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Bio/Chemistry Tenure-Track Faculty
Parkland College

Date Posted Dec. 9, 2022
Title Bio/Chemistry Tenure-Track Faculty
University Parkland College
Champaign, IL, United States
Department Natural Sciences
Application Deadline Jan. 17, 2023
Position Start Date August 2023
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Sciences - Chemistry
    Sciences - Biological

Tenure-Track Faculty teach a full-time load as per the Parkland Academic Employees (PAE) bargaining agreement.  They advise and mentor students, and participate in governance of their departments and the college.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide classroom instruction in accordance with the stated philosophy, objectives, and established course outlines of the college and department.
  • Inform students of course regulations, evaluation procedures, and other information pertinent to the course; prepare a course syllabus for each course and distribute it early in each term.
  • Promote a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and the College.
  • Is available for student advising/mentoring.
  • Maintain regular office hours to ensure availability for student consultation; provide assistance to students in a timely manner.
  • Maintain accurate scholastic records of students; submit required reports on student progress according to published deadlines.
  • Work closely with department chair to design, maintain, and update course curriculum and materials for assigned courses.
  • Perform professional duties in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the college and department.
  • Participate in departmental governance, including curriculum development, instructional materials selection, and academic assessment.
  • Participate in college-wide shared governance, including Parkland College Association (PCA) Senate, its committees, administrative committees, and accreditation committees.
  • Participate in student recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Foster and maintain a collegial, equitable, and collaborative work environment in which all team members have a shared understanding of the mission of the institution and clear expectations of their responsibilities in that mission and accountability for those responsibilities.
  • Participate in professional development activities related to discipline knowledge and/or teaching skills.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the department chair.

Minimum Requirements:  

  • Must have one of the following by Summer 2023:
    • Master’s degree in Biochemistry; OR
    • Master’s degree in Chemistry with 18 graduate hours in Biology; OR
    • Master’s degree in Biology and 18 graduate credit hours in Chemistry; OR
    • Master’s degree in related field with 18 graduate credit hours in both Biology/Biochemistry and Chemistry.
  • Knowledge of trends, developments, new technologies affecting Biology and Chemistry.
  • Post-secondary teaching experience.

  • Parkland College is committed to diversity, inclusiveness, excellence and professionalism.  An EEO Representative serves on all hiring committees and has the essential function of ensuring that the College maintains its commitment to a fair and unbiased search process.  This commitment is central to Parkland’s employment procedures for new or vacant positions as they arise within the College.

    It is the public policy at Parkland, as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, to assure for all persons freedom from discrimination because of:

    • Race/color
    • Sex, gender, gender expression
    • National origin religion
    • Age
    • Veteran status (including Vietnam veteran)
    • Marital status
    • Ancestry
    • Disability
    • Sexual orientation
    This is with respect to all aspects of employment, contractual services, and construction of college facilities.  

    The purpose of Policy 4.01 is to ensure consistency in hiring practices throughout the College and to provide specific instruction to all who are involved in the hiring process.  This policy supports Parkland’s core values of multiculturalism, and fairness and just treatment. Research has demonstrated that all students, staff, and faculty benefit from learning and working in a diverse environment. This is fundamental in the college’s commitment to diversity in its search procedures and hiring practices.

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Parkland College
    2400 West Bradley Avenue
    Champaign, IL 61821
  • 2173512220


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