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Adjunct Faculty - Laboratory Instructor, Biology

Takoma Park, MD
Job Title:                Adjunct Laboratory Instructor, Biology
Department:         Biology

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.

The Department of Biology and Chemistry at Washington Adventist University is seeking candidates for the position of Laboratory Instructor for afternoon laboratory courses. Applications may be reviewed periodically based on student enrollment needs.  The selected applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are interviewed and decisions to hire applicants are made at the discretion of the department.

  • Teach laboratories content for majors and non-majors biology courses.
  • Able to teach students the application of techniques used in biological laboratories, during a single laboratory session or during small laboratory projects.
  • Supervise and maintain laboratories and equipment.
  • Grade assignments and weekly laboratory reports.

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience with some techniques in microbiology, botany, and/or human physiology (i.e. microscopy, gram staining, bacterial cultures, EKG, and dissections).
  • Ability to communicate and work with a diverse population of students both in and outside the laboratory.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Prior college or university laboratory 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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