Adjunct Faculty BIOL 130 & 130L

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7087989 (Ref.No. 2590305)
Posted: October 27, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Oct 26, 2021

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.

Microbiology (and the accompanying lab) is an introduction to the growth, metabolism and genetics of microorganisms, with focus on bacteria and viruses. The application of fundamental knowledge about these organisms to ecosystems, biotechnology and infectious diseases is included. The laboratory involves the application of sterile techniques to the study of taxonomy, physiology and genetics of bacteria and viruses. This is an upper-division course for students who have completed the introductory biology series.

The course will meet in person, on campus on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:15 - 10:20 am during the Spring 2022 term.

The lab will meet in person, on campus on Tuesday from 1:15 - 5:15 pm during the Spring 2022 term.

In addition to teaching, the instructor is expected to hold regular virtual office hours (a minimum of one hour per course and one hour per lab per week) in order to provide students with support outside of the classroom.

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 with online/hybrid instruction in order to prepare for contingencies.

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