St.  Catherine University

Adjunct Professor - Biology Department

Apr 03, 2018
Apr 20, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Position Summary Information Position Responsibilities

The Biology Department at St. Catherine University invites applications for a one-semester, adjunct instructor in our Behavior Ecology or Animal Behavior with Lab.

Responsibilities: The selected candidate will teach a course in either Behavior Ecology or Animal Behavior. The course may include an overview of animal behavior including behavioral development, physiological mechanisms of behavior, the adaptive value of behavior and the evolution of behavior – or could be focused more on behavioral ecology. Class periods are a mixture of lecture, discussion and small group work based on text readings and current behavioral literature. Laboratory focuses on developing skills in observation, description, measurement and analysis of behavior in a variety of animals - with some field work preferred. Course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:55 - 11:35 am and the laboratory component of the course meets on Wednesdays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm.

Position Qualifications

Required qualifications: A minimum of an ABD in Biology and teaching experience is required. An earned Doctoral in Animal Behavior or Behavioral Ecology and/or teaching in Animal Behavior or Behavioral Ecology is preferred. All candidates must demonstrate evidence of a commitment to excellence in research and teaching.

St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.

Special/Other Requirements Summary To apply:Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to apply electronically. Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach a cover letter, CV, and a statement of teaching interests. Candidates selected for interview will need to provide 3 references. Official transcripts and background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Kay Tweeten, PhD, Chair, Department of Biology. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to complete applications received by November 15, 2017.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
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