Adjunct Pool - Biology Department (Biology, Health Science, & Physical Educ)

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 24, 2023

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About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts:

At MCLA, we're here for all - and focused on each - of our students. As a 2023 Top Ten Public College, classes are taught by educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their students thrive on every level of their lives. Nearly 93% of our graduates land competitive jobs or are accepted by some of the best grad schools in the country. We engage in the most nationally relevant conversations by hosting some of the most celebrated thinkers and speakers on our campus in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, an area known for its mountain ranges, hiking trails, and panoramic views. Our home town of North Adams is brimming with creative energy and the regional economy is booming as a result. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA is designed to elevate you as an individual, a leader, and a communicator, fully empowered to make your impression on the world.

Job Description:

The Department of Biology seeks applications for a part-time faculty member to teach as part of the biology department. Some of the course offerings may include but are not limited to, the topics of Lifetime Wellness, Bioinformatics, or Topics in an applicant's area of expertise. This adjunct position would be for one semester, with an opportunity for renewal. The instructor must have a background in the requested Biology course that is needed.

The courses schedule will be: To be determined status or TBD.

Examples of Duties:
  • Deliver instruction appropriate to the topic, course description, agreed-upon learning outcomes, academic level and student audience.
  • Submit syllabi, grades and other reports on time.
  • Communicate effectively with students and faculty in the department.
  • Provide assistance to students by appointment.

  • Experience commensurate with course topics.
  • Master's degree or higher in a related field is strongly preferred.
  • Previous teaching experience at the college level is strongly preferred.

Additional Information:

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts strongly encourages employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. The Centers for Disease Control recommendation is that everyone aged 6 and up should get 1 updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of whether they've received any original COVID-19 vaccines.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. Should you need to request a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please email Barbara Chaput, Chief Human Resources Officer.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is deeply committed to fostering a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We provide equal access to educational, co-curricular and employment opportunities for all applicants, students, and employees regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital or parental status, veteran status, or membership in any other legally protected class. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that they operate, which extends to admission and employment.

Inquiries about Title IX, Equal Opportunity, or ADA/504 and other non-discrimination policies may be directed to MCLA's Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer, to the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, or both.

Justin MacDowell
Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer
375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247
Phone: (413) 662-5571

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
33 Arch Street, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02119-1424
Telephone: (617) 289-0111; FAX: (617) 289-0150; TDD (877) 521-2172

Application Instructions:

Please note that this posting is for an adjunct pool. Positions may or may not be immediately available, however whenever openings occur, the department chair will turn to the adjunct pool to fill the openings.

Applicants to this pool will not hear back on their status unless an opening occurs, and the department chair decides they wish to interview that candidate to possibly fill the new opening.

Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter with a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and a letter of recommendation by clicking the APPLY NOW button below.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

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