Job Description

Temp Parttime Faculty BIOL/HLTH SCI

Posting Numberreq8538
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeAdjunct
Hiring DepartmentTaos Branch
Academic LocationTaos Branch
Benefits EligibleAdjunct faculty may be eligible to receive certain UNM benefits in some cases. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

UNM-Taos’ Math and Sciences Department invites applicants for Temporary Part time Faculty positions (Adjunct) to teach a lower division course in the Biological/Health Sciences for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. These positions will be hired on an as needed basis dependent on student enrollment, course offering matrix, and graduation requirements. The specific courses include, but are not limited to, the following:

BIOL 1140 - Biology for Health Sciences

This introductory biology course for students interested in health science careers focuses on the concepts of chemistry, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, and regulation of gene expression. Not accepted toward a Biology major. Credit not allowed for both 1110 and 1140. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science.

BIOL 1140L - Biology for Health Sciences Lab

This course is a laboratory that complements the concepts learned in the theory course. Students will learn skills involved in scientific measurement, microscopy, and mathematical analysis. Students will also perform experiments and data analysis related to cell structure and function, chemistry, enzyme activity, and genetics. Optional laboratory to accompany 1140. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science.

BIOL 2210 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This course is the first of two that serve as an introduction to human anatomy and physiology for biology majors and allied health students. The course entails describing, explaining, and analyzing structure and function from the submicroscopic to the organismal level with emphasis on anatomic, directional, and sectional terminology, basic cellular structure and metabolism, tissue differentiation and characteristics, and organ system structure and function; Specifically the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.

BIOL 2210L - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

Laboratory work using cadavers. Anatomy stressed with appropriate physiological work.

BIOL 2225 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Anatomy and Physiology II is the second half of the two-part A&P sequence offered by UNM. It is an integrated study of human structure and function that covers the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. There is a corresponding laboratory course. These courses are designed to complement one another and while the lab is not required, it is strongly suggested that they be taken together.

BIOL 2225L - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

Continuation of 2210L. Topics integrated with 2225.

HCHS 200 - Pathophysiology for Health Sciences

A survey of and introduction to disease states and cellular changes in cancer and other diseases of the endocrine musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, renal, blood and lymph, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary tract and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: BIOL 2210.

For best consideration please apply by the following dates:

For Fall 2019 apply by: May 15, 2019

For Spring 2020, apply by: August 1, 2019


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in the discipline or subfield in which they are applying to teach. Applicant must have completed a program of study in the discipline or subfield in which they teach, with coursework at least one level above that of the courses being taught or developed (e.g., completed a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline or subfield in which they teach or tested experience that is determined to be equivalent to the degree).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in a post-secondary institution, particularly community college experience.
  • Successful experience in practice or field work (if applicable).
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials: 1. Curriculum Vitae 2. Cover Letter 3. Unofficial graduate level transcripts4. Please include days/times you are available to teach.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationThis posting will remain active until 8/1/2019. Anyone who applies for a position under this posting will automatically be considered for openings in subsequent semesters unless they indicate in their cover letter that they are not interested in teaching in specific semesters.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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