Adjunct Instructor of Biology (III) | Judson University Christian College

Adjunct Instructor of Biology (III)

Job Summary:

The Department of Science and Mathematics in the School of Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education at Judson University seeks applications from individuals to teach Genetic Analysis for Fall 2017. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in biology or related subdiscipline (e.g. molecular genetics).

Primary Responsibilities:

The position requires teaching lecture and lab for our one semester Genetic Analysis course.  This is an upper-divisional course for Biology and Biochemistry majors.  Course content includes DNA and chromosome structure and function, linkage analysis, transmission genetics, human genetics, gene expression, developmental genetics, mutation and DNA repair and population genetics. Prepare lessons, select homework assignments as necessary, and create tests and quizzes over the prescribed textbook sections.  Give lectures and/or active learning work during class times as appropriate to the course goals.  Respond to student questions (often via email) and evaluate student work.


Candidates must 1) hold an earned master’s degree, doctorate preferred, in biology or related subdiscipline (e.g. molecular genetics), 2) demonstrate an active and growing Christian faith, 3) share a commitment to excellence in teaching within a Christ-centered academic community, and 4) possess collaborative skills to work with colleagues across the Science and Mathematics Department and throughout the university.

Adjunct faculty hold the rank of instructor and are hired on a per course basis.

Contact Information:

Applicants must provide a complete application packet including letter of application, the undergraduate adjunct faculty application form (see, curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate work (official transcripts will be required upon hiring).  Please submit all application materials to: Dr. Jeff Henderson, Chair, Department of Science and Mathematics or 1151 N. State Street, Elgin, IL 60123.

Judson University has an established policy of equal academic and employment opportunity. This policy is applied to all qualified students, employees, and applicants for admission or employment, in all University programs and activities, without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or military or veteran status.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. The appointment will begin August 2017.

About Judson University:

Judson University is a Christian institution representing the Church at work in higher education. Nestled along the picturesque Fox River in the city of Elgin just 45 miles northwest of Chicago, Judson is home to over 1,200 students from 36 states and 26 countries. We offer more than 60 undergraduate majors, minors, and pre-professional programs; graduate programs include the Master of Architecture, Master of Organizational Leadership, and Master of Education and Doctor of Education in Literacy.

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