Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking one year, a replacement faculty member in Biology with an emphasis in Physiology commencing with the 2019 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of Physiology. This assignment also may include teaching in other areas of Biology including general biology and includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.
The assignment may be a day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off-campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of Biology, in particular, Anatomy and Physiology.
The Biology Department shares OCC's commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 21,498 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African-American, 23% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 31% are White, and 6% are multiracial. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance their classroom methods during two professional development days during the academic year, which include learning sessions like "Digital Accessibility", "Basic Skills: Helping students help themselves" and "Taking a skills-based approach to teaching college students". Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).
The Mathematics and Sciences Division at Orange Coast College serves students bound for transfer and in service of career and technical programs. We encourage innovative teaching as well as student and faculty engagement outside of the classroom. The Division promotes faculty work on student research and projects, and in community engagement and in partnerships with local institutions to promote STEM engagement for racially minoritized populations. Our physiology and anatomy/physiology combined courses serve many non-major students bound for Allied Health programs, as well as students seeking a Biology degree.