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Instructor of Biology

John Wood Community College
Quincy, IL
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Instructor of Biology

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track, bargaining unit position that reports to the Dean of Arts and Sciences and is located on the JWCC campus in Quincy, Illinois. Position begins Fall semester 2024.


This position is responsible for teaching 15 credit hours per semester, which may include classes during the day or evening. Classes may be in a structured setting at any JWCC center, hybrid or online. Courses will include microbiology, general biology, and additional courses in the life sciences dependent on the successful candidate's qualifications. Other duties may include course development and updates.

Requires a willingness to be involved in activities including professional development, committee membership, curriculum review, academic assessment, and participation in systematic planning for program evaluation.


A Master's degree in Biology with graduate coursework in Microbiology OR a Master's degree in a related field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Biology, including graduate coursework in Microbiology, is required; Doctorate preferred. Community college teaching experience as well as experience in teaching via multiple delivery methods preferred. The successful candidate must be fully credentialed per Higher Learning Commission and Illinois Community College Board standards upon date of hire.


Salary commensurate with education and experience.


JWCC offers a competitive benefits package, which includes health, dental, vision, prescription insurance, vacation, sick days, personal days, paid holidays, tuition waivers for employee and family, and State University Retirement System.


To receive full consideration, submit a resume with cover letter and copies of transcripts by visiting Position is open until filled with review of applications beginning March 7, 2024.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status. If you are a person with a disability and need assistance applying for a job, please submit a request to

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