Faculty, Biology, Part-time

Position Type


The faculty will be responsible for educational leadership and student instruction on a part-time basis in biology courses.



-Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or closely related discipline. (Minimum) 
-Master’s Degree in Biology or closely related discipline. (Desired) 

-Coursework in or experience using computers in instruction. (Desired)


-Equivalent of one-year high school or college experience teaching Biology

courses at the secondary or college level for at least two semesters,

both lecture and laboratory. (Minimum) 

-Prior teaching of Human Anatomy & Physiology courses at the secondary or college level, both lecture and laboratory.  (Desired) -Familiarity with laboratory safety procedures. (Minimum)  

Abilities and Skills:

-Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively and courteously with students, staff, and the public. (Minimum) 
-Sensitivity to the expectations of students, faculty, and staff. (Minimum) 

-Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form. (Minimum) 
-Developed organizational skills. (Minimum)
-Interdisciplinary approach to education. (Minimum) 
-Demonstrated sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues. (Minimum)



-Instruct and evaluate students in biology courses which may include; General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology I and II (lecture and/or laboratory). (Essential)
-Maintain accurate written records of student performance. (Essential)
-Take attendance and keep records of student attendance. (Essential)
-Participate in School assessment process. (Essential)
-Maintain office hours according to the standardized part-time teaching agreement. (Essential)
-Attend department and School meetings as requested. (Marginal) 

-Possess interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively and courteously with students, faculty, staff and the public. (Essential)
-Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues. (Essential)
-Be sensitive to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and administrators. (Essential)
-Maintain a high degree of confidentiality with regards to any and all information as a direct or indirect result of job responsibilities/job functions. (Essential)
-Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner and maintain the standard of care that is appropriate for this position. (Essential) 

Physical Standards and Special Job Features

Physical Standards:

-Exposure to various chemicals and preservatives 

Special Job Features:

-Finalists must present a sample lesson. 
-Candidates for teaching positions must be fluent in the English language (oral and written) – English Fluency in Higher Education Act. (Pennsylvania Senate Bill 539/Act No. 76)
-May include day, evening, and/or weekend assignments. 
-This position is subject to a background check. 

Pay Transparency

The part-time rate for 2022/23 will be the greater of $1140 per credit or $760 per contact hour, prorated for student enrollment under seven. The approved substitute pay rate is $47.50 per hour during the first week of substituting and the prorated part-time teacher rate for consecutive substitute assignments that exceed one week.

College Statement

This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The College has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without prior notice.

EEO Statement

Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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