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Biomedical Science Adjunct Instructor

Texas Southern University
Houston, TX

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Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Life Sciences
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Hours of Work:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

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Official TSU Title:

Biomedical Science Adjunct Instructor

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary:

The Joan M. Lafleur College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Texas Southern University is seeking qualified and experienced individuals to teach as Adjunct Faculty. Under the direction of the Department Chair and the Program Director, the Adjunct Faculty will be responsible for conducting lectures, supervising laboratory work, grading assignments and examinations, and providing support to students in the classroom setting. There is no research or service expectation in this position.

Essential Duties Summary:

  • Prepare and deliver lectures on assigned topics
  • Provide mentorship, advising and guidance to students in the classroom setting
  • Grade student assignments, examinations and respond to student emails and issues in a timely manner
  • Conduct student evaluations and provide feedback to students
  • Develop course materials and syllabi in accordance with college guidelines
  • Attend BMSC faculty meetings
  • Attend/complete required trainings
  • Adhere to college policies and procedures
  • Remain updated on the latest research, news, and developments in the field

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Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience.


Master’s degree in Biology, Biological Sciences, Anatomy/Physiology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Integrative Biology, Molecular Biology, Life Sciences, or basic science related field is required from an accredited school at the time of appointment.

Required Licensing/Certification:

Valid Texas Driver’s License preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Adjunct instructors must:

  • Possess a deep understanding of the subject they will be teaching. Must be able to explain complex concepts in a clear and concise manner and provide real-world examples to help students understand the material.
  • Be able to develop and implement effective lesson plans, prepare, and deliver lectures, and facilitate classroom discussions. Must also be able to assess student learning and provide constructive feedback.
  • Establish positive relationships with students, colleagues, and staff. Must be approachable, supportive, and respectful of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Be familiar with technology and comfortable using it in the classroom. Must be able to use learning management systems, online communication tools, and other technology to support student learning.
  • Manage their time effectively to meet the demands of teaching, grading, and other administrative tasks. Must be able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism. Must adhere to college policies and procedures, maintain confidentiality of student information, and be committed to providing a positive learning environment for all students.
Skill in:
  • Detail oriented.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Multitasking, organizational and time management.
  • Coordinating the work of others.
  • Both verbal and written communication.
  • Communication and Interpersonal skills

Ability to:
  • Develop and implement innovative teaching strategies
  • Work independently.
  • Prepare detailed reports.
  • Communicate effectively.

Work Experience:

  • Prior experience teaching in a college or university setting.
  • Evidence of teaching experience related to biomedical science.
  • Demonstrated successful participation in a setting where colleagues and students come from a variety of backgrounds, identities, and commitments to equitable and inclusive teaching and research practices.
  • At least two years of full-time experience as an instructor of record teaching biomedical. science courses to undergraduate students in an academic program at an institution of higher education preferred.
  • Evidence of effective student mentoring, including mentoring undergraduate students preferred.
  • Familiarity with learning management systems such as Blackboard, Canvas, ExamSoft or similar platforms

Working/Environmental Conditions:

  • Limited standing and/or walking.
  • Handling light weight objects.
  • Using or carrying equipment.

UA EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

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