Location: Franklin, MA Category: Adjunct Faculty Posted On: Mon May 20 2019 Job Description:
Dean College's School of Liberal Arts is looking for dynamic, experienced, student-centered educators to teach an introductory biology course during the fall semester. The College seeks Adjunct Faculty who focus on experiential learning and active engagement in their classrooms. Adjuncts chosen to teach at Dean create a compelling and professional learning environment for students of diverse learning backgrounds.
We are seeking adjunct instructors to teach BIO 180: Human Biology. BIO 180 is a 4-credit class that meets for 2.5 lecture hours/week and 2 lab hours/week. There are typically 36 students in lecture and 18 students in each lab. The adjunct pay rate is $2,800/lecture section and $1,867/lab section. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold one office hour each week for each section they teach.
The course description is as follows: Students will explore the basic science of human biology. Students will have the opportunity to understand how the human body responds to external influences of diet, physical activity, infectious pathogens, alcohol, drugs and stress through the reading and evaluation of basic research studies. Laboratory activities will augment lecture topics and will culminate in the completion of a capstone project involving the design, implementation and evaluation of a personal fitness program.
The Biology program provides a course charter with course objectives as well as sample syllabi and teaching materials. Successful candidates for this position will be comfortable using an online learning management system and open educational resources, working as part of a cohesive team and maintaining common standards while creating an interesting and engaging learning experience. Lab instructors work under the direction of a lecture faculty member. The curriculum for each lab has already be designed by the biology faculty.
There are currently multiple BIO 180 lecture and lab sections available.
A Master's degree in biology or related discipline area is required. A PhD preferred. College teaching experience preferred, particularly experience teaching first and second year undergraduates. Experience with or willingness to learn Moodle, our learning management system, and classroom media is necessary. The successful candidate will possess expertise in learner-centered teaching; use of technologies and/or strategies to enhance pedagogy and the ability to work effectively with a culturally-diverse student body with a variety of learning styles.
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Dean College is a not-for-profit institution that is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Today, Dean serves over 1,200 full-time students and close to 200 part-time students, for a full enrollment close to 1,400 and more than 25,000 alumni. The College's future is based soundly upon its rich history of developing programs that meet the changing individual needs of students. Owning an endowment of over $37.5M, Dean emphasizes individual attention and prepares students for further studies or employment upon graduation. Dean's beautiful 100-acre campus is located only 30 miles from Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, RI, and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus.