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Biology Adjunct Instructor
Contra Costa Community College District in Martinez, CA, California
 
 
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Date Posted 06/13/2018
Category
Faculty-Science-Biology
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 
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Position Title Biology Adjunct Instructor
Description of Position

Teach one or more of the following courses:
Fundamentals of Biological Science; Principles of Molecular Biology.

Inquiries

Dr. John Freytag, Biology Dept. Chair jfreytag@dvc.edu
(925) 969-2641

Recruitment Type Faculty
Location Diablo Valley College
Posting Number F00450
# of Openings 2
Yearly Salary Range / Hourly Range $59.70 - $84.36 per hour
Position Status Temporary
EEO Job Category Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group Part-Time Faculty
Department D3530-Biological Sciences
Discipline Biological sciences
Alternate Discipline  
Duties and Responsibilities

Adjunct Faculty duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. providing instruction in accordance with established curriculum, course outlines and class schedules;
2. creating and maintaining an environment which emphasizes learning, encourages free discussion of ideas and critical thinking;
3. evaluating progress of students concerning educational matters and grades student work; 
4. meeting with students outside of class;
5. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
6. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter areas;
7. fulfilling professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member;
8. maintaining accurate academic records;
9. performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience

The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):

1. Master’s degree in any biological science OR

2. Bachelor’s degree in any biological science AND a master’s degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science OR

3. A valid California Community Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in biological science OR

4. The equivalent. (If you believe that you meet the minimum qualifications via equivalency, please fill out the equivalency form found in the online application.)

License/Certificates/Credentials  
Desirable Qualifications

1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and demonstrated commitment to promoting the success of all students in an open-access learning environment.
2. Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultures, preparation, learning styles, and/or disabilities,
3. Commitment to professional growth and development, to innovation and improvement of teaching, and to assuming faculty responsibilities beyond the classroom in a shared governance environment,
4. Demonstrated excellence in preparation and knowledge of: General/Introductory Biology; Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology and Molecular Biology.

Job Open Date: 06/06/2018
Job Close Date:  
Open Until Filled Yes
Employment Begins: August 2018
# of Months 5
Diversity Statement

It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Employee Benefits

Part-time instructors and non-instructional academic staff may be eligible for medical, dental and vision plan benefits at the beginning of their third semester. Eligibility requirements are based on the United Faculty contract for part-time instructors and non-instructional academic staff and include: 1) working for CCCCD in the current semester and 2) averaged 0.30 FTE of a regular faculty member’s load for the previous two semesters with CCCCD. Medical and dental premium calculations are based on the previous semester FTE or load. Part-time instructors pay a portion for medical and dental and the full premium for the Vision Services plan per the United Faculty contract. Eligible part-time instructors and non-instructional staff may enroll in Kaiser, Anthem HMO, Anthem EPO, Delta Dental PPO, Delta Care and the Vision Services Plan during the open enrollment periods which occur at the beginning of the fall and spring semester.

How to Apply

1. Interested applicants must submit all of the application materials online to be considered for this position. We do not accept hand-delivered, e-mailed, faxed or postal mailed application packets. 
2. It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received. 
3. You should submit an unofficial transcript for screening purposes. If you do not have electronic version of the transcript required for the position, you can have it scanned by a Staples, Office Max or Office Depot, etc. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload transcripts when completing our online application process. You should be prepared to provide an official transcripts prior to employment start date should the position be offered. 
4. If you do not possess the required educational degrees and are applying under the equivalency process, you bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application. Equivalency applications with supporting documentation should be submitted when 1) degrees are not in exact discipline required; 2) degree is in progress; 3) degrees were earned at a college or university outside of the United States. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload an equivalency form for evaluation by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process. 
5. Applicants with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to United States degrees. An approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency must evaluate your course work. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload a foreign degree evaluation for review of by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process. Please read more details in the Foreign Degree and Credit Statement section of the job announcement. 
6. Documents uploaded online must be the actual documents to be considered for review. Do not upload a “placeholder” document. Applications with placeholder documents are considered incomplete and will be rejected. Only upload the required documents, other materials can be presented if you are selected for an interview. 
7. All application materials become the property of the district and will not be returned or duplicated.

Selection Process

Applications will be screened to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. 
1. The applications, cover letters, resumes, unofficial college transcripts, and other supporting materials submitted by all qualified applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee. Those who are deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense. 
2. During the campus visit, each applicant will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a demonstration appropriate to the discipline. Responses to the interview questions and demonstration will be rated by the interview committee. 
3. Upon hire, the successful candidate must meet the conditions of employment. Finalists must provide verification of transcripts. TB test, physical examination, fingerprinting/conviction clearance and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

Foreign Degree and Credit Statement

In accordance with the United Faculty Contract, Article 20.3.1.3.2, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency www.naces.org prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. Please upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date

ADA Accommodations

Request For Reasonable Accommodation

Medical Verification

Candidates with legally defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by notifying the Human Resources Department by the deadline date. Candidates will be required to supply documentation supporting the need for the accommodation when the request is made. Please complete the forms provided in the links above and email to 
slever@4cd.edu

Quick Link http://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/5258
About Us

About the District
The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. 

Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges. 

As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 35,000 students a term, in fall 2014 the demographic make-up of the students was 11% Black/African American; 16% Asian/Pacific Islander; 30% Hispanic/Latino; 31% White/Caucasian; and 13% Other. 

The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse. 

Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 59 years. Most of the 8,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment. 

Diablo Valley College
DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley. 

Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.

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