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Adjunct Faculty in Biology

Employer
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Location
San Antonio TAMUSA

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Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Life Sciences
Position Type
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA


Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-11-29
Req: R-044477
Job Title

Adjunct Faculty in Biology

Agency

Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Department

Department of Life Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type

Faculty

Job Description

The Department of Life Sciences, in the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks applications from qualified candidates for a part-time non-tenure track position in biology, specializing in lower-division course work for biology majors and non-majors (e.g. general biology, general zoology, microbiology and genetics), or specialty courses in their area of expertise. The College seeks excellence in instruction.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach lower-division lecture courses for science majors

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

  • Teach lower-division laboratory courses for science majors

  • Teach courses, both lecture and laboratory, in areas of their expertise

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

Required Qualifications:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in BIOL or a related field (ABDs will be considered for this position).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous college-level or AP Biology teaching experience.

  • Experience with a diverse student body

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

  • Strong self-discipline and ability to work independently.

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.

  • Ability to interact with a diverse set of students and faculty.

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: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMUSA_External

This is a temporary, non-tenure-track, part-time position requiring teaching responsibilities. Applicants should submit the following documents for review:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)

  • Cover letter

  • Statement of purpose including a biography, and teaching philosophy.

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

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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 Megan.Wisedevaldez@tamusa.edu.

For detailed instructions on how to apply for any position on our website, please use the following link:

http://www.tamusa.edu/humanresources/job-opportunities/index.html

Summary of Employee Benefits:

https://www.tamusa.edu/humanresources/documents/summary-of-employees-benefits.pdf

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.

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

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.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Organization

TAMUSA pic1Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is a contemporary university that reflects the diverse and heritage-rich community it serves. Founded as the first upper-division institution of higher education in South San Antonio in 2009, A&M-SA today is a comprehensive four-year university offering high-quality, affordable education.

From fall 2008 to fall 2017, enrollment has grown 340 percent. The University currently serves nearly 6,500 students and has graduated more than 8,000 alumni. The student body is 60 percent female and 72 percent Hispanic. Approximately 77 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college.

TAMUSA pic3Since becoming president of A&M-SA in 2015, Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson has forged an audacious strategic plan for the University to fulfill its mission and bring to life its core values while achieving several important goals, including becoming a national model for student and academic success.

Through the University’s 26 undergraduate degrees and 13 graduate degrees, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology. A&M-SA equips students with the knowledge, marketable skills and high-impact educational experiences that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship and lifelong learning.

With unprecedented enrollment growth, small classes, flexible schedules and in-demand degrees, A&M-SA is making the dream of higher education a reality for students in the San Antonio community and beyond.TAMUSA pic2

Fast Facts:

  • A&M-SA offers the lowest undergraduate tuition among four-year universities in San Antonio: $8,216 average cost per year (tuition and fees for spring and fall semesters for 15 credit hours/semester)
  • A&M-SA is a Military EmbracingTM university; 1 in 6 of our students is military connected (veterans, active-duty, spouses or dependents)
  • The National Security Agency (NSA) designated A&M-SA as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through the year 2022. This prestigious designation puts the University among a select group of institutions nationwide meeting rigorous federal standards.
  • 20:1 student to teacher ratio

Accreditation

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404-679-4500 or visit http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of A&M-SA.

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