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Biology (Anatomy & Physiology) – Tenure Track Instructor

Delta College is seeking faculty members committed to the college’s philosophy that education serves the greater good by providing students access to a better life. The candidates for faculty positions understand that community colleges are positioned to fundamentally change people’s lives, and as a result, society itself. Required qualities include a belief that continuous improvement in pedagogy and relationships with students, other faculty, and staff are hallmarks of an educator who has been called to the profession. We are seeking colleagues who embrace the idea of helping students achieve their goals, and approach academic excellence as evidenced in equity as a moral imperative.

Delta believes that faculty are the heart of the institution. We are seeking faculty members who are energized by the community college pathways and inclusivity/equity initiatives, and see it as their job to support a diverse set of learners inside and outside the classroom. Delta embraces the notion of life-long learning and continuous improvement, and so is looking for those with a sincere desire to self-reflect on personal instructional practices and work collaboratively with colleagues to improve teaching and learning for all students. The faculty members that Delta seeks to hire live a daily work-commitment to the democratic ideal espoused in Delta’s mission.
POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Demonstrate experience, skills, and commitment to fostering an environment of belonging, diversity, equity and inclusion in student, faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Delta College.
  • Demonstrate a philosophy of teaching that provides learning opportunities that meet the needs of all students.
  • Establish and promote an engaging and inclusive learning environment to maximize student learning in both the face-to-face and online classroom.
  • Commit to providing a learning environment that addresses the historical and contemporary sociocultural frameworks that provide a more holistic representation of the field of biology.
  • Teach at least 30 equated credit hours annually of biology courses, specifically in the subfield of anatomy & physiology or pathophysiology, in a variety of settings including the main campus, Saginaw Center, Midland Center, or online. Online modalities include hybrid, asynchronous, and synchronous.
  • Focus on supporting and assessing student learning and academic achievement to promote student success.
  • Develop innovative, dynamic, and engaging learning environments that support student learning and success.
  • Collaborate voluntarily and enthusiastically with colleagues in the academic discipline and with other faculty colleagues to develop effective learning experiences for a diverse student body.
  • Demonstrate the ability to include culturally competent and inclusive teaching practices that meet the college’s commitment to belonging, equity, diversity and inclusion (BEDI).
  • Serve the community through outreach activities.
  • Commit to ongoing educational and professional growth.
  • Engage fully in course, discipline, program development, curriculum development and assessment.
  • Attend and participate in discipline, division, and college meetings.
  • Capable of using a learning management system to deliver course material.
  • Demonstrate teaching effectiveness which supports student learning and encompasses pedagogies for student success to meet course and/or program requirements.
  • Work in a variety of settings which promote quality learning.
  • Maintain professional development to assure currency within field of practice.
  • Possess effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in biological sciences or closely related field with emphasis in anatomy and physiology (zoology, comparative anatomy, mammalogy, etc.) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Commitment to inclusive classroom climates and curricular design that fosters a greater sense of community.
  • Recent experience in teaching biology in an active learning environment.
  • Demonstrated current knowledge in anatomy & physiology.
  • Ability to teach on multiple Delta campuses and online (asynchronously and synchronously).

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCES CONSIDERED:

  • Teaching experience at the community college level.
  • Experience using a variety of teaching technologies and methodologies, and delivery methods including online.
  • Demonstrated current and ongoing professional growth.
  • Experience working with non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic skills.
  • Bilingual

Complete an on-line application and attach a cover letter with position title, resume, copies of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire),professional certifications or licenses and a teaching philosophy statement that describes how you address equity and inclusion in your classroom.

Please note: This position may be assigned to teach various levels of anatomy and physiology as well as pathophysiology in the traditional classroom and/or in a blended/hybrid/online setting as needed in the Science and Mathematics Division at Delta College.

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MISSION of MCCB
  • To promote an interest in biology.
  • To improve the teaching of biology by providing opportunities to share and discuss instructional techniques and teaching methods.
  • To provide opportunities for updates on current topics and trends in biology.
  • To facilitate the exchange of ideas and foster communication, friendship and unity among the community college biologists in Michigan.