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Adjunct - Biological Science Instructor
Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, Michigan
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Date Posted 09/22/2019
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number: 20110316-1

Job Category: Adjunct


Job Description Summary

Instruct courses in Biological Science. This course consists of 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab work per week. Instructors setup their labs with content and materials supplied. They are expected to be accessible to students. Current available courses require face-to-face daytime and/or evening availability at the Dowagiac campus. We do not offer online courses at this time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach courses consisting of 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab work per week

  • Prepare labs and maintain a safe lab environment

  • Be accessible to students

  • Grade assignments and respond to student inquiries

  • Provide timely feedback to students' questions and concerns

  • Use Moodle (our LMS platform) regularly for posting assignments, attendance, and grades.

  • Proficient with computer technologies, including Microsoft Office and email.

  • Familiar with rules, regulations, administrative practices, guidelines and policies of the College

  • Provide the department with student performance data that is required for regular outcomes assessment.

  • Work comfortably with a diverse student population that includes dual-enrolled high school students, traditional college students, and nontraditional college students.

  • The duties listed in this job description are not all-inclusive, but a list of the major responsibilities. Additional duties not noted in the job description may be assigned by a supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  • 18 Graduate credits or equivalent in Biology, Biological Science, or related coursework.

  • Excellent organization and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree or higher in subject

  • Community College teaching experience

Other Information

All applicants must demonstrate the ability to promote active and collaborative learning through a variety of teaching methods, as well as relate to students. Excellent organization and communication skills as well as the demonstrated use of instructional technology are required.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:

1. The physical activity of this position.

A. Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. 

B. Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

C. Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

D. Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. 

E. Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.

F. Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

G. Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

H. Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. 

I. Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.

2. The physical requirements of this position.

Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

3. The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision.

The employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.

4. The conditions the employee will be subject to in this position.

None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Close Date


Accept References: Yes

Minimum Requests: 3

Maximum Requests: 5

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