The Department of Biology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, is seeking adjunct instructors to teach introductory laboratory and lecture courses for majors and non-majors. The successful candidate will have the enthusiasm, classroom presence and skills to engage students in active learning and should be committed to pursuing excellence in teaching and promoting an inclusive learning environment. Ideal candidates will have experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate students of all backgrounds, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in Biology.
Teaching options include: our inquiry-based phage discovery laboratory course for first-year students; our core scientific inquiry laboratory course for non-majors; and a section of the lecture portion of the core non-majors' course, Human Ecology. The laboratory sections have established curricula and staff support for acquiring and distributing supplies for students. Laboratory coordinators and teaching faculty work together to provide a common, high-quality learning experience across all sections of the courses. The successful laboratory instructor will be responsible for delivering class sessions; distributing, collecting, and grading assignments; submitting grades; and being available to students for office hours for one hour per week, per course. The lecture instructor for Human Ecology will be responsible for all aspects of the course design and delivery, but the department will provide support for that in coordination with other instructors teaching the course this fall.
The Biology Department is committed to building an intellectually vibrant and culturally inclusive community for our students, faculty, and staff. Adjunct instructors are welcome at department meetings and functions, and are encouraged to reach out to other department faculty for assistance and support. We have recently established a chapter of SACNAS on campus, and our Gonzaga Science Scholars are student leaders dedicated to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our science departments.