Adjunct Instructor - Biological Sciences

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Position Information

Job Title
Adjunct Instructor - Biological Sciences

FLSA Status

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Employment Status
Part Time .25

School of Arts & Sciences

Job Summary

To teach undergraduate Biology and Biology-related courses in the Department of Biological Sciences

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Communicate effectively with individuals and groups.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work with departments across all levels of the University.
  • Provide support for continuous process improvement of the academic programs and the department.
Essential Job Functions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques appropriate to teaching adult students; instruct, manage, motivate, mentor, evaluate and advise them;
  • Interact with students in an appropriate, professional manner;
  • Employ a variety of formative and summative assessments to ensure that classroom instruction leads to student learning and the attainment of the student learning outcomes for the course;
  • Help students reach their academic, personal, and career goals and foster a safe environment that respects diversity, modeling respect and conveying confidence in every student’s ability to learn;
  • Comply with departmental curriculum, grading standards, student performance data, attendance policies, textbook choices, and assessments;
  • Attend classes regularly, maintain active syllabi, and return reports, credentials, and other requested documents promptly;
  • Maintain effective written and communication with chair or designee;
  • Comply with all legal and ethical obligations, including FERPA, ADA, and other regulatory legislation;
  • Participate in training/workshops that are mandated for instructors.
  • Commit to furthering the mission, goals, and values of the Department of Biological Sciences and Alcorn State University.
  • Active participation in student recruitment and retention.
  • The applicant must have an M. S. in Biology or a closely related area
  • Experience teaching at the college level is preferred.
  • Must have working experience at an HBCU .
  • Working knowledge of standard learning management systems such as BANNER and CANVAS .
  • Be proficient with standard office applications on personal computers.
Licensing and Certifications


EEO / ADA Statement

Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds
Not Required

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds
Not Required

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds
Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds
Not Required

Not Required

Extended Work Hours
Not Required

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Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a terminal degree or Master’s degree with 18 graduate credits in any of the following relevant disciplines: General Biology, Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, or closely related fields?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have demonstrated teaching experience at the university level?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you proficient with standard office applications on personal computers?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
Optional Documents
  1. Resume

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