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Part-Time Faculty, Life Sciences

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) provides quality and affordable higher education to empower lives and strengthen communities within Northwest Arkansas and surrounding areas.

As the largest community college in Arkansas, NWACC is recognized as a leader in education. NWACC offers a full range of associate degrees, certificates and workforce training programs that prepare students for rewarding futures and careers.

NWACC employees are dedicated to fostering a diverse educational community and cultural learning environment that supports student success.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is seeking qualified applicants to establish a pool for part-time and/or substitute instructors to teach Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Agricultural Sciences, or other life science courses. Part-time faculty may be expected to teach and manage a full course, including lectures and labs with the availability to teach mornings, afternoons, evenings, or weekends as needed.

Essential Duties

Northwest Arkansas Community College is seeking qualified applicants to establish a pool for part-time and/or substitute instructors in this discipline. Applications will be kept on file for the fiscal year ending June 30. When a position becomes available, the hiring department will review the applications. After each fiscal year end the application will expire and a new application must be completed to remain in the applicant pool.

Email is the primary method that NWACC utilizes to communicate with its applicants. If you choose not to provide an email address, please note that you will need to log back into the system to obtain updates regarding your application.

  • Positions are available on days, evenings, and weekends. Part-time positions may not be for an immediate hire.

  • Prepare and deliver instruction to students.

  • Effectively employ a range of suitable strategies to foster student learning.

  • Stimulate class discussions and encourage active learning in all students.

  • Maintain proper class-related records.

  • Contacts students outside the classroom due to student absence to relay information related to class work and assignments.

  • Maintains current knowledge in the field, vocation or profession.

  • Promptly assess student coursework and apprise students of progress.

  • Demonstrate an interest in using current and emerging technologies in the classroom and/or in online teaching.

  • Support the academic area and College through other work normally expected of adjunct faculty members.

Rate of pay: $730 per credit hour

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Experience with leadership at a community college or educational institution is a plus. Demonstrated teaching ability is the top priority. Instructional experience and leadership experience at a community college is a priority. Ability to use an on-line platform. On-line delivery of instruction, use of technology for instruction, and experience or interest in project based, service learning, or inquiry based learning will be given special consideration. Knowledge of good laboratory procedures, governmental safety regulations regarding lab safety is desirable.

Physical Conditions
The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is:
• Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
• Sitting
• Standing
• Walking
• Hearing
• Repetitive motion
• Talking
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Environmental Conditions
The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Required Qualifications

  • Master of Science degree in a Biological Science.

  • At least 18 graduate hours in the subject area to be taught.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology or other life science courses.

  • PhD or additional graduate hours in Biological sciences.

  • Experience in online instructional delivery.

  • Use of technology for instruction.

  • Interest or experience in project-based learning.

  • Knowledge of safety regulations regarding laboratory procedures.

NWACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy.