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Instructional Lead in Biological Sciences - Accelerated Sciences Division

Southern California University of Health Sciences Whittier, CA

  • Expired: January 13, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Are You Looking to Make a World of Difference? With over 100 years in healthcare education, Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) is evolving both education and healthcare through its vibrant campus culture and integrative philosophy. Our holistic approach to caring permeates everything we do.

Consider a career at SCU as an Instructional Lead in Biological Sciences and help us in making a world of difference! Southern California University of Health Sciences offers intensive science courses both online and on-ground that can be completed in five weeks. Students in the Accelerated Science courses are completing science perquisites in order to apply to graduate school in the health sciences on their way to becoming Physician Assistants, nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals. Most students are full-time working professionals. Under the supervision of the Director, the Instructional Lead in Biological Sciences is responsible for undergraduate-level lecture and lab courses in Anatomy and Physiology; Microbiology; General Biology; Human Genetics; Human Nutrition.

Successful candidates are generalist subject matter experts and instructional coaches, proficient in course content and instructional methods for relevant subject areas. Instructional Leads provide quality assurance for assessments used in each class, verifying that assessments align with course learning outcomes and external standards-based assessments. In addition, the Instructional Lead will closely with instructors to provide targeted support to students to ensure mastery of concepts and individualized remediation as needed.

The Instructional Lead assists the Director in assigning adjunct faculty workload and conducting classroom observations. This position also includes up to 0.5 FTE of teaching responsibilities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Maintain master syllabi for all classes, including updating syllabi at the beginning of each academic year to reflect current trends in science education Oversee test banks and rubrics for all classes, ensuring quality of mastery-based assessments for each course learning outcome Review and approve assessments developed by new instructors Oversee timely feedback from instructors and timely submission of final grades Support student retention, referring students to relevant academic support services or to Director as needed Teach online and/or on-campus classes as needed (no more than 0.5 FTE per term) Maintain Canvas Course pages and ensure timely publication of Canvas Course pages at the beginning of each term Maintain online course platforms in McGraw-Hill Connect and support faculty in acquiring technical assistance as needed Assist Director in hiring and onboarding new faculty members Assist Director in conducting observations of classroom teaching and creating faculty development plans Mentor new faculty as necessary Supervise lab technicians in creating and maintaining lab manuals Supervise lab technicians in maintaining laboratory supplies and cleanliness Keeps abreast of developments in the field by engaging in professional development activities. Participate in department meetings and contribute to the development of Accelerated Science courses by identifying areas for improvement. Learn more about how SCU is Making a World of Difference!

( Requirements EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: + Masters degree in relevant education, science, or health science discipline required; PhD or EdD preferred + A minimum of 2 years of college level teaching experience in the sciences required + Experience working with diverse student populations and student-centered approach required + Knowledge of current trends in health sciences education· + Experience with providing mentorship, oversight and feedback to instructors· + Experience developing assessments and familiarity with mastery-based and competency-based learning· + Collaborative attitude and entrepreneurial spirit Benefits [Benefits may be subject to change and are dependent on type of employment] + Twelve… yep TWELVE paid holidays per year + E.V. Charging Stations* + Free Employee Parking + 15% off Logo Merchandise at Campus Store ( + On-Site Chiropractic Treatment: Discounted Rates + On-Site Acupuncture Treatment: Discounted Rates + On-Site 1400 sq. ft.

Yoga Studio with access to our tranquil herbal garden + 10 paid sick days per year + 2 to 4 weeks of rolling vacation accrual + An active culture calendar including: team happy hours, lunch & learns, enrichment events, and more. + Employer sponsored 401(A) Retirement Plan with optional 403(B) + Medical Benefits: 5+ plans to choose from with 1 plan free (employee only) + Dental Benefits: 2 plans to choose from with 1 plan free (employee only)scount + Vision Benefits: Complementary insurance through VSP (employee only) + Life Insurance: 1x Annual Salary + Additional Voluntary Benefits including: Pet Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Accident Indemnity, Cancer Care, and more. *Fees apply when charging vehicle. **Co-Pays may be applicable depending on insurance These hours do not roll over at the end of the year and cannot be banked. Accrual rate and maximum hour cap depend on the position held by the individual and the amount of time said individual has been employed by the University (3.08, 4.62, or 6.15 hours/pay period). Happy Hour events are only authorized by individual area Vice-Presidents and the University President. If held, attendance is never mandatory.

Non-alcoholic beverages as well as food are always provided. These voluntary benefits are made possible through SCUs relationship with both ADP and Aflac; as such, SCU is not responsible for program or claim administration.

Southern California University of Health Sciences


Whittier, CA
90607 USA



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