Adjunct faculty in the School of the Sciences will engage in teaching activities in accordance with the University and Faculty policies and procedures. Teaching responsibilities will include no more than 9 contact hours per semester (a total of 18 contact hours per academic year) for faculty in the sciences.
M.S. degree or higher in a biological or related science plus college level teaching experience in the indicated field with a strong commitment to quality teaching or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of Biological or related science.
Demonstrated teaching ability in Biological or related science.
Ability to instruct students of varying preparation and abilities.
Proficiency with laboratory instrumentation in discipline
Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including PowerPoint, Word and Excel
Familiarity with database use
Familiarity with educational assessment practices
Commitment to integrity, excellence, learning, and community.
Experience working with Blackboard or a similar platform.
Excellent organizational, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Engage in instructional activity totaling no more than 9 contact hours per semester (18 contact hours per academic year).
As part of Instructional Activity load: - Prepare courses in accordance with published faculty workload guidelines and with direction from the Course Coordinator., - Grade all assignments, quizzes, projects, and/or exams as described in the course syllabi, - Hold office hours (minimum of 3 hours per week), - Meet with students as related to instructional activity.
Evaluate, update, and revise courses regularly.
Participate in the assessment activities of the Department, School, and University.
Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public.
Every faculty member is guaranteed academic freedom in accordance with the statement on academic freedom and responsibilities of faculty members, as in the policy manuals.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ente...ring graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.
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