Biology Instructor (part-time)

Community College of Aurora - Aurora, CO4.1

Full-time | Part-timeEstimated: $47,000 - $65,000 a year
Position Status: Instructor

FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Department Chair
Supervises: No supervisory responsibilities associated with this position

The Community College of Aurora is a dynamic institution that strives to serve its diverse student population through innovations in instruction and student support founded on principles of equity and inclusion.

The Community College of Aurora (CCA) Science Department is seeking enthusiastic professionals that have a passion for teaching and helping students succeed in their chosen field. The Science Department is comprised of a team of highly skilled and dedicated individuals that demonstrate excellence in the classroom.

The successful candidate creates a classroom climate that encourages learning and possesses familiarity with issues facing diverse populations. The characteristics crucial to success in the position include creative academic leadership skills, excellent communication skills, a sense of humor, and a strong appreciation for working in a collaborative, inclusive, diverse, and participative environment.

Position Summary: Teach Biology courses using techniques and pedagogies effective for a group of diverse students. Instructors will need to be available to teach days and/or evenings on a part-time basis.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop lesson plans, activities, and assessments that lead students to the successful attainment of identified course competencies
Evaluate student performance in accordance with student learning outcomes as stated in the course syllabus
Teach assigned classes in keeping with community college philosophy.
Be knowledgeable about pedagogy, methods, retention, inclusion, and assessment of outcomes (or be available and willing to receive training in these areas)
One week prior to the first day of class, provide the Faculty Lead as well as department assistant with a copy of the course syllabus and handouts of required/graded assignments
At the first class meeting, provide students with a syllabus for the course that includes all components of the course model syllabus and the competencies established in the Colorado Common Course Numbering System
Conduct student evaluations of instruction in accordance with established policies and procedures at the end of the semester
Maintain accurate records of attendance and grading of students and submit no-shows, grades, and required records to the college via Banner by the required deadlines
Attend required meetings
Complete the DesireToLearn (D2L) training and New Faculty Orientation
Participate in coaching/mentoring and assessment initiatives established by Department Chair and/or Faculty Lead

Minimum Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in the content or related area is required.
College level teaching or teaching assistant experience in Biology is required.
Must be able to teach on campus.

Preferred Qualifications:
Community college teaching experience
PhD in a related field
Proven track record in developing and implementing new curricular activities that impact student success
Demonstrated interest in engaging and impacting underrepresented students
Prior college level teaching

Salary: Instructional hours will be paid at the current adjunct rate, which is $849.00 per credit hour. Our courses are 4-5 credit hours, with an additional pay for added contact hours for the laboratory.

Position Specifics: Positions are available for the spring 2019 semester. These positions are part-time. There are no insurance benefits offered with these positions. However, other benefits associated with this type of position include, a pension plan through the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association and eligibility to contribute to supplemental retirement plans.

Deadline to Submit Application Material: Applications will be reviewed immediately. This announcement will remain posted until the positions are filled.

Application Process: When submitting your application material, please include a cover letter, current resume, and professional references. Official transcripts showing the highest degree achieved should be submitted to upon offer of employment.

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at

By submitting an application for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

Notice to all Applicants:
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the COPERA web page.
Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.

Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement:
You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together.

CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our College community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success.

For more information on CCA’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence please visit the Inclusive Excellence page.

CCA Mission: "The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment."

Vision: We aspire to be the college where every student succeeds.

Recognizing our diversity is only the first step toward Inclusive Excellence. We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula, and policies. The CCA community will be transformed through the following actions:

Create an Inclusive Excellence plan

Incorporate evidence-based and inclusive teaching strategies and curricula in the classroom

Provide high quality, inclusive, and responsive programming and services outside the classroom

Assess and evaluate the practices, policies, and outcomes of the College for inclusiveness

Provide intentional faculty and staff professional development that focuses on the implementation of Inclusive Excellence

Communicate support and direction for Inclusive Excellence through institutional leaders

Identify, prioritize, and allocate resources that support Inclusive Excellence

Foster a climate for open dialogue

Facilitate Opportunities for cross-cultural interaction

According to the Association of American Colleges & Universities Inclusive Excellence is:

“…an active process through which colleges and universities achieve excellence in learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in local and global communities” (AACU, 2016, para. 2).

References: Association of American Colleges & Universities. (2016). Making excellence inclusive. Retrieved from

The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the Student Right to Know page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.

ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Robert Callaway at 303-360-4733 or at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA): The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible, preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations, please contact us at 303-360-4733 or

Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College of Aurora prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Community College of Aurora will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at

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