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Southeastern Community College Instructor - Biological Sciences (FALL 2024) in West Burlington, Iowa

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Job Title Instructor - Biological Sciences (FALL 2024)

Classification Title

Rank Instructor

Tenure Information Non-Tenure Track

Job Description


The Instructor, Biological Sciences at Southeastern Community College provides educational services as assigned, in accordance with general college guidelines, board policies, and administrative guidelines. The Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences is a member of the Math and Science academic department, and reports to the Dean of Arts & Sciences or the Dean’s designee. The individual instructor is the key to the successful accomplishment of the college’s educational goals. His/her attitude, personality, knowledge, skills, and motivation contribute to the creation of an effective learning environment. Familiarity with the comprehensive community college philosophy is required.

The primary qualifications include meeting education requirements established by the college’s Quality Faculty Plan ( QFP ), the Iowa Department of Education, and the Higher Learning Commission, with additional requirements determined by the position held.

The term of employment is as per Bargaining Agreement between SCC Board of Trustees and the SCCHEA , employment contract, and relevant policies of the Board of Trustees and SCC .

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, with a minimum salary of $55,000.

The successful candidate will be required to teach courses in the Biological Sciences discipline area, including General Biology, Forensic Science, and Human Anatomy & Physiology. Courses within the instructor’s additional area(s) of expertise may occasionally be taught if qualifications are met per the Code of the State of Iowa and the Higher Learning Commission.

Office location and campus assignment will vary depending on student need, and may require travel to off-campus sites.

Other qualifications and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Experience motivating, interacting, and effectively communicating with students, faculty, administration, industry, and the general public in a civil and respectful manner.

  • Annually review and revise course goals, grading policies, and assessment of success. Develop, implement, and disseminate course policies.

  • Support college goal of enhanced retention by constantly encouraging and motivating students towards academic and occupational success.

  • Design, develop and /or revise new and existing courses and programs of study. This includes development of curriculum, syllabi, course outlines, course/curriculum matrices, and course standards. Create appropriate assessment tools and techniques to demonstrate that student learning outcomes are met.

  • Meet with classes regularly and promptly, maintain student attendance records, and keep regular posted office hours.

  • Demonstrate a willingness to work with others as a team member.

  • Participate in college activities beyond the classroom, including recruiting, advising and membership on standing committees.

  • Supervise students (if appropriate) according to the curricular requirements of their particular program. This may include work-study students, internships, clinical, and other work based experiences.

  • Implement varied and/or supplemental learning activities to accommodate individual student needs.

  • Willingness to teach using online and/or hybrid format(s).

  • Willingness to accept teaching assignments at all SCC locations including off-campus sites.

  • Actively participate in the budget process of the college, including timely requests for instructional materials.

  • Promptly report unsafe practices, in and out of the classroom, in accordance with college policies and guidelines.

  • Conscientiously comply and support the Family Educations Rights and Privacy Act and SCC’s Affirmative Action Plan.

  • Assume full responsibility for the development and maintenance of an individual Professional Development Plan ( PDP ), in accordance with standards set forth in the college’s Board approved Quality Faculty Plan ( QFP ).

  1. Exhibit commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy.

  2. Model professional behaviors, values and attitudes for students, colleagues and the


    Required Qualifications

  3. Master’s Degree or higher in Biology is required.

  4. Minimum of three years of college teaching experience required.

  5. Community college teaching experience is preferred.

    Preferred Qualifications

SCC’s Department of Math and Science is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

EEO Statement Summary

It is the policy of the Southeastern Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, employment, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental, or marital status in its program, activities, or employment practices.

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Equity Coordinator, 1500 West Agency Road, West Burlington, Iowa 52655, 319-208-5101,, fax number 319-208-5005 or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, Email: OCR

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F054P

Open Date 11/20/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please answer the screening questions and make sure and upload your resume, cover letter, vita and transcripts in order to be considered for the position. Thank you .

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

(Open Ended Question)

    • Do you have a Master's Degree in Biology?
  • Yes

  • No

    • How many years of college teaching experience do you have?
  • 0-2 years

  • 3-5 years

  • 6 or more years

    • In no more than two paragraphs, please describe your teaching philosophy.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Explain how the mission of the comprehensive community college aligns with your values and experiences.

(Open Ended Question)

    • What experiences in your background have prepared you to meet the needs of students from very diverse backgrounds?

(Open Ended Question)

    • What is the best method you've found for adapting a traditional face to face class for delivery via technology? Describe any specific technology and/or Learning Management System you have used, and the type of support you received for your course development.

(Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Transcript #1

    Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Media File

  • Transcript #2

  • Transcript #3

  • Transcript #4

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    Pursuant to the Campus Security Act of 1990 (Publ. L. 101-542), colleges and universities are required to provide information about crime and crime statistics. Prospective students and employees may review the Southeastern Community College annual crime statistics

    Report by contacting: Student Services, Southeastern Community College, P.O. Box 180, 1500 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, IA 52655 - 0180 or on - line at

    In compliance with the state of Iowa’s Smoke Free Air Act and Board of Trustees directive, as of July 1, 2008, the use of tobacco products, which includes smokeless and smoking tobacco, is prohibited in all areas within SCC buildings, grounds, vehicles and all private vehicles parked on college property. For more information contact: SCC Human Resources at 319-208-5063 or the Iowa Department of Public Health at 1-888-944-2247 or visit Southeastern Community College shall not discriminate on basis of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, and, to the extent covered by law, veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admission procedures or employment practices. The College affirms its commitment to comply with all applicable federal and state laws, regulations and order.

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