Adjunct Instructor, Bioinformatics

Romeoville, Illinois
Mar 10, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lewis University invites applications for an adjunct faculty member to teach graduate level courses for the concentration in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics portion of the Master of Science in Data Science program. Classes will be delivered in an online setting and/or on site as 8 week long course sessions.

The instructor will be expected to teach using previously developed syllabi and course design, with modifications as deemed necessary upon consultation with the department chair and program director. It is expected that instructional methods will utilize biological data sets or problems as a basis for hands-on application of appropriate computational analyses, simulations and/or visualizations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach one or more classes; courses may include BIOL 50900 (Introduction to Computational Biology), 51000 (Data Systems in the Life Sciences), 51200 (Research in Biotechnology) and/or 59000 (Data Science Project for Life Scientists)
  • Availability to hold office hours and meet with other faculty members and department chairs or directors when necessary
  • Serve as a model of professionalism and act as a resource for students within the teaching-learning environment


Master’s degree or PhD in a field related to data science or the life sciences and experience in the field of computational biology/bioinformatics.  Previous teaching experience preferred. 

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Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity.  Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.

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