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Part-Time Faculty, Biology

Valencia College

Job Description

Part-Time Faculty, Biology

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Position Number

Position Title
Part-Time Faculty, Biology

Job Type


Employee Class Description
Faculty Adjunct

General Position Description
Primarily responsible for teaching in discipline or discipline areas in which he/she has specific training and/or competence. Plans, organizes, teaches, and provides feedback to promote and direct student learning in keeping with Valencia’s learning- ¬centered values and in a manner that meets the essential competencies of a Valencia educator. Responds to students in a timely manner and communicates with the discipline and division via college-provided tools and resources.


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Primary Work Location
Orlando, FL 32825 - East Campus

If multiple locations, what are the other locations:
Orlando, FL 32811 - West Campus, Orlando, FL 32801 - Downtown Campus, Orlando, FL 32832 - Lake Nona Campus, Orlando, FL 32825 - East Campus, Winter Park, FL 32789 - Winter Park Campus, Kissimmee, FL 34744 - Osceola Campus

Proposed Work Schedule (Please note hours subject to change based on business needs)
  • Teaching assignments may include day, night, or weekend classes
  • Teaching modality:Online; Onsite.

Number of Vacancies

Posting Start Date

Posting End Date

Open Until Filled

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Salary Range
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Essential Job Functions


Required Qualifications

Required Minimum Education
Faculty Positions Only - Level of education per Credentials Manual

Required Field of Study

Appropriate level of education.

Other Required Qualifications

Teaching experience at the community college level (in some cases, related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes may be used to support an application in lieu of degree and course work requirements).

Required License/Certification
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education & Field of Study

Preferred Type of Experience

Preferred Licenses/Certification
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge and understanding of learning-centered values.

Knowledge of, ability to develop, and commitment to use emerging technologies and alternative delivery methods appropriately, including online delivery, hybrid course options, content software, web-enhancements, etc.

Skill in the use of personal computers and general office software.

Ability to design learning opportunities that promote student life skills development while enhancing discipline learning. Demonstrated understanding of developmental advising (Valencia’s LifeMap) and competency-based learning (LifeMap).

Ability to develop and implement diverse teaching and learning strategies that accommodate the learning styles of students and that promote both acquisition and applications of knowledge and understanding (Learning Centered Teaching Strategies).

Ability to use consistent, timely formative and summative assessment measures to enhance learning (Assessment).

Ability to design learning opportunities that acknowledge, draw upon and are enriched by student diversity in the learning environment (Inclusion and Diversity).

Ability to design and implement curriculum that aligns elements of student learning toward growth in the Student Core Competencies and progression through course sequences (Outcomes-Based Practice).

Commitment to stay current and continually improve knowledge and understanding of the discipline (Professional Commitment).

Ability to continuously examine the effectiveness of teaching, counseling, librarianship and assessment methodologies in terms of student learning by engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning).

1 Ability to effectively communicate interpersonally (in group and one-on-one settings), orally, and in writing.

Working Conditions

General Working Conditions

This job primarily operates in a professional office environment. The employee will routinely operate standard office equipment including but not limited to computers, keyboards, mouse, phones, photocopiers, printers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Typical physical competencies include but are not limited to frequently remaining stationary, moving, reaching, positioning self and occasionally ascending/descending, lifting/moving objects weighing between 5-15 pounds. This job also entails frequently communicating, discerning and exchanging information, detecting and perceiving objects up close, at a distance, and the ability to adjust focus. Cognitive abilities include but are not limited to frequently using discretion, judgment, reasoning, memory, learning, maintaining confidentiality, comprehension, problem solving, and decision-making.

The typical work environment, physical and cognitive demands listed above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The College has a process to identify and make available reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job specific working conditions

This job also operates in a classroom setting and may use equipment such as microphones and audio/videorecorders.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings or weekends, as needed.

Must be able to travel locally on a flexible schedule, as needed. Must have reliable transportation, and proof of liability and property damage insurance on the vehicle used may be required.

Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement

All employees must demonstrate a commitment to Valencia College’s Equity and Inclusion efforts.

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