The Department of Biology invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position responsible for laboratory teaching and providing instructional and technical support for faculty members in the Biology Department. A master’s degree in biology or specialized biological science is required. An additional two or more years of research, technical, or teaching experience is desired. A commitment to the mission of Westmont as a liberal arts college in the evangelical Christian tradition is essential. The candidate should also have an engaging presence in the classroom, a commitment to teaching excellence, and an openness to learning and improving with feedback. Furthermore, they should have a desire and ability to serve the needs of others while maintaining focus on details and deadlines, and an ability to multi-task with accuracy and reliability.
The teaching portion of the position involves teaching lower-division General Biology labs with possible opportunity to teach upper-division labs in one’s specialty. The instructional and technical support portion of the position involve supporting other Biology faculty in course labs and research projects in a wide variety of ways, such as preparing solutions, making arrangements for overnight field excursions, setting up lab stations, ordering reagents, and maintaining appropriate inventory of general lab supplies.
Questions may be addressed to Dr. Amanda Sparkman, chair, Department of Biology: email@example.com
About Westmont College
A nationally ranked liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, Westmont provides a rigorous academic program in a residential Christian community and seeks to cultivate thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world. Undergraduates on the wooded, ocean-view campus choose from more than 100 majors, programs and concentrations. With a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, students develop close relationships with outstanding faculty. The college offers numerous overseas programs, up to 12 units for internships, and an elementary and secondary credential program. Vibrant arts activities, a tradition of volunteer service, and strong intercollegiate and intramural sports enrich the college experience. U.S. News & World Report includes Westmont in the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation. In 2015, Forbes Magazine ranked Westmont No. 10 on a list of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges and as No. 64 in its survey Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Princeton Review has recognized Westmont in three different categories: Best Western, Colleges That Pay You Back, and Private Schools. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.