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Adjunct Instructor - Biology (Semester Pool)
Laredo Community College in Laredo, Texas
Date Posted 09/18/2019
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Adjunct Instructor - Biology (Semester Pool)


Natural Sciences

Position Type

Part Time

Position Grade

Position Level (Faculty Only)

Step Range

Salary Range


Pay Basis

Per Semester Hour Equivalent

Hours Per Week

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This individual will be responsible for teaching science courses in his/her discipline in the Department of Natural Sciences and Kinesiology with duties as listed below and in accordance with the Laredo Community College Manual of Policy and the Faculty Procedures Manual.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

1. Teach assigned courses in your discipline by preparing lecture and laboratory materials and activities, which result in demonstrated student achievement. Laboratory activities may require some heavy lifting (up to 50 pounds).
2. Develop, evaluate and revise course objectives and syllabi to ensure instructional quality.
3. Make every effort to provide a safe learning environment for the students and be responsible for the security of equipment, materials, and classrooms.
4. Provide students with timely evaluation of their progress and with educational assistance within assigned courses including tutoring, referral to available student support services, and by acting as an educational resource for students.
5. Provide timely and accurate information and/or reports throughout the semester and at the end of each semester to the Registration Office and departmental office. (This includes final exam and course grades, grade records, attendance records grade distributions, copies of final exams, competency analysis, etc.)
6. Work a minimum of 2 hours a week on campus including a minimum of 0.5 office hours per contact hour per week.
7. Teach day, evening, weekend, distance learning courses, at either campus, offcampus and/or out-of-town courses as assigned.
8. Keep current with changes and advances in the fields of science, technology, and pedagogy and incorporate these into the appropriate teaching areas.
9. Participate in library collection development for the disciplines through the request of materials and the evaluation of the present holdings.
10. Attend meetings called by the College President, Vice President for Instruction, Dean, Department Chairperson, or Committee Chairpersons.
11. Follow the proper procedures for requisitioning textbooks, instructional supplies, expendable supplies, and travel requisitions and reports.
12. Substitute for colleagues when necessary.
13. Follow the approved academic calendar and exam schedules.
14. Participate in the procedures of evaluation of courses by students and by supervisors.
15. Perform other duties as assigned by the College President, Vice President for Instruction, Dean, or Department Chairperson.

Position Reports To

Department Chair

Required Qualifications

A minimum of 18 graduate hours in your specialty is required.

Preferred Qualifications

A Master’s Degree in a field of science is preferred.
Some experience in teaching, preferably at the community and/or senior college level, is desirable.

Certificates/Licenses and Skills


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The individual must be knowledgeable, mature, and concerned with the academic progress of students. The individual must be cooperative and professional in dealing with college administrators, colleagues, and students. The ability to operate specialized laboratory equipment, audio-visual aids, and computers, and the ability to develop laboratory and lecture strategies to enhance teaching effectiveness are essential.

Physical Demands

Walking, standing, lifting, carrying, and bending. Required to lift items weighing 50 pounds, due to possible laboratory requirements.

Supervision Exercised


Work Environment

Inside Work-in a well lighted and air conditioned area most of the time.


Outside will be exposed to all types of weather, noise, and vibration from equipment.


Required to work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Special Conditions

Other duties may be assigned by immediate supervisor. May be required to work outside regular working hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to work at a different college work site or campus as needed.

Requesting hiring departments will have access to your application and will contact you directly with specific job details should a position become available.

EEO Statement

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo Community College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin. This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Number of Vacancies


Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please ensure that you remove/hide all personal information from any attachments that you upload into the system. This includes social security number and date of birth.

Requesting hiring departments will have access to your application and will contact you directly with specific job details should a position become available.

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