Biology Instructor

Gateway Community and Technical College
Job Description

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The qualified individual will work collaboratively with students, fellow faculty and staff to ensure the educational needs of the individual learner is met.  He/she will work to empower students to be fully engaged in the learning environment promoting growth and educational development and will provide leadership to support the operation and success of the general education courses in the division. This position focuses primarily on Anatomy and Physiology courses in addition the teaching of introductory biology courses. The qualified individual must be flexible in teaching daytime, evening, or weekend classes on any/all campuses, and through various delivery methodologies.

  • Participates in GCTC’s Active Learning Institute and uses active learning strategies and other innovative teaching strategies to engages a diverse population of learners
  • Develops written syllabi/course outlines and course material;
  • Uses both formative and summative assessments to monitor students’ academic achievement;
  • Prepares and grades assignments, quizzes, and exams;
  • Sets up and maintains safe laboratory experiences
  • Works with dean to order supplies within allocated budget
  • Consistently promotes a positive work and learning environment through words and actions;
  • Remains current with new developments and research in the field teaching and learning by collaborating with peers and attending seminars, conferences, and/or workshops:
  • Maintains office hours to provide quality academic advising and assistance to students;
  • Engages in the academic life of the college by participating in community and campus committees and projects;
  • Mentors part-time biology faculty;
  • Teaches assigned schedule which may include various times, days, campuses and delivery modalities and fulfills assigned role(s) for course management.
  • Promotes the transferability of GCTC’s general education coursework to public four-year institutions through collaborative partnerships;
  • Actively participate and work within the state and local biology curriculum committee guidelines to ensure that the quality of the program is maintained at the highest level;
  • Work with faculty and dean to provide requested reports and other information as needed to meet the mission of both the Arts and Science  Division and the college;

Master’s Degree in Biology

The position requires at least 18 graduate semester hours in Human Biology or a combination of graduate hours in Human Biology and relevant work experience or training.

Two years relevant teaching experience is preferred

Excellent organizational skills; high attention to detail; independent; self-motivated; able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with many individuals at all levels throughout the internal college environment as well as external business and community partners, representing his/her self in a professional and courteous manner; ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally; ability to multi-task, work under deadlines, and prioritize projects to meet deadlines with high levels of efficiency and accuracy.

Must have extensive computer skills in: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)


Expected start date:  August 1

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