To perform instructional and all related duties in the college's biology discipline.
Faculty member reports to the Dean of Arts and Sciences, who reports to the Provost, Vice President of Instructional Services, who reports to the President.
Qualifications for the Position
Masters Degree in biology or related field, or Masters degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in biology.
Commitment to student-centered learning and the use of technology and innovation in the delivery of instruction through various modes of delivery such as face-to-face, online, hybrid, and/or blended formats.
Excellent communication, organization, planning, and presentation skills.
Ability to work independently as well as promote and foster a teamwork environment with the entire college community.
Commitment to community college philosophy.
Previous biology teaching experience
Perform instructional duties as assigned for biology courses.
Remain abreast of current trends, technologies, and information in the subject area.
Develop appropriate curriculum for the subject area.
Assist in the development of alternative educational options including but not limited to short-term certificates, competency-based education, and education and workforce trainings, as applicable.
Prepare or update syllabi as needed for all courses in which the faculty member has instructional responsibilities.
Recommend textbooks and equipment, which the instructor deems necessary in instructional assignments.
Ensure the classroom/lab area has sufficient inventory of supplies to be used for instructional purposes.
Maintain a safe, clean, and orderly environment conducive for learning.
Maintain attendance and grade records and provide these records for review as requested.
Mentor students in the registration process and during office hours.
Perform assessment of student learning and participate in college-wide assessment program.
Communicate with department adjuncts and dual credit faculty regularly to ensure consistency in curriculum, assessment, etc.
Actively participate in departmental program review.
Work closely with educational partners, community groups, and school districts to develop partnerships and growth opportunities and to ensure that the program is meeting the needs of the students and the community.
Actively engage in activities that support adequate enrollment levels and department growth.
Plan and implement a program of communication and recruitment with prospective students.
Report absences from assigned responsibilities promptly to the Academic Dean.
Ensure access to students and college employees through posted office hours and timely communication.
Prepare reports as required.
Participate in commencement exercises.
Attend and participate in committee meetings, sponsorship of student activities, and other college events and activities both on-and-off campus as requested and consistent with the current collective bargaining agreement.
Participate in professional development activities both on campus and off campus as requested and consistent with collective bargaining agreement.
Seek partnerships, internship/apprenticeship opportunities, grants, and other work-based learning opportunities.
In accordance with the Perkins State Plan, maintain team-based challenges and/or a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO), as applicable.
Promote an educational environment that recognizes and values diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral components of academic excellence.
Serve as Program/Discipline Coordinator as needed/assigned.
Review, recommend, and provide input to the Dean in the budget and course fee process annually and regularly monitor departmental budget.
Assist the appropriate college staff in follow-up activities for graduating or existing Kaskaskia College students.
Assist the appropriate college staff in the dissemination of information related to Kaskaskia College programs and activities for students and the community.
Perform other related duties as assigned, consistent with collective bargaining agreement.
Supervise student workers as necessary.
Faculty member is expected to work independently with a minimum amount of supervision. Consultation as necessary is available with the Academic Dean.
Faculty member is expected to follow all college policies and procedures as well as all local, state, and federal laws. Faculty member is expected to adhere to and foster the development of Kaskaskia College's core values of compassion, honesty, respect, responsibility, and fairness.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Duties will be performed in an academic environment consistent with the program of study and the needs of the student. Environment may be prone to frequent distractions and interruptions. Travel within the college district, as well as occasional overnight travel, is required as necessary to perform the duties of the position and consistent with collective bargaining agreement
RE: Assistant Professor of Biology APB011923
27210 College Road
Centralia, IL 62801
As an AA/EEO employer Kaskaskia College is interested in receiving applications from individuals who would enhance the diversity of the College.
BENEFIT SUMMARY SHEET FOR FULL-TIME FACULTY
The following information is based on the current employee fringe benefits that Kaskaskia College offers. It is not intended to be a contractual agreement and in no way limits Kaskaskia College from altering such benefits in the future.
SICK LEAVE 10 days per fiscal year
PERSONAL LEAVE 3 days per fiscal year
HEALTH INSURANCE is effective the first day of the month after hire date and includes comprehensive medical coverage and vision and dental coverage.
Current Rates effective 9/1/23:
Employee only $247.00/month
Employee+2 or more $420.00/month
Provider is Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois
LIFE INSURANCE is provided by the College and is effective the first day of the month after hire date. The benefit amount is equal to annual salary. Additional voluntary insurance is available at employees expense.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT and 403(b) PLANS are also available.
The State Universities Retirement System requires that 8% of an employees monthly gross pay is deducted for individual retirement purposes.
It is also required that .75% of an employees monthly gross pay be deducted to fund the College Insurance Plan for Community College Retirees.