Adjunct Instructor – Biology - On Ground

Maryville University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 10, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Geology & Earth Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Job Summary/Basic Function

In keeping with our mission and vision statement, Maryville actively seeks adjunct faculty members who are experts in their fields. Adjunct faculty are an integral part of the University’s learning community and teach courses on campus.

The College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for an academically qualified adjunct faculty member to teach on campus for courses in the Biology Core (i.e. General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Genetics, Evolution, Cell Biology, and Microbiology):

BIOL 117 and 118 Introduction to Biology for Majors:
This is a two-semester sequence designed for majors and other students requiring an extensive introduction to the biological sciences. The course introduces students to the science of biology at the molecular, cellular, organism, evolutionary, and ecological levels.

BIOL 260: Genetics and Genetics Lab
Students in this course will study transmission genetics, population genetics, microbial genetics, replication, transcription, translation, and mutation at an advanced level.

BIOL 270: Evolution and Evolution Lab
This course will provide a foundation that students will use to understand (and integrate) all other biological disciplines. The student will gain an understanding of the causes and consequences of organismal change through time. Topics will include the genetic basis of change, change at the population level, phenotypic change within lineages, macroevolutionary change across geologic time scales and the mechanisms of speciation.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
• Teach the course for the College of Arts and Sciences
• Participate in welcome orientation to become familiar with the University’s mission, academic policies and procedures, expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System).
• Prepare essential learning objectives, lesson plans, and assignments. Develop course syllabus.
• Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, and assignments and deadlines.
• Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectively deliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-world applications of concepts covered.
• Encourage active learning through discussion topics, class assignments, group projects, etc.
• Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thorough manner (with 24-36 hrs.).
• Establish office hours to provide additional assistance with student questions/concerns.
• Report early alerts for students who are not actively engaging in the course.
• Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Masters in Biology or a related field for lab sections and a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field for lecture sections

Preferred Qualifications

• Undergraduate teaching experience preferred
• Ph.D. in Biology or related field

Physical Demands

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

The Department is using this position announcement to build a qualified pool of instructors to fill teaching needs and design courses as they arise. This position is not designated for a specific course or semester.

Graduate transcripts are required to complete the application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

Advertised: September 10, 2020
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