Position Accountabilities and Essential Functions:
Delta College is seeking faculty members committed to the college's philosophy that education serves the greater good by providing students access to a better life. The candidates for faculty positions understand that community colleges are positioned to fundamentally change people's lives, and as a result, society itself. Required qualities include a belief that continuous improvement in pedagogy and relationships with students, other faculty, and staff are hallmarks of an educator who has been called to the profession. We are seeking colleagues who embrace the idea of helping students achieve their goals, and approach academic excellence as evidenced in equity as a moral imperative.
Delta believes that faculty are the heart of the institution. We are seeking faculty members who are energized by the community college pathways and inclusivity/equity initiatives, and see it as their job to support a diverse set of learners inside and outside the classroom. Delta embraces the notion of life-long learning and continuous improvement, and so is looking for those with a sincere desire to self-reflect on personal instructional practices and work collaboratively with colleagues to improve teaching and learning for all students. The faculty members that Delta seeks to hire live a daily work-commitment to the democratic ideal espoused in Delta's mission.
Are you interested in positively impacting students' lives? We are seeking candidates for a collaborative, energetic, and innovative full-time, tenure-track faculty position to teach a combination of microbiology and either general biology or environmental science. Instructors are responsible for establishing and promoting an inclusive and effective learning environment to maximize student learning. Instructors may be assigned to teach a variety of biology courses in traditional classroom and/or blended/hybrid settings as needed in the Science and Mathematics Division at Delta College.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to include culturally competent and inclusive teaching practices that meet the college's commitment to fostering an environment of belonging, diversity, equity and inclusion.
Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Delta College.
Demonstrate a philosophy of teaching that provides learning opportunities that meet the needs of all students.
Commitment to providing a learning environment that addresses the historical and contemporary sociocultural frameworks that provide a more holistic representation of the field of biology.
Teach at least 30 equated credit hours annually of biology courses, specifically in the subfield of microbiology, general biology, and/or environmental science, in a variety of settings including day, evening, weekend, at the main campus, Saginaw Center, Midland Center, or online. Online modalities include hybrid, asynchronous, and synchronous.
Focus on supporting and assessing student learning and academic achievement to promote student success.
Continually develop appropriate innovation in learning and teaching to meet diverse learning styles and student needs.
Collaborate voluntarily and enthusiastically with colleagues in the academic discipline and with other faculty colleagues to develop effective learning experiences for a diverse student body.
Serve the community through outreach activities.
Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of diversity based on the college statement on diversity.
Make effective and innovative use of appropriate technology in the performance of the responsibilities and accountabilities.
Commit to ongoing educational and professional growth.
Engage fully in course, discipline, program development, curriculum development and assessment.
Attend and participate in discipline, division, and college meetings.
Committee participation at the college and related professional organizations.
Possess minimum technology skills and understanding of a course management system.
Demonstrate teaching effectiveness which supports student learning and encompasses pedagogies for student success to meet course and/or program requirements.
Work in a variety of settings which promote quality learning.
Maintain professional development to assure currency within field of practice.
Possess effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrate an understanding of and willingness to teach dual enrolled students.
Master of Science degree in biology or a related discipline with a minimum of 18 credit hours in microbiology or other closely related subject areas from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Relevant subject areas should include microbiology as the main component with ability to teach either general introductory biology courses and/or environmental science.
Commitment to creating an inclusive classroom climate and designing curricula that foster greater sense of community.
Recent experience in teaching biology in an active learning environment.
Experience using a variety of teaching modalities, educational technology, and delivery methods including online.
Demonstrated current knowledge in microbiology, general biology, and environmental science.
Ability to teach on multiple Delta campuses and online (asynchronous and synchronous)
Demonstrated commitment to Equity and Completion.
Demonstrated proficiency in relevant technologies.
Commitment to creating an inclusive classroom climate and design curricula that foster greater sense of community.
Additional Experiences Considered:
Teaching experience at the community college level.
Relevant teaching experience in the content area and at the community college level.
Post-doctoral work in a related field.
Demonstrated current and ongoing professional growth
Experience working with non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic skills.
Demonstrated experience working as part of a committee, learning community, grant project, or other related education-based group that requires collegiality and teamwork.
Experience using a variety of teaching technologies and methodologies, and delivery methods including online.
Pedagogy is informed by belonging, equity, diversity and inclusion.
Online, Hybrid, or blended teaching experience.
Familiarity with learning management system software.
Demonstrated ongoing professional growth.
Demonstration of collegiality.
Ability to teach across disciplines.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Complete an on-line application and attach a cover letter with position title, resume and copies of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire) and/or certifications and licenses.
Position will remain open until filled. The College reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.
Starting Salary $57,815 – $74,300: Commensurate with Education, Qualifications and Experience
Successful candidates must demonstrate experience, skills, and commitment to fostering an environment of diversity in student, faculty and staff.Delta College, established in 1961, offers 150 transfer and career certificate and associate degree programs, and enrolls nearly 11,000 students each semester at its main campus and three learning centers.Delta College enjoys a reputation as one of the nation’s leading community colleges. Contributing factors to this achievement are its enduring commitment to excellence, passion for innovation and focus on people. Those values can be seen in its AQIP Higher Learning Commission accreditation, charter membership in the National League for Innovation, Achieving the Dream participation, environmental stewardship and unique shared governance system.The College’s service area is comprised of Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties, each with its own appealing personality and features, located adjacent to Lake Huron in mid-Michigan. Delta College - one of America's leading community colleges!