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Adjunct (BIO 180) Human Biology Lab

Dean College
Massachusetts, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jun 9, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
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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.

Recognized as a Top Regional College by U.S. News & World Report for eleven consecutive years and named a College of Distinction for six consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 400 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, EMT 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 87 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on hands-on engagement and exceptional teaching. This community-wide commitment of always going the extra mile for students is known as The Dean Difference.  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.

What is The Dean Difference?
The Dean Difference isn't any one thing. It's not a program or a professor. It's not a single class or a club. It's the way our academics support networks and community overlap, interweave and magnify each other. Our difference unites us. It's our secret formula. It's the nucleus around which we orbit. It isn't one thing, it's everything

Job Description:

Dean College's School of Liberal Arts is looking for dynamic, experienced, student-centered educators to teach Human Biology (lecture and/or lab) during the fall 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 1-2 adjunct instructors for BIO180: Human Biology labs and 1 instructor for the Honors Human Biology lecture. BIO-180 is a 4-credit class with lecture and lab meeting separately during the week. The adjunct pay rate is $2,200/lab section and $3,300/lecture section. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold one office hour each week for each section they teach. Lab instructor work under the direction of the lecture faculty member. The general curriculum for the course has already been designed by the biology faculty. Honors courses are designed to provide self-selected students with a rich, challenging, course experience that builds upon their strong academic foundations.


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 are currently the following lab sections available:

Tuesday 10:00 - 11:50am

Thursday 10:00 - 11:50am

Thursday 12:30 - 2:20pm

The Honors lecture meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 - 8:50am


  • 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.
  • Having 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 and Booster Shot, 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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