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Biology Instructor
Porterville College in Porterville, California
Date Posted 02/16/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job Title:
Biology Instructor

Position Number:

Posting Date

Closing Date

Initial Screening Date

Open Until Filled

Position Type:
Contract Academic


Work Week

Minimum Salary:
$72,149.55 annually

Maximum Salary:
$133,764.50 annually ($ 94,668.78 maximum entry level)


Kern Community College District provides a rich health and welfare benefits offering to our employees, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Long-term Disability.

  • In addition to the above benefits, the District also offers a robust voluntary benefits selection:

  • Flex 125
  • Additional products and services through American Fidelity
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • Tax Shelter Annuities

The District participates in the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS) for faculty. Employees covered under the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS), are vested 100% after five years of full time service credit. All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date.

Porterville College

PC-Main Campus

Basic Function

Porterville College is seeking dedicated, experienced, and motivated individuals to provide leadership, engagement, and discipline expertise in continuing to move the Natural Science program forward in innovative ways.

As a full-time faculty member at Porterville College, successful candidates must be able to effectively develop and teach a broad spectrum of courses and have depth of knowledge in the discipline, including biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology.

This assignment may include teaching courses at various locations, different times, and with different modalities. Porterville College offers college courses on campus and at local high schools using the following modalities: traditional, face-to-face, online and hybrid.

Other duties include the following: participation in student recruitment and articulation, transfer programs; maintaining subject matter currency; developing and revising curriculum; use of computers and current technology; assessment of student and program learning outcomes; collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.

Education and Experience


Master’s in any biological science;


  • Bachelor’s in any biological science;


  • Master’s in Biochemistry, Biophysics, or Marine Science;


  • The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form;
  • A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.


  • Ability to develop, organize and instruct laboratories such as those required of typical courses within the biological sciences, including animal dissections and techniques in biotechnology.
  • Ability to provide leadership within the discipline and college initiatives that support student learning.
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively with college committees and co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that support students and the college.
Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service. Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate that they are broadly prepared and have a depth of knowledge in the discipline. In addition, the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning and service to a diverse student population
  • Ability to effectively work with students with a wide range of skills, motivations, academic and vocational goals
  • Ability to develop curriculum, including curriculum delivered via different modalities
  • Ability to participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges and universities
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain subject matter currency
  • Ability to assess student learning outcomes
  • Knowledge of computers and willingness to adopt new technologies that would benefit the program
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the California Community College mission.

Salary Grade
This is a ten-month (175-day) faculty position

Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on February 8, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
  • Copies of legible transcripts
  • List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form
  • Copy of sample syllabi

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

EEO Plan 2018-2021

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
Discrimination Free Work Environment

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