Instructor Biology

Cochise College in Arizona

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 20, 2012
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Biology Instructor provides classroom and lab instruction in various Biology courses in the areas of Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, and other related courses. This position will assist in constructing degree/certificate programs and updating current curriculum.



Masters degree in Biology, Microbiology, or related discipline from an institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education



Knowledge of college operational practices, policies and procedures, and the ability to comply with them

Knowledge of trends, developments, and new technologies affecting the program

Knowledge of curriculum and program development

Knowledge of public relations/marketing practices and methods

Ability to participate in continuous improvement processes and strategies

Skill in creating, adapting, and implementing student-directed, participatory, project-based curriculum

Skill in instructing students from diverse cultures and/or backgrounds

Skill in using authentic assessment to evaluate students needs and progress

Skill in integrating technology into curriculum and other educational services

Ability to work with a diverse group of people and build and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students, and the public

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Proficiency in basic computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Commitment to exploring non-traditional approaches to education in a comprehensive community college atmosphere

Ability to promote a positive atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation both with the college, community, and related industry partners

Knowledge of and abilities in proper handling of hazardous materials used in the department, including proper storage, maintenance, and disposal

Ability to organize, prioritize and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion

Ability to maintain confidentiality and to effectively identify and resolve problems




Three years of related professional experience

Successful teaching experience, preferably at a community college

Experience teaching using alternative methods is desired.

Experience with use of technology in lecture and lab settings is preferred.

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