Instructor in Biology, Human Anatomy

Instructor in Biology, Human Anatomy

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  • Oberlin, United States
Expires in 5 days
Instructor in Biology, Human Anatomy
Job description

The Department of Biology at Oberlin College invites applications for a non-continuing adjunct faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for one lecture and lab course in the spring 2024 semester.

Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private four-year, selective liberal arts college near Cleveland, Ohio and is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was the first college in the US to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission. The College continues to view a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational environment as essential to the excellence of its academic program. Among liberal arts colleges, Oberlin is a national leader in successfully placing graduates into PhD programs.

The Oberlin Department of Biology includes 9 full-time tenure-track faculty whose research and teaching specialties span the breadth of the biological sciences. The department graduates approximately 50 majors per year.

The incumbent will teach an upper-level lecture and laboratory course in Human Anatomy (BIOL 234) in spring 2024. We particularly seek someone who can help serve students interested in human health. Other responsibilities include:

  • Be available for helping students outside of the course nominally three hours per week.
  • Maintain laboratory resources (specimens, models) as necessary for the course.
  • Communicate and work with other faculty, including the department chair, as needed to develop and maintain the course.
  • Keep inventory, order supplies and equipment pertaining to the anatomy course.
  • Write student recommendation letters where appropriate.


Among the qualifications required for appointment is a postgraduate professional or academic degree, e.g. Master’s, Doctorate, etc. (in hand or expected by spring semester 2024). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will bring understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran’s status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.

Review of applications will begin on December 11, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the December 11 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Questions about the position can be addressed to: or Michael Moore, Chair of Biology, at 440-775-6876.

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Areas of Research
  • Human Physiology
  • Anatomy
  • Life Sciences