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Instructor/Assistant Professor for Biology

Fredericksburg

Instructor/Assistant Professor for Biology

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/56543
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
  • BIOLOGY - GCC (Germanna)
  • Germanna Community College

Title: Instructor/Assistant Professor for Biology

Agency: Germanna Community College

Location: Fredericksburg - 630

FLSA: Exempt

Hiring Range: $52,801-$82,688 Annually, plus full state benefits. Salary is commensurate with education and experience

Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

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Job Description:
Germanna Community College is a public, open access institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System. The College is a dynamic learning organization that serves as a Germanna regional leader and preferred partner where quality learning experiences enable students to participate effectively in the social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural life of their communities. Germanna Community College is centrally located in Fredericksburg, VA between Washington D.C. and Richmond and between the Blue Ridge mountains and the Chesapeake Bay. Full of history, the area offers a community rich with diversity, the arts, technology, vineyards, hiking, canoeing/kayaking, and many other activities.

Full-time faculty at Germanna Community College support the College mission, vision, and values, and are an important part of a community and culture designed to meet the community’s diverse and changing educational needs. Faculty are dedicated to student success through teaching, advising, and encouraging a diverse student population to think critically and independently with the goal of self-discovery and problem-solving. Germanna Community College is seeking an innovative and collaborative individual to join the faculty as an Instructor/Assistant Professor for Biology.

Full-Time Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Teach 15 credit hours per semester (dependent upon discipline) during the academic year
  • Be accessible to students outside the classroom and hold a minimum of ten on-campus or virtual office hours per week; if offering online office hours, they are required to provide online synchronous office hours suitable for the needs of all students
  • Utilize multiple teaching modalities to engage diverse student populations
  • When instructing in distance learning modalities, be expected to implement the components of Regular and Substantive Interaction (RSI) and keep documentation of their efforts, either through the learning management system or another method, to ensure that federal guidelines are met after appropriate training is provided by the College
  • Provide students with timely feedback on assignments and documented formative and summative evaluations of progress
  • Provide academic advising to students and disseminate current information pertaining to services available to students at the College
  • Use a learning management system for course information delivery to students
  • Be involved in curriculum development, academic assessment, and re-accreditation
  • Participate in Commencement; Convocation; College-wide, Division, Department, Faculty meetings; assigned committees, task forces, projects; search committees; recruitment/community events; professional development activities; and other tasks as assigned that promote the College’s overall mission, in-person or virtually as required
  • Create and maintain learning environments that support and engage students in cooperative, collaborative, meaningful and relevant learning experiences
  • Encourage students to think critically and independently in ways that lead to self-discovery and problem-solving, as individuals and as members of a learning community
  • Encourage students’ competencies and talents in ways that are consistent with course and program outcomes and lead to careers and transfer opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with others (including full- and part-time instructors) across the College to ensure consistency of student outcomes and continuity of material through department, division, or cross-disciplinary activities and to advance Germanna’s culture of caring for the whole student
  • Participate in scholarly and creative engagement as well as service to the College and to the community
  • Be knowledgeable of and adhere to all applicable College, local, state, and federal guidelines, regulations, and policies pertaining to employment at a state institution
  • Adhere to all administration and College deadlines
  • Professionally develop and continuously improve teaching and learning
  • Incorporate equitable teaching practices in all instruction
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the dean or program head
  • Adhere to the faculty handbook

Employees must be able to work strategically with diverse colleagues, students, and community members with a commitment to diversity as a learning outcome to be culturally respectful, professionally competent, and civically responsible.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of Germanna Community College. We recognize our responsibility to create, maintain, and nurture an academic and social environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas. We are committed to being an inclusive community that respects all cultures, experiences, and abilities and that prepares individuals to thrive in a global society. An EEO/AA Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability. Germanna is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.
Germanna is a federal contractor requesting priority referrals of protected veterans for our job opportunities.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Johnathan Scheiterle by phone at 540-423-9056 or by email jscheiterle@germanna.edu.

If you would like to see a copy of our Affirmative Action Plan please contact Barbara Hall by phone at 540-834-1067 or by email bhall@germanna.edu.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Biology, or master’s degree in related discipline and 18 hours of graduate credit in teaching discipline, or required credentials specified in the VCCS-29: Normal Criteria for Each Faculty Rank
  • College-level teaching experience
  • Demonstration of strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Demonstration of ability to facilitate student success in higher education
  • Willingness to assume relevant technological skills required for effective teaching
  • Willingness to assume duties to support the strategic goals of Germanna Community College
  • Demonstration of commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
  • Indication of teaching and service furthering the goal of building a culturally diverse educational environment
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Community college teaching experience
  • Experience reviewing assessment data to improve student success
  • Maintenance of currency in respective professional discipline
  • Demonstrates computer skills that can be applied to a learning management system such as Canvas

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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