Adjunct Faculty, Chemistry Department
About University of Saint Joseph:
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, provides a
rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student
population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values,
personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.
The University has been recognized as a top national university in Connecticut
by U.S. News & World Report's Best College Rankings including being the #1
Connecticut University in "Top Performers on Social Mobility," #2 Connecticut
University in "Best Value Schools," and #3 Connecticut University in "Best
Ideally situated midway between Boston and New York City, the beautiful
84-acre Olmsted-designed campus is one mile from West Hartford's thriving
downtown, and provides an array of cultural events, occasions for spiritual
development, and fitness and recreational options. The University also has an
active presence outside our campus, reaching into the surrounding community
through internships, community service projects, new program and partnerships.
At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with
our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment
policy is built. We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are
committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where
diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized,
and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that
enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.
The University of Saint Joseph invites qualified applicants to teach a variety
of courses within the Chemistry Department, serving as temporary adjunct
faculty in our undergraduate (in person on the West Hartford, CT campus) and
graduate (fully online, remote) programs.
The Chemistry Department in the School of Arts, Sciences, Business, and
Education offers BS and MS degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The
undergraduate program serves chemistry and biochemistry majors as well as pre-
health professions majors. The fully online MS programs cater to a variety of
students, including secondary educators and chemical professionals.
Applicants will be considered for both lecture and laboratory courses.
Successful candidates will be qualified to teach in one or more of the
following subject areas:
For our online graduate programs: Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,
Biochemistry, Chemical Forensics, Medicinal Biosynthesis, Biochemistry of
Obesity and Diabetes Chemistry, other related areas can be considered
For our in person undergraduate programs: General Chemistry Laboratory,
Nursing Chemistry Laboratory.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)
Develop and/or update a course syllabus
Prepare lectures, projects, homework, assessments, and other student
Grade all student assignments in a timely manner. Provide appropriate
feedback to students to promote academic success
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours; Adjunct must be available a
minimum of one additional hour per week, either in-person or virtually, to
provide support to students
Attend program/department meetings as requested
Demonstrate knowledge of the current methods and practices for teaching
college-level courses; present qualified and clear instruction related to
the course subject
Learn and utilize technology offered at USJ to facilitate teaching
Meet all designated class periods in the semester as dictated by the
Submit mid-semester and final grades to the Registrar's Office within
required timeframes, Leave all course records with the department
chairperson upon completion of the course
Build a positive rapport with students and faculty and promote an
environment of student success at USJ
All adjunct offers are contingent on sufficient enrollment. Courses are
offered in a variety of formats including in-person, synchronous online, and
asynchronous online. Courses are offered at various times, including day,
evening, weekdays, and Saturdays. Please indicate in your cover letter your
Adjuncts at the University of Saint Joseph are required to have a minimum
of a Master's Degree in a related field. Industry experience, a terminal
degree, and/or prior college level teaching experience is preferred.
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or
without reasonable accommodation
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty &
staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
NON-DISCRIMINATION& TITLE IX INFORMATION
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES INFORMATION
If you are interested in pursuing adjunct-faculty opportunities at the
University of Saint Joseph, please complete our online application process.
Please included with you application
A current Curriculum Vitae/Resume
A cover letter addressing your specific subject area strengths, interests,
and any applicable industry experience. Please also include your general
The Department Chairperson will review your application. If there is an
opening in a subject area you are qualified to teach, the department will
contact you directly to discuss the specific opportunity. Thank you for your
interest in joining the University of Saint Joseph as adjunct faculty.
You may add up to four additional files/documents after uploading your
resume/CV; you will be directed to the upload page after you complete your
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assistance applying through this website.
The University of Saint Joseph is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action