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Adjunct Faculty, Biology (School of Nursing)

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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About Hofstra:

At Hofstra University, intellectual curiosity is not just aspirational – it is central to how we engage on a daily basis. Hofstra faculty work within a diverse scholarly community committed to student success, intellectual discovery, free inquiry, inclusivity, and collaboration.

Enrolling more than 10,000 students, Hofstra offers students an array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, business, engineering, law, health care, communications, and more.

Our accomplished faculty collaborate with students to explore interdisciplinary questions and produce innovative research that lays the foundation for future personal and professional success. With a beautiful campus in Hempstead, NY, Hofstra’s location seamlessly merges the tranquility of coastal suburban living with the boundless opportunities of nearby New York City.

Hofstra University seeks candidates who will contribute to a supportive climate for students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Position Title:

Adjunct Faculty, Biology (School of Nursing)

Position Number:



School of Nursing

Full-Time or Part-Time:



The Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies is pleased to invite applications for an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Nursing at Hofstra University beginning in the Spring 2024 semester to teach general biology lab courses and potentially courses in microbiology, physiology, or cell biology. Rank of Adjunct Instructor, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor is based on educational degree obtained, years of experience as an instructor and research, as outlined by Hofstra University’s CBA. Teaching load varies, depending on availability and need. Typically, adjunct faculty can expect to instruct one or two courses per semester. The faculty member must be available for at least one to two hours of office hours per week and attend weekly lab instructors’ meetings. Teaching load is typically one or two courses per semester; maximum enrollment for a lab section is approximately 20 students.Hofstra’s graduate and undergraduate nursing programs leverage the clinical and educational resources of both Hofstra University and Northwell Health, New York state’s largest healthcare provider and private employer. The School of Nursing offers Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs and Advanced Certificate programs in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), as well as a dual Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist/Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program. Our Bachelor of Science with major in nursing program, founded in 2021, prepares nurse generalists to be providers, innovators, leaders, managers, and coordinators of care, as well as ethical members of the nursing profession. Our Master of Science Cardiovascular Sciences and Perfusion Medicine degree program is committed to the education, mentoring and professional development of future cardiovascular perfusionists.


  • Master’s degree in biology or closely related discipline
  • Excellent communication, organizational, teaching and time management skills
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusive in an educational environment

Preferred Quals Summary:

  • Prior university teaching experience is strongly preferred
  • Both a PhD and teaching experience is required for appointment at the Adjunct Assistant Professor or greater level

Special Instructions:

Please upload the following with your application for consideration:

  • Cover letter with salary requirement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of effectiveness as an educator and approach to creating an inclusive learning environment
  • Email address and phone number of three professional references

This position is open until filled. Inquiries should be directed to Stefanie Keating,


Open until filled

Tenure Track:


Date Posted:


EEO Statement:

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Salary/Salary Range:

$1,387-$1,750 per credit


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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