Adjunct Faculty in Biology

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Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2020-11-24
Req: R-034114
Job Title

Adjunct Faculty in Biology


Texas A&M University - San Antonio


Department of Life Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Department of Life Sciences at Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) seeks applications from qualified candidates for a part-time non-tenure track position in Biology, specializing in areas that would enable them to teach one or more of the following courses: Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Vertebrate Zoology, Mammalogy, Biostatistics using R, Genetics, and General Biology for majors and non-majors. Previous college-level or AP Biology teaching experience is required. In addition, because the spring 2021 semester will be largely on-line, with the exception of some laboratory courses, experience with on-line instruction is preferred.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach lower and/or upper-division lecture courses for science majors

  • Teach lower and/or upper-division laboratory courses for science majors

  • Teach lower-division lecture courses for non-science majors

  • Create and maintain a safe environment for instruction and learning in a laboratory setting.

  • Maintain consistent communication with students and colleagues in the Biology program.

Required Qualifications:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. from an accredited university in Biology, Zoology, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous university-level teaching experience.

  • Experience with a diverse student body.

  • Experience with Online teaching methodologies.

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

  • Strong self-discipline and ability to work independently

  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students

  • Ability to interact with students from diverse backgrounds.

Application Process:

Applicants must complete the application/faculty form as well as upload a letter of interest and their curriculum vitae on our employment system:

Please make sure to provide the following documents:

  • Application

  • A Curriculum vitae (CV)

  • A cover letter – In your cover letter please make sure to indicate (with explanation) which of the course-topics listed in the job description that you are qualified to teach.

  • Contact information for three references that will provide letters of recommendation, if requested.

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting an application. Once the application process is submitted, no changes or revisions may be made.

Only applicants who are invited for an interview will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair. The letters of recommendations should be written on letterhead, be less than one year old, and must bear the writer’s actual signature. The letters of recommendation can be submitted electronically as a PDF attachment with the subject heading “Biology Program-Letter of Recommendation” to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Megan Wise de Valdez at

The position is open until filled, but review of applications will begin within one month of posting.

If selected for the position, prior to issuing a letter of appointment, the official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution. We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective candidate to have the transcript translated, evaluated and notarized.

Hard Copies of Official transcripts should be sent to the address listed below:

Adjunct Faculty of Biology Position

c/o Cynthia Alejos

Texas A&M University- San Antonio

Department of Life Sciences

One University Way

San Antonio, Texas 78224

Verified Electronic Copies of Official transcript should be sent to:

  • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be hired for the position.

  • The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed. This position requires physical activities supportive of the above job duties. Reasonable accommodations will be made as necessary.

  • If you are male age 18-25 you must be properly registered with Selective Service System to be eligible for hire.

  • Texas A&M University-SA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity of all person regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made. If you have issues with adding documents with your application, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058. Once your application is submitted, no changes or revisions may be made.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Job No:
Posted: 11/30/2020
Application Due: 1/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time