Position: Adjunct Lecturer
Campus: North Manchester
Position Overview: This is a part-time adjunct teaching position, reporting through the department chair to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences. The Niswander Department of Biology invites applications for an adjunct position to teach Principles of Biology II Labs, and Botany & Botany Lab during the Spring 2021 semester.
Essential Job Functions
- Teaching up to 3 lab sections of Principles of Biology II, and Botany and Botany Lab
- Maintain professional effectiveness, which include but are not limited to, high quality of scholarship; intellectual integrity; professional currency; cooperation of all phases of the academic program; openness to learn about and adopt improved methods of teaching; and above all, a vital interest in student learning.
- Meeting assigned classes at the scheduled locations and for the scheduled durations
- Directing and attending non-class activities, as appropriate
- Developing course syllabi
- Administering examinations and assessing student learning
- Working in a professional, collegial and team-oriented manner with the University community
- Maintaining compliance with policies and procedures in the Faculty Manual
- Maintaining office hours, as appropriate
Secondary Job functions
- Supporting students’ personal and professional development
- Designing new courses, as appropriate
- Academic advising
- Ph.D. or Master’s Degree, with training in Biology.
- Knowledge and experience sufficient to enable the candidate to effectively teach Introductory Biology, and Botany.
- Effective presentation skills
- Effective organizational and administrative skills
- Ability to deliver course content and to assist students in understanding course content
- Ability to evaluate student writing and to provide effective feedback
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and administrators
- Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods
- Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, in the best interests of the students
- Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and respond to students’ legitimate needs in a timely manner
- Ability and willingness to work with students of all skill levels and academic backgrounds
- Ability and willingness to perform clerical work for oneself, as necessary
- Basic leadership and supervisory skills
- Proficient in spoken and written English
- Basic computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and internet use
Work Schedule: Onsite classes are generally scheduled between 8 AM and 5 PM. Some classes, laboratories, events and/or meetings may be scheduled in the evening or on weekends.
Posting ID: 580780392Posted: 2020-10-28