Adjunct Biology

Employer
Kentucky State University
Location
Kentucky, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Geology & Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time


  • TITLE: Adjunct Instructor of Biology

    DEPARTMENT: School of Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

    REPORTS TO: Chair of STEM

    EFFECTIVE DATE: TBD

    EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Part-time, as needed

    EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt



    PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB:

    The School of Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at Kentucky State University (KSU) invites applications for an Adjunct (non-tenure-track) position in Biology at an Instructor or Assistant Professor level, effective August 10, 2020. At a minimum, a Masters in Biology or Biologically related field is required. Candidates who are all but Ph.D. degree (ABD) will also be considered. Candidates with experience in teaching one or more of the following undergraduate course(s): Life Sciences, Ecology, Microbiology, or Human Anatomy and Physiology. Experience working with students with diverse learning styles and backgrounds is desirable. Teaching load will consist of one to two undergraduate Biology major or general education natural sciences service course(s).



    SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

    Candidates will prepare course materials, deliver instructions, and engage a range of diverse undergraduate students in learning foundational knowledge, and skills essential for biology and biological related curriculums.



    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    Our School of STEM takes a Learning-Centered approach to course curriculums:
  • Responsible for assisting, guiding, coaching, and facilitating undergraduate students with constructing knowledge through gathering, synthesizing information, and integrating it with the general skills of inquiry, communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Candidates will develop a class culture that is cooperative, collaborative, and actively supportive students involved with the course materials, instructions, and keeping up with formative and summative evaluations.
  • Responsible for delivering course content in a student receptive manner, the knowledge, skills, and experiences each student needs to successfully achieve course learning outcomes as outlined in the course syllabus. Create, post, and articulate course learning outcomes or objectives to ensure student understanding of course learning objectives and expectations.
  • Responsible for creating and posting a course syllabus, and a class schedule for each class being taught during each semester. Create course curriculum, upload or provide course handouts, lectures, labs, presentations, and other course materials required to deliver course information understandably and interestingly to ensure students are engaged with course materials to achieve course learning outcomes.
  • Responsible for creating and posting course rubrics to assess each student’s performance related to the course’s learning objective and to identify areas for student improvement.
  • Responsible for assisting students in mastering course material by being available through “office hours” and at other times to answer questions and assist students better to understand the material in one-on-one or small group sessions.
  • Responsible for meeting all class periods or communicate weekly (virtual) and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated time.
  • Responsible for assigning grades and maintaining course/student records following FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines.
OTHER DUTIES:
  • Perform other appropriate and reasonably required duties as assigned by your supervisor.


QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education Required: At least a Masters’ of Science in Biology or Biological related field or hold a degree in biology or biologically related field of instruction at least one level above the courses being taught.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:

Minimum Required:
  • Philosophical alignment with the mission, vision, and core values of Kentucky State University.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in the university setting.
  • Strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate student level.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, articulate, and assess course learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in creating course materials (syllabus, handouts, presentations, etc.), which enhance student interest and engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage effective grading rubrics for consistent and uniform grading results.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibility within the department.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :
  • This position requires working in an office and/or classroom setting.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:

Applicants must submit a letter of application including graduate transcript(s), curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation indicating teaching philosophy and adaptability to course modalities.

KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.

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