collaboration with other faculty and the Division Chair.
- Write syllabi and course or lab outlines/schedules; establish and maintain office hours per college policy; maintain records of student attendance, progress, and performance; complete and return required reports to the appropriate office by established due date.
- Assist in recruitment and retention of students, primarily in the instructional setting, through the development and implementation of effective teaching and learning strategies for diverse populations; support recruitment and community outreach events on and off campus.
- Pursue and participate in professional development for continuous improvement and innovation in teaching and learning.
Master’s degree in Biological Sciences or a related field with 18 graduate credits in Biological Sciences from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Knowledge, skill, ability, and experience:
- Implementing effective pedagogies to teach a variety of college-level biology courses, with emphasis on human anatomy and physiology.
- Teaching and developing college-level courses in a variety of modalities (e.g., face-to-face, online asynchronous, live stream, and hybrid).
- Effectively communicating and collaborating with a diverse population of college faculty and staff.
- Developing, implementing, and using assessment at a variety of levels (e.g., student, course, program, and institutional-level).
- Creating, updating, and improving course curriculum.
- Engaging the community through various forms of outreach.
POSITION START DATE: January, 2024
SALARY: Dependent upon educational level
Teaching load is thirty-equated hours per academic year
A typical lecture/lab BIO course at CAC is 5.25 equated hours.
Please view CAC's faculty salary schedule here: Classification & Compensation - Central Arizona College (centralaz.edu)
APPLICATION INFORMATION:The application packet should consist of:
- Letter of interest
- Current resume
- Unofficial copies of transcripts reflecting the required degree or course work (for position vacancy that requires college-level coursework or degrees)
Candidates invited to interview will be asked to do so in-person at Central Arizona College’s Maricopa Campus. The College does not compensate candidates for any travel expenses incurred in the interview process. For more information, call the Talent Development office at: 520-494-5235.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be received in Talent Development by 6:00p, Thursday, October 5th (10/5/23). Applications not accompanied with the required transcripts will not be considered.
All travel costs for interview are the responsibility of the applicant.
Copies of transcripts should reflect completed course work and conferred degrees. All academic course work and degrees must be from a regionally accredited college or university or be certified by an acceptable agency that the institution is recognized by the appropriate governmental agency in its home country (this is generally stated in the degree evaluation).
Transcripts issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a full translation (word for word) by an acceptable translator. Additionally, each foreign transcript must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited course work by an acceptable agency such as those agencies certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
Applications containing foreign transcripts that are not accompanied with the above required documentation, will not be considered.
Background Verification: As a condition of employment, all candidates accepting an offer of employment for a full-time, part- time, temporary, student worker, or volunteer position, will be required to undergo a Background Verification. The check will be conducted by third party agent, General Information Services (GIS) Inc. Employment with Central Arizona College is contingent upon the successful completion of the background verification. The college does not accept responsibility for information errors reported by GIS during the background process.