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Biology Faculty

Posted: 05/05/2024

Northwest Technical College (NTC) invites applicants to join our team as a Biology Faculty member. To accomplish our mission of “preparing students for rewarding careers”, we prioritize creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated.  NTC has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 900 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both.  NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities. 
Responsibilities of the Biology faculty member include: 

  • Teaching a variety of Biology related courses to support NTC programs.
  • Being flexible and wanting to grow with our science and health care students.
  • Engaging in the established curriculum and seeking continual academic improvement.
  • Striving to incorporate current teaching practices in the support of student success.
  • Enjoying the opportunity to participate in college governance, committees and task forces.
  • Maintaining necessary attendance, scholastic and student records, and submitting records according to published guidelines.
  • Participating in professional development, advisory board meetings, student and other educational activities in accordance with college policies.
  • Contributing to a program of scholarship within the discipline, student advising, service to the College and community, and other associated faculty duties.
  • Participating in professional development.
  • Working cooperatively with individuals/groups in various agency settings.
Minimum qualifications for this position include:
  • Education Requirement
    • Master's degree with a major in biology or
    • Master's degree in any discipline/field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credits (27 graduate quarter credits) in biology.
  • Teaching and Learning Competency Requirement
    • Course construction (credit course)*
    • Teaching/instructional methods (credit course)*
    • Student outcomes assessment/evaluation (credit course)*
    • Philosophy of community and technical college education (credit or non-credit course)**
    • Faculty shall have a degree in education or three years of successful full-time (or equivalent) teaching experience prior to being hired, or shall be required to complete coursework in the above content areas (or their equivalent) prior to being granted unlimited status.
    • * These courses shall be waived for individuals who at the time of hire have: a degree in education, or have documented evidence of successful completion of equivalent coursework in the specified teaching and learning content areas, or have three years of successful, full-time (or equivalent) secondary, post-secondary, industry, or trade apprenticeship teaching experience in the field for which they are being hired. (Procedure 3.32.1 College Faculty Credentialing, Part 5, Subpart B.2)
    • ** This course shall be waived for individuals who, at the time of hire, have documented evidence of successful completion of equivalent coursework. (Procedure 3.32.1 College Faculty Credentialing, Part 5, Subpart B.3)
Preferred qualifications include:
  • Experience teaching in a two-year post-secondary setting.
  • Experience teaching online in a post-secondary setting using Desire to Learn Brightspace (D2L BrightSpace) or a similar Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Experience with curriculum development.
  • Experience with a variety of software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
  • Professional communication skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
Apply online:
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Miller at