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Instructor, Biology, Non Tenure Track

University of La Verne
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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University of La Verne

Instructor, Biology, Non Tenure Track

Job Description Summary:
The University of La Verne Biology Department is excited to invite applications for a non-tenure eligible, renewable Instructor position. Biology is a growing undergraduate department that is part of a Natural Science Division, situated within the College of Arts and Sciences. The department oversees 300 majors and is committed to learning and scholarly excellence, multicultural perspectives, and fosters a collegial learning community for students and faculty. The University of La Verne is a 130-year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in Southern California with a strong emphasis on teaching excellence and an increasing commitment to research. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, and nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university is a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution and the department is proud of its high graduation rate of underrepresented minorities.

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement. If you're passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!

Specific Duties:
The successful candidate will teach in the life science curriculum: Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, General Biology for majors, and a specialty course in these or another topic of interest. The position may also involve the coordination of the First year experience and curriculum for the BIOL 202 courses.

Minimum Qualifications:
Masters or PhD in Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of teaching at a liberal arts college and be committed to the mission and vision of the department and university. Breadth in the biological sciences and experience teaching cell biology, developmental biology, genetics or general biology at a 2-year college or 4-year university.

Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation


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