Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology

The Connecticut College Department of Biology seeks an Adjunct Instructor(s) or Adjunct Assistant Professor(s) to teach courses in Ornithology and/or Conservation Biology for Fall 2022. 

The Ornithology course (BIO 204) includes both class and laboratory components, and there will be compensation for each component.  This course is taught at the sophomore/junior level and is described as an introduction to the study of birds.  Specific topics may be selected by the successful candidate.  Laboratory component activities may include use of designated lab space, as well as field trips in the Connecticut College Arboretum or nearby natural areas.  Class times are Wednesday and Friday, 9:00-10:15 a.m., and lab is Friday 1:15-4:00 p.m. 

The Conservation Biology course (BIO 310) is taught at the junior/senior level and is described as a study of the role of biological diversity in the functioning of ecosystems throughout the world, with a focus on threats to ecological stability. Topics include traditional conservation, landscape ecology and restoration ecology, with an emphasis on economic sustainability and social justice, as well as ecological sustainability.  Class time is Tuesday, 7:00- 9:45 p.m.  

We are seeking candidates to teach one or both of these courses.  Classes begin on Tuesday, August 30. Previous syllabi for either course can be made available to the successful candidate(s). 

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  AA/EEO.

Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19 and new employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources. Additional COVID-19 safety protocols such as participation in weekly testing will be required of faculty, staff and students who have approved vaccine exemptions. 

Successful candidates should have research or teaching experience in ornithology, ecology, and/or conservation biology; having a Ph.D. is preferred, but nearing the completion of the Ph.D. or completion of an M.S. may be considered.  Send curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience, and names of two references, or for more information, contact Phillip Barnes, Chair of the Biology Department, Connecticut College, at