MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE 1501 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403
Biology Faculty (Unclassified MSCF-CC Faculty)
Minneapolis Community and Technical College seeks an unlimited full time instructor. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Teaching a full-time load (30 credits/ 40 contact hours per year) in college-level courses in Biology, including both lecture and laboratory sections.
Participating in development, implementation, and instruction of curriculum for the AS in Biology, especially core required biology courses such as Biology 2 and Ecology. Other courses may include Introduction to Biology, Physiology, Environmental Science, Plant Biology, and Nutrition.
Participating in course, department, and institutional assessment projects and departmental/division/school meetings.
Actively engaging in the college community through committee work and inter-departmental collaboration.
Developing and revising courses and instructional materials.
Providing quality instruction and services to a very diverse student population.
Maintaining collegial and cooperative work relationships with colleagues in the department, department support staff, and all college personnel.
Instruction may involve both on-campus and online modalities. The schedule may include daytime, evenings, or Saturdays.
Minneapolis Community and Technical College is one of the largest and most diverse two-year colleges in Minnesota, serving more than 13,000 students annually in credit and noncredit programs. MCTC enrolls 58% students of color. As a comprehensive public community and technical college, MCTC offers 114 credentials in 44 liberal arts and career and technical programs. The College has strong ties to corporate and industry partners that help fund student scholarships, provide state-of-the-art training and equipment, and offer internship and employment opportunities to the College's graduates. MCTC's addiction counseling program, the oldest in the state, enjoys a superb reputation in the counseling and treatment communities.
The College is located downtown with easy access to jobs, internships, city life, restaurants, entertainment venues and cultural activities just steps away. The Twin Cities is also home to a population of more than three million people and the highest concentration of corporate headquarters of any metropolitan area in the U.S. The region consistently ranks high in quality-of-life surveys, with a relatively low cost of living and a wealth of cultural and recreational activities.
MCTC is a member of the Minnesota State colleges and universities system. With 24 two year colleges and seven state universities. Minnesota State is the largest provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota and the fifth largest system of higher education in the country. Minnesota State is committed to ensuring access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans; being the partner of choice to meet Minnesota's workforce and community needs; and delivering to students, employers, communities and taxpayers the highest value, most affordable higher education option.
Master's degree with a major in biology or
Master's degree in any discipline/field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credits (27 graduate quarter credits) in biology.
Teaching and Learning Competency Requirement
course construction (credit course),*
teaching/instructional methods (credit course),*
student outcomes assessment/evaluation (credit course),* and
philosophy of community and technical college education (credit or non-credit course).**
Faculty shall have a degree in education or three years of successful full-time (or equivalent) teaching experience prior to being hired, or shall be required to complete coursework in the above content areas (or their equivalent) prior to being granted unlimited status.
* These courses shall be waived for individuals who at the time of hire have: a degree in education, or have documented evidence of successful completion of equivalent coursework in the specified teaching and learning content areas, or have three years of successful, full-time (or equivalent) secondary, postsecondary, industry, or trade apprenticeship teaching experience in the field for which they are being hired. (Procedure 3.32.1 College Faculty Credentialing, Part 5, Subpart B.2)
** This course shall be waived for individuals who, at the time of hire, have documented evidence of successful completion of equivalent coursework. (Procedure 3.32.1 College Faculty Credentialing, Part 5, Subpart B.3)
Demonstrated teaching experience or background in General/Introductory Biology and/or any of the following areas: Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Animal Biology and/or Plant Biology.
Evidence of a strong and clear understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, staff, administrators and communities that they serve.
Demonstrated ability to teach effectively in online, face-to-face, and blended delivery modes.
Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to evidence-based teaching practices.
Assessment-- experience with the development of assessment strategies and practices across all levels: course, department, and institional.
Student-centered-- demonstrated contributions to student growth and development through retention measures, student mentoring, and student activities.
Service to the College-- a demonstrated willingness to participate through committee work and/or student activities.
Ph.D. in Biology or related field.
APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED ONLINE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY REVIEW. Submit a cover letter, cv/resume, unofficial copies of all transcripts, and contact information for at least three (3) references who can directly address your qualifications for this position (prefer that at least one reference observed you while you were acting in a teaching capacity), online to: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/minneapolisedu/default.cfm. Paper applications cannot be considered. Copies of transcripts will be acceptable for the screening process; however, the successful candidate must provide official transcripts at the time of hire.
Benefits: The State of Minnesota offers excellent benefits including health insurance; life insurance; optional dental, short- and long-term disability; paid personal and sick leave; defined benefits and defined contribution (401 (a), retirement plans); tuition waiver for employees and dependents; and optional 457 and 403(b) retirement savings plans.
Salary: Based on education and experience in accordance with the Minnesota State College Faculty contract.
The safety of all members of the MCTC campus community is of vital concern. The most recent Annual Compliance and Security Report is available on the College website at www.minneapolis.edu/clery. Past copies of the report can be found on the MCTC Public Safety page located at www.minneapolis.edu/publicsafety.
An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and encourages application from underrepresented groups. A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) is a public two-year college located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. MCTC enrolls nearly 15,000 credit students annually and is an active partner in initiatives designed to strengthen the social, economic and cultural vitality of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Created in 1996, under the umbrella of the Minnesota State Colleges and Univer...sities (MnSCU) system, MCTC is the result of the merger of two institutions: a technical college with a long history of vocational education dating back to 1914 and an open-enrollment community college established in 1965. Currently, the spacious campus covers 21.6 acres of land and recent expansions include a new state-of-the-art Science Center, culinary kitchen and dining hall and outdoor plaza.