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Part-Time Biology Lab Instructor, Fall 2024

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General Information

Chapman University and Schmid College seeks applications for Fall 2024 for Part-time Lab Instructors for the following lab courses:
- From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Bio 1 lab) - Bio 204L
- Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio 2 Lab) - Bio 205L
- Introduction to Molecular Genetics Lab - Bio 208L
- Microbiology Lab - Bio 317L
Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information about the university is available at

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at

Schmid College of Science and Technology (SCST) embodies Chapman’s mission of providing students with personalized educational experiences by fostering an outstanding community of teacher-scholars across a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Schmid College has a 140,000 sq ft home, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering, alongside the newly founded Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering. More information about the Schmid College of Science and Technology is available at


- Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field or equivalent professional experience
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.
- Strong commitment to student learning, quality teaching and academic excellence.
- Ability to motivate and teach students of diverse learning styles and backgrounds.
- Appreciation and respect for student role, contribution, and responsibility in the learning process.
- Commitment to personalized education and the Chapman Experience in the Lab room.

Desired qualifications:
- A completed or in progress graduate degree in STEM discipline
- University or community college teaching experience, specifically with introductory STEM courses, such as General Biology Lab 1, General Biology Lab 2, Molecular Genetics Cell Biology Lab, and Microbiology Lab.


- Teach one or 2 assigned 4-hour lab sections once per week throughout the semester.
- Each week includes presenting a pre-laboratory lecture about the lab material, instructing and guiding students in correct laboratory technique and safety during the execution of a laboratory experiment, holding office hours, attending instructor meetings, and grading all assignments submitted by the students.
- The possible laboratory section times are weekdays 8:00-11:50 AM, 1:00-4:50 PM, or 6:00-9:50 PM, depending on availability.
- The instructor must be available to attend lab instructor orientations before the start of the semester.

Contact Information

Application Process:
Qualified candidates should electronically submit a Faculty Application, a Cover Letter that includes what specific lab courses they are qualified to teach, a Curriculum Vitae, a Teaching Philosophy statement, and the names and contact information of two references. These will be submitted to:

Dr. Carolyn Sherff
General Biology Lab Coordinator

Application review will begin on May 20, 2024.
Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. The pay range for course and course related work for this position is $44.32 per hour.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department


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