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Vacancy Announcement

Position Title:

Faculty – Biology

Position Number:



SCCC -Durango



Release Date/Closing Date:


06/21/2013 – 06/28/2013

Applications are due by 4:00 pm on the close date.  Applications received after the close date will not be accepted.  Post-marks will not be accepted.

Department/Division Purpose:


The mission of the Science Department at Pueblo Community College is to increase the science foundation
among our diverse student population through our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning process. 
By instilling basic scientific skills and knowledge and facilitating analytical thinking, clear expression of ideas,
and interpersonal skills, we provide the foundation for our students to be successful in achieving their career

Job Summary Statement:


All faculty job descriptions incorporate and utilize the principals and tools of continuous improvement by and through the assessment of student learning.  This is the foundation of our accreditation through the Academic Quality Improvement Program. Launched by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in 1999, the program offers an alternative reaccreditation pathway emphasizing continuous quality improvement. The HLC's Handbook for Accreditation summarizes the program as follows: "The Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) infuses the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into the culture of colleges and universities by providing an alternative process through which an already-accredited institution can maintain its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.”   Pueblo Community College embraces continuous improvement and has adopted it as its culture and as a necessary part of every job description.  In addition, all job descriptions require the utilization of available technology in the completion of the duties.

This position specifically exists to This position specifically exists to provide classroom/lab/on-line instruction in biology and anatomy/physiology courses under the supervision of the department chairperson. Faculty will be expected to prepare/plan and teach several different biology and human anatomy and physiology courses and teach classes at various dates/times per the department schedule, to include evening, weekend, online and special length courses.  Faculty must be knowledgeable in biology, human anatomy and physiology, or related fields.  This position requires experience and working knowledge of common PC programs including Microsoft Office components (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), Outlook, and this position requires experience and/or willingness to adopt classroom technology.   Faculty are required to observe campus, division and department policies/procedures, advise students, attend professional development, and serve on committees. 



The incumbent in this job is expected to assist the College in achieving its vision and mission. Customer focus, college service, and a willingness to assist as needed are expectations for all employees.


Essential Functions:


% of Time

Assists in the implementation of the approved program curriculum; knowledgeable of program accreditation standards, and strives to meet those standards with available resources.


Assists in the program/course recruitment and retention process.


Supervises and enforces appropriate safety procedures for laboratories and facilities, and provides supervision for students to ensure safety standards are met.


Provides adequate preparation of the course material used in assigned courses, utilizes the approved text, and adheres to the syllabus and course outline/schedule.


Teaches courses as assigned within faculty work load guidelines. Develops and implements curriculum and effective teaching strategies in an effort to meet the department and state standards.


Provides input to the Department Chairperson regarding curriculum, scheduling, supplies, and equipment.


Maintains a work schedule as agree upon by the supervisor and in concert with the state faculty work load policy (at least forty-hour work week with a minimum of 30 hours on campus which can include coop or other off campus assignments) and a minimum of 5 hours per week for consultation or advisement with students.


Is available for duty during orientation, advising, and registration periods during the academic year.


Meets all regularly scheduled classes unless the class has been canceled or rescheduled by or with the permission of the Department Chair. Faculty may also serve as a substitute within the program for absent colleagues for short-term absences.


Responsible for adhering to all laws, policies, procedures, rules and regulations which govern and affect the College.  This includes the Fiscal Rules of the State of Colorado.


Participates in Accountability Progress Reports, Assessment of Student Learning projects, program reviews, student assessment, and evaluation processes required by internal-external sources as appropriate.


Serve on Faculty and college committees and task forces.  Attends all regularly scheduled department, division, or college meetings unless these meetings conflict with a scheduled class or unless the faculty member is excused by the Department Chair or Dean.


Assists with training of part-time instructors as assigned.


Other duties as assigned.


Non-Essential Functions:


% of Time



Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications for the position they are seeking as of the date of the application, unless otherwise specified.  Experience will be based upon a full-time, 40-hour work week.  Part-time experience will be pro-rated.  Part-time teaching experience will be based on a ratio of 36 credit hours = 1 year of experience.

Minimum Qualifications



Master’s Degree in Biology, Health, or related scientific field.


Licenses or Certifications:



One-year experience teaching science courses.

Special knowledge, skills, abilities:


Demonstrated ability to teach biology courses at the post-secondary level.

Demonstrated written and oral communication skills. 

Demonstrated technology skills and ability to learn institution specific technology.

Preferred Qualifications



Graduate course work in human anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology


Licenses or Certifications:



One-year experience teaching biology courses at a community college.

One-year experience teaching human anatomy, physiology, and/or pathophysiology.

Experience working in the health or biological fields.

Demonstrated experience working with faculty in higher education

Demonstrated experience working with curriculum development

Special knowledge, skills, abilities:

Willingness and ability to teach a variety of biology courses.

Demonstrated leadership skills in an academic environment.

Demonstrated success in developing, managing, and implementing new educational programs at a community college.

Salary Information


$35,000 base salary, plus additional compensation based on education and experience. In addition to salary, PCC offers an excellent benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement.

Application Process


To be considered for a position, applicants must submit a PCC Application, voluntary Affirmative Action form, letter of interest, resume, and unofficial transcripts to PCCJOBS@pueblocc.edu or by mailing applicant packets to:       Human Resources

                                                900 W Orman Ave

                                                Pueblo, CO 81004

Selection Process


--All applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

--After the position closes, applicants will be screened based on the posted MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

--Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be moved to the Screening Committee.  The Screening Committee will determine the applicants who will be offered interviews and those applicants will be contacted via email or telephone.

--Once a job offer has been accepted, all applicants will be notified via email.

--Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on your application and may not be eligible for consideration.

Pueblo Community College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, and Title II of the ADA

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