2021 Academic year
Position Title: Full Time Faculty
Department: Life Sciences
Immediate Supervisor: Department Head (Christina L. Rush Ph.D.)
There are two main focus points of this position: (1) to instruct college level courses in the Life Sciences, specifically Cellular and Molecular Biology (200 and 400 levels), Bioinformatics, Immunology and related courses and (2) to develop novel place-based research projects, mentor undergraduate students in research activities, write successful grants to support research and to publish research in peer-reviewed journals. It is crucial for the position to receive grant support and the candidate will be expected to secure some funding in the first year of the position.
The individual in this position will be involved in curriculum planning, development, and assessment, record keeping and student advising. They will also be expected to maintain regular, scheduled office hours (may be online), in order to advise and assist students.
All Life Sciences faculty are expected to maintain positive relationships with students, faculty, staff and administration, as well as to treat others with respect and dignity, recognizing the uniqueness of students, colleagues and the Salish Kootenai College.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
· Plan, prepare and develop course materials, such as syllabi, assignments, handouts and culturally relevant materials, in accordance with SKC mission and goals.
· Prepare and deliver lectures to students and hands-on laboratory experiences. Initiate, facilitate and moderate classroom discussions. Evaluate and grade students class work, assignments and papers.
· Be responsible for student learning outcomes assessment for courses taught each quarter.
· Assist in curriculum development for any new courses that may be added to Life Sciences.
- Maintain scheduled office hours.
- Develop place-based undergraduate research projects
- Seek funding opportunities and secure funding sources.
- Be responsible for scientific output through presentations at scientific meetings and publications in peer reviewed journals
Advising and Service
- Advise students on academic issues within the course.
· Refer students to appropriate college and community resources.
· Organize and engage in community service activities.
· Ph.D., with an emphasis in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a closely related field of study.
· Demonstrated experience and skill in teaching at undergraduate level in lab-based and lecture courses.
· Demonstrated ability to function in a team setting and work cooperatively with faculty and staff.
· Mentoring experience of undergraduate students in research projects.
· Demonstrated ability to develop novel research projects and conduct research for publication.
· Have knowledge of Salish Kootenai Tribes and the Mission and Goals of Salish Kootenai College.
· Must have ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and the ability to communicate through written, spoken and visual media.
· Current legal standing to work in the US.
- Post-doctoral work experience.
- Demonstrated experience in grant writing and successful awards.
- Experience with course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs).
Supervise students in the laboratory, as described above.