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Life Sciences: Biology [Part-time Faculty Pool]
Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon
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Date Posted 09/21/2015
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job #: AF - Life Sciences
Job Title: Life Sciences: Biology [Part-time Faculty Pool]
Opening Date/Time: Wed. 11/26/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 05/26/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $35.31 - $48.54 Hourly
Job Type: Part-Time Faculty
Location: Multiple locations, Oregon
Department: General Education & Transfer Studies


This is a part-time faculty pool for potential assignments during the 2014/2015 academic year. Applications are considered throughout the academic year and reviewed based on department need. Should a review of your application result in the intent to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone for an interview. 

Your application status will be updated throughout the review process. If your application is still in progress, your application has not been reviewed by the hiring department.

Requires flexible work schedule to meet program needs, which may include evenings and/or weekends.

Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire.

Upon hire, must pass security inquiry which may include criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.

Instructors may qualify to teach one or more of the following courses biology, anatomy & physiology, environmental science, marine biology, plant biology and microbiology:

General Biology

  •  BI101, BI102, BI103

Environmental Science

  •   BI131, BI132, BI133

Marine Biology

  •   BI143

Plant Biology

  •  BI153

Principles of Biology

  • BI211, BI212, BI213

Anatomy & Physiology

  •  BI060, BI171, BI172
  •  BI231, BI232, BI233


  • BI230, BI234 
 Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaches assigned classes following approved course outline; prepares and develops materials for assigned classes; provides students and college with course syllabi and recommends textbooks and other instructional material and/or equipment

Provides classroom environment conducive to learner growth in a variety of delivery methods (individualized, small group, lecture/discussion); instructional duties and group facilitation

Maintains student records of grades and attendance; scores tests and develops student educational plans

May participate in curriculum development; may recommend textbooks and other instructional materials/equipment; may recommend library and reference materials; may recommend course outline revision

Keeps current on technological changes, developments in subject area, and innovative teaching techniques

Understands, develops, and provides a learning environment that supports diversity and incorporates a sensitivity to diversity in the workplace

Promotes and applies the college's values for teaching and learning; creates a learning climate of mutual respect and fairness; encourages creative and critical thinking; actively engages students in the learning process; facilitates learning that applies to and enriches students; encourages mutual responsibility for a supportive learning environment; clarifies expectations and encourages student responsibility for learning; and promotes learning as a life-long process

Performs other related duties as directed


Degree and experience will determine which courses may be taught.  Following are examples of qualifying degrees. 

Master's Degree from an accredited institution in biology or related field with 30 graduate credit hours in biology with an emphasis on botany and ecology
Master's Degree from an accredited institution in biology or related field with 30 graduate credit hours in biology with an emphasis on cell biology, genetics and molecular biology
Master's Degree from an accredited institution in biology or related field with 30 graduate credit hours in biology with an emphasis on cell biology, botany and anatomy and physiology
Master's Degree from an accredited institution in microbiology or related field with 30 graduate credit hours in microbiology with an emphasis on biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology and immunology
Master's Degree from an accredited institution in environmental science or related field with 30 graduate credit hours in environmental science 
Master's Degree from an accredited institution in marine biology or related field with 30 graduate credit hours in marine biology


Ability to demonstrate effective teaching skills 

The degrees listed above are not inclusive.  The division dean will make the final determination about the applicability of a particular degree.  The dean and department chair can determine the applicability of a particular degree to teaching a specific course listed above.



Following is a list of preferred pedagogical areas of expertise:

Experience teaching lab-based courses
Education courses focused on teaching science 
Experience teaching online courses



 Supplemental Information:
Preference may be given to Chemeketa employees based upon current labor/employment contracts.

Teaching assignment may include evening and week-end courses and the use of non-traditional delivery methodologies e.g., cable television and on-line/internet courses.

Recently hired faculty are expected to participate in a new faculty orientation program.

The following document(s) are required to be provided as part of the application process:

-Unofficial Transcript - An electronic copy of your academic transcript(s) from all accredited post secondary institutions must be attached with your application. The transcripts must demonstrate the minimum educational requirement for the position. If you have academic credentials from non-U.S. institutions, you will need to include an evaluation of your credentials.

Required documents must be provided at the time of application. Please remove any personal information such as photographs, date of birth, gender, social security number, and other protected information from your documents, including transcripts. Documents containing protected information will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Chemeketa makes employment decisions based solely on the candidate's demonstrated competencies as related to successful performance in the position.
Successful applicants for designated positions must successful pass a background inquiry, which may include criminal, driving, credit and full background checks. Only information relevant to the position will be considered. An individual with negative information on their background inquiry will not necessarily be denied employment. Providing false information will result in rejection of an application, employment offer or dismissal
Applicants are eligible to use Veterans' Preference when applying with Chemeketa Community College in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will be given only if the applicant meets the minimum criteria of the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application.

•MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) -OR- Letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension

•Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs. You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website athttp://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/
For information regarding Veterans’ Preference qualifications, visit the following website:
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