Front Range Community College
Biology Faculty Westminster Campus
Who We Are
We are the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 28,000 credit students annually. We were one of 30 colleges in the initial American Association of Community CollegesPathways Project, recently selected as a “Most Promising Place to Work” in Diverse Magazine, and profiled as one of six top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. We have developed a strong strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates and have made significant investments in advising and other student support programs.
At FRCC, we transform lives through excellence in teaching and learning. Pillars of our approach include: Inclusive learning environments; Active student engagement; Robust instructional content; Meaningful assessment; and Continuous improvement.
We havea strong commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity.We are actively seeking to hire a workforce that reflects our student community and will support our Philosophy of Inclusion.
We are guided by the philosophy “One College, Many Communities.” Campuses share many common values, goals, and practices,but are also given the opportunity and flexibility to develop unique cultures and programs that serve individual communities. In addition, we have a clear vision outlined in its strategic plan. For more information, visit the following:www.frontrange.eduandVISION 2020.
Who You Are
As a full-time biology faculty member in the Science Department, you provide instruction in biology, emphasizing at least one of the following; anatomy and physiology, microbiology, or general biology. Full-time faculty at FRCC are expected to assume instructional leadership roles including mentoring of part-time instructors, innovation in teaching skills with a focus on active learning and inclusion, implementation of new technologies into teaching methods, assessment of student learning, and participation in department, campus, and college initiatives.
The faculty member hired for this position will spend roughly half of the work week at the Brighton Center and will be responsible for teaching at the Center, mentoring and providing professional development opportunities for Brighton instructors, and participating as a member of the Center’s leadership team.
You work individually, as well as in collaboration with colleagues, to develop innovative curriculum which meets the needs of our diverse population of students. Student retention and success is your top priority. You will utilize technology and effective teaching strategies to develop students’ critical thinking skills.
As a faculty member you act as a mentor for the part-time instructors. You serve as a representative of the department by participating in committees, task forces, and events at the campus, college, and/or state levels. You may be asked to teach at different times, locations and modalities to meet the needs of the College.
Please note: this is an on-campus position. You need to be a Colorado resident on your first day of employment.
SALARY:$52,676 - $59,962 annually.Please see our 2020-2021 Salary Matrix for more specific information.
BENEFITS:2020 2021 APT & Faculty Benefits
SELECTION PROCESS:Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of February 9, 2021.
Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of the completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package includes:A resume; A letter of interest; A copy of official transcripts; A one-page statement of your teaching philosophy; and A list of courses and the semesters you have taught.
REQUIRED EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:
- Master’s degree, or higher, in Biology or a related field. Also allowed, a Master’s degree in any field, plus 18 graduate credits in Biology or a related field.
- Two (2) years of recent college teaching experience
PREFERRED EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:
- Two (2) years of experience working with students in a community college setting
- Experience with evidence-based teaching methods which engage students through active learning
- Experience contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive classroom and work environment
- Experience developing innovative curriculum and assessments
- Demonstrated experience utilizing technology teaching online and in the classroom
- Leadership experience and/or potential for leadership
Welcoming. Respectful. Inclusive. Together, we are FRCC.