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Adjunct Faculty Member- College of Natural and Behavioral Science / Biology and Chemistry

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA

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Adjunct Faculty Member- College of Natural and Behavioral Science / Biology and Chemistry

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Purpose of Position:

Christopher Newport University’s College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences is accepting applications from prospective adjunct faculty members to teach individual courses, as needed, in the following areas in Fall 2021 and beyond:

• Principles of Biology I Lab
• Human Anatomy/Physiology I Lab
• Topics in Medicine and Health

• Introductory Chemistry I and II Lecture and Lab
• General Chemistry I and II Lecture and Lab
• Organic Chemistry I and II Lab

Christopher Newport University is committed to excellence in teaching in a student centered, liberal arts and sciences environment. Along with demonstrated ability for excellent teaching, candidates must hold an earned graduate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant discipline, with 18 completed semester hours of graduate course work in Biology to teach Biology courses or in Chemistry to teach Chemistry courses. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Candidates for hire are required to complete a University sponsored background check.

Departmental Information:

The Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry is composed of 22 faculty members and oversees the major in Cellular, Molecular and Physiological Biology under the B.S. degree program in Biology and the B.S. degree in Chemistry with majors in both Chemistry and Biochemistry. The Department is located in the $80 Million integrated science building, which includes dedicated research space for faculty and houses a vivarium, confocal microscope, real-time thermocycler, and other standard molecular biology equipment as well as over $1M of chemical instrumentation. For more information please visit: .

CNU Information:

CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; The Fall 2020 freshman class of 1,155 students was selected from 7,300 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1184, respectively. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, located between Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia coast. The campus integrates the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. Facilities include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world. Opening in 2021 and adjoining the Ferguson Center, the $57 million Fine Arts Center will house over 7,500 sq. ft of gallery exhibition space, state-of-the art teaching and museum learning spaces, studios and classrooms. It will serve the university community and the entire Peninsula region.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. For further information, please visit our website at

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Application Instructions :

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita or resume, and graduate transcript (unofficial is sufficient for initial consideration).

Review of applications will begin immediately.

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EEO/Diversity Statement(s):

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity. Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement:

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