Adjunct Instructor - Biology

Northern State University

Aberdeen, SD

ID: 7077887
Posted: May 4, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Text
Qualifications: A Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate credits in biology or a related area is required. Teaching experience at the high school or college level is preferred. The successful candidate must have strong communication skills.

Responsibilities: The applicant will teach one course per semester at the Huron Community Campus in Huron, SD. These courses will include Biology 211 (Environmental Biology) and Biology 101 (Biology Survey); other courses may be added to the course rotation depending on the expertise of the candidate.

Posting Date 05/04/2021
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 05/25/2021
Advertised Salary Depends on highest degree obtained
Duration of the Term Other
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Appointment Percent 10
Tenure Status Term
Proposed Rank Instructor
Work Hours

Typical Hours Worked Per Week 15
Appointment Type Temporary
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations
Setting: Northern State University is a premier regional institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and excellent co-curricular opportunities. NSU is consistently ranked as one of the best public undergraduate institutions in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. NSU is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Fine Arts, and College of Professional Studies including the Millicent Atkins School of Education and the School of Business. NSU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as multiple disciplinary accrediting bodies. NSU is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a vibrant community in northeastern SD. The city has a population of approximately 30,000 and is a cultural, retail, banking, agribusiness, and healthcare hub for the region. The University enjoys a positive and strong relationship with the city and region. With more than $100 million invested over the last decade, Northern State University is experiencing transformative positive momentum. Recent new buildings, renovations and projects under construction include significant updates to the Johnson Fine Arts Center and Barnett Athletics Center, three new residence halls, the new Jewett Regional Science Education Center, and a new regional Sports Complex with athletic and recreational fields.

Affirmative Action Statement
Northern State University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Diversity Statement
Northern State University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At NSU, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
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