Adjunct Faculty BIOL 002L-04

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7067377 (Ref.No. 1940556)
Posted: July 1, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Jun 29, 2020

Description:Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Organisms and Evolution laboratory is a second-semester laboratory course designed for biology majors and others requiring a rigorous introductory treatment of the subject. This laboratory is a systematic introduction to all forms of life, covering all three domains (formerly five kingdoms), from bacteria and protozoa, through fungi, plants, and animals. To account for life's unity and diversity, the guiding principle for the course is the concept of evolution. Biology 2 and its Laboratory build upon the cellular and molecular foundation given in Biology 1 (which is pre-requisite for Biology 2), and assumes knowledge of hereditary principles, both Mendelian and molecular. Through the study of the molecular evidence, morphology, physiology, development, and behavior of each type of organism, we provide a broad understanding of the evolutionary origins and phylogenetic relationships of all forms of life. Required for biology majors and prerequisite to ALL upper-division courses.

This laboratory will be taught in person on Thursday from 5:30 - 9:30 pm during the Fall 2020 term.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of biology, a successful record of teaching experience in biology at the undergraduate level, and familiarity/experience with online/hybrid instruction. This course will be taught in person.

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