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PT Instructor, Biology

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Job Description

Las Positas College

Livermore, CA


PT Instructor, Biology

Salary: $1,956.17/CAH - $2,189.16/CAH

Start Date: Spring 2024

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore, CA  94551


The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking PT Instructors for the Biology department at Las Positas College.  Las Positas College, a community college located in Livermore, Ca, is looking for part time Biology instructors for the part-time instructor pool.  We are regularly looking to staff classes such as: Zoology, Cell & Molecular Biology, or Introductory Biology (for Health Majors).

Course Descriptions

Cell and Molecular Biology: Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology. Includes biochemistry, cell structure and function, cell homeostasis, cell metabolism, cell reproduction, cell communication, genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, and evolution. Emphasis on scientific inquiry and experimental design.

General Zoology: Major groups of animal phyla and heterotrophic unicellular eukaryotes. Topics include comparative structure and function, development, ecology, taxonomy, phylogeny, evolution, and behavior. Designed for majors in biological sciences and related fields.

Introduction to College Biology: Basic principles of biology. Cell structure and function, cell division, cell metabolism, reproduction, genetics, taxonomy, origin of life, and evolution. Laboratory emphasis on developing various laboratory skills, using the metric system, collecting data, graphing, interpreting data, and preparing for and taking laboratory exams. Designed to prepare the necessary concepts and laboratory skills and experience that are needed to succeed in more advanced courses in biology.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Instructors are responsible for 3 hours of lecture and 6 hours of lab per week. Class sections have up to 24 students.
  2. Responsible for using the assigned textbook and delivering the content as specified in the course outline.
  3. Responsible for working with other Biology faculty and Lab Tech staff to coordinate multiple sections on the same lab schedule.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s in any biological science OR Bachelor’s in any biological science AND Master’s in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science OR the equivalent.

Evidence of understanding of and responsiveness to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within the classroom.

Applicants applying under the “Equivalent” provision must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above. 


Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Ideal candidates will have community college teaching experience or experience as the instructor of record in lower division courses.
  2. Experience teaching in-person and/or in a hybrid format.


Physical Demands and Working Environment:

Individuals with disabilities who are unable to carry out the physical activities of the position will receive reasonable accommodations to enable them to perform the essential functions of the positions.


Notification to Applicants

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.


TO APPLY, please send the following application materials to the contact listed below:




Cover Letter




Transcripts (Unofficial copies accepted for application purposes; however, official copies must be submitted if hired.) Any degrees earned outside of the United States must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application.


List of courses previously taught and note which you were instructor of record




Tom Orf, STEM Dean



925 424-1182







Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Board of Trustees has updated Board Policy 7330 to incorporate information on COVID vaccination requirements, which are currently suspended.  Accordingly, employee(s) must comply with the Board Policy found at:


It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color, national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its own statements of philosophy of objectives.  The District encourages the filing of applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.

Joining Our College Community

We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community.  We look for applicants who:

  1. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference
  2. Demonstrate cultural humility and an ongoing desire to improve cultural competence
  3. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice
  4. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students
  5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals
  6. Actively seek to identify, disrupt, and remove institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities
  7. Empower the underrepresented and underserved
  8. Foster students’ potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders
  9. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination.

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