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Assistant Professor, Biology/Anatomy & Physiology (Norco College)

Company:
Riverside Community College District
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Category:
Biology
Type:
Full-Time

Assistant Professor, Biology/Anatomy & Physiology (Norco College)


Application Deadline

Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. 03/12/2024
Department: Science & Kinesiology (N)
Position Type: Full-Time Faculty/Counselor/Librarian
College/Campus: Norco
Physical location of the position: Norco
Employment Type: Full-Time
Position Length: 10-month
Salary Range: Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6
Salary Amount: $85,112 - $131,136
Salary Type: Annual
Is this position categorically (grant) funded? No

Job Description
Basic Function:

Norco College is seeking an Assistant Professor, Biology/Anatomy & Physiology. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for lecture and/or laboratory instruction in general biology and anatomy and physiology courses, as well as in a variety of other courses in the biological sciences. The candidate may be expected to teach evening and weekend offerings. A successful candidate should demonstrate subject specific expertise in biology and anatomy and physiology and the ability to communicate challenging concepts to community college level students in a clear and engaging manner.

The ideal candidate will share Norco College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. In the Spring 2023, we served 10,441 students, the majority of whom are from historically underserved populations, 57.6% Latinx, 11.1% Asian, 5.6% Black, and 18% white. Norco College is designated as a Hispanic­Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the college has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join the School of Natural Sciences, Health & Kinesiology, dedicated to the use of curriculum through a lens of equity. These efforts include participation of school faculty in campus-wide programs, such as the Guided Pathways, Teaching Men of Color at the Community College, and training on Microaggressions. This department values the use of equity-minded andragogical techniques, while maintaining academic rigor in the biological sciences.

The successful candidate will join a campus that exhibits its equity minded values through intentional practice. We are a Hispanic and Minority serving institution with established programs for Puente, Umoja, LGBTQ+ Allies, Veterans, and Foster Youth. Norco College is a leader in pathways for student completion, dual enrollment with our local high schools and strong workforce preparation. We are proud of our dedication to all our students and their families, and through a variety of means provide robust offerings of culturally responsive events, speakers, and opportunities for professional training in equity practices.
To learn more about Norco College visit the following link https://www.norcocollege.edu/

EDUCATION:

Master's in any biological science OR Bachelor's in any biological science AND Master's in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science OR the equivalent.

(All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited institutions.)

EXPERIENCE:

Demonstrated teaching experience in the biological sciences is required. Experience teaching college-level anatomy and physiology is desired. Involvement in student learning outcomes assessment and curriculum development is desired.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:
None.

Required Qualifications
Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

Preferred Qualifications
Recent experience working with historically underserved students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and the field of Biology/Anatomy & Physiology shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and remediate one's instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support historically underserved students; experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom; experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in Biology/Anatomy & Physiology, particularly as it relates to the relevance of Biology/Anatomy & Physiology to students' lives, interests, and communities; demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices. Willingness to develop new course curriculum.
Must demonstrate evidence of a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (E.C. 87360a).

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. The instructional assignment will include lecture and laboratory classes in the discipline.
2. All faculty will participate in outcomes assessment work.
3. Assignments are based upon the assumption of workload of forty hours weekly, including but not limited to conducting classes, class preparation, student evaluation, office hours, committee work, curriculum and program development, student learning outcomes assessment, program review, student activities, and other duties per the bargaining unit agreement.
4. Institutional service activities are expected of all faculty members.
5. Participation in discipline/department decision making processes and work regarding curriculum, program development, Improvement of Instruction, and other professional matters are also expected of all department faculty.
6. Responsibilities also include maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position.

Conditions of Employment:

1. Ten-month, tenure-track position.
2. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation, and full-time teaching or equivalent experience with a range from Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6 of the current Faculty Salary Schedule.
3. Medical and dental benefits are provided for the employee and legal dependents.
4. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided for the employee.
5. Orientation to college is required as is adherence to Improvement of Instruction policy.
6. Maintaining broad knowledge of the academic or occupational area and design pedagogy related to learning outcomes is expected.
7. Responsible for all other conditions of employment required of full-time faculty members such as a willingness to be involved in District and College promotional activities, active participation in college committee work, student activities and other support services, and appropriate professional activities.

Work Hours/Work Days for Classified and Hourly Positions Only:
Required Applicant Documents: Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Masters or Equivalent Transcript
Other Document:
Optional Applicant Documents: Doctorate Transcript
Other Transcript
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript
Other Document:
Effective Employment Date: August 2024
Application Deadline: 03-12-2024
Special Comments: ************************************************
IMPORTANT NOTICES:
  • All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.
  • Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.
  • Paper applications and supporting materials WILL NOT be accepted!
  • Letters of reference must be non-confidential and submitted electronically when applying on-line.
  • Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
  • The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Diversity and Human Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.
The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Lorraine Jones, 3801 Market St. Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8595.
Application Types Accepted: Faculty Application

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