Adjunct Faculty in Biology

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Job Title

Adjunct Faculty in Biology


Texas A&M University - San Antonio


Department of Life Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Department of Life Sciences, in the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks applications from qualified candidates for a part-time non-tenure track position in biology, specializing all or any of the following areas in 1) lower-division course work for biology majors and non-majors (e.g. general biology, general zoology, microbiology and genetics), 2) Animal Physiology (a survey course of physiological functions from invertebrates to mammals), and 3) Biostatistics with experience with the R statistical package. The College seeks excellence in instruction.

This is an adjunct (part time) position.  Courses could be offered days, evenings, or weekends, based on departmental need.

Responsibilities (As needed by the department):

  • Teach lower-division lecture courses for science majors

  • Teach lower-division lecture courses for non-science majors

  • Teach lower-division laboratory courses for science majors

  • Teach upper-division courses, both lecture and laboratory, in areas of their expertise

  • Create and maintain a safe environment for instruction and learning in a laboratory setting.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in Biology.

  • 18 graduate hours of related field experience

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Doctoral degree in Biology from an accredited university

  • Experience serving as an instructor of record at the college/university level

  • Experience teaching at a culturally diverse university

  • Experience teaching in a non-traditional commuter university setting

  • Previous college-level or AP Biology teaching experience.

  • Experience with a diverse student body

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

  • Strong self-discipline and ability to work independently.

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.

  • Ability to interact with students from diverse backgrounds

Finalists will be required to provide three current, original letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair via email (sent directly from the recommender), or at the address listed below. The letters should be less than one year old and should bear the writer's actual signature. Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution by the Office of Academic Affairs, TAMU-SA, One University Way, San Antonio, TX 78224. We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcript translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

For questions, please contact Cynthia Alejos at

Letters of recommendation for finalists may be sent to:

Adjunct Instructor of Biology

c/o Cynthia Alejos (email:

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Department of Life Sciences

One University Way

San Antonio, TX 78224

Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be hired for this position.

Application Process:

Applications are accepted only through the online job portal.

Review of applications will begin one month after posting, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please make sure to provide the following documents:

  • Application

  • A Curriculum vitae (CV)

  • A cover letter

  • Contact information for three references that will provide letters of recommendation, if requested.

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting an application. Once the application process is submitted, no changes or revisions may be made.

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Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made.  If you have issues with adding documents with your application, please contact HR at 210-784-2058.

Summary of Employee Benefits

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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