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Diablo Valley College

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The San Ramon Campus of Diablo Valley College is seeking a full-time tenure track assistant professor to teach Biology and Oceanography to begin August 2019. The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach following courses: Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology and/or Principles of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology as well as Fundamentals of Oceanography (including lectures and labs). The successful applicant will play an active role in increasing participation and success of underserved student populations.

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Duties and Responsibilities

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

The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):

Master’s in any biological science (A PhD is considered to encompass a Master’s degree) OR

bachelor’s in any biological science AND master’s in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science

OR A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in any biological science OR The equivalent.

If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background), please fill out the equivalency petition form found at

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