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Citrus Community College
  • Position Number: 1150437
  • Location: Glendora, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Biology (General) Instructor (full-time, tenure track position to begin instruction Fall 2018)
Citrus Community College

About Citrus College:
Celebrating over 100 years of service, Citrus College is located in Glendora in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. The college has the distinction of being the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state.

Citrus College was founded in 1915 under the leadership of Dr. Floyd S. Hayden, who helped bring the community college movement to California. From 1915 to 1961, the college was operated by the Citrus Union High School District. In July 1961, the Citrus Community College District was created to include the Azusa and Glendora unified school districts. In 1967, the district expanded to include the Claremont, Duarte and Monrovia school districts.

Today, Citrus College occupies a 104-acre campus. The college is currently experiencing a major facilities expansion project that will change the look of the campus. The college enrolled 27 students in 1915 and currently the college serves more than 19,000 students annually. Classes are offered on a 16-week calendar (fall and spring semesters), as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options -- winter intersession, evenings, summer sessions, and optional class formats, such as online education courses.

Mission Statement
Citrus College provides innovative educational opportunities and student support services that lead to the successful completion of degrees, transfer, career/technical education and basic skills proficiency. The college fosters personal and professional success through the development of critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, and cultural awareness in a safe, accessible and affordable learning community. In meeting the needs of our demographically diverse student population, we embrace equity and accountability through measurable learning outcomes, ethical data-driven decisions and student achievement.

Citrus College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, include filing of complaints against member institutions can be found at

This 10-month (175 days), full-time tenure track assignment will include instruction in non-majors biology and may include instruction in majors biology as well as a variety of pre-allied health courses, including, but not limited to, anatomy, physiology, and/or microbiology. The assignment and schedule, as determined by the District, may consist of day and/or evening classes. Voluntary inclusion of Saturday courses in full-time load may decrease work week from a five- to a four-day schedule.

This position is contingent upon funding and final Board approval.

Salary Placement:
Salary to be determined by the candidate's proper placement on the current Faculty Salary Schedule which is based on education and experience, and can be found at the Citrus College website. Maximum step placement on the Faculty Salary Schedule for newly hired instructors is Step 6.

--Maintain professional and ethical academic standards.
--Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
--Inform students concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
--Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic, and student records and submit them in accordance with published deadlines.
--Prepare and grade class assignments, examinations, and student learning assessments.
--Utilize technology in the learning process when appropriate.
--Teach students with diverse backgrounds.
--Participate actively in staff development and professional growth programs.
--Participate in recruitment activities.
--Meet obligation with regard to grade reporting, scheduled classes, required office hours, and other directions provided by supervisor.
--Carry a fair share of other duties (department and committee work, curriculum development, community outreach, etc.) necessary for the smooth functioning of the District.
--Provide students with clear and concise learning outcome expectations.
--Design curriculum and create/assess student learning outcomes.
--Follow standard laboratory safety protocols and supervise student use of laboratory equipment.

- Ability to communicate effectively, in English, with a diverse population both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work effectively as a member of the instructional team.
- Willingness to participate in the online education program.
- Willingness to develop and assess student learning outcomes.
- Evidence of computer literacy and experience with standard computer software on Microsoft Windows platform (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Canvas or similar).
- Willingness to use and promote technology-mediated instructional techniques.
- Possess excellent organization skills.

--Demonstrated understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, cultural background, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty, and staff;
--Possession of a master's degree in any biological science OR
bachelor's degree in any biological science AND a master's degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine sciences
OR the equivalent (It is the candidate's responsibility to provide conclusive evidence and justification for equivalency.)
A California Community College LIFE Instructor credential to teach in the discipline.

EQUIVALENCY: If you will be requesting equivalency for this position, please complete the Faculty Equivalency Guidelines and Request Form, which may be found by visiting the Citrus College website ( and clicking the A-Z index for the Employment Opportunities (faculty and staff) link. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (626) 914-8550.

--Possession of a master's degree, or higher, in biology.
--Graduate studies background with enough breadth to instruct biology to both major and non-major students, anatomy, physiology, and/or microbiology.
--Laboratory and lecture teaching experience with anatomy, physiology, and/or microbiology courses.
--Laboratory and lecture teaching experience with non-major biology courses.
--Experience with student learning outcomes development and assessment in STEM-related curriculum.
--Experience with pedagogical and assessment strategies that support active learning environments in the lecture and laboratory.
--Experience with undergraduate research projects both inside and outside of the classroom.

It is the policy of the District not to discriminate against and to encourage a diversity of applicants based on national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, use of family and medical care leave, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications are considered legal documents, and as such, all areas of the application must be completed or your application packet will be considered incomplete, and will not be moved forward. While it may be appropriate in some areas of your application to use "NA" (not applicable), do not use terms such as "see resume" or "see attached". When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents, and those additional documents you choose to include, are attached BEFORE clicking the "Finished Attaching Documents" button and confirming. It is advisable to attach "Optional" documents first, and then "Required" documents once you are ready to click on the "Finished Attaching Documents" button and confirming.

Application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be complete. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications will be rejected. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.

Additional documents CANNOT be added to your electronic application packet once you click on "Finished Attaching Documents" and receive your confirmation number; so, please be sure you have all documents you will upload handy and in an electronic format. THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM WILL NOT ACCEPT DOCUMENTS LARGER THAN 2MB. IF YOUR DOCUMENTS DO NOT UPLOAD, PLEASE RESIZE. If you do not have all your documents handy at the time you are applying for the position, we advise you to click on "Finish Attaching Documents Later". Be sure, however, to finish attaching your documents BEFORE the close or first consideration date for the position. Please remember, you will NOT be able to attach additional documents after you have selected "Finished Attaching Documents" and have received a confirmation number, and you will not be able to apply for a position after the position has closed.

Please note: should an applicant apply for a position more than once, only the most recently received application packet will be the one screened for completeness. All others will be deemed inactive, and will not be considered, regardless of completeness.

We regret we are unable to accept faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials outside the online Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Only application materials submitted through this electronic format will be accepted. Exception: The Citrus College Form 101 must be mailed or hand delivered to the Director of Human Resources in a sealed, confidential envelope.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

All employees within the bargaining unit are required to pay dues as a member of the exclusive representative or pay an agency fee.

Selection Procedure:
--A selection committee will review application packages of those candidates who have met the minimum qualifications for this position, and will select a limited number of qualified candidates for an interview.
--Each candidate may be asked to make a presentation on a topic of the selection committee's choice. The candidate will be informed of the topic when an interview appointment is scheduled.
--Each candidate may be asked to provide a sample of his or her writing ability just prior to the interview.
--Travel costs must be borne by the applicant.
--Final candidates for faculty, management, and supervisor/confidential positions may be interviewed by the Superintendent/President.
--If selected as a finalist, the candidate permits the District to contact the current and former employer(s) to investigate past employment history.

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