Salary Range: Salary compensatory upon experience and education.
Contract Term Length:Â 10 Months
Standard Hours:Â 37.5
Work Location:Â Hybrid
FLSA Status: Exempt
College: Jefferson Community & Technical College
Campus Location: Jefferson Community College
Department: Natural Sciences
Jefferson Community & Technical College offers a competitive benefits package and an attractive work environment that supports excellence, innovation, and creativity including:
Exceptional health care, vision, dental coverage for you and your family
Tuition reimbursement/waiver for you, your spouse, and dependents
403(b) retirement plan: a 5% employee contribution receives a 10% employer match
9.5 Paid Holidays
2 Weeks Institutional Closing Pay (Last 2 weeks of December) for qualifying positions
Employee Assistance Program
The Natural Sciences Division of Jefferson Community and Technical College has an anticipated opening for two full-time Biology Instructors. This position will be responsible for full-time instruction in all or two of the following: General Biology & Laboratories, Microbiology & Laboratories, and/or Anatomy & Physiology with Laboratories.
Jefferson Faculty are expected to teach in the format (fully in-person, hybrid, or online) or the location needed. Jefferson has six campus locations: Downtown, Technical, Southwest, Shelby County, Bullitt County, and Carrollton County. (We are very much in need of instructors at our Carrollton, Shelby and Southwest Campuses, if you have a preference for one of these campuses, please mention this in your cover letter.)
In addition to teaching classes, all full-time instructors are expected to: â€¢ Develop courses using modern pedagogical techniques that include student success, retention, and DEI activities â€¢ Maintain scheduled office hours for mentoring and coaching students â€¢ Use Blackboard Ultra for communication and feedback with students â€¢ Use Starfish in advising and instruction â€¢ Advise students on academic pathways and support registration â€¢ Engage in Internal Service as well as External/Community Service activities â€¢ Engage in Professional Development in discipline, teaching, advising, and all aspects of the faculty position and develop as an academic leader.
The Biology Department at Jefferson Community & Technical College encourages a strong emphasis towards Active Learning Techniques in our classrooms. This approach to instruction results in less traditional lecture and more Inquiry Learning from students even in fully online sections. Instructors will be expected to Plan Active Learning and Inquiry Learning activities to implement during class time.
Masterâ€™s degree in Biology or a Masterâ€™s degree in a related field with 18 graduate hours in the Biology discipline. Â
Successful candidates for the Anatomy & Physiology position must demonstrate academic preparation in that specific sub-discipline. Successful candidates for the Microbiology position must have earned graduate level credit in a microbiology course. Preferred candidates will have two years of teaching experience including labs. Experience in, and understanding of the importance of, working with students from diverse backgrounds required. This position requires the ability to work in a culturally diverse environment, which consists of frequent contact with a diverse constituency of students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Jefferson Community and Technical College, based in Louisville, Ky., is the largest of 16 colleges forming the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. It encompasses six campuses in four counties with over 12,000 students enrolled on campus and in on-line programs. It is a comprehensive, public postsecondary institution providing students access to a wide variety of programs of study including allied health, business, engineering technologies, general education transfer studies, information technologies, and trade and industry technologies. It awards associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. At Jefferson, we foster an active and inclusive learning environment and value working with students from diverse backgrounds. We have a strong commitment to community-building and inclusion.