Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Adjunct Faculty Posted On: Wed Dec 9 2020 Job Description:
The University of Saint Joseph invites qualified applicants to serve as part-time adjunct faculty within the Biology Department. Applicants will be considered for both lecture and laboratory courses. Successful candidates will be qualified to teach in one or more of the following subject areas:
For our in-person undergraduate programs: General Biology Laboratory, Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory, Microbiology Laboratory, Anatomy and Physiology Lecture
For our online graduate programs: Cell Biology, Genomics/Proteomics, Organismal Biology, Microbiology (i.e bacteriology and infectious diseases), Environmental Science/Ecology
The Biology Department in the School of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education offers both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology, as well as a B.S. in Bioinformatics. In addition to serving Biology majors, the department provides service courses for Nursing, Nutrition, Health Science, Biochemistry, and Exercise Science majors. Faculty in the department are actively involved in mentoring research, and tailor degree electives to specific career focuses such as healthcare, environmental science, and biomedical science.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Teach 2-6 credits designated as contact time with the students.
Prepare lectures, projects, homework, assessments, and other student assignments that align with the course syllabus.
Grade all student assignments in a timely manner. Provide appropriate feedback to students to promote academic success.
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours; Adjunct must be available a minimum of one additional hour per week, either in-person or virtually, to provide support to students.
Attend program/department meetings as requested.
Demonstrate knowledge of the current methods and practices for teaching college-level courses; present qualified and clear instruction related to the course subject.
Learn and utilize technology offered at USJ to facilitate teaching.
Meet all designated class periods in the semester as dictated by the academic calendar.
Submit mid-semester and final grades to the Registrar's Office within required time-frames, leave all course records with the department chairperson upon completion of the course.
Provide a supportive atmosphere for student success.
Master's degree or higher in the scientific discipline of Biology or related field when teaching undergraduate courses. Degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution.
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation
Teaching assignments are part-time, on a semester basis only and are dependent on student enrollment and department need.
All adjunct offers are contingent on sufficient enrollment. Courses are offered in a variety of formats (as decided upon by the Registrar's Office) including in-person, synchronous online, and asynchronous online. Courses are offered at various times, including day, evening, weekdays, and Saturdays. Please indicate in your cover letter your general availability and your experience teaching in various formats.
Regular attendance is an essential job function as it demonstrates dependability towards the performance of job duties.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.