Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
Position Information

Position Title Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer Department, Program, Center Biology Specialty or Subdiscipline Human Anatomy Requisition Number FAC000991 College or School College of Arts and Sciences

Position Summary Information


The Biology Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic university, seeks to fill a 1-year fixed-term Adjunct Lecturer position (non-tenure-track), starting in the 2018-2019 academic year. We seek an experienced candidate to teach undergraduate Human Anatomy, and an upper- division course for Biology majors and for students preparing for graduate and certificate programs in allied health care. The annual course load is six courses over three academic quarters, which usually corresponds to one lecture and two lab sections per quarter.

Salary $49,680-$52,620, depending on teaching experience; benefits eligible. This salary range corresponds to a six-course teaching load. Basic Qualifications

Demonstrated previous success teaching human anatomy at the 4-year-university level required. Ph.D. in Biology or a related biomedical field or M.D. required.

Preferred Qualifications Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:

A. Teaching lecture and laboratory sections of BIOL 104 (Human Anatomy) in a manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively. Syllabi for these courses are available, although the instructor can customize to their own preferences.

B. Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with these courses, including

a. Conducting all assigned class and laboratory meetings in a timely and prepared manner.

b. Assigning and evaluating written work, projects, and exams that align with course learning objectives.

c. Holding weekly office hours on campus.

d. Assigning and submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Registrar's office by the designated deadline.

e. Administering numerical and narrative course evaluations to students in all courses

f. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or by the Chair of the Biology Department.

Start Date 09/01/2018 Work Authorization

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 06/13/2018 Close Date 08/11/2017 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information

Two letters of reference will be automatically solicited through the applicant portal system upon submitting your application.

Queries about the position should be sent to Angel Islas, Chair of the Biology Department (

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

EEO Statement

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

* Letter of interest: outlining qualifications, teaching experience & philosophy

* Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents

* Optional (but recommended) - Copy of teaching evals for one or more relevant courses.

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