Human Anatomy for Health Occupations Adjunct

Position summary:

Washington State University Vancouver’s Biology Program is seeking applicants for Adjunct Faculty to teach a non-cadaver-based Human Anatomy course with three lab sections during the Fall 2020 semester (August 24 – December 18).

Human Anatomy for Health Occupations (Biol 354): 4-credits (3 lecture credits and 3 lab contact hours).  History and anatomy of humans with non-cadaver-based laboratory utilizing preserved and histological specimens, models and software. Prerequisites: Biol 107 (Introductory Biology: Cell Biology and Genetics) and Chem 345 (Organic Chemistry).  Lecture: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:35 – 11:25 am; lab section 1: Tuesday 1:25– 4:05 pm; lab section 2: Wednesday 7:45 – 10:25 am; lab section 3: Wednesday 1:25 – 4:05 pm.  Expected enrollment: 75 students (25 students per lab section).  Instructor will have access to existing course material.  Applicants can apply to teach the lecture and labs independently, or as one package.

Due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements and potential health department requirements, distance delivery of Human Anatomy for Health Occupations is most likely required.  Course instructor will have flexibility to decide on synchronous or hybrid (synchronous and asynchronous) delivery of course content.

Minimum requirements:

Candidates must possess a Master’s or Ph.D. terminal 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.  

Total lecture (3-credits;) and lab (9-contact hours; 3-contact hours per lab section) compensation is $14,271 - $14,958, dependent on Master’s or Ph.D. terminal degree, respectively.
To apply:

Review of completed applications will begin 6 July 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, Mike Berger (

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