Biology Instructor

Lenoir Community College

Kinston, NC

Job posting number: #7237708

Posted: April 19, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

General Function
Lenoir Community College is a comprehensive institution that places primary emphasis on excellence in classroom instruction. The Biology Instructor is responsible for providing quality and engaging instruction to LCC students through the use of seated and online courses, and through creative biology labs as needed to promote successful completion of degree requirements. The instructor is responsible for working with the department chair and dean to ensure that all student learning outcomes are met.

Qualifications
Master's degree in biology, botany, zoology, or a related biological science subfield or a master's degree and 18 graduate semester hours in biology, botany, zoology, or related biological science subfield from a regionally accredited institution
Previous teaching experience at a community college, university, or high school; experience using instructional technologies; and teaching online courses are preferred skills
Working Conditions
Typical classroom and laboratory environments
Typical online environment
Frequent travel to local high schools and off-campus sites
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
The duties of the Biology Instructor include, but are not limited to:

Mastery of Subject Matter

Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the teaching discipline
Display ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of the field or discipline
Connect the subject matter with related fields
Stay current in the subject matter through professional development; involvement in professional organizations; and attending professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops
Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate
Teaching Performance
Teach a course load appropriate to the teaching discipline
Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning
Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students
Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs
Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the Internet, interactive technology, etc., when appropriate
Encourage the development of communication skills and higher-order thinking skills through appropriate student assignments
Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives
Evaluation of Student Learning
Establish and follow meaningful learning objectives
Develop and explain methods that fairly measure student progress toward course objectives
Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning
Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit final grades each semester according to established deadlines
Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances
Support of College Policies and Procedures
Teach classes as assigned in a multi-campus environment
Teach credit or non-credit courses in the teaching discipline as needed
Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and to students for advisement and consultation
Serve as faculty academic advisor for students
Prepare, distribute, and submit syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program and divisional policies
Maintain confidentiality of student information
Substitute for other instructors in the teaching discipline in case of an absence
Exercise stewardship of college facilities, materials, and resources
Comply with responsibilities as cited in the Lenoir Community College Catalog, Faculty Handbook, Handbook for Distance Education, Policy Manual, and Procedures Manual
Participation in College, Division, Department, and Program Activities
Serve on college committees as assigned
Participate in meetings and events as required
Respond in a timely manner to requests for information
Support both part-time and full-time colleagues
Contribute to program, department, and division curriculum development processes
Participate in graduation ceremonies
Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff, and administrators as an individual or as a team member
Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs
Maintain familiarity with college goals, mission, and long-range plans
Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels
Participate in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the College and its constituents
Perform professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, mission, and plans of the College
Participate in the marketing, recruitment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Other Duties
Direct students in laboratory classes; train and supervise activities of students in lab settings; assist students with lab assignments and related activities
Ensure that equipment, materials, and other resources, such as instructional aids are available for classes
Take a lead role in maintaining lab equipment; and if needed, perform simple maintenance
Make arrangements for equipment repairs when machines break down



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