Biological Sciences Assistant Professor (Anatomy/Physiology)

Position Title Biological Sciences Assistant Professor (Anatomy/Physiology)

Description of Position Los Medanos College is recruiting to fill a Biology full-time tenure track faculty position to teach Anatomy/Physiology courses at the Pittsburg campus starting Fall 2019.

Paper screening will take place January 28 – February 8, 2019.
Screening interviews will be held February 25 – March 8, 2019.
Final interviews will be held March 11 – 22, 2019.

Inquiries For questions, please contact Eileen Valenzuela at 925-473-7406 in the Office of Instruction.

Recruitment Type Faculty

Location Los Medanos College

Posting Number F00537

# of Openings 2

Yearly Salary Range / Hourly Range $59, 616 - $89,754 per year

Position Status Tenure-track

EEO Job Category Faculty & Other Instructional Staff

Employee Group Full-Time Faculty

Department L5010-Biological Sciences

Discipline Biological Sciences

Duties and Responsibility

In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
  2. Participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
  3. Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
  4. Engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
  5. Participating in department, division, and college committees;
  6. Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
  7. Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
  8. Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
  9. Informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
  10. Preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
  11. Maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
  12. Posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
  13. Participating in College’s shared governance processes.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience

Master’s in any biological science
bachelor’s in any biological science AND master’s in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science
A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in Biological Sciences
the equivalent.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Excellent teaching ability, experience and education in the areas of Human Anatomy and Physiology, including human cadaver dissection and/or dissections of related organisms.
  2. Highly motivated to teach biology, specifically in a community college setting.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of and ability to work effectively with a diverse population of colleagues and students, especially in the area of modifying curriculum to suit student needs.

Job Open Date: 12/14/2018

Job Close Date: 01/20/2019

Open Until Filled No

Employment Begins August 2019

# of Months 10

Diversity Statement

It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Employee Benefits

Membership in State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)
District-paid benefits (employee contributes 6%) for employee and dependents/domestic partners include:

  • Medical (Anthem Blue Cross or Kaiser) insurance including chiropractic services
  • Dental and vision
  • Flexible spending (125) plan
  • Life and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Deferred compensation (403b and 457)
  • Sabbatical Leave

Additional Benefits: The District also offers eligible faculty employees, travel assistance plan, retiree benefits, and employee discounts on health memberships.

The United Faculty positions are within a collective bargaining unit. United Faculty employees are required to join the union or pay an equivalent service fee. The monthly contribution is an agency fee of .55 % of gross pay + $2.50.

How to Apply

  1. Interested applicants must submit all of the application materials online to be considered for this position. We do not accept hand-delivered, e-mailed, faxed or postal mailed application packets.
  2. It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received on or before the closing date. Our application deadline time is 11:59pm on the specified closing date.
  3. You should submit an unofficial transcript with degree(s) conferred for screening purposes. If you do not have electronic version of the transcript required for the position, you can have it scanned by a Staples, Office Max or Office Depot, etc. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload transcripts when completing our online application process. You should be prepared to provide an official transcript with degree(s) conferred prior to employment start date should the position be offered.
  4. If you do not possess the required exact educational degrees and are applying under the equivalency process, you bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application. Equivalency applications with supporting documentation should be submitted when 1) degrees are not in exact discipline required; 2) degree is in progress; 3) degrees were earned at a college or university outside of the United States. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload an equivalency form for evaluation by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process.
  5. Applicants with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to United States degrees. An approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency must evaluate your course work. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload a foreign degree evaluation for review of by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process. Please read more details in the Foreign Degree and Credit Statement section of the job announcement.
  6. Documents uploaded online must be the actual documents to be considered for review. Do not upload a “placeholder” document. Applications with placeholder documents are considered incomplete and will be rejected. Only upload the required documents, other materials can be presented if you are selected for an interview.
  7. All application materials become the property of the district and will not be returned or duplicated.

Selection Process
Applications will be screened to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

  1. The applications, cover letters, answers to required supplemental questions, resumes, unofficial college transcripts, and other supporting materials submitted by all qualified applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee. Those who are deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense.
  2. During the campus visit, each applicant will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a demonstration appropriate to the discipline. Selected interviewees may be invited to present an entire lecture in front of a class. Responses to the interview questions and demonstration will be rated by the interview committee.
  3. Based upon the overall rating, a small number of applicants will be invited at their own expense to the campus for an interview with the college president and vice president of instruction.
  4. After consultation with the interview committee, the college president will make the final recommendation for employment to the Chancellor and the Governing Board of the Contra Costa Community College District.
  5. Upon hire, the successful candidate must meet the conditions of employment. Finalists must provide official transcript(s), TB test, physical examination, fingerprinting/conviction clearance, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

Foreign Degree and Credit Statement

In accordance with the United Faculty Contract, Article, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. Please upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date.

ADA Accommodations

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Candidates with legally defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by notifying the Human Resources Department by the deadline date. Candidates will be required to supply documentation supporting the need for the accommodation when the request is made. Please complete the forms provided in the links above and email to

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Los Medanos College is recruiting to fill a Biological Sciences full-time tenure track faculty position to teach Anatomy/Physiology courses at the Pittsburg campus starting Fall 2019.

Paper screening will take place January 28 – February 8, 2019.
Screening interviews will be held February 25 – March 8, 2019.
Final interviews will be held March 11 – 22, 2019.

No candidate for a FT position shall be recommended as a finalist to the President without meeting the minimum qualifications or having been verified as meeting the equivalency.