Part Time Faculty, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Department Summary: The Biology Program at Bridgewater State University provides students with a broad background in the biological sciences, allowing for flexibility in career choices. The overall goal of our program is to expose students to the scientific process and to promote the ability to think critically and to communicate science effectively. Students are the central focus and an integral part of the Department, working side-by-side with faculty who are enthusiastically committed to teaching and research. A strong sense of community is fostered through small class sizes and individualized mentoring from faculty, and this community is reinforced through our departmental seminar series and interactions among students and faculty. Students are encouraged to complete original research projects, which often culminate in publication or presentation at local, national, or international conferences. Faculty and students also use their expertise in outreach efforts to provide service to the University and to middle and high school teachers and students in the Commonwealth, particularly through faculty and staff involvement in the CityLab and Watershed Access Laboratory Programs housed within the Center for the Advancement of Science Education. The Department also fosters scientific literacy and critical thinking for non-science majors via its involvement in the Core Curriculum. Through our Master of Arts in Teaching program, we strive to graduate educators who are well-trained with a strong knowledge base in the biological sciences. Overall, the department trains students who are highly competitive for professional and academic positions in Massachusetts, where biotechnology and education are economic engines.
Essential Duties: The Department of Biological Sciences at Bridgewater State University seeks qualified and committed Part Time Faculty for the 2017/2018 academic year, who are enthusiastic teachers and dedicated to working with undergraduates. Specific course offerings for which Part Time Faculty are requested include: Introductory Biology and Anatomy and Physiology (lectures and laboratories); Cell Biology, Genetics, Ecology and Microbiology (laboratories) Applicants should possess: - Ability to effectively teach in a close, collegial environment dedicated to the teaching-learning relationship. - Strong commit to excellence in teaching and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. - Ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning. - Provide quality teaching including related preparation and grading. - Provide class syllabi to students enrolled in classes and to the department office as requested. - Perform other related duties as assigned and/or required.
Required Qualifications: Masters Degree in Biological Sciences or related field.
Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate preferred.
Special Conditions: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
EEO Statement: Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Special Instructions: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.