Reports to: Chair; Natural Sciences Department
Status: Full-time, 1-year appointment (2017-2018 academic year)
Start Date: August 15, 2017
General Description: The Department of Natural Sciences at Notre Dame de Namur University (Belmont, CA) has an opening for a full-time position for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a non-tenure track positions, with an appointment for one academic year.
This position includes teaching responsibilities for both lower division and upper division lecture and laboratory courses in biological sciences disciplines, predominantly in cellular and molecular biology areas. Examples of courses that might be available are: Microbiology Laboratory, Developmental Biology lecture and laboratory, Microbes and Diseases, General Biology Laboratory, etc. While college-level teaching experience in all disciplines is not required, experience with a breadth of courses and levels is a plus. Candidates are expected to use active learning strategies in lecture courses and to take advantage of the technology and equipment available for lecture or lab activities as appropriate.
NDNU is a dynamic campus community that consists of students and faculty from all walks of life. You can learn more about NDNU’s mission and the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame Learning Community on our website. The Natural Sciences department places high value on providing our students with content-based tools as well as non-cognitive tools to help them be successful in our courses. Many of our students are first in their families to pursue a college degree and many work long hours to afford tuition. If you share our passion for the craft of teaching and spirit of finding creative approaches to promoting student learning, we look forward to hearing from you.
-Doctoral-level degree in a science discipline related to the area of teaching is required.
-College-level teaching experience strongly preferred.
-Passion for quality teaching centered on engaging students in the learning process;
-Experience with (or willingness to learn) integrating technology into classroom and/or laboratory settings to support student engagement and learning;
-Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment and demonstrated commitment to supporting student learning;
-Demonstrated professional behavior and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team;
-Strong commitment to serving the needs of underrepresented populations in science and in higher education;
-Submit a CV and cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position and how you have created equitable learning experiences for a diverse student population.
-Official transcripts and three (3) letters of recommendation will be required for candidates that progress beyond the first stage of review.
Initial review of applications will take place May 1, 2017.