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Adjunct Teaching Position in Biol 225 - Cell Biology
Simmons University

Date Posted Nov. 10, 2020
Title Adjunct Teaching Position in Biol 225 - Cell Biology
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Adjunct/Visiting Prof
  • Biology - Cell Biology

Located in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and of challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to focus on preparing women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women-centered undergraduate program, with graduate programs open to all. As a University committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

The Biology Department of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences at Simmons University is seeking applicants for an adjunct instructor position in the Biology Department to teach two online lecture sections and two online lab sections of Biol 225 - Cell Biology, to begin February 1, 2021 and end May 15, 2021. This is a replacement position for the Spring 2021 semester only.

Course Description:

Biol 225 presents a thorough study of the cell, including structure, function, cell diversity, and methods of analysis. Examines major biochemical pathways of the cell in relation to particular organelles and cell signaling. Requires completion of 1 semester of Organic Chemistry.

Responsibilities: The adjunct instructor will be responsible for the online course and lab platforms and will need to record asynchronous lectures and labs based on current course materials. In addition, the adjunct instructor will conduct two synchronous lecture sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-10:50AM and 11:00AM-12:20PM, and two synchronous lab sessions on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:50PM and 6:00-8:50PM.

Requirements: Master's or Ph.D. degree, experience teaching Biology and/or Cell Biology courses.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching online.

Required Application Materials:

Please submit a cover letter (including the title of the position for which you are applying), a CV, and a brief teaching statement. Additional supporting materials to document excellence in teaching, such as course evaluations and syllabi of courses taught, are optional and welcomed.

Application review will begin on November 30th, and will continue until the position is filled. Contact information for three professional references will be requested of selected applicants following initial review of applications.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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