Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer in Conservation Biology, Spring Quarter 2023, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

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Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer in Conservation Biology, Spring Quarter 2023

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The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a quarterly adjunct lecturer (non-tenure track) to teach an undergraduate non-lab course in conservation biology. The course, ENVS 153 Conservation Science, will be offered during the Spring quarter in the MWF 1-2:05 time slot. Each quarter is 10 weeks long plus a week of final exams. Instruction begins on April 3, 2023 and ends on June 9, with the final exam to occur during the week of June 12. All classes will be presented in-person, however, if the county health and university health conditions deteriorate, the successful candidate may be asked to teach part of the course online.


(1) Terminal degree (Ph.D.) in conservation biology, ecology, or a related field. Applicants who are ABD or possess a Master's degree, accompanied by commensurate academic and/or professional experience in conservation or a closely-related field (e.g., 5-7 years of college or professional teaching) will be considered.

(2) Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level.

(3) Excellent communication skills.


(1) Experience with inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity.

(2) Experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students.

SALARY: $8,175


TEACHING (100%).

Teaching duties associated with QAL positions may not exceed more than two courses in any quarter and no more than four in any academic year. Teaching duties will include but are not limited to fulfilling all responsibilities associated with assigned courses, including:

(a) Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively;

(b) Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;

(c) Holding regular weekly office hours on - campus;

(d) Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;

(e) Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses.

SERVICE (0%): This position does not require any service duties. You may be invited, but not required, to attend department meetings or activities.


  • A CV or resume
  • Sample syllabi and/or teaching evaluations from previous courses taught, if available
  • 1-page cover letter describing your interest in the position and detailing your relevant experience in the practice and teaching of conservation science
  • Contact information for two academic references
  • All the above must be uploaded with the application to Workday by Feb 3, 2023.

Work Authorization:

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

EEO Statement

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Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University's equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

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Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.

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