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Adjunct Faculty - General Biology

National University
San Diego County, California, US
Closing date
Nov 7, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Ecology, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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"Our mission is to deliver an exceptional student experience by providing superior programs and services that are relevant and result in meaningful learning."

National University is San Diego's largest private nonprofit university. We are proud to provide high quality higher education to our diverse student population from across the United States, and in multiple countries. As an institution, we value accessibility and provide our students and faculty the opportunity to thrive in a dynamic and exciting work environment. In 2010, National University was named a Great College to Work For in a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Adjunct faculty are valued as an integral and vital component of the University's teaching staff, providing unique and valuable perspectives and contributions. We have an excellent opportunity for Adjunct Faculty to join our highly engaged teaching staff in the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Biology program. In this role, the successful candidate will teach lecture and laboratory courses to students seeking to gain introduction to the scientific method and the basic principles of the life sciences. Instructors will teach examination of cellular, organismal, population, and community biology based on the unifying concept of evolution.

Note: This is a part-time position. The successful candidate will be teaching 8 week onsite or online classes. Onsite classes will be held at National University campuses in San Diego.

Essential Job Duties:
  • Lead classroom sessions on-site and/or online according to university policies
  • Provide expertise in assigned content areas by maintaining current knowledge in the field.
  • Posting faculty guidance and expectations
  • Respond to student needs in a timely fashion or typically within 48 hours
  • Provide substantive feedback to students, grade assignments, and post grades
  • Participate in online class discussion boards
  • Have a strong emphasis on student-centered learning by encouraging participation in their own learning and promoting student inquiry
  • Maintain a positive, safe, inclusive student-centric learning environment

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Biological Sciences or related field (Ecology, Anatomy, Physiology, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry) from a regionally accredited university¿
  • Proficiency in common internet tools, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must reside and be eligible to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree (i.e. PhD) in a related field from a regionally accredited university
  • Previous college-level teaching experience in biological sciences ¿
  • Proficiency using Blackboard, Brightspace (D2L), or other online learning platforms
  • Able to teach onsite in San Diego

Materials needed for submission:
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Cover letter highly preferred
  • If selected, candidates with international degrees may be required to submit translation/degree evaluation from our approved agencies.

Physical Demands/Environment:
  • Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures and viewing a computer terminal and requires color vision and depth perception. The work is performed in an office environment and outside the office as necessary.

National University offers an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity.

National University (NU) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employee per applicable federal, state, and local laws. At NU, a diverse mix of highly talented, innovative and creative people come together to make the impact of a lifetime for each of our student learners. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment, education, and admission at National University. We are focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, color, ancestry, age, family care status, veteran status, marital status, creed, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and other legally protected group status.
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