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Adjunct Microbiology Instructor

UnityPoint Health
Sioux City, Iowa, US
Closing date
Jan 27, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Modeling, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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UnityPoint-St Luke's College

PRN (as needed)

Summer and Fall Semesters

The adjunct instructor teaches within a discipline specific to their educational background and competence. The adjunct instructor develops course materials, instructional techniques, and learning experiences for students. The adjunct instructor is expected to plan, organize, and teach in a manner consistent with the College's mission and values. The adjunct instructor promotes and directs successful learning in an environment that encourages student involvement and success.

Why UnityPoint Health?

Culture - At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.

Benefits - Our competitive program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you're in.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment - We're committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

Development - We believe equipping you with support and is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

Community Involvement - Be an essential part of our core purpose-to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at .



Provides didactic and/or laboratory instruction (face to face, online, hybrid) for students as assigned.

Selects course materials, instructional aids, and learning experiences with pedagogical elements consistent with mode of delivery.

Utilizes a variety of instructional strategies to engage students.

Monitor student performance and provides assistance when needed.

Create and distributes a course syllabus that clearly outlines important college policies and guidelines, course objectives, learning outcomes and course requirements.

Select textbooks and other resources for the assigned course in collaboration with the College library.

Administrative and Professionalism

Maintains knowledge of College and program policies and procedures.

Document students' academic progress by providing and grading assignments, projects, and examinations that lead to a final course grade.

Maintain record of student attendance and involvement reporting issues to the Registrar within 24 hours.

Provide regular and timely feedback to students about due dates and grading.

Communicates appropriately and professionally when working with the students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders.

Works effectively with meeting deadlines.

Demonstrates a positive attitude and professional role modeling behavior.

Pursues knowledge of educational methodologies through continuing professional development.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

Practices and reflects knowledge of FERPA and HLC and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding higher education.

Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


Master's degree, from a Regionally Accredited College or University, with minimum of 18 hours of graduate credits in the discipline related to the teaching assignment.

Master's degree, from a Regionally Accredited College or University, in the discipline related to the teaching assignment.


When applicable, experience as defined by Faculty Policy 21.


Valid driver's license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.


Instructional (face to face, online, hybrid), communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Computer skills in Word, PowerPoint, and use of learning management systems.


Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
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