Job Summary/Basic Function
The department of Biology is accepting applications for part-time
instructor responsible for teaching undergraduate biology courses
on an as-needed basis. The Biology Department at times needs
temporary part-time Instructors to fill in for faculty on
sabbaticals or leaves.
Temporary, part-time instructor responsible for teaching biology
courses, including both lecture and laboratory, at the introductory
level. Relevant courses include, but are not limited to, BIOL 100
(General Biology) and BIOL 101 (Foundations of Biology).
The purpose of this posting is to generate a pool of qualified
faculty. Applications submitted will be reviewed on an as needed
basis based on enrollment. Anyone meeting the qualifications may be
contacted for an interview and potentially hired when a need
exists. In the event that you are interviewed but not immediately
hired, your application will remain in the departments pool of
A complete application will include:
- While the Department’s primary instructional need is for
BIOL 100/101 instructors, additional opportunities to teach “core”
lab-based courses, such as Concepts of Botany, Concepts of Zoology,
Cell & Developmental Biology, or Genetics & Molecular
Biology are possible based on situational need.
- Cover letter describing qualifications for the position and
- Current curriculum vitae or professional resume.
- Copies of registrar-issued transcripts for all degrees
conferred and in progress.
- Two letters of professional reference dated within the last 12
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are
encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in
advance of the closing date to allow time for their references to
respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please
upload these items as optional documents.
Please do not link your application to the position until you have
uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents
you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials
submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the
application process has been completed and you receive a
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- Master’s Degree in Biology or related discipline.
- One degree (Bachelor’s or Postgraduate) must be in the Biology
and the other in the same or a related discipline.
- Related disciplines to Biology include: Life Sciences, Medical,
or Biochemical, or any other academic science degree with ≥12
credits of Biology or Life Science courses, or a degree in any
other academic field accompanied by a significant number (≥18
credits or equivalent) of Biology or Life Science courses.
Work/research experience in the Life Sciences may also be counted
towards course/credit equivalency at the discretion of the TPTF
- Broad experience with fundamental biological concepts.
- Evidence of ability to successfully teach diverse student
- Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication
- Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and
- Successful interview.
- Successful teaching demonstration for class teaching
assignments. Teaching demonstrations will be lecture-based and
focus on a committee-selected topic representative of fundamental
biological content taught in the course(s).
- Successful completion of three background checks.
- PhD or ABD in Biology or related discipline.
- Related disciplines include: Life Sciences, Medical, or
Biochemical, or any other academic science degree with ≥12 credits
of Biology or Life Science courses, or a degree in any other
academic field accompanied by a significant number (≥18 credits or
equivalent) of Biology or Life Science courses.
- Life Science degree may include an M.D. or D.V.M. provided that
transcripts confirm ≥3 semesters of Biological/Life Science
- Prior college-level teaching experience.