Adjunct Faculty BIOL 317L-02 24/SP

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7196886 (Ref.No. 4822233)
Posted: November 29, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Nov 28, 2023

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.

BIOL 317L is the corresponding laboratory for Microbiology and involves the application of sterile technique to the study of taxonomy, physiology and genetics of bacteria and viruses. This is a 4-hour lab meeting once a week.

This upper-division lab is taken primarily by Biology, Health Science, and Biochemistry majors. Its prerequisites are two semesters of introductory biology for majors, along with either Genetics or Molecular Biology as a prerequisite/corequisite.

The lab will be taught in person on the Moraga campus during the 2024 Spring term on Tuesdays from 4:45-7:45 pm.

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

To ensure consistency between sections of this multi-section course, instructors will faithfully implement the syllabus, experiments, laboratory activities, assessments, and/or grading standards provided by the Lab Coordinator or Department Chair.

The successful candidate will hold an advanced degree in a relevant area of biology and a successful record of teaching experience in biology at the undergraduate level. Preference will be given to those who have previously taught BIOL 130 or BIOL 130L.

Candidates must reside in California.

The salary range for this position is $6,208 - $8,590 (2.5 workload units) and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the College and SEIU, Local 1021, available here.

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