More specifically, and consistent with the terms and conditions of appointment as stipulated in the contract of employment, the Instructor is accountable for the duties listed below:
Provide accessible, quality learning experiences for all courses, as assigned, for the full duration of scheduled instruction, including seated, online, hybrid, academic success, and/or interdisciplinary capstone courses as needed at any of Durham Tech's instructional sites
Be fully prepared with a syllabus and instructional plans for each class session in accordance with the stated objectives of the course
Collaborate with the Program Director and Curriculum Developer to ensure that the program is meeting the needs of business and industry;
Collaborate with the Life Sciences Career Development-Employment Specialist to coordinate industry guest speakers for courses;
Serve as an educational advisor to students and participate in semester advising and registration activities for both assigned advisees and as needed by individual students
Coordinate needed tutoring sessions for students with the BioWork tutor;
Maintain complete course and student records, reports, and forms
Enforce academic policy and procedures at all times, and comply with institutional rules and regulations
Learn the college's Learning Management System (Sakai) and other virtual platforms, such as Canva, Quizizz, Quizlet, etc., to deliver effective, high-quality learning experiences in the classroom, lab, and online;
Maintain posted office and on-campus hours sufficient to fulfill all contracted duties and individual professional obligations, as well as to meet the needs of the department, division, and college
Work with various external stakeholders, such as the NC BioNetwork and NC Biotechnology Center, to develop course materials relevant to current trends in the region;
Partner with other areas of the college to deliver customized training courses as needed;
Seek out and participate in professional development opportunities to stay abreast of best teaching practices, the technology used in the classroom or online, and trending industry practices;
Participate in graduation exercises, open house events, etc. as requested;
Assume other appropriate responsibilities and perform additional tasks as assigned by the Life Sciences Program Director in meeting the needs of the institution.
The Instructor is responsible for course preparation, delivery, grading, and records management in an efficient and effective manner for courses in the Life Sciences department. Courses are predominately BioWork and continuing education but could also include coursework in the Biotechnology AAS (Associate in Applied Sciences) degree program, summer camps for middle schoolers and high schoolers, and/or industry training. The Instructor will work closely with his or her Program Director and other faculty on matters related to and for the benefit of the Science and Math Guided Career Pathway and its students
Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, or a related discipline.
Job Type: Full Time Faculty
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience and educational attainment.