The Biology Department at Mount Saint Mary's University (Los Angeles) seeks a pool of qualified applicants for part-time teaching positions for Microbiology classes. These positions are filled on an as-needed basis, and recruitment is ongoing. We are seeking to attract and retain highly qualified faculty that share the University's and program's values.
Microbiology is a required course for the Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Degree Program at Mount Saint Mary's University, and as such, are part of Pre-Nursing Program. The curriculum and syllabus for this course has been standardized across the institution in order to ensure a fair and robust learning experience for all students. The content of Microbiology has carefully selected to cover information that is vital to students to be successful in both the Nursing program as well as a future career in Nursing. Most sections of this course are in-person at one of our two campuses in Los Angeles. One campus, Chalon, is on the Westside of Los Angeles while Doheny is near downtown Los Angeles.
Position Range: $2,092.50 per unit
General Responsibilities Because Mount Saint Mary's Biology Department is committed to helping students achieve success in individual courses and in their Pre-Nursing track, we seek adjunct faculty members who are scholars as well as scholar-practitioners. The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:
Teach assigned classes under the supervision of the Biology Department Chair and Pre-Nursing Program Director;
Update a syllabus and course timeline based on the template each semester and post it online before class starts.
Ensure that course content is in line with all the other sections of the course.
Help students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content;
Actively engage students through frequent interaction that motivates them to succeed and conveys a genuine energy and enthusiasm for their learning.
Guide students through their studies using active collaboration and active learning techniques.
Provide rich and regular constructive feedback, utilize rubrics effectively to assess student learning outcomes, and acknowledge student accomplishments.
Maintain up-to-date grades on the online learning management system;
Utilize current technology in the performance of job duties;
Send student success alerts as needed to activate support systems for students who need extra help;
Submit final grades in a timely fashion;
Communicate with the Biology Department Chair and Pre-Nursing Program Director as necessary;
Maintain a thorough and up-to-date subject-matter expertise;
Maintain standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position;
Abide by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies.
The above statements describe the job's essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to successful applicants.
Successful candidates should possess a Master's degree or Doctoral degree or be a Doctoral candidate in the Biological Sciences, with demonstrated expertise in the field of Microbiology.
The candidate will be able to teach undergraduate-level Microbiology.
The candidate will adhere to the common curriculum taught across all Microbiology sections.
The candidate will be able to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
The candidate will be able to professionally interact with students, other educators, educational institution representatives, and the public.
Mount Saint Mary's University's commitment to equity, diversity and justice (EDJ) is steeped in the tradition and legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ), our Catholic identity, mission and values. We are unwavering in our pursuit of inclusion, belonging and antiracism. We aspire to achieve our love of dear neighbor without distinction, which permeates all forms of social identities and human experiences.
We honor and celebrate our similarities and differences. We are committed to the full inclusion of the entire Mount community. Due to historical legacies of exclusion, we offer particular care for underrepresented populations. We define diversity in the broadest sense, including but not limited to, age, differences in culture, citizenship status, disability, family status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, generational history, genetic information, geographic origin, language, political perspectives, mental and physical ability, military service, national origin, race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, size and socioeconomic class.
Welcoming individuals from a variety of backgrounds improves and enriches our learning, living and working environments. Any breach of these values harms our community. Mount Saint Mary's University transforms its culture through the radical pursuit of institutionalized change. We strive for a campus where students, staff, faculty, alumnae and all whom we encounter feel welcomed, valued and are supported to reach their full potential.
As we pursue our never-ending journey toward a more equitable, inclusive and antiracist campus in our richly diverse community, we welcome you.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please complete the online application and submit the following documents:
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters.
A background check will be required.
Employees may disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status with MSMU's Human Resources on a voluntary basis. Some MSMU clinical healthcare partners may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to work at their facilities. If required, your academic division will inform you.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.