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Instructor, Microbiology
Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois
Date Posted 05/04/2021
Faculty-Science-Other Science
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Title Instructor, Microbiology
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Months Worked Per Year


Hours Worked Per Week
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, other times including evening and weekend as needed. Assigned courses and associated class meeting times vary each semester.

Remote Work Availability No
Job Description Summary

Full-time, tenure-track, 9-month instructor to teach Microbiology and other courses in the biology program starting fall 2021 semester. Courses are offered on the LLCC main campus in Springfield, IL and Outreach Centers in Jacksonville, IL, Taylorville, IL and Litchfield, IL.

The position includes both classroom and laboratory teaching. Duties will include teaching 15 contact hours per semester of assigned classes and labs; preparing lessons and course syllabi; creating a learning environment that fosters student success and active learning; developing, integrating, evaluating and reviewing student learning outcomes in support of the College’s ongoing accreditation; participating in departmental/institutional operations and program review; evaluating and assisting students; keeping accurate records of student performance, including following grading and registration and records procedures; providing students with timely feedback; maintaining office hours; participate in professional development to maintain current in the discipline and grow as a faculty member; utilizing instructional technology in support of the teaching/learning process; and contributing to a collegial and collaborative work environment.

The Department of Natural and Agricultural Sciences consists of 19 full-time faculty. The Dean of Natural and Agricultural Sciences heads the department.

The College provides an excellent fringe benefit package and is supportive of faculty development. Opportunities exist for overload and summer teaching assignments.

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in biology
  • Prior teaching experience at the college level
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree or higher in biology with a specialization in microbiology or a related field
  • Experience teaching microbiology at a community college
  • Experience in assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Formal or informal training in science pedagogy for higher education
  • Experience teaching students from a wide spectrum of ages and from diverse cultural and social backgrounds, including high school students enrolled in dual credit classes
Physical Requirements
Position Salary Starting salary is determined by education level and experience and will be between $45,896 and $82,537.
Open Date 04/30/2021
Last Day to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

This position will be open until filled; however, for guaranteed consideration, applications must be submitted by May 23, 2021.

Transcripts are required for this position and should be uploaded to your application along with a cover letter and resume. Photocopies of transcripts are acceptable to be uploaded. Please redact (black out) any personal information such as age, gender and Social Security Number from your transcripts or other documents you intend to share with us before you upload them to your application.

If you do not have transcripts to upload at the time of submission, please mail them to the address below and instead upload a Word document as your transcripts that indicates you will have transcripts sent directly to us. Please contact the Human Resources office at 217-786-2752 if you have any questions.

Lincoln Land Community College
ATTN: Human Resources
P.O. Box 19256
Springfield, IL 62794

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Deliver instruction and maintain curriculum

  • Teach/conduct assigned classes and labs.
  • Prepare lessons and provide course syllabus for courses taught.
  • Create a learning environment that fosters student success.
  • Develop, integrate, evaluate, and assess student learning outcomes in support of the College’s ongoing accreditation.
  • Participate in developing and reviewing curricula and instructional methods and with the articulation of courses as necessary.
  • Consult with advisory committee(s) if appropriate for program/curriculum.
Essential Duty? Yes
Description of Job Duty

Evaluate and assist students

  • Keep accurate records of student performance including following grading procedures as outlined in the relevant course syllabus.
  • Provide students with timely feedback.
  • Maintain office hours consistent with Section 8.3 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Comply with registration/records procedures
Essential Duty? Yes
Description of Job Duty

Participate in professional development

  • Remain current in one’s discipline.
  • Participate in professional growth activities.
Essential Duty? Yes
Description of Job Duty

Participate in departmental/institutional operations

  • Contribute to a collegial and collaborative work environment.
  • Participate in program review.
  • Annually participate in program review and academic assessment activities.
  • Apply rubric(s) (program or degree, as relevant to discipline) to at least one course assignment, activity, or assessment.
  • Compile and submit resultant assessment data as prescribed by Academic Assessment Team.
  • Respond to aggregated data in discipline and department meetings.
Essential Duty? Yes

Reference Requests

A document provided by a reference in support of a job application.

Require Applicants to submit references for this position? Yes
Last day a reference provider can submit a recommendation 05/27/2021
Minimum number of references 3
Maximum number of references 5
Applicant Special Instructions

Please provide the names of three people with whom you have worked or trained who have knowledge of your work-related abilities. Relatives are not acceptable references. These individuals will be sent an email (immediately after you submit your application) and will be asked to answer questions about you and submit a letter of recommendation. Please advise your references that the email will come from hr@llcc.edu.

Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What prompted you to apply to Lincoln Land Community College?
    • Social Media
    • Publication
    • Job Fair
    • Website
  2. * Please indicate the specific website, publication, or source where you saw this vacancy posted.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts 2
  2. Transcripts 3
  3. Certifications/Licenses
  4. Miscellaneous 1
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