Parkland College Seeks Bio/Chemistry Tenure-Track Faculty

Posted on December 16, 2022
Parkland College Seeks Bio/Chemistry Tenure-Track Faculty
Position Title:
Bio/Chemistry Tenure-Track Faculty
Position Summary
Tenure-Track Faculty teach a full-time load as per the Parkland Academic Employees (PAE) bargaining agreement. They advise and mentor students, and participate in governance of their departments and the college.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Provide classroom instruction in accordance with the stated philosophy, objectives, and established course outlines of the college and department.
  • Inform students of course regulations, evaluation procedures, and other information pertinent to the course
  • prepare a course syllabus for each course and distribute it early in each term.
  • Promote a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and the College.
  • Is available for student advising/mentoring.
  • Maintain regular office hours to ensure availability for student consultation
  • provide assistance to students in a timely manner.
  • Maintain accurate scholastic records of students
  • submit required reports on student progress according to published deadlines.
  • Work closely with department chair to design, maintain, and update course curriculum and materials for assigned courses.
  • Perform professional duties in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the college and department.
  • Participate in departmental governance, including curriculum development, instructional materials selection, and academic assessment.
  • Participate in college-wide shared governance, including Parkland College Association (PCA) Senate, its committees, administrative committees, and accreditation committees.
  • Participate in student recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Foster and maintain a collegial, equitable, and collaborative work environment in which all team members have a shared understanding of the mission of the institution and clear expectations of their responsibilities in that mission and accountability for those responsibilities.
  • Participate in professional development activities related to discipline knowledge and/or teaching skills.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the department chair.
Minimum Requirements:
Must have one of the following:
-Master’s degree in Biochemistry
-Master’s degree in Chemistry with 18 graduate hours in Biology
-Master’s degree in Biology and 18 graduate credit hours in Chemistry
-Master’s degree in related field with 18 graduate credit hours in both Biology/Biochemistry and Chemistry.
  • Knowledge of trends, developments, new technologies affecting Biology and Chemistry.
  • Post-secondary teaching experience.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and other members of the campus community.
  • Ability to professionally engage in positive working relationships with members of the Parkland College community and members of the public.
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background check with fingerprinting.
Martha Jacobson