The Department of Biology at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites outstanding applicants for each of three adjunct positions during Fall 2021, contingent upon enrollment.
1. BIO 171- Human Form and Function. This is a non-majors course that explores Biology using the human body as a vehicle. The form and function of the human body are highlighted to illustrate the interdependence of structure and function. Evolution of these attributes are contrasted and explored. The basic principles governing life, and the relationship of biology to other scientific disciplines and mathematics are explored, as are the influence of biology on society and the accompanying ethical issues. There is a course coordinator and common curriculum. The course is scheduled for Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30AM-10:20AM (lecture/discussion) and 10:30AM-12:20PM (lab).
2. BIO 201- Foundations of Biological Inquiry. This is a one-semester, majors-level introductory course that is organized into three large units: What is life? Organization and Flow of Information, Evolution: Explaining Biodiversity, and Biological Systems. There is a course coordinator and common curriculum. The course is scheduled for Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:00AM-12:20PM (lecture/discussion) and 2PM-4:50PM (lab). Participation in a weekly meeting (day and time TBD) of BIO 201 faculty is also expected.
3. BIO 221- Ecology & Field Biology and BIO 498 Biology Seminar (optional). BIO 221 is an introduction to modern ecology. The interactions that determine the distribution, abundance, and function of organisms, populations, and species are examined both theoretically and practically within an evolutionary context. Topics covered include physiological ecology, optimization theory, natural selection, population biology, species interactions, community relationships, and ecosystem dynamics. Laboratory and field activities emphasize quantitative and experimental approaches to the study of ecology. There is not a common curriculum, but two full-time faculty members will also be teaching this course in the fall. The course is scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays 11AM-12:20PM (lecture/discussion) and Thursdays 2PM-4:50PM (lab). Because BIO 221 is a single lab section, interested applicants could also be considered for BIO 498. BIO 498 is the biology capstone course. Students deliver and develop oral presentations and write a comprehensive and current literature review on a research topic oriented around a unifying theme in biology or within a broad area of biological research. Topics vary each semester and with different instructors. The course is scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays 9:30AM-10:50AM.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, current CV, and names and contact information for three references via Taleo (https://tcnj.taleo.net/careersection/00_adjuncts/jobdetail.ftl?job=21001478&lang=en) and indicate prominently for which position(s) they wish to be concisidered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check. The successful applicant must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective public primarily undergraduate institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for our nearly 6,500 undergraduate students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academe and STEM. Students benefit from a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students, which has led to TCNJ attaining a first-year to sophomore retention rate of 94% and a graduation rate of 86%. TCNJ has also received national recognition for the adoption and promotion of the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and deep engagement of our undergraduates in research. TCNJ was awarded the inaugural "Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment" from the Council on Undergraduate Research in 2015. In part because of TCNJ's intentional and comprehensive integration of research into our undergraduate curricula, institutional culture, and residential summer research experience program, an increasing number of TCNJ graduates have pursued and completed doctoral degrees over the past ten years. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ is located within an hour of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. For more information, visit www.tcnj.edu.
To enrich education through diversity, TCNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TCNJ has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and to achieve diversity among faculty and staff. We strongly encourage a host of diverse, intersectional populations and cultures to apply including, but not limited to, identities based on race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, and veteran status.
TCNJ is the proud recipient of an Inclusive Excellence grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), which supports our work to provide access and foster success for all students studying science and math, especially those traditionally underserved by STEM and higher education. TCNJ has also been a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE grant, which has worked to support the careers of women faculty members in STEM disciplines.
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About The College of New Jersey
The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, dedicated to free inquiry and open exchange, to excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship, and citizenship, and to the transformative power of education in a highly competitive institution. The College prepares students to excel in their chosen fields and to create, preserve and transmit knowledge, arts, and wisdom. Proud of its public service mandate to educate leaders of New Jersey and the nation, the College will be a national exemplar in the education of those who seek to sustain and advance the communities in which they live.