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Adjunct Faculty - Department of Biology and Chemistry (Biochemistry)

Takoma Park, Maryland · Education

Job Title                    Adjunct Faculty of Biochemistry
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Department:              The Department of Biology and Chemistry
Reports To:                Chair of Biology and Chemistry
Date of Posting:        05/10/21

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued.  Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

Our faculty have outstanding academic credentials, know their fields inside and out, and have years of experience in the classroom. They love to teach and it shows. But just as important, WAU faculty care about each student’s academic and personal success and they do everything they can to help students to achieve their goals. 
Washington Adventist University is seeking candidates to expand its pool of adjunct faculty in the Department of Biology and Chemistry to teach day and evening courses. The department may have a need in the near future for adjunct faculty to teach applicable classes. Applications will be reviewed periodically based on student enrollment needs. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not automatically accepted to teach at Washington Adventist University.  Decisions to hire applicants are made at the discretion of the department. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Teach biochemistry lectures and laboratories for majors.
  • Teach pertinent course content using lectures, demonstrations, class discussion, and other
    appropriate modes of educational delivery that promote educational and learning processes.
  • Prepare course outline and syllabus, develop course and lesson plans, and engage in the selection of
    textbook and other teaching aids necessary to the instruction of courses.
  • Suggest acquisition of laboratories instrument and equipment and supervise their proper maintenance.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Chemical Sciences or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Ability to integrate technology into course delivery.
  • Ability to conduct independent and collaborative small-scale research projects as part of
    experimental application for a Biochemistry and/or Independent study course (optional).
  •  Ability to communicate and work with a diverse population of students both in and outside the
    classroom via a Learning Management System platform.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Prior college or university teaching experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the university’s philosophy and mission.
Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.

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