Assistant Professor of Science & Laboratory Manager
Classification: Full Time (August-May)
Direct Supervisor: Chair, Science Department
About San Diego Christian College:
San Diego Christian is a religious, non-profit organization (501c3) registered in the state of California. It is our mission to educate and inspire students through the truth of Scripture and the development of competencies that prepare graduates whose purpose is to impact the world. Every employee of SDC has a responsibility within their role to carry out and uphold this mission, in professional, spiritual, relational, and moral/ethical parameters as laid out in the Employee Handbook.
All employees understand and agree with the Doctrinal Statement. Each employee understands that the Doctrinal Statement, through the tenets explained in it, are based on the truth of the Bible. All employees of SDC support the position, and all programs of SDC are based on it.
San Diego Christian College, as an academic and learning community, aims to prepare academically equipped, culturally and globally involved graduates with a biblical worldview and godly character to serve God. The lab allows the college to fulfill its mission of equipping students academically by providing hands-on laboratory experience and instruction involving a wide variety of laboratory skills to all of our students.
General Science Department Objectives and Responsibilities
Academically Equipped: educated through engaged faculty in rigorous programs built on outcomes derived from competencies and biblical integration within each discipline.
- Meet with Department Chair, and course instructor(s).
- Assist other lab instructors as necessary.
- Review all syllabi and selected textbooks and/or course materials.
- Prepare syllabi for each course in accordance with guidelines provided in the Faculty Handbook.
- Prepare for each class session, taking into consideration diversities in learning styles.
- Prepare needed materials prior to each session.
- Ensure adequate supplies of chemicals, and other lab supplies are ordered for each lab course.
- Be present to teach every class or provide for a qualified substitute in the case of your absence.
- Clean up lab and dispose of materials appropriately after each session.
- Be available to counsel with students needing assistance outside of classroom.
- Respond to student emails within 48 hours.
- Plan for and provide alternatives for students to make-up work in the event of an administratively excused absence.
- Plan for multiple assessment measures of student learning.
- Grade and return assignments in a timely manner ( i.e. within a week).
- Submit final grades to course instructor(s) at least 4 days prior to the deadline on the Academic Calendar.
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the Department Chair.
Biblical Worldview: committed to God’s preeminent perspective on life and the realization that He created and enables each person to be a life-changing influence for Christ.
- Uphold the doctrine of Creation as outlined by the doctrinal statement.
- Integrate principles of the Christian Faith into lessons where appropriate.
Culturally & Globally Involved: inspired through partnership to be responsible stewards in local communities and global opportunities.
- Conjunction with the course instructor.
- Committed Christian faith which is evident in daily life.
- Doctrinal compatibility with SDC.
- Support for the educational philosophy of the College and the integration of biblical texts and principles into all academic disciplines and the ability to:
- Work effectively and congenially with members of the campus community.
- Teach both the principles of science within the subject area of the course, and the practical skills needed to complete laboratory assignments within a Biblically integrated framework.
- Use classroom projectors and computers.
- Use science lab equipment.
- Use campus copy machines.
- Candidates with earned doctorate or ABD will receive preference.
- Candidates with Master’s degrees in Biology or related field will receive consideration.
- Leadership experience.
- Lab management experience preferred.
- Previous teaching experience with letters of recommendation: (2) from students and (1) supervisor.
- Ongoing development of lab benchmarks to equip students as future graduates transitioning to employment or post graduate programs.
- Ongoing review and recommendation of changes in current lab text books and library resources that can facilitate necessary assignments or understanding.
- Acquisition of necessary chemicals, supplies and equipment in a timely manner to provide for scheduled labs.
- Understand and operate all machinery in the lab and provide appropriate cleaning and maintenance to insure longevity.
- Establish systems, protocols or policy to ensure the safety of all utilizing the lab.
- Documenting and reporting of all safety incidences.
- Tracking of supplies and equipment through inventory updated annually in March to insure timely ordering of necessary supplies for the next school year.
- Documentation of all orders and receipt of those orders on an excel document.
- Obtaining and maintaining all registrations and government/county related expectations for a functioning lab.
- Scheduling for the lab Teacher Assistants (TAs) and instructions and monitoring hours of workload, assisting as needed in special labs with larger class sizes, proctoring exams etc.
- Maintain the lab manual.
- Provide specific sessions as needed with the TAs to ensure orientation, quality control and proper & safe utilization of the lab.
- New TA evaluation of instruction within the first month of hire and annual evaluation of all lab instructors.
- Oversight and direction of lab TAs reporting to Student Life Director and the Chair of the department as needed.
- Maintain the lab in a clean and organized manner with proper disposal/code of all sharps and bio hazardous materials.
- Primary instructor for a minimum of 4 labs and 2 lecture courses (subject & number may vary with year/semester/course).
- Provide coverage of lab sessions vacated by an emergency.
- Insure all equipment is utilized in an appropriate and safe way
- Maintain school and specific department policies
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