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Adjunct Lecturer, Biology

Merrimack College
North Andover, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Dec 8, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job Description
Position Overview & Responsibilities

The Department of Biology within the School of Science & Engineering at Merrimack College is seeking applicants for the position of Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Biology for the Fall 2022 semester. Instructors are needed for these lecture and lab-based undergraduate courses:
  • Intro to Biological Sciences lecture
  • Intro to Biological Sciences lab
  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology lecture (upper-level undergrad/grad course)
  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology lab (upper-level undergrad/grad course)
  • Human Biology (lecture course only - no lab component)
  • Cellular Biochemistry lab (upper-level undergrad/grad course)

The fall semester begins on Monday, August 29th. Lecture section capacity varies depending on the course (between 24-42). Lab sections are capped at 14-16 students. The salary for this position is $4,730 per four-credit course. All classes will be taught in person in the classroom and/or lab.


M.S., or Doctorate in Biology or related discipline, with college-level teaching experience. Strong preference for candidates who also have a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue. Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to Merrimack's Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application Materials Should Include:
  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution of higher learning.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations & Remote Work

This is an on-campus position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community. Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college's 260- acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master's Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest-growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report's ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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