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Adjunct Faculty - Biology

MCPHS University
South Boston, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
May 24, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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The School of Arts and Sciences seeks adjunct faculty to teach biology lab courses for the upcoming academic year (Fall 2022-Spring 2023). Lab courses include first-year college biology and second-year microbiology.
  • Delivers laboratory instruction
  • Communicates with lab coordinators in a professional and timely manner in preparation for teaching.
  • Comes prepared to teach, including reviewing background content, lab protocols, instructor notes, videos, etc
  • Assist with set-up and clean-up of lab materials
  • Grades assignments in a timely manner
  • Replies to emails from students, lab coordinators, and administrators in a timely manner
  • Uses the University's learning management system to enter grades
  • Assists students through office hours or scheduled appointments, by Zoom/Teams, phone or email, and through other University-approved mechanisms
  • Supports incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion in the curriculum

  • Advanced degree (masters or PhD) in biology or similar discipline
  • Commitment to undergraduate education and student success
  • Minimum of one (1) year teaching biology at the college/university level, preferred
  • For microbiology labs, experience with oil immersion microscopy, Gram staining, aseptic technique, biochemical tests, serial dilutions, etc
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, effectively interacting with a wide array of parties at all levels (students, faculty, lab coordinators, co-instructors, administration, staff)
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment

Physical Requirements:
  • Work requires standing and walking as part of laboratory instruction
  • Must be able to use standard microbiology and biology lab equipment
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs

Come join us and be a part of a diverse community that is at the forefront of advancing the healthcare landscape! To learn more about working at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, please click here.


Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.


We care about the health and safety of our students and employees and have implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Policy, requiring employees to be fully vaccinated and tested on a regular basis. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a medical or sincerely held religious belief may request an exemption.

About Us

At MCPHS, we appreciate the importance of creating an environment in which everyone feels included and valued. Each of our Community members' unique experiences and perspectives add value to our ability to create and deliver the best education, academic service, and employee experience possible.

MCPHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates a diverse community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.
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