The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is the largest community college district in the United States and one of the largest in the world. The LACCD is comprised of nine colleges serving all or part of more than 40 cities in Southern California and spanning a service area of 882 square miles. Its colleges offer instruction to 225,000 students, annually, in 600 associates' degree and 400 certificate of achievement programs in general, career-technical and transfer education, and contribute significantly to the economic and social well-being of its students, the regional economy and the greater Los Angeles area. For more information about the LACCD please visit our website at www.laccd.edu.
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) is a two-year community college that serves more than 11,000 students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. The College is one of nine in the LACCD. Founded in 1975, LAMC is located in the scenic foothill community of Sylmar and has strong historical ties to the neighboring communities of San Fernando, Pacoima, Mission Hills, North Hills, Panorama City and Granada Hills. In recent years, the institution's enrollment base has expanded to include many of the communities throughout the greater San Fernando Valley, as well as Canyon Country and Santa Clarita. The College provides excellent transfer, basic skills, transitional, and career education programs. Committed to student success, LAMC works closely with local secondary institutions to assist high school students in their transition to higher education and maintains strong ties to the business community by providing highly-respected job training programs that directly meet the workforce needs of local and regional employers. LAMC prides itself on commitment to diversity, institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, globalization of curricula, and inclusion of the community and industry when developing programs. Qualified applicants that are student-focused, motivated, and dynamic individuals who possess the required education, work experience and commitment to LAMC's mission and values are invited to submit applications.
LAMC is seeking applicants for a Full-time Tenure Track Instructor (C-Basis) in Biological Sciences (Biology) to begin instruction in the Spring of 2024. The Instructor will report to department head and is responsible for maintaining the program current, as well as teaching program courses, preparing program class schedules, lesson plans, textbook orders, and participate in the collective work of the department including college and district discipline committee engagement. The assignment may consist of day, evening and/or weekend classes, and may include off campus, high school dual enrollment, hybrid and online courses. Interested individuals who meet the minimum qualifications and possess the required experience are invited to apply.
Master's degree in any biological science, OR
Bachelor's degree in any biological science AND Master's degree in biochemistry, biophysics or marine science; OR
Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
Health: A medical certificate indicating fitness to instruct or associate with students is required at the applicant's expense after selection from an eligible list and prior to employment.
Eligibility Requirement: COVID 19 VACCINATION
Pursuant to LACCD Board of Trustee's Policy 2900, all students and employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. LACCD employees are required to provide their vaccination status in compliance with the LACCD Board of Trustees' policy. Newly hired employees will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or, at the latest, by their position start date.
Three or more years teaching majors and non-majors Biology courses at the community college and/or university level;
Experience with laboratory techniques in molecular biology, biotechnology, or bioinformatics;
Demonstrated experience implementing student centered initiatives that close equity gaps;
Experience with problem- and project-based learning and the implementation of the new instructional methodologies;
Experience with and sensitivity to the learning needs of students who are under-represented in academic programs and careers;
A strong commitment to active participation in department-level and college-level committees, programs and activities;
Experience with curriculum and program development;
Knowledge of digital course development, on-line instruction techniques and methods, Microsoft Office, Canvas, Zoom and internet research;
Ability to integrate current and emerging instructional technologies to enhance student success;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Experience with development of Student Learning Outcomes, their assessment and the creation of improvement plans;
A strong commitment to professional growth;
Ability to work as a member of a team with faculty, staff and student workers.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach courses (lecture and lab) in the Biology discipline following approved course outlines of record, including preparing course syllabi, presenting lectures, creating supplemental material (as needed), and grading and evaluating students' learning and progress;
Teach off-campus courses such as, high school dual enrollment, justice-involved facility offerings, or other non-traditional courses in keeping with community college philosophy, program standards and parameters;
Participate in the development and implementation of updated lab curriculum for non-majors biology courses with an emphasis on project-based learning;
Participate in curriculum development and updates, for example program review, as well as development and assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs);
Maintain scheduled office hours for student contact;
Participate in department and college committee meetings;
Participate in professional development activities and maintain current knowledge in the discipline;
Comply with all district requirements for distance education certification;
Develop and update department courses and curricula including developing hybrid and/or online courses;
Keep and submit accurate and timely records (i.e., grades, attendance, exclusions) in accordance with the district, college, and departmental policies and procedures;
Develop resources, materials, and strategies, including using technology to teach students in a multicultural environment;
Actively participate in staff development, campus committees, departmental meeting, advisory committee, and outreach and recruitment efforts for the department;
Maintain professional and ethical academic standards;
Support college wide efforts on implementation of Guided Pathways framework and adult education pathway to credit programs;
Commitment to the mission of the community college and its philosophy of education
Commitment to closing all existing equity gaps and striving to achieve equality for the success of all students;
Demonstrate understanding of the importance of diversity and dedication to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all members of our community
Perform other duties as assigned by the department chair and supervising administrator
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Placement on salary schedule is determined by academic preparation and/or employment experience in accordance with AFT Contract. The salary ranges are $72,790 - $135,620 for the 10 month academic year depending on experience and professional preparation. The doctoral differential is $4,610 per year. Applicants with a doctoral degree are eligible for a doctoral differential. District benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance.
Applicants will be required to file an application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments. Application packet can be filed at http://www.laccd.edu/Employment/Pages/Academic-Jobs.aspx. For consideration in the selection process, all interested applicants must submit the following:
Letter of Interest;
A current resume or curriculum vitae;
Three references including the names, titles, address, telephone numbers and e-mail of individuals who can assess the candidate's qualifications for the position;
Copies of transcripts (if candidate is advanced to finalist, they will be required to submit official transcripts). Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other countries. For a list of approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies, please go to http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf .
Application materials will not be accepted by fax, mail or email. Incomplete applications may be excluded from consideration. After review of application materials by selection committee, applicants will be contacted if selected for an interview. Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. LACCD and its Colleges reserve the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time. For consideration, please complete the application and attach required documents by 4:30 pm December 20, 2023.
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Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.
Equal Employment Policy
The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination. A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
LACCD has served as educator to more than three million students for over 77 years. The Mission of the Los Angeles Community College District is to foster student success for all individuals seeking advancement, by providing equitable and supportive learning environments at our nine colleges. The District empowers students to identify and complete their goals through educational and support programs that lead to completion of 2 or 4-year degrees, certificates, trans, transfer, or career preparation.