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Biology Adjunct Instructor(s)

at Bellingham Technical College

Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2430090
Keywords: teaching

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Biology Adjunct Instructor(s)
Opening Date/Time: Fri. 04/26/19 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:See Position Description
Job Type:Adjunct Faculty
Location:3028 Lindbergh Avenue, Bellingham, Washington
Bellingham Technical College is looking for adjunct Biology Instructors for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year.  Adjunct positions are part-time and quarterly.  Employment is contingent upon adequate enrollment.  The class load may be from one to three classes each quarter (fall, winter, spring, summer), but are based on need. 

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a successful and supportive learning environment for a diverse college student population with a wide-range of backgrounds and experiences.
 Position Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Plan and teach General Biology and Human A&P 1 and 2 courses during the times and dates specified by the academic schedule;
  • Provide a course syllabus for each class, every quarter;
  • Provide timely and accurate assessment feedback to students;
  • Plan, supervise, and evaluate students' progress;
  • Maintain related student records, evaluations, and progress reports;
  • Consult with other college faculty and staff on issues relevant to students success and retention;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of institutional effectiveness and outcome measures related to courses;
  • Follow disciplinary procedures as prescribed and deal consistently and fairly with all students;
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to changing teaching schedules and situations (on campus, online, hybrid, etc.) as required by program;
  • Effectively use computer applications where appropriate, including learning management systems;
  • Work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences;
  • Demonstrate respect for others;
  • Participate in departmental meetings and activities;
  • Contribute to college-wide goals and activities;
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to Bellingham Technical College's Mission;
  • Hold office hours;
  • Other related duties as assigned and required.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Completion of Master's degree in Biology or other closely related Biology discipline, OR Master's degree in Education, Teaching, or related field AND 24 upper division credits in Biology.
  • Successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level;
  • Experience with course design;
  • Interest and/or experience in the use of technology for the learning environment, including various teaching modalities (hybrid, etc.);
  • Experience using CANVAS or other online course management technology,
  • Experience or interest in working closely with instructors from various technical fields.
Essential Attributes:
  • Collaborative work skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary learning;
  • Commitment to pluralism and the ability to work effectively in a diverse workplace and educational environment;
  • High level of energy, creativity, and motivation to design and implement effective teaching and learning practices;
  • Tolerance for ambiguity and change;
  • Experience in facilitating the success of individuals representing a broad range of academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and ability backgrounds;
  • Experience with non-traditional teaching methods.

 Supplemental Information:

Salary Statement:
Adjunct salaries will be determined according to the current negotiated salary schedules. No additional benefits. Per course compensation ranges from $4,206 - $4,908 (66-77 hours; $63.74 per hour); however salary may vary per course.  
Application Procedures and Deadline:
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online  Initial application review will begin May 28, 2019.   After that date, applications will be reviewed as received and/or as needed during the summer and 2019-2020 academic year.  You will be contacted if selected for an interview. More information about Bellingham Technical College is at  BTC is not currently sponsoring H-1B Visa's.
Required Online Application Materials: (Attachments in Word or PDF file only)
  • Completed BTC Online Employment Application;
  • Attach current resume or Vitae; 
  • Attach letter addressed to Human Resources, detailing related experience. 
Official transcripts will be required upon hire, but not as part of the application process.

Bellingham Technical College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among all staff.  The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds.  We strongly encourage applications from members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.