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Biology Instructor
J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College in Huntsville, Alabama
Date Posted 01/24/2022
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Biology Instructor

Full Job Description


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with eighteen (18) graduate semester hours in Biology
  • Minimum of three (3) years of full-time teaching experience in developmental and/or college level Biology
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, other employees, and the public
  • Ability to project a professional and congenial demeanor
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to use basic computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Banner, CANVAS, etc.)
  • Experience in tutoring or other learning assistance services


  • Graduate work in Biology, Chemistry and scientific research
  • Excellent oral, auditory, and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of outcome-based programs and student learning methodologies
  • Documented successful experience teaching and developing web-based courses


Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate through their experiences and accomplishments:

  • An understanding of and commitment to the philosophy and mission of a community and technical college
  • A sensitivity and commitment to cultural diversity
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks and various situations in a calm and professional manner
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines
  • A commitment to teaching and learning, where recent high school graduates, adult students, and non- traditional students are involved


The Biology Instructor shall perform the duties as specified in conformity with policies established by the Alabama

Community College System Board of Trustees and the J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College Faculty

and Staff Handbook.

  • Provide quality instruction in the area of college level Biology and teaching online
  • Inform students concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, attendance requirements, and academic progress
  • Seeks continuous improvement in curriculum, instruction, and resources
  • Participate fully in the institutional planning process and assist in carrying out the overall instructional mission of the College
  • Prepare and grade assignments, projects, and examinations as required
  • Assist in registration and pre-registration activities as needed
  • Maintain an inventory of assigned equipment and supplies
  • Serve on college committees and teams when requested
  • Teach at varied times, locations, formats based on student demand, day, evening or weekend, including dual enrollment, traditional classroom, hybrid, or online
  • Submit required reports to the Division Chair, Assistant Dean of Instruction, or Dean of Instruction
  • Inform students of educational and occupational opportunities
  • Provide a proper instructional environment and maintain good human relations in the classroom and online so that learning is effective, engaging and promotes student success
  • Participate in faculty and professional organizations
  • Participate in recruitment, retention, and outreach activities as needed
  • Recommend library books and other instructional materials
  • Retain and submit documentation as requested to support accreditation efforts
  • Perform other work-related responsibilities as assigned by the Division Chair, Assistant Dean of Instruction, Dean of Instruction, and/or the President

Job description may be modified or altered at any time by management.


Appropriate placement on the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees

Salary Schedule D1, Group A

Salary Range $43,058 - $84,194 – (9 month, Exempt).

Summer employment may be available from $13,293 - $26,039


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and must submit a complete application packet to be

considered for this position. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application packet is

complete. A complete application packet includes:

  • A completed and signed DSCTC application (HR112420)
  • Current resume
  • Official transcripts for the required degree and higher, identifying the applicant name, institution, and date

degree conferred. An unofficial transcript will be accepted as part of the application packet, but the official

transcripts must be received in the Office of Human Resources prior to the employment start date.

Drake State Community and Technical College employment applications are available online at www.drakestate.edu.

Only current version applications will be accepted. Please do not staple or submit double-sided documents. A complete

application packet must be mailed or hand-delivered (no fax or emails) to:

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College

Attn: Office of Human Resources

3421 Meridian Street, North

Bldg. 500, Room 501

Huntsville, Alabama 35811

Telephone 256-551-7278

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 4, 2022 at 11:00 am


All applicants must have on file, a completed application packet by the deadline date. All applications received will be screened and interviews scheduled by appointment only. All applicants must adhere to the College’s prescribed interview schedule and must travel at his/her own expense. Applicants must demonstrate written proficiency in English as part of the on-campus interview process.

Drake State Community College is an active participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States as required by the Department of Homeland Security. Employment will be contingent upon the results of E-Verify and a satisfactory criminal background check.

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the official policy of the Alabama Community College System, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.

Drake State will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees. Drake State reserves the right to withdraw this job announcement at any time prior to awarding. Drake State compiles information about safety and security and publishes an annual report. This report can be found on the website by accessing the crime and safety report link. The link can be found on the Drake State home page by clicking the “About Drake State” tab and then selecting the “Campus Security Report” link. A copy can also be obtained by contacting the Director of Operations at 256-551-5210

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