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Adjunct Faculty - Human Biology (Lab)

Employer
Dean College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time
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Company Description:

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations.

A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning.

Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

This is The Dean Difference.

Consistently recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report and named a College of Distinction for four consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 300 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies and certificate programs throughout the year.

Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

Job Description:

Dean College's School of Liberal Arts is looking for a dynamic, experienced, student-centered educator to teach Human Biology lab during the spring semester. The College seeks Adjunct Faculty who focus on experiential learning and active engagement in their classrooms. Adjuncts chosen to teach at Dean create a compelling and professional learning environment for students of diverse learning backgrounds.

We are seeking an 1-2 adjunct instructors for BIO180: Human Biology (Lab). BIO-180 is a 4-credit class with lecture and lab meeting separately during the week. The adjunct pay rate is $2134 per lab section. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold one office hour each week for each section they teach. Lab instructors work under the direction of the lecture faculty member. The curriculum for the course has already be designed by the biology faculty.

The course description is as follows: Students will explore the basic science of human biology. Students will have the opportunity to understand how the human body responds to external influences of diet, physical activity, infectious pathogens, alcohol, drugs and stress through the reading and evaluation of basic research studies. Laboratory activities will augment lecture topics and will culminate in the completion of a capstone project involving the design, implementation, and evaluation of a personal fitness program.

There is currently one lab sections available Thursday 2:00pm - 3:50pm.

Requirements:

  • A Master's degree in biology or related discipline area is required;
  • A PhD preferred;
  • College teaching experience preferred, particularly experience teaching first and second year undergraduates;
  • Strong computer skills, the ability to access the Internet, the college's online resources and website and a willingness to be responsiveness to students via digital tools is a requirement;
  • Experience with or willingness to learn Canvas, our learning management system, and classroom media is necessary;
  • The successful candidate will possess expertise in learner-centered teaching; use of technologies and/or strategies to enhance pedagogy and the ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse student body with a variety of learning styles.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination is required.

Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis.

Dean College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.

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