BIO 121 Adjunct Laboratory Instructor

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  • 03-Jun-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Washington, PA, USA
  • Temporary
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    The Biology Department at Washington and Jefferson College invites applications for Adjunct Instructor position for the Fall 2021 semester (only).

    BIO 121 (Foundations in Cell and Molecular Biology) Adjunct Laboratory Instructor

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Teach two BIO 121 laboratory sections'each lab section is scheduled to meet on campus and in person for 3.25 hours each week (for two lab sections a total of 6.5 hours of scheduled in-person teaching each week). There may be additional student contact time depending on student's completion of lab work (will vary with the lab assignments each week).

    Lab instruction responsibilities include:

      Help students to complete and troubleshoot lab work in basic molecular biology and bioinformatics approaches. Attend weekly 30-minute laboratory preparation meeting with other laboratory instructors and laboratory assistants'instruction and grading needs to be consistent across all lab sections so lab prep meetings are mandatory. Offer at least two in-person office hours per week for student consultation. Administer and grade lab quizzes and lab assignments.
    Additional responsibilities include:

      Post all grades in a timely fashion to the College's classroom management system. It is essential to regularly check email and respond to emails from students, Biology faculty, College staff, and the Office of Academic Affairs in a timely fashion.

      Have experience independently executing and troubleshooting laboratory protocols in DNA isolation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and DNA sequence analysis. Have a strong interest in working with, and mentoring, first- and second-year undergraduate students. Be able to work cooperatively with other faculty teaching in this introductory course. Have excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Must have the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Have excellent oral and written communication skills.

    Applicants should have earned an M.S. or a higher degree in Biology with specific expertise in Molecular Biology or a related field. Applicants should have significant lab experience in their area of expertise.

    Application Materials

      Cover letter'please indicate which position you are applying for (even if applying for both). Curriculum vitae. List of at least three recent academic references with their contact information.
    Applications accepted until positions are filled.


    Working environment includes indoor work and outdoor work in a variety of weather/temperature conditions. Physical requirements include: standing, sitting, walking, running, bending, stooping, and reaching overhead.


    The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.

    Job Description Status The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.

    Application Instructions

    Apply for this job at Please submit a cover letter and resume. It is recommended that all documents be in PDF format and uploaded at one time. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 6/4/2021
    Application Due: 9/2/2021
    Work Type: Full Time