Adjunct Instructor, Biology, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Position Title:

Adjunct Instructor, Biology


School of Science

Job Summary:

The School of Science at Marist College is pleased to invite applications for part-time, Adjunct Instructors in the Department of Biology, beginning August 2022. The Biology Department’s academic mission is immeasurably enriched by an inclusive community in which diverse perspectives are respected and valued. Thus, candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

An M.S. in Biology or closely related field.

Enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates and evidence of excellent teaching or potential to develop into an excellent teacher.

Essential Functions:

The Biology Department seeks faculty committed to undergraduate teaching excellence at a comprehensive liberal arts institution that supports both liberal arts and professional programs. The candidate’s sole responsibility will be teaching a freshman-level course for science majors in General Biology focused on the scientific method, the chemical and cellular basis of life, energy transformations, DNA structure and replication, protein synthesis, and cell division. Two sections of the course are in need of instructor(s), including one that  meets for lecture M/W 5:00-6:15 pm with lab R 2:00-4:45 pm, and one that has lecture M/R 12:30 pm and lab W 2:00-4:45 pm. The maximum class size is 24 students and the same students are in both lecture and accompanying lab sections. The successful candidate will join a department characterized by a strong sense of community in which students are the central focus and faculty who are both accessible and approachable. Classes start August 29, 2022.

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & 3 Professional References

About the Department:

The Department offers B.S. degrees in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, and Biology Education and serves about 275 majors. The Biology Department is located in the Allied Health Building, a 58,000 ft2 facility constructed in 2016 for Biology and allied health graduate and undergraduate programs.  For additional information about the College, the School of Science, and the Department, please visit our web site at

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit

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Time as required for teaching.

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Time as required for teaching.


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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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