Anatomy & Physiology Biology (Tenure-Track) Instructor

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Delta College is seeking faculty members committed to the college’s philosophy that education serves the greater good by providing students access to a better life. The candidates for faculty positions understand that community colleges are positioned to fundamentally change people’s lives, and as a result, society itself. Required qualities include a belief that continuous improvement in pedagogy and relationships with students, other faculty, and staff are hallmarks of an educator who has been called to the profession. We are seeking colleagues who embrace the idea of helping students achieve their goals, and approach academic excellence as evidenced in equity as a moral imperative.

Delta believes that faculty are the heart of the institution. We are seeking faculty members who are energized by the community college pathways and inclusivity/equity initiatives, and see it as their job to support a diverse set of learners inside and outside the classroom. Delta embraces the notion of life-long learning and continuous improvement, and so is looking for those with a sincere desire to self-reflect on personal instructional practices and work collaboratively with colleagues to improve teaching and learning for all students. The faculty members that Delta seeks to hire live a daily work-commitment to the democratic ideal espoused in Delta’s mission.

Are you interested in positively impacting students’ lives? We are seeking candidates for a collaborative, energetic, and innovative full-time, tenure-track faculty position to teach biology. Instructors are responsible for establishing and promoting an inclusive and effective learning environment to maximize student learning. Instructors may be assigned to teach a variety of biology courses in traditional classroom and/or blended/hybrid settings as needed in the Science and Mathematics Division at Delta College.


The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to include culturally competent and inclusive teaching practices that meet the college’s commitment to fostering an environment of belonging, diversity, equity and inclusion.
Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Delta College.
Demonstrate a philosophy of teaching that provides learning opportunities that meet the needs of all students.
Commitment to providing a learning environment that addresses the historical and contemporary sociocultural frameworks that provide a more holistic representation of the field of biology.
Teach at least 30 equated credit hours annually of biology courses, specifically in the subfield of microbiology, general biology, and environmental science in a variety of settings including the main campus, Saginaw Center, Midland Center, or online. Online modalities include hybrid, asynchronous, and synchronous.
Focus on supporting and assessing student learning and academic achievement to promote student success.
Develop innovative, dynamic, and engaging learning environments that support student learning and success.
Collaborate voluntarily and enthusiastically with colleagues in the academic discipline and with other faculty colleagues to develop effective learning experiences for a diverse student body.
Serve the community through outreach activities.
Commit to ongoing educational and professional growth.
Engage fully in course, discipline, program development, curriculum development and assessment.
Attendance and participation in discipline, division, and college meetings.
Ability to use a learning management system to deliver course material.
Demonstrate teaching effectiveness which supports student learning and encompasses pedagogies for student success to meet course and/or program requirements.
Work in a variety of settings which promote quality learning.
Maintain professional development to assure currency within field of practice.
Possess effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

Required Qualifications
Master’s degree or higher in biology with at least 18 contact hours of relevant coursework in the anatomy & physiology for which courses are taught, or a professional degree with relevant coursework. Relevant course work for anatomy & physiology would zoology, comparative anatomy, mammalogy, biochemistry, cell biology, etc. from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Demonstrated current knowledge in anatomy & physiology.
Ability to teach on multiple Delta campuses and online (asynchronously and synchronously).
Recent experience in teaching anatomy and physiology using inclusive teaching practices.
Commitment to inclusive classroom climates and curricular design that fosters a greater sense of community.
Demonstrated commitment to Equity and Completion.
Demonstrated proficiency in relevant technologies.
Commitment to creating an inclusive classroom climate and design curricula that foster greater sense of community.

Additional Experiences Considered
Teaching experience at the community college level.
Experience using a variety of teaching technologies and methodologies, and delivery methods including online.
Demonstrated current and ongoing professional growth.
Experience working with non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic skills.
Pedagogy is informed by belonging, equity, diversity and inclusion.
Online, Hybrid, or blended teaching experience.
Familiarity with learning management system software.
Demonstrated ongoing professional growth.
Demonstration of collegiality.
Ability to teach across disciplines.

Application Deadline
Position will remain open until filled. The College reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete an on-line application and attach a cover letter with position title, resume and copies of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire) and/or certifications and licenses.

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