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Science Instructor - Biology

Science Instructor - Biology

Posting Date: 
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# of Openings: 
Appleton Main Campus
Hours Per Week: 
Weeks Per Year: 
Work Schedule: 
Schedule flexibility is needed, and the teaching schedule may vary.
Anticipated Start Date: 
August 2018
Internal Applicant Salary/Rate: 
Based upon the applicable compensation structure
Posting Duration: 
Position will be posted for a minimum of five days and will remain open until the needs of the position are met
Shift Differential: 

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Basic Functions & Responsibilities

This position is responsible for the delivery of instruction and facilitation of student learning, and the on-going development of curriculum and learning strategies which meet the needs of students and employers. This position’s primary assignment is in General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology. Flexibility in work schedule, including evenings, is essential.

Essential Job Functions/Secondary Job Functions


  1. Facilitation of Learning. Plan, prepare and deliver instruction and facilitate the learning of students in associate degree, technical diploma, basic education, continuing education, and/or contract training programs. Assess the learning outcomes of students at the unit, course, and program level.
  2. Curriculum Development. Develop, revise, and continually update curriculum and instructional materials which are competency-based, current, consistent with employer expectations, and aligned with the college policy on level of required documentation.
  3. Classroom Management. Fulfill assigned schedule, maintain accurate student attendance and grade records, maintain instructional environment with emphasis on safety, housekeeping, and equipment security, and ensure opportunities for student/participant evaluation.
  4. Interpersonal/Team Skills. Participate in activities of the instructional team, including planning, development, scheduling, and budgeting as a cooperative and professional team player.
  5. Business/Industry/Community Linkages. Develop and deliver customized training for various clients as needed, and maintain involvement with business/industry/community through advisory committees, marketing and recruitment efforts, and professional associations and organizations.
  6. Student Support and Guidance. Advise and support students as a mentor and role model in the achievement of their learning and career goals.
  7. Professional Development. Participate in professional development activities that provide for continually updated knowledge and skills for the role of the contemporary instructor as directed by one’s Individual Professional Development Plan.


Qualifications, Training and Experience


  1. Masters Degree in Science with at least 18 graduate credits in the discipline (Anatomy & Physiology, Biology) (Consideration may be given to a candidate with an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree with a documented plan for completion of a Master’s Degree within a 2-3 year timeframe.)
  2. Previous teaching experience or curriculum development experience, AND
  3. Experience in delivering instruction by alternative methods such as ITV and/or the Internet is preferred, AND
  4. Familiarity with computer applications in science instruction is preferred, AND
  5. Experience with appropriate laboratory equipment.
  6. Upon hire, must maintain Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements and licensure required by other agencies to maintain individual and program accreditation, if applicable.

Essential Aptitudes, Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics


  1. Success and commitment as a team player, including the ability to engage in win-win thinking and to foster consensus.
  2. Flexibility in schedule, including availability for evening and weekend assignments.
  3. Flexibility, including the acceptance of and willingness to change.
  4. Demonstrated ability for written and oral communication with students, staff, employers and other external entities.
  5. Proficiency in computer use and applications which support teaching and learning.
  6. Highly motivated with strong interest in contributing to the success of students and the college.
  7. Ability to work with diverse student, staff, and community populations.
  8. Understanding and successful use of learning technology, both on-line and as a tool for distance education.
  9. A record of innovations which will facilitate student learning.
  10. Demonstrated development of course materials and assessments of student learning.
  11. An educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses.
  12. Willingness to take risks and try new things.
  13. Willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth.
  14. A commitment to the mission, purposes, and values of the college.

Benefits (eligibility requirements may apply)

403B and 457 Retirement Plans, Bereavement Leave, Dental Insurance, Emergency Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Fitness Center at Appleton Main Campus, Flexible Spending Account, Group Legal Benefits, Health Insurance or if applicable Cash Option Plan, Health Savings Account, Long Term Disability Insurance, On-Site Child Care Facility at Appleton Main Campus, Paid Holidays, Pet Health Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Sick Leave, Spousal and Child Life Insurance, Supplemental Employee Life Insurance, Term Life & AD&D Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Vision Insurance, Wellness Program, Wisconsin Retirement System Pension Benefit (plan eligibility requirements apply)

Special Instructions to Applicants

NOTE: This position requires you to submit your transcripts. (During the recruitment process, unofficial transcripts are acceptable.) You can submit by either mail, email, or fax to:


                                 Attn:  Human Resource Services

                                 Fox Valley Technical College

                                 PO Box 2277

                                 Appleton, WI  54912


                                 Fax: 920-996-2878