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Instructor, Life Sciences
Laramie County Community College in Laramie, Wyoming
Date Posted 04/19/2021
Faculty-Science-Other Science
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming. Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference.

A cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position is required. You can upload a cover letter when you create an applicant profile.

Job Summary:
Core responsibilities of this position include:

The Instructor, Life Sciences position is a full-time benefited position responsible for instruction and development of curriculum for Laramie County Community College’s Albany County Campus (ACC). As a member of the ACC team, this position will work closely with the other faculty to build a robust curriculum for our students.

Laramie County Community College is dedicated to student success and aspires to develop world-class community college faculty. The College’s faculty positions have the primary responsibilities of teaching assigned courses, holding regular office hours, being available for students, advising, and collaborating on departmental objectives. In addition, all faculty work in alignment with the College’s mission, vision, and values to continuously improve as professional educators and experts in their field. Faculty further serve the College in collaborative and collegial relationships across the institution.

Full-time faculty are offered provisional status upon employment. Full participation in the Faculty Academy is expected throughout the provisional period; faculty are eligible to apply for continuing contract status in their fourth year of full-time employment at LCCC. All LCCC faculty are supported by the Faculty Academy within the Center for Excellence in Teaching.

LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College. The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them.


Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.

Starting Date: August 2nd, 2021.

Salary and Benefits: For full listing of benefits and faculty salary schedule, visit http://lccc.wy.edu/about/humanresources/benefits.
This is a Faculty 5, Category A position. Starting salary: $61,647.

Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by May 12th, 2021.

Essential Functions:

Essential Functions: (to perform successfully in this position, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily as well as possess education/experience, employ the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed in representative fashion; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions – this position is Exempt, i.e., is not eligible for compensatory or overtime pay provisions of the FLSA. This listing of essential duties is not all-inclusive, but representative; other duties may be assigned).

Teaching and Learning

Employing student-centered teaching practices coupled with the development and use of appropriate and current educational materials to maximize student engagement and success.
  • Provide student-centered instruction to maximize student engagement and success
  • Implement effective classroom technologies and technology innovation in instructional practice
  • Employ methods that develop student understanding of the values, practice, and procedures within a discipline
  • Evaluate student engagement and success through formative and summative assessment to improve teaching and learning
  • Utilize high-impact teaching practices
  • Engage students in interdisciplinary practices to develop 21st century learners

Competency-Based Design:

Applying competency-based design to the development of curriculum. Engaging with colleagues at the course, program, and institutional level with the aim of continuous improvement.

  • Engage with peers and internal and external stakeholders to improve student learning
  • Maintain and adapt curriculum that is current, effective, and relevant to establish learning competencies
  • Gather data on student learning to assess student achievement of learning competencies
  • Articulate measurable, student-centered learning competencies
  • Use competency-based design strategy to develop courses
  • Analyze data for continuous improvement
  • Assist in design, implementation, and review of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs

Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom:

Supporting different perspectives and engaging the diversity of students in the classroom toward educational and democratic ends.

  • Foster student engagement through inspired learning
  • Provide a learning environment that promotes respect and rapport, and values difference
  • Support diverse learners
  • Demonstrate social competence
Professionalism and Reflection:
Serving the institution by collaborating and actively reflecting on responsibilities to positively contribute to one’s discipline, Pathway, the College, and the greater community.
  • Embody the values, ethics, and behavior codes of LCCC and within one’s discipline
  • Engage in expanding institutional connections
  • Engage in professional development
  • Actively contribute to the College and one’s Pathway, department, or discipline
  • Demonstrate effective communication in professional and academic venues
  • Display commitment to the profession
Nonessential Functions:
An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis.
  • Assists in development of annual program budgets; and works closely with the School Dean on the development of annual school budgets when appropriate
  • Assists in the design and implementation of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
  • Advises student clubs or groups as appropriate
  • Assists the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, or groups when appropriate
  • Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers
  • Keeps informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction via professional development activities
  • As required, attends college, division, program, and professional trainings/meetings; may require overnight travel
  • Provides Collegial assistance and mentoring for new faculty within discipline area, as needed
  • Full participation in the Faculty Academy
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
All LCCC faculty are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the competency areas appropriate to their faculty level as defined in the College’s Administrative Procedure 2.17.1P. In addition, requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position include.
  • Professional knowledge and ability within the discipline of assigned instruction
  • Ability to continuously monitor and research changes in the industry and field of study and to adapt program offerings to meet these standards
  • Ability to work in an environment of collaboration, cooperation, sensitivity and confidentiality in working with the public, students, colleagues and staff in both the classroom and campus settings
  • Skill in applying the appropriate teaching techniques and methods in classroom and/or online instruction
  • Ability teach course content that is consistent with the official course outline of record and use pertinent course materials at an appropriate level
  • Ability to establish a student-instructor relationship conducive to learning and promote active involvement of students in learning activities
  • Advanced working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional)
  • Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to effectively and professionally execute the essential functions of this position with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine other’s needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested
  • Ability to travel when necessary
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process) and consider possible applications of discipline related literature and publications
Physical/Mental Demands: (The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this position and/or may be encountered while performing essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
  • To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors
  • The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
  • While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long workdays, evenings, and weekends as needed
  • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations
  • While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities
  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
  • An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds to perform essential position functions
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds


  • Master’s degree in Biological Sciences or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution

All LCCC Faculty are required to meet the minimum faculty qualifications as defined within the College’s Administrative Procedure 2.7P.

  • Doctoral degree in Biological Sciences or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two or more years of college-level teaching experience
  • Experience with web-based learning management systems
  • Experience teaching college-level courses online
  • Two or more years of work experience in an applied field


Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.

The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies: Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007, 307-778-1217,TitleIX_ADA.Coordinator@lccc.wy.edu.
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