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Become A Biology Instructor

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Working As A Biology Instructor

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • $59,880

    Average Salary

What Does A Biology Instructor Do At Pae, Inc.

* Possess effective oral and written communication skills
* All personnel shall be proficient in computer utilization, graphics creation, editing, and word processing
* All personnel shall be willing and able to accept worldwide deployments which include elements presenting risks to personal safety.
* Experience with Crisis Response Forces or Special Mission Units (desired)
* All personnel shall be able to travel on short notice, work non-standard hours and take on-call duty
* All personnel must complete Core Reception and Integration training and TSG Critical Task List within 3 months of hire.
* The training includes tasks associated with WMD search operations, communications, mobility, surveillance, and force protection
* All personnel shall be able to execute worldwide travel in support of training, exercises, and operational support missions
* All personnel shall obtain immunizations for worldwide travel and unique TSG mission requirements.
* Those not available commercially will be provided by the government.
* All personnel shall be able to perform duties in all weather and climate conditions and be capable of carrying loads of up to 80 pounds over uneven terrain.
* All personnel shall be willing and physically capable of performing various infiltration and exfiltration techniques (FRIES, SPIES, Ladders, etc.) as well as other urban and rural movement techniques in specialized equipment (climbing, rappelling, SCBA, etc.).
* All personnel shall be capable of flying in utility helicopters for extended periods of time and be available for expeditious foreign travel for extended periods of time.
* All personnel shall be physically and mentally qualified for deployment and performance of duties, to include tactical operations in austere, hostile environments.
* Annually, all TSG members must complete an Army Physical Fitness Test and score 270 or above for each individual’s specific age group, complete 10 pull-ups, and pass a Combat Water Survival Test (CWST).
* All personnel shall meet medical requirements to wear a protective mask in accordance with 29CFR1910
* All personnel shall be medically and physically qualified to perform contingency operations in support of assigned missions in accordance with DODI 3020
* All personnel shall be knowledgeable and proficient in the use of assigned small arms (rifle and pistol) weapons for purposes of force protection and shall be able to qualify with the M9 pistol and M4 rifle in accordance with FM 3
* and FM 3
* Further, all contractor personnel shall comply with requirements IAW the Lautenberg Amendment.
* All personnel shall be able to complete and maintain the Government-provided Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) training, to include use and wear of assigned NBC protective equipment.
* All personnel will be enrolled in the DTRA radiation safety program.
* This encompasses working with safety hazards, wearing of dosimeters, and radio-bioassay monitoring.
* All personnel shall be current and certified to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic first aid.
* All personnel shall be able to complete and maintain deployment qualifications as referenced in DoD Instruction 3020
* Field Manual (FM) 7
* and DTRA Deployment Readiness Guide for Contractors.
* All personnel shall be able to complete and maintain DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP
* DoD Instruction 8510
* compliance, as applicable.
* All personnel shall be able to complete DoD Cyber Awareness Training once upon arrival and annually thereafter

What Does A Biology Instructor Do At Kern Community College District

participation in student recruitment and articulation, transfer programs; maintaining subject matter currency; developing and revising curriculum; using computer and technology; assessment of program learning outcomes; collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities

What Does A Biology Instructor Do At University of Alaska

* Service (10% of workload): Service activities may include science outreach and committee service
* Essential

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How To Become A Biology Instructor

Educational requirements vary with the subject taught and the type of educational institution. Most commonly, postsecondary teachers must have a Ph.D. However, a master's degree may be enough for some postsecondary teachers at community colleges. In career and technical schools, work experience may be important for getting a postsecondary teaching job.


Postsecondary teachers who work for 4-year colleges and universities typically need a doctoral degree in their field. Some schools may hire those with a master’s degree or those who are doctoral degree candidates for some specialties, such as fine arts, or for some part-time positions.

Doctoral programs generally take multiple years after the completion of a bachelor’s degree program. They spend time completing a master’s degree and then writing a doctoral dissertation, which is a paper presenting original research in the student’s field of study. Candidates usually specialize in a subfield, such as organic chemistry or European history.

Community colleges or career and technical schools also may hire those with a master’s degree. However, in some fields, there are more applicants than available positions. In these situations, institutions can be more selective, and they frequently choose applicants who have a Ph.D. over those with a master’s degree.

Postsecondary teachers who teach career and technical education courses, such as culinary arts or cosmetology, may not be required to have graduate-level education. At a minimum they must hold the degree of the program in which they are teaching. For example, the teacher must hold an associate’s degree if they teach a program that is at the associate’s degree level. In addition, work experience or certification may be just as important as education for getting a postsecondary teaching job at a career or technical school.

Other Experience

Some institutions may prefer to hire those with teaching or other work experience, but this is not a requirement for all fields or for all employers.

In health specialties, art, or education fields, hands-on work experience in the industry can be important. Postsecondary teachers in these fields often gain experience by working in an occupation related to their field of expertise.

In fields such as biological science, physics, and chemistry, some postsecondary teachers have postdoctoral research experience. These short-term jobs, sometimes called “post-docs,” usually involve working for 2 to 3 years as a research associate or in a similar position, often at a college or university.

Some postsecondary teachers gain teaching experience by working as graduate teaching assistants—students who are enrolled in a graduate program and teach classes in the institution in which they are enrolled.

Some postsecondary teachers, especially adjunct professors, have another job in addition to teaching.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Postsecondary teachers who prepare students for an occupation that requires a license, certification, or registration, may need to have—or they may benefit from having—the same credential. For example, a postsecondary nursing teacher might need a nursing license or a postsecondary education teacher might need a teaching license.


A major goal for postsecondary teachers with a doctoral degree is attaining a tenure—a guarantee that a professor cannot be fired without just cause. It can take up to 7 years of moving up the ranks in tenure-track positions. The ranks are assistant professor, associate professor, and professor. Tenure is granted through a review of the candidate’s research, contribution to the institution, and teaching.

Tenure and tenure track positions are declining as institutions are relying more heavily on part-time faculty.

Some tenured professors advance to administrative positions, such as dean or president. For information on deans and other administrative positions, see the profile on postsecondary education administrators. For more information about college and university presidents, see the profile on top executives.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. To challenge established theories and beliefs, conduct original research, and design experiments, postsecondary teachers need good critical-thinking skills.

Interpersonal skills. Most postsecondary teachers need to be able to work well with others and must have good communication skills to serve on committees and give lectures.

Resourcefulness. Postsecondary teachers need to be able to present information in a way that students will understand. They need to adapt to the different learning styles of their students and teach students who have little or no experience with the subject.

Speaking skills. Postsecondary teachers need good communication skills to give lectures.

Writing skills. Most postsecondary teachers need to be skilled writers to publish original research and analysis.

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Biology Instructor Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Russian

  • Portuguese

  • Arabic

  • Italian

  • Chinese

  • Cherokee

  • Hebrew

  • Armenian

  • Bengali

  • Urdu

  • Hindi

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Real Biology Instructor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Molecular Biology Instructor Yeshiva University New York, NY Sep 15, 2010 $166,960
Instructor of Molecular Biology Yeshiva University New York, NY Sep 27, 2011 $166,960
Biology Instructor Saint Paul College Saint Paul, MN Feb 01, 2011 $77,803
Visiting Instructor of Biology University of Pittsburgh Bradford, PA Sep 01, 2012 $70,500
Biology Instructor BRD of Rgnts, Nv Sys of Higher Edu, Great Basin College Pahrump, NV Sep 29, 2014 $70,323
Instructor I, Biology Lamar University Beaumont, TX May 16, 2016 $64,229
Assis.Professor/Instructor of Biology Liberty University, Inc. Lynchburg, VA Nov 21, 2012 $59,737
Biology Instructor Minnesota State Colleges & Universities White Bear Lake, MN Aug 22, 2015 $59,676
Biology Instructor Faulkner University Montgomery, AL Aug 11, 2014 $58,913
Biology Instructor Faulkner University Montgomery, AL Aug 21, 2014 $58,913
Biology Instructor The Victoria College Victoria, TX Apr 14, 2014 $55,453
Instructor I, Biology Lamar University Beaumont, TX May 16, 2016 $53,524
Biology Instructor Board of Regents Nevada System of Higher Education Pahrump, NV Jul 27, 2016 $52,863
Biology Instructor East Central College Union, MO Oct 01, 2014 $51,351
Biology Instructor Minnesota State Colleges & Universities White Bear Lake, MN Aug 22, 2012 $51,000
Biology Instructor Saint Paul College Saint Paul, MN Feb 01, 2011 $51,000
Visiting Instructor of Biology Hollins University Roanoke, VA Jul 16, 2016 $50,450
Biology Instructor East Central College Union, MO Sep 30, 2011 $50,344
Instructor-Biochemistry and Molecular Biology East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN May 01, 2012 $48,256
Instructor of Biology James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA Aug 25, 2011 $48,000
Instructor of Biology Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, PA Aug 20, 2016 $46,610
Instructor of Biology The Hotchkiss School Lakeville, CT Sep 13, 2013 $46,110
Instructor of Biology The Hotchkiss School Lakeville, CT Aug 01, 2013 $46,110
Biology Instructor Coastal Bend College Beeville, TX Sep 15, 2016 $45,000
Instructor In Biology/Physiology University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO Oct 08, 2016 $45,000
Biology Instructor Hesston College Hesston, KS Sep 04, 2015 $44,870
Instructor of Biology The Hotchkiss School Lakeville, CT Aug 01, 2012 $44,600
Biology Instructor North Iowa Area Community College Mason City, IA Aug 13, 2012 $44,000

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Top Skills for A Biology Instructor


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Top Biology Instructor Skills

  1. Lab Experiments
  2. Anatomy/Physiology
  3. Human Anatomy
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage student critical thinking and discussion in Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Cell Biology and Microbiology.
  • Instruct Human Anatomy' in lecture Give lecture using blackboard and powerpoint Proctor exams Grade scantrons
  • Provided classroom instruction in accordance with approved course outlines.
  • Participate in curriculum development and serve on institution committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program.
  • Scheduled and managed tutorial appointments Responsible for providing supplemental education delivery for cell and molecular biology

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