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Adjunct Faculty, Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biochemistry

Takoma Park, Maryland · Education

Job Title                   Adjunct Faculty, Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biochemistry
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Department:              The Department of Biology and Chemistry
Reports To:                Chair of Biology and Chemistry
Date of Posting:        8/28/2023 (2023 Fall Semester)

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 a qualified candidate with experience teaching undergraduate Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biochemistry course with the associated laboratory. The course schedule can be flexible, but it usually meets 2 times a week (80 min each lecture) and the associated lab meets once a week for 3 hours in the early afternoon.
•             Applicants submitting applications are applying for a non-tenure, part-time position but with significant input in course design. This appointment may be renewed upon satisfactory review and need.
•             Applicants who meet the required qualifications will be selected for an interview. The decisions to hire an applicant is made at the discretion of the department.

•             Teach Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biochemistry lectures and associated laboratory for nursing majors and non-science students.
•             Teach pertinent course content using lectures, labs, demonstrations, class discussion, and other appropriate modes of educational delivery that promote educational and learning processes.
•             Hold three office hours per week (negotiable).
•             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.
•             Engage and assist students by providing notes, timely grades, and feedback via a Learning Management System (LMS).
•             Supervise the use and keep proper maintenance of laboratories instruments and equipment.

•             MS or Ph.D. degree in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry or/and Biochemistry, Chemical Sciences, or a related field from an accredited university.
•             Prior college or university teaching experience preferred.
•             Ability to integrate technology into course delivery and practical life applications.
•             Ability to communicate and work with a diverse population of students both in and outside the classroom via a Learning Management System platform (Desire2Learn, D2L).
•             Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•             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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