Assistant Professor, Biology (Two Positions)
Life Sciences Department
Full or Part Time
Hours per week
Number of Months
Teaching assignments will include day, evening, and/or weekend classes at the San Marcos campus and/or off-campus locations as part of contract responsibilities, as well as distance education classes. Full-time faculty are expected to participate fully in departmental activities and college governance and hold regular office hours.
Starting salary range: $53,413.02 – $83,562.16 annually. An annual stipend of $1,306 shall be paid to any faculty member who has an earned Doctorate from an accredited institution.
Academic training and teaching experience will form the basis for salary computation as determined by placement on the regular salary schedule of the College. A maximum of step 8 at the appropriate salary grade will be awarded to new faculty. For a salary estimate, visit www.palomar.edu/hr/salaryinfo and use the links in the Full-time Faculty section.
The Assistant Professor, Biology, will be primarily responsible for teaching a variety of courses in the discipline of Biology. Specifically, these courses may include teaching both lecture and laboratory sections that are designed to meet the education requirements of majors and non-majors. Teaching assignments will include courses in life sciences, such as non-majors biology, organismal biology for majors, and/or microbiology based on the background of the selected candidates and as needed to meet department enrollment growth trends.
Supervision Received and Exercised
Complete details may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/PFF2009-11Contract.pdf.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties also include assisting in the coordination of laboratory instruction among part-time faculty and planning, developing, and implementing course curricula as well as updating course materials and Course Outlines of Record. In addition to the teaching responsibilities, other duties include maintaining regular office hours, curriculum and program development, development and assessment of student learning outcomes, full participation in department activities, and participation in college governance.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Must meet one of the sets of qualifications listed under a) through c):
a) A Master’s degree in any biological science.
b) A Master’s degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science and a Bachelor’s degree in any biological science.
c) A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of the qualifications in either a) or b) above. Candidates who do not possess the specific minimum qualifications as stated above, which includes degrees that have not been awarded at the time of submitting the application, must complete and attach the Equivalency Qualifications Form ( www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/equivalency.pdf ).
Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Candidates who have earned degrees from foreign institutions are required to submit both official translations and course-by-course evaluations of their transcripts that have been prepared by a certified U.S. credential review service that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services ( NACES ). Visit www.naces.org for a list of current members.
Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds in a community college.
• Strong academic preparation in biology as evidenced by upper division and/or graduate level coursework in a variety of biological sub-disciplines.
• Teaching experience at the undergraduate level, especially at the community college level in biology and in at least one other discipline within the life sciences (biological sciences).
• Proven ability to make life science courses exciting and meaningful to non-major students.
• Commitment to a student learning-centered college.
• Evidence of a strong commitment to remain current in biological and life sciences and their instructional programs.
Licenses and/or Certificates
Complete working conditions may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/PFF2009-11Contract.pdf.
Terms of Employment
This is a full-time, 10-month-per-year tenure-track position. Teaching assignments will include day, evening, and/or weekend classes at the San Marcos campus and/or off-campus locations as part of contract responsibilities, as well as distance education classes. Full-time faculty are expected to participate fully in departmental activities and college governance and hold regular office hours.
Complete terms of employment may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/PFF2009-11Contract.pdf.
Fully-paid employee benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents; and life, disability, and long-term care insurance. All full-time faculty are enrolled in STRS (State Teachers Retirement System).