Adjunct Instructor for Biochemistry

Position summary:

Washington State University Vancouver Biology Program is seeking applicants for a part-time adjunct instructor to teach an undergraduate biochemistry course during the Spring 2021 semester (January 11 – May 11).

Introductory Biochemistry (MBIOS 303). 4-credits. Modern biochemistry for undergraduates in the biological sciences. Prerequisite: CHEM 102 or 345.

Instruction will be completely online and is expected to be a combination of synchronous (i.e. live) and asynchronous (i.e. recorded) activities. Instructor will have flexibility in structuring these activities, but synchronous activities are expected to occur during the scheduled class time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:50 – 9:00 AM or during office hours. Expected enrollment: 80 - 95 students. Instructor will have access to existing course material and assistance of an Instructional Assistant or graduate Teaching Assistant.

Minimum requirements:

Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline. Preferred qualifications include Ph.D. terminal degree, experience teaching undergraduate courses at a college level, experience teaching biochemistry or related courses, and experience teaching online. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations.

Work schedule:
Spring 2021 Semester
$6,140 - $6,432 for a 4-credit lecture course; dependent on Master’s or Ph.D. terminal degree, respectively.
To apply:

Priority review of completed applications will begin on October 27, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should send by email 1) a cover letter discussing training and experience as related to the required and preferred qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for three references, and (4) evaluations of past teaching experience, if available to:

Informational inquiries can be directed to the Biology Program Leader, John Bishop (

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