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Assistant/Associate Professor, Life & Physical Sciences
Summary
Title:Assistant/Associate Professor, Life & Physical Sciences
ID:1066
Department:Community College
Location:801 North Capitol Street
Description

Number of Vacancies: 2

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular Tenure Track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0004/0000/03 or 04

Salary Range: $42,974-$72,799

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 801 North Capitol Street, NE

Brief Description of Duties


The University of the District of Columbia is seeking a dynamic, patron-centered individual with collaboration skills and experiences to serve as the Assistant/Associate Professor of Life and Physical Sciences. The Assistant/Associate Professor of Life and Physical Sciences teaches courses in biology, including anatomy and physiology and clinical microbiology and chemistry. All core courses are currently held at the UDC-CC Main campus located at 801 North Capitol Street, NE. As the Community College expands, additional locations for biology courses may also be held at other campus locations. This is a regular 9-month, tenure-track position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaches a minimum of four courses per week, during the day, evening, and/or weekend in Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, and/or Clinical Microbiology and Chemistry; may include more than one campus site
  • Conducts a minimum of five office hours per week
  • Serves as advisor to student majors; answer student inquiries (emails and voice mail messages) in a timely manner
  • Helps to develop and teach appropriate online courses
  • Adheres to college and department policies and procedures
  • Participates fully in curriculum development and revision that stress innovation and multi-cultural emphasis and recommends selection of textbooks and other instructional materials
  • Collaborates with Program Coordinator, Director Division and the Dean in the development and revision of courses of study and curricula
  • Develops appropriate assessment of student learning at the course, program and College levels
  • Engages in activities that facilitate student achievement of learning outcomes, such as ongoing feedback, and consultation as needed
  • Collaborates with appropriate Student Services personnel to address perceived student issues, which may require special attention
  • Engages in on-going professional development that promotes currency in discipline knowledge and instructional methods
  • Participates in departmental recruiting and retention activities
  • Adheres to professional and ethical standards of conduct
  • Familiarity with and conducts assessment of student learning outcomes, both course and program levels, according to the standards of the College and Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Minimum of a Master's degree in biology, chemistry or related discipline, PhD preferred.
  • At least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience, including two (2) years in an institution of higher education teaching Biology, Anatomy and Physiology and/or Clinical Microbiology and Chemistry; Community college teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience with instructional technology including Blackboard is highly desirable

A candidate for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor shall be required to meet the following qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate or the highest appropriate credential in the field of specialization, or experience and achievements comparable to the doctorate;
  • A record of scholarship and professional growth; and
  • At least five (5) years of full-time teaching experience in an institution of higher education, including three (3) years as an Assistant Professor.

A candidate for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor shall be required to meet the following qualifications:

  • An appropriate terminal degree or agree to complete this degree within a period of time to be specified in the terms of the initial contract; and
  • At least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience, including two (2) years in an institution of higher education.
Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience in the discipline is limited or absent. When formal teaching experience is limited or absent, the candidate shall be required to demonstrate verifiable potential for effective teaching.


Information to Applicant
 

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
 

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
 

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

 

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University's EO Policy Statement, please visit: http://www.udc.edu/equal opportunity/.

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