Instructor II / Assistant Professor - Biological Science and Biotechnology Program Coordinator
St. Louis Community College
Internal Number: 494957
Title: Instructor II / Assistant Professor - Biological Science and Biotechnology Program Coordinator
Employee Classification: Faculty F/T
Department: Biological Science
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Who we are:
We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.
We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.
We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.
We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.
What you get:
Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.
Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.
Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.
Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.
Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.
The basics of this position:
This position in Biology contributes to the overall work of the Biotechnology and Life Science Lab Assistant (LSLA) programs, the department and college, including preparation and planning for instruction; teaching courses; assisting in student advising; participating in departmental development and committees (textbook selection, course review and revision); participating in campus and college committees, meetings, and activities. In addition to classroom responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to coordinate both Biotechnology and Life Science Lab Assistant programs.
What you'll do:
Teaching assignments may include day, evening and weekend classes. • Formal course contact teaching of 15 credit hours of Biology lecture and lab courses face to face and online. Released time is provided for program coordination activities. • Preparation and planning for instructing assigned classes in accordance with course objectives. • Preparing and correcting examinations and other student work assignments. • Scheduling student conferences to review individual student progress. • Assistance in student academic advisement. • Participation in departmental development, evaluation and revision of course objectives and outlines, instructional strategies, and systems of evaluation of student learning. • Participation on other departmental, divisional, campus and college-wide committees. • Assistance in student recruitment, job placement, or transfer placement. • Attendance at faculty meetings and institutional ceremonies or meetings. • Participation in community activities. • The College reserves the right to assign other normal professional responsibilities as may be appropriate.
In addition to classroom responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to coordinate both Biotechnology and Life Science Lab Assistant programs --Providing leadership to ensure currency and relevance of the program. --Assisting the Department Chair, Division Dean, or other administrators with orientation and in-service training for full-time and part-time faculty, staff, and student workers. --Assisting the Department Chair, Division Dean, or other administrators with staffing needs through consultation with appropriate faculty in the area by screening applications and interviewing candidates for part-time and full-time faculty positions and making recommendations. --Organizing, coordinating, and completing a systematic evaluation and review of program curricula in collaboration with District colleagues and formulating recommendations concerning curriculum. --Reviewing and recommending catalog revisions. --Cooperating in the development of instructional and informational materials for the subject matter area of responsibility. --Participating in articulation efforts for the area with two- and four-year institutions and with high school districts. --Reviewing part-time faculty performance within area of responsibility and preparing evaluation reports for submission to the faculty member and the Department Chair, Division Dean, or other administrators. --Facilitating communication between the Department Chair, Division Dean, or other administrators and the program faculty. --Organizing twice a year Advisory Board meetings to improve the program and submitting appropriate documentation to the Board of Trustees concerning Advisory Board composition. --Recruiting students for the program/curriculum. --Securing external funding through proposal writing when appropriate. --Acting as a liaison and communication link between faculty, designated employees in other areas of the College, and community agencies for purposes of program development. --Planning and developing course schedules during the fall, spring, and summer terms for approval by the Department Chair, Division Dean, or other administrator. --Creating teaching assignments and official workloads for all full-time and part-time faculty for approval by the Department Chair, Division Dean, or other administrator. --Assisting the Department Chair, Division Dean, or other administrator in the development and management of the budget for the area of responsibility. --Assisting students with troubleshooting course schedule issues. --Assisting students with job placement as appropriate. --Coordinating textbook selection for all program courses in accordance with Bookstore procedures.
Education, experience, and other requirements:
Master's degree in Biology or a Master's degree with at least thirty (30) approved graduate semester hours in the subject and related fields.
Experience and/or education in the biotechnology field
STLCC has provided opportunity for all. As the largest higher educational institution in the region, STLCC has served more than 1.2 million students. Over 50% of households in the St. Louis area are represented in our former and current student body. Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the fundamental belief that education has the power to lift us up — as individuals, as communities and as a city.Today, STLCC consistently ranks among the top associate degree-awarding institutions in the United States. As we launch students into new and better careers, four-year degrees and richer lives, we strengthen St. Louis one student at a time. The College employs 1,400+ full-time faculty and staff and 2,300+ part-time faculty and staff