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Faculty Employment Opportunities

BIOLOGY
Life Sciences

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PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE

Monday, February 10, 2014
(initial screening date - open until filled)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty to provide high quality instruction and services to our district. This is a full-time, regular contract position in the Life Sciences Department of Santa Rosa Junior College beginning Fall Semester, August 2014. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The Life Sciences Department has nine full time faculty and many adjunct faculty who have great enthusiasm for teaching biology, and building a strong department. The department maintains high standards and places primary emphasis on quality undergraduate education, and a strong commitment to helping our students succeed. Facilities include lecture halls and labs equipped with computers, dissecting and compound microscopes, an extensive collection of preserved specimens and histological slides, centrifuges, autoclave, electrophoresis and PCR equipment, and a student computer lab.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Biology Department is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic instructor to teach microbiology, cell and molecular biology and introductory biology courses. Candidates for this position should have a strong academic background in microbiology or cell-molecular biology. We are seeking a person who will be dedicated to working with community college students, particularly students entering the allied health fields and those majoring in biology. The successful candidate must be committed to participating in department activities and college service including curriculum development, managing laboratories, and working on department and college committees.

The successful candidate for this position will have as their primary responsibility the teaching of microbiology, cell and molecular biology, and the introductory biology course, as needed by the department. The cell and molecular biology course is one of a three part biology majors series. The department offers microbiology courses taught at an introductory and general level, and this faculty member will teach at both levels. These courses are core prerequisites for allied health students. The candidate will also be expected to help with the development of new laboratory exercises, revision of curriculum, and the development of new assessment tools for improving student learning outcomes. We are also looking for an individual who is eager to help with the non-teaching responsibilities of all faculty members, including service on Department and College committees, curriculum development, evaluation, and hiring. We want to hire someone with a strong commitment to working collaboratively, coordinating multi-section courses, and participating in a new college commitment to student learning outcomes.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: Master's degree in any biological science; OR Bachelor's degree in any biological science AND Master's Degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, or Marine Science; OR the equivalent; OR possession of a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructors Credential in Biological Sciences. Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application.

Preferred:

  • Masters or Ph.D. Degree in Microbiology or Cell Biology.
  • Experience in and enthusiasm for the teaching of microbiology, cell biology and introductory biology.
  • Experience in and/or commitment to teaching community college students.Experience with curriculum development and revision.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
    • If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
  2. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Position Description section of this announcement.
  3. Current Resume.
  4. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
  5. Completed Supplemental Questionnaire.
  6. If applicable, copy of fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructors Credential in Biological Sciences.

PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Starting Salary Range: $57,389 - $80,918 per year (2013/14 Faculty Salary Schedule). Teaching experience, other related professional experience, and academic degrees determine salary placement on a schedule that is competitive with other California Community Colleges.

  • Benefits: The District offers a competitive health and benefit package for employees and eligible dependents.

  • Leave/Holiday time: Full-time faculty members earn one day of sick leave for each month worked.

  • Housing: A mortgage loan at reduced fees may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information).


MORE ABOUT SRJC


Application Materials & Procedures

To download job announcements and application materials, please go to http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/job-openings/job-openings.php or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

Human Resources Department

Santa Rosa Junior College

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

PHONE (707) 527-4954

FAX (707) 527-4967

EMAIL bhodenfield@santarosa.edu


The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
  4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.