Adjunct Instructor, Science 170: Introduction to Forensic Science

Champlain College
Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Adjunct Instructor, Science 170: Introduction to Forensic Science

About Champlain College:
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, private, not-for-profit college in Burlington, Vermont overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Its career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for professional life from their very first semester. For the fifth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2020 regional rankings and listed among The Princeton Review's "The Best 385 Colleges" in 2020. Champlain is also featured in the 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain and is recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction for its "Engagement, Teaching, Community, and Outcomes. The College offers 30 undergraduate degrees as well as online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.

Champlain's Centers of Experience provide students from across all majors with experiential learning environments that guide them in how to take their classroom knowledge and put it to the test in practical applications allowing them to gain real-world experience firsthand. Each Center connects Champlain to the local community and the world, turning theory into practice. The Centers entrust students with responsibility, engage them in ambitious goals and empower them to lead with creativity, confidence, insight, and integrity. At the helms of the Centers are cutting-edge industry professionals who share the goal of providing the most relevant, career-focused education, enriched with hands-on learning opportunities

Job Description:
Adjunct Instructor, Science 170: Introduction to Forensic Science

Adjunct instructor(s) needed to teach Introduction to Forensic Science (SCI 170) for the Spring 2022 semester, January 17th, 2022 - May 6th, 2022. Applicants should live within commuting distance of the Burlington, VT campus. Classes will be held on campus in Burlington, Vermont.

Two sections available:

SCI 170-03
Lecture: Tuesday and Friday 2:30-3:45pm
Lab: Friday 12:00pm-2:00pm

SCI 170-51
Lecture: Monday 5:30pm-8:15pm
Lab: Thursday 5:30pm-7:30pm

Course description:
In this course, students learn the biology, genetics, chemistry, and physics involved in the forensic investigation of crimes. A wide range of topics are studied including DNA, entomology, fingerprinting, trace evidence, serology (blood, saliva, and semen) blood spatter, and chemical analysis of drugs, alcohol, and other compounds. Laboratory sessions are designed to reinforce, by a hands-on approach, the principles discussed in lecture. This course includes two laboratory hours per week.

Educational requirements include a minimum of a Master's degree in Biology or a related field, Ph.D. preferred. Experience teaching college-level science courses and experience with an online learning management system is desirable but not required.

Additional Information:
The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications as well as a separate DEI statement describing your experience and vision for mentoring underrepresented students. Further describe how you would contribute to Champlain's goal of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals. 

The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity, and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

Application Instructions:

  • Champlain College values, supports and encourages diversity of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives of students, faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Please submit the following documents

  1. Resume/CV and 
  2. A letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications.
  3. DEI statement

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