Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
Santa Clara University
Department, Program, Center: Biology
Specialty or Subdiscipline: Cellular and Molecular Biology
College or School: College of Arts and Sciences
The Biology Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic university, seeks to fill a fixed-term one year Adjunct Lecturer position (non-tenure-track) for the 2017-2018 academic year to teach seven undergraduate courses that may include Molecular Biology (BIOL 175, an upper division course for Biology and Biochemistry majors), Advanced Molecular Biology (BIOL 177), an upper-division course designed for students in our Biotechnology minor program, and/or Genetics (BIOL 110, an upper division course for Biology majors). The course load is seven courses over three academic quarters.
Salary: $56,245 59,605 depending on teaching experience; benefits eligible. This salary range corresponds to a seven-course teaching load.
Ph.D. degree in Biology or related field in Cell and Molecular Biology or Genetics, plus experience teaching relevant courses at the university level.
Experience independently designing and teaching relevant courses at a four-year university.
Faculty responsibilities include (1) teaching and (2) service, as specified by the Santa Clara University Faculty Handbook (sec. 18.104.22.168). Duties include but are not limited to:1. Teaching lecture and laboratory sections of the BIOL 110, 175 and/or 177 courses over three quarters of the academic year in a manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively. This includes intensive laboratory contact hours if assigned the BIOL 177 course. Syllabi for these courses are available, but the instructor can customize as necessary.2. Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with assigned courses, including:a. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class and laboratory meetings in a timely and prepared way;
b. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;
c. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;
d. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;
e. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses;
f. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.
Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Two letters of reference will be automatically solicited through the applicant portal system upon submitting your application. A third letter may be submitted if desired.Queries about the position should be directed to Elizabeth Dahlhoff, Chair of the Biology Department (email@example.com).
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About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is Californias oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
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