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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Adjunct Faculty

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

Location : Hickory, North Carolina

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics seeks applications for part-time faculty appointments at the rank of adjunct professor in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering physics and mathematics. Since these are part-time appointments, they are not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

This position involves a semester-by-semester contract involving coursework for undergraduate students of up to 9 hours per semester (compensation based on classroom contact hours) in a seated classroom environment. A minimum of a master’s degree in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering physics, mathematics or a closely related field is required. The degree must be awarded before the start date of this position. Teaching may include introductory courses, with the potential of advanced courses as needed, and evaluating student success and achievement with timely student feedback within those courses. Evidence of college teaching experience is highly preferred but not required. Candidates must be able to conduct their assigned courses of instruction in the best manner possible to achieve student learning, including presenting ideas in ways appropriate to various learning styles and showing sensitivity to a diverse student population. Successful candidates will display a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusiveness are integral to the college’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, and/or incorporating diverse perspectives in research and teaching.

Application Process

While completing the application, candidates will be prompted to submit a:
  • Letter of application specifically discussing how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including the names and addresses of three references
  • A brief statement of teaching philosophy which includes a short discussion of how you incorporate DEI in your job and/or teaching and learning.
The university’s mission, vision, and values statements may be reviewed on the university's About page. Completed applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and the search will continue until any positions are filled. Any questions regarding the position or the search process should be submitted electronically to the college dean, Shaun Williams, Ph.D., at .

Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy

Lenoir-Rhyne University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, political affiliation, age, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, disability status, genetics, pregnancy or veteran status.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy extends to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, reassignment, demotion, discipline, discharge, performance evaluations, compensation and benefits as well as the education setting. Lenoir-Rhyne is committed to providing an environment that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for faculty, staff, students, contractors, volunteers and visitors.

About the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics provides current and practical knowledge and skills that prepares students for a successful STEM career. The college offers eleven undergraduate degrees: biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering physics (biophysics and traditional focuses), environmental science and policy, information technology, mathematics, medical studies, pre-engineering and pre-medical science.

About Lenoir-Rhyne University

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of over 40,000, and additional campuses in Asheville and Columbia, SC. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is about an hour drive from Charlotte, Winston-Salem and/or Asheville. By combining the liberal arts with professional studies, the university joins a rich foundation in the arts, humanities, social sciences, languages, religion and natural sciences with over 50 undergraduate majors and over 25 master’s degree programs. With record enrollments each of the last eight years, the institution now enrolls over 2500 students at its three locales, and it anticipates continued managed enrollment growth over the coming years as it expands upon its mission. In pursuit of the development of the whole person, Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOE/AA employer under all applicable civil rights laws. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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