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Adjunct Faculty – Biology

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Boston, MA

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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution

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Job Description

The School of Arts and Sciences seeks adjunct faculty to teach biology lab courses for the upcoming Fall 2024 semester. Lab courses include first-year college biology and second-year microbiology.

  • Delivers laboratory instruction
  • Communicates with lab coordinators in a professional and timely manner in preparation for teaching.
  • Comes prepared to teach, including reviewing background content, lab protocols, instructor notes, videos, etc
  • Assist with set-up and clean-up of lab materials
  • Grades assignments in a timely manner
  • Replies to emails from students, lab coordinators, and administrators in a timely manner
  • Uses the University’s learning management system to enter grades
  • Assists students through office hours or scheduled appointments, by Zoom/Teams, phone or email, and through other University-approved mechanisms
  • Supports incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion in the curriculum


    Advanced degree (masters or PhD) in biology or similar disciplineCommitment to undergraduate education and student successMinimum of one (1) year teaching biology at the college/university level, preferredFor microbiology labs, experience with oil immersion microscopy, Gram staining, aseptic technique, biochemical tests, serial dilutions, etcExcellent organizational and communication skillsMust be able to work both independently and as part of a team, effectively interacting with a wide array of parties at all levels (students, faculty, lab coordinators, co-instructors, administration, staff)Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment

Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. MCPHS is unable to sponsor, or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa. MCPHS is also not an E-Verify institution.

About Us
Established in 1823, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is the oldest institution of higher education in Boston, a city that is home to many of the world’s top universities and healthcare institutions. We are one of the largest and most highly-ranked schools for health- and life-sciences, and our alumni and faculty continually distinguish themselves in healthcare settings around the globe. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA), downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Our vision is to empower our Community to create a healthier, more equitable world, which we strive to achieve through our strategic priorities of collaboration, inclusion, success, sustainability, planning, and support.

MCPHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates a diverse community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.


Our Core Values —integrity, community, inclusion, collaboration, support, innovation – qualities that energize our culture. At MCPHS, we appreciate the importance of creating an environment where everyone feels included and valued. Each of our Community members’ unique experiences and perspectives adds value to our ability to create and deliver the best education, academic service, and employee experience possible. We recognize that all community members must feel empowered to do their best work and bring great ideas to fruition.

We are proud of our 200-year legacy of leadership in education, scholarship, and service, and we are a future-focused institution. We are committed to innovation with purpose, expanding our horizons and our campuses with a balanced and responsible strategy for growth. Talented people will always play a vital role in our future, and we value individuals who can adapt to new ways of thinking and working.

We attract talented applicants because we promote opportunities to work collaboratively, exchange ideas, and invigorate the thinking, projects, and possibilities going on all around us. As part of our culture, employees are guided by individual autonomy and initiative and we encourage employees to collaborate and work inter-functionally across our three campuses.

Passion to improve the future of healthcare is a core unifying value of MCPHS culture. That’s why we attract and retain highly motivated individuals who share our vision and are energized by the opportunities we create here. We strive to keep MCPHS one of the most dynamic, evolving, and relevant institutions of its kind—a place to build your knowledge and skills, grow a network of peers, and contribute to educating and supporting future healthcare leaders. 

The benefits of working at MCPHS. At Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, we recognize the importance of a rewarding career. We are proud to offer competitive benefits to assist you with your financial, physical, and emotional well-being.  Here, full-time employees receive a total compensation package that includes substantial contributions toward medical and dental insurance premiums, retirement plans, including a 401(a)-pension plan, as well as generous time away from work.

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