Chapman University, Schmid College of Science and Technology

Position ID:Chapman University-Schmid College of Science and Technology-BIOPTLF19 [#13885]
Position Title: Part-Time Lecturer General Biology, Fall 2019
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biology / Biology
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/06/12, finished 2019/08/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science and Technology seeks applications for part-time General Biology lab lecturers who have the ability to teach undergraduate students, beginning August 2019. Biology 204L topics include an introduction to biomolecules, diffusion and osmosis, enzymatic reactions, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and mitosis and meiosis. This course is taken by science majors in the fields of biology, biochemistry, applied human physiology, health science and pre-pharmacy. Schmid College of Science and Technology is deeply committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching, including providing students with personalized educational experiences involving mentoring and collaborative research. More information about the Schmid College of Science and Technology is available at

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the western region by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information about the university is available at

Responsibilities: Lecturers will teach an assigned 4 hour lab section once per week throughout the semester. Responsibilities each week include preparing a quiz, presenting a 20-30 minute pre-laboratory lecture about the lab material, instructing and guiding students in correct laboratory technique and safety during the execution of an inquiry-based laboratory experiment, holding office hours, writing exams and grading all assignments submitted by the students. The possible laboratory section times are weekdays 8:00-11:50 AM, 1:00-4:50 PM or 6:00-9:50 PM, depending on availability. The lecturer must be available to attend regular meetings during the semester and orientation at the beginning of the semester.


• A Ph.D. or M.S. degree in biology, biochemistry, or related field is required.

• University or community college teaching experience, specifically with biology courses.

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.

• Strong commitment to student learning, quality teaching and academic excellence.

• Ability to motivate and teach students of diverse learning styles and backgrounds.

• Appreciation and respect for student role, contribution, and responsibility in the learning process.

• Commitment to personalized education.

Application Process:

All application materials must be submitted electronically via Academic Jobs Online at Any questions should be directed to Dr. Carolyn Sherff

Submit the following items online at this website: - Cover Letter (optional)

- Curriculum Vitae

- Teaching Statement (optional)

- Faculty Employment Application (

- Three references (actual letters acceptable but not required, just names and email addresses)

Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for final candidates.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

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