Biology Program Adjunct Faculty - Multiple Courses

Position summary:

Washington State University Vancouver Biology Program is seeking applicants for Adjunct Faculty to teach several courses during the Spring 2022 semester (January 10 – May 10). The courses are:

Cell Biology – upper level course for majors, meets in-person

Introduction to Nutritional Science – course for non majors, meets in-person

Medical Terminology – fully online course, all course materials provided

Introductory Biology: Cell Biology and Genetics – Lab Instructors only

General Ecology – Lab Instructors only

In Fall we will need instructors for courses Evolutionary Biology and Developmental Biology

Details and application information are below.

Cell Biology - Lecturer. Catalog description: MBios 401 3 credits.  Cellular structure and function; membrane biochemistry and transport; cell-cell communication; regulation of cell cycle and apoptosis; cell signaling; cancer biology. Course Prerequisite: MBIOS 301; MBIOS 303 or concurrent enrollment.

Lecture times: Tuesday and Thursday: 9:10 – 10:25 am; Expected Enrollment: 60 students; Instructor will have access to current instructor’s materials; Course could be taught in hybrid format (i.e. up to 75% online).

Introduction to Nutritional Science – Lecturer. Catalog description: Biol 140. 3 credits. Information related to dietary sources of nutrients, their functions in the body, physiologic and environmental factors that govern nutrient requirements, and guidelines for optimal dietary patterns. No pre-requisites, course for non-majors.

Lecture times: Wed, Fri 9:10-10:25. Course could be taught in hybrid format (i.e. up to 75% online). Previous course materials available.

Medical Terminology – Lecturer for fully online course. Catalog description: Biol 220. 2 credits. Terms and word constructions for health care occupations; format and function of medical records. Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 101, 102, 106, 107, or KINES 262.

Fully online, asynchronous (i.e. no set meeting times).  Recorded lectures and testing materials are fully prepared. Instructor need not be located in the Portland/Vancouver area.

Introductory Biology: Cell Biology and Genetics – Lab Instructor. Catalog description: Biol 107. Second semester of a one-year sequence (BIOLOGY 106/107) for science majors and pre-professional students. Cell biology and genetics of prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

Adjunct instructors needed for up to 5 lab sections. Lab sections meet Tue and Wed, with lab instructor meeting Monday, and lectures on Tue, Thurs. Lab instructor(s) will work under supervision of an experienced lead course instructor.

General Ecology – Lab Instructor. Catalog description: Biol 372. Relationship of organisms with physical and biotic components of their environment at the population, community, and ecosystem level. Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 106; CHEM 102 or 105.

Adjunct instructors needed for up to 3 lab sections. Lab sections meet Thurs or Fri. Lab instructor(s) will work under supervision of an experienced lead course instructor.

Fall 2022: We anticipate needing instructors for upper level courses in Developmental Biology, Evolutionary Biology.

 

Minimum requirements:

Candidates for Lecturer must possess a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in a related discipline.  Preferred qualifications include Ph.D. terminal degree and experience teaching undergraduate courses at a college level.  Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations.  Candidates for Lab Instructor and Instructional Assistant: must possess a BS degree in a related discipline.  Preferred qualifications include graduate level training and experience teaching undergraduate lab courses at a college level.  Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations.  

Salary:
: Lecture compensation range: $1535-$1608/credit, depending on degree attained. Lab Instructor compensation range: $3108-$3378/section, depending on degree attained. Instructional Assistant: $2664-$2893.
To apply:

COVID-19: Students, staff and employees are required to show proof of vaccination and wear masks when indoors. Courses will be offered in-person on campus, but there are opportunities to incorporate a hybrid format. For details of WSU’s Covid-19 policy see here.

Review of completed applications will begin on October 18 and continue until the positions are filled.

Interested applicants should send by email 1) a cover letter indicating which courses are of interest and highlighting 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: bishopj@wsu.edu

Informational inquiries can be directed to Biology Program Leader Dr. John Bishop, bishopj@wsu.edu

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