Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
Santa Clara University
Department, Program, Center: Biology
Specialty or Subdiscipline: Introductory Biology Laboratory Instruction
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 Adjunct Lecturer position (non-tenure-track; up to 3 years on this appointment), starting in the 2017-2018 academic year. We are seeking a dynamic individual whose primary teaching accountability with be in the new Introductory Biology Experience. The successful candidate will teach laboratory, work with the Biology faculty to develop new laboratory modules, and coordinate with a faculty and staff team to deliver the curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the equivalent of seven courses over the academic year, and may be scheduled teach other courses in their area of expertise to accommodate teaching in each quarter.
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, Biology Education, or related field, plus 3 years experience teaching relevant lower division Biology laboratory at a 4-year university. Highly qualified candidates with an MS in Biology, Biology Education, or related field with equivalent experience teaching at the university level will also be considered.Capability working across biological scales (molecules to ecosystems) is required.
Experience with both bench and field experimental systems, or willingness to learn new approaches. Good understanding of basic statistics. Comfortable with building online resources and using LMS technology such as Canvas. Strong interest in or current involvement in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Faculty responsibilities include (1) teaching and (2) service, as specified by the Santa Clara University Faculty Handbook (sec. 184.108.40.206).Duties include but are not limited to:A. Leading the IBE lab team:
1) develop laboratory modules for a new Introductory Biology Experience, informed by Vision and Change in undergraduate Biology Education and using evidence-based teaching practices.
2) coordinate lab and lecture faculty to deliver labs.
3) pilot new laboratory modules.
4) write lab procedures and reagent/equipment list for each lab module and communicate these needs to laboratory support staff.
5) design student-centered, inquiry-based laboratories that scaffold core competencies.
6) develop rigorous assessment methods to determine validity of lab modules, and willingness/flexibility to evolve laboratory modules in response to assessment.B. Fulfilling other responsibilities associated with teaching, which may include
1. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively.;
2. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;
3. Holding weekly office hours on campus.
4. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar (or to the IBE team) by the designated deadline;
5. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses;
6. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or by the Chair of the Biology 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:
Review of applications will begin no later than April 24. Position will remain open until filled.
Queries about the position should be directed to Elizabeth Dahlhoff, Chair of the Biology Department (email@example.com).
To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://jobs.scu.edu
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.
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