Biology Instructor at Rock Valley College

Position Title : Biology Instructor
Division : Math and Sciences
Employee Status : Full-time (nine-month)
Type : Faculty
FLSA : Exempt

Job Summary
Teach assigned classes and laboratory sections, and perform related activities to classroom instruction. This position is expected to teach primarily BIO-100 (Introductory Human Biology), BIO-103 (Introductory Life Science), and BIO-104 (Introductory Life Science Laboratory).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Related duties may be assigned.
• Meet classes (lecture and lab) at assigned times.
• Plan course content and assign appropriate course work.
• Maintain student records.
• Evaluate student progress and assign grades.
• Revise course outlines, objectives, and catalog information as needed.
• Select appropriate texts and teaching materials.
• Actively participate in course and program assessment in the biological sciences.
• Maintain office hours convenient for students.
• Prepare course/class reports as required.
• Attend and participate in conferences related to teaching area; membership in appropriate professional organizations is recommended.
• Submit budget requests and written narrative when appropriate.
• Keep informed on the latest research and journal articles.
• Attend required meetings (faculty, division, in service training, etc.)
• Assist in short range and long range planning.
• Participate in division, college, advisory committees, and community activities.
• Instruct students in the proper use of lab equipment where appropriate.
• See that equipment and/or labs are properly maintained where appropriate.
• Maintain supply and equipment inventory where appropriate.
• Make minor repairs on machines or other lab equipment when practical and appropriate.

Related Duties
• Assist in evaluating other divisional faculty members.
• Assist in student program advisement.
• Recruit students when appropriate.
• Assist in placement of graduates when appropriate.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Biology or Master’s Degree in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Bio is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Education beyond the master’s level is desirable. Ph.D. preferred.
  • Graduate coursework or previous experience in Anatomy and/or Physiology preferred.
  • Prior teaching experience in college-level courses.
  • Commitment to the mission of the community college and interest in involvement in division and college initiatives are desired.