The successful candidate will provide college-level instruction in Biology and Environmental Science. Classes may include General Biology, Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, General Environmental Science, Earth Science, Physical Geology, Historical Geology, General Ecology, and Environmental Geology. This is an Associate Instructor position - a full-time, one-year appointment to teach a higher instructional load than regular nine-month teaching faculty for the fall and spring semesters. This position is relieved of most administrative and governance duties to allow the instructor to spend time in student support and student success related activities. The Associate Instructor contract contains no expectation or guarantee of continued employment. The position reports directly to the Dean of Mathematics, Science and Health Technologies and indirectly to the Vice President of Academic and Student Services. The primary responsibility of a member of the teaching faculty in the Virginia Community College System shall be to provide quality instruction for the students. At SWCC, the major emphasis shall be on excellent teaching by working with students in classrooms and/or laboratories, through individual conferences, various distance education media, and related activities. Our goal is to help students develop their own interests and abilities to the fullest capacity in order to become better persons, better workers, and better citizens.
Master's or Ph.D. degrees in Biology and Geology/Environmental Science from a regionally accredited institution are required. Included in the degree must be a minimum of 18 graduate hours in each discipline. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. An acceptable background check for the successful candidate is also required. The successful candidate will have: •Knowledge of current teaching and learning strategies to facilitate student-centered learning; •Experience interacting successfully with academically diverse student populations; •Ability to teach classes using various instructional delivery methods including web-based instruction; •Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand; •Ability to work with service area education providers and employers; •Flexibility to teach evening and/or off-campus courses; •Ongoing professional development and membership in an appropriate regional, state, and/or national organization related to teaching assignment; •Responsibility for establishing a campus presence by holding regular office hours, advising students, participating in campus life, and participating in assigned committee work.
Internal Number: 16013
About Southwest Virginia Community College
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.