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Adjunct Instructor of Biology

North Central College
Naperville, IL

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Adjunct Instructor of Biology




College of Arts & Sciences

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Faculty Status:

Adjunct Faculty

Supervisor Title:

Chair, Department of Biology


Per Course Part-time Faculty

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Position Summary:

The Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College invites applications for a part-time faculty member to teach a laboratory section for an introductory Cell Biology course for the Spring 2024 semester.

BIOL 210, Cells and Systems, is taken as a course by Biology and Biochemistry majors, generally in the spring of the freshman year. The course covers basic concepts of cell biology such as protein and membrane structure, transport, enzymes, metabolism, secretion, signal transduction, etc. In the laboratory, students measure protein concentrations, enzyme activity, ammonium uptake, signal transduction, and photosynthesis by spectrophotometry and also learn microscopy, mitosis, and other topics. Students are evaluated primarily by keeping notebooks and also write two lab reports in scientific manuscript style. The lab meets Thursday mornings from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and will have up to 24 students. Spring semester runs from January 8 through April 26, 2024. The successful candidate will have an MS degree or equivalent (e.g., PhD candidate) in a related area and teaching experience. A PhD is desirable.

North Central College values diversity, equity and inclusion and strongly encourages candidates who would enrich the diversity of the campus community to apply. Experience working with diverse student populations and communities is highly desirable.

Founded in 1861, North Central College is a nationally recognized institution of about 3000 students, located in Naperville, IL, a thriving suburb just west of Chicago. The College is in a period of growth with the addition of a $60 million Science Center (2017), and a new Health Sciences and Engineering building (2020). North Central College is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine. For more information, please visit: North Central College is an EEO Employer.

Interested candidates should complete the application at: . You will be asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. For further information, contact Jon Visick, Chair, of Biology, at

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

Employment Conditions:

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the College’s background screening process.

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EEO Statement:

North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. North Central College provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation, please notify the Office of Human Resource. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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