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Biotechnology Instructor - Biomanufacturing 2018 at MiraCosta College in Oceanside , CA

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Biotechnology Instructor - Biomanufacturing 2018


MiraCosta College


To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to: http://apptrkr.com/1144780


Discipline or Department: Biotechnology


Position Type: Full-time Faculty


Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary:


Closing Date: 3-13-2018


First Screening Date:


Basic Function and Other Details:


POSITION AVAILABLE: MiraCosta College invites applications for a full-time (10 months per year), tenure-track faculty position in biomanufacturing, based in the Department of Biotechnology, beginning in August 2018.




The Department of Biotechnology is seeking an individual with education and biotechnology industry experience who will provide instruction primarily in our lower-division biomanufacturing program. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for lab-based coursework in the areas of bioprocessing and statistics, along with lecture courses in business and regulatory practices, data analysis and technical writing for the industry. The person selected will share leadership roles with other full-time instructors in developing curriculum for lower division coursework as well as provide support for the new Bachelor of Science degree in biomanufacturing. It is possible that the person selected for this position may contribute to instruction in other lower division biotechnology or upper division biomanufacturing coursework, as needed.


Students take courses in the Biotechnology Department to prepare for transfer, professional development, and/or for employment in the biotechnology industry through a variety of certificate and degree programs. The department values hands-on education in biotechnology/biomanufacturing and is supported by a dedicated training facility on the Oceanside campus that is well-equipped for instruction in research, development, and production. Our department currently consists of two full-time faculty members committed to providing students with a learning experience that is diverse, rich, and academically rigorous.


MiraCosta students are diverse in age and represent all of California's major racial/ethnic groups. The credit student population in 2017 is approximately 44% White, 37% Latinx, 8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 7% multiracial. Diversity is also evidenced by student-veterans, re-entry students, students with disabilities, international students, and LGBTQIA+. The college was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 2013 and is also a military-friendly organization. This designation reflects the great responsibility that MiraCosta has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a campus that exhibits its dedication to its students and faculty through offering robust, culturally responsive events, including speaker series dedicated to heritage month events through the Social Justice and Equity Center.


MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an educational environment that affirms and supports diversity in its faculty, staff, and administration, and promoting an environment of inclusion. The college's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is expressed in the policy found at http://www.miracosta.edu/officeofthepresident/board/downloads/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion-Adopted4-6-16.pdf.


Representative Duties:


(E = essential job function)


Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


1. Provide instruction in one or more areas of the biotechnology program, primarily in the lower division coursework related to the bioprocessing certificate and the associate degree in biomanufacturing. (E)


2. Participate in typical departmental and faculty functions such as service on hiring committees, performance of faculty evaluations, collaboration with staff, and participation in department meetings. (E)


3. Develop, review and maintain currency of curricula for courses the individual teaches and develop new biomanufacturing curricula in collaboration with Biotechnology Department faculty, as appropriate. (E)


4. Assist in the creation, review, development and evaluation of courses both online and on-ground, certificates, and programs in collaboration with other instructors as appropriate. (E)


5. Lead in developing and maintaining instructional support materials for lower division coursework in bioprocessing/biomanufacturing and mentor associate faculty in these courses.


6. Develop and oversee processes and procedures for maintaining critical instructional equipment related to biomanufacturing.


7. Participate in the development, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs). (E)


8. Respond, as appropriate, to local, state, and national funded grant opportunities to support post-secondary education.


9. Serve as a liaison between the San Diego biomanufacturing community and the Biotechnology Department. (E)


10. Participate in the tenure review process as described in the "Criteria for Evaluation" at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/CriteriaForEvaluation.pdf.


11. Assist in recruiting students and promoting the biomanufacturing/biotechnology program through participation in college-sponsored events, student clubs, and educational and industry outreach. (E)


12. Participate in institutional service, which includes college-wide committee work and collegial governance.


13. Continue to maintain currency in areas appropriate to the position.


Minimum Qualifications:


To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:


1. any Bachelor's degree AND two years of professional experience (direct work experience in technical scientific settings [academic or industry] engaged in development, manufacturing, and/or testing of biological materials and/or products. Individuals working in these settings may have experience on either the production or quality side of the operations; their experience may also be a combination of these duties. For production work, individuals should have direct experience in the use of technical equipment and reagents, maintaining appropriate documentation and data collection, and executing scientific procedures and/or experiments. For quality work, individuals should have direct experience in the systems requirements within quality assurance, the technical testing in quality control, and/or the strategies and communications in regulatory affairs.); OR


2. any Associate degree AND six years of professional experience (direct work experience in technical scientific settings [academic or industry] engaged in development, manufacturing, and/or testing of biological materials and/or products. Individuals working in these settings may have experience on either the production or quality side of the operations; their experience may also be a combination of these duties. For production work, individuals should have direct experience in the use of technical equipment and reagents, maintaining appropriate documentation and data collection, and executing scientific procedures and/or experiments. For quality work, individuals should have direct experience in the systems requirements within quality assurance, the technical testing in quality control, and/or the strategies and communications in regulatory affairs.); OR


3. the equivalent. Applicants who do not possess a degree that meets the requirements listed above must attach an equivalency narrative and supporting documentation at the time of application. Instructions can be found at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf - use the guidelines under Section C; AND


4. sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Desirable Qualifications:


1. A Bachelor's degree in a scientific or engineering discipline and a Master's degree in a scientific, quality, engineering, regulatory, business, or quantitative discipline.


2. Recent work experience in Bio/Pharma/Medical Device/food manufacturing and/or quality, especially in the subarea of downstream production.


3. Recent experience providing teaching/training of science-based content within a college or industry setting that includes the ability to identify, design/modify, and deliver successful instruction.


4. Demonstrated ability to see complex projects through a cycle of inception of idea, team dynamics, timelines, and closure.


5. Currency with industry standards (FDA and ICH) for quality systems, including cGMP and GLP.


6. Demonstrated experience with data analysis and the application of statistical techniques in support of manufacturing and/or quality


7. Demonstrated leadership and initiative when working in environments with little supervision.


8. Demonstrated ability to work with, interact with, and effectively instruct individuals from broad backgrounds and abilities and a commitment to the community college objective of providing high quality and high impact instruction for students of diverse abilities, interests, and cultural backgrounds.


9. Commitment to examine, reflect, and modify instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support disproportionately impacted student populations with a goal of closing equity gaps (see Student Equity website at http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/studentequity/index.html).


10. Demonstrated willingness to serve as a college and program ambassador interfacing with the biotechnology/biomanufacturing industry, trade organizations, higher education, high schools, and San Diego County economic development organizations.


11. Ability to contribute to the mission of the college.


Licenses and Other Requirements:



This position is a 10-month, 176 day contract. The standard contractual work week for this position is forty (40) hours consisting of thirty (30) hours of instructional time, curriculum development, preparation and student evaluation (contact hours and preparation hours). The remaining time will consist of five (5) student hours (of which at least two (2) hours must be designated office hours), and five (5) institutional service hours. The person selected for this position will be assigned a Faculty Service Area (FSA) in Biotechnology and will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected.


Type of Benefits: SALARY AND BENEFITS:

For current salary schedule and salary class descriptions, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/SalaryScheduleAndSalaryClassDescrip2017-18.pdf.


MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).


Special Instructions to Applicants:




Apply and submit application materials online at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you are in the online application system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.


Submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:


1. An Application for Academic Employment


2. A current resume or curriculum vitae (2 pages, maximum) summarizing your educational background and biomanufacturing industry experience.


3. A personal statement (2-3 pages, maximum; attach this document to the "Other Document 1" link) addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee," specifically describing how you meet each of the (11) desirable qualifications and the extent of your experience with the following:


3a. Microscopy


3b. Protein purification, including tangential flow filtration (TFF)


3c. Chromatography, including FPLC/HPLC


3d. Bioreactors


3e. Statistics


3f. Quality/Regulatory aspects of biomanufacturing


4. Transcripts.


Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. A diploma will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application if (i) you do not possess a degree that meets the requirements listed in the Minimum Qualifications section or (ii) your qualifying degree will not be awarded before the position begins. (View the instructions for equivalency requests at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf -- use the guidelines under Section C.)


If your qualifying degree is in progress but will be conferred BEFORE the position begins in August 2018, then you must also include a written statement from your adviser indicating the anticipated degree CONFERRAL date.


All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree/coursework is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.


NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.


-- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please describe what qualifications and/or experiences have prepared you to contribute to the fulfillment of the College's goals for equity and inclusion.


-- Prior formal teaching experience at the college level is not a requirement to apply for this position. Have you taught at the college level? (Yes/No)


-- If you have taught at the college level, please list the course(s) you have taught, preferably including specific course numbers, course titles, institutions and dates. If not applicable, type "N/A."


-- If you have not taught at the college level, please describe your teaching/mentoring experience of individuals in other academic or industry settings. If not applicable, type "N/A."


Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.


The screening and interview committee will review application materials two to five weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. For interviewees, the selection process will include a panel interview, as well as possible teaching demonstration and written exercise. Interview candidates coming from out of state or over 300 miles away will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $500 for both initial and final interviews.




An offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense, 2) submission of a current tuberculosis clearance certificate, 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States, 4) fingerprint clearance, and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.


Human Resources Contact Information:


jobs@miracosta.edu or 760.795.6854


About MiraCosta College


The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 112 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts of Carmel Valley.


MiraCosta offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.


The district consists of three campus sites and a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving about 12,000 credit students, has been located since 1964 on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, on 48 acres below the bluffs overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. The San Elijo Campus opened in September 1988, and now attracts about 3,000 credit students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 4,000 students in the college's noncredit classes including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes as well as some college credit classes.


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