Adjunct - Natural Science (Special Appointment Faculty)

Hawaii Pacific University
March 18, 2023
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Adjunct - Natural Science (Special Appointment Faculty)


Adjunct - Natural Science (Special Appointment Faculty)


Hawaii Loa Campus, HI

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Faculty - Adjunct Faculty


ONC, Dept of Natural Science

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    Job Summary: The Department of Natural Sciences seeks part-time instructor(s) to teach natural sciences courses such as biological oceanography, biology, chemistry, marine science, or environmental science for upcoming terms. Serves as an academic professional, delivering courses, and providing service to and on behalf of the University. Plans and supervises semester activities that meet course objectives, maintain records on and elevate student performance, assign grades.


    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a natural sciences related field such as biology, chemistry, marine science, or environmental science
  • Desired Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in a natural sciences or related field such as biology, chemistry, marine science, or environmental science
  • Prior Experience teaching biology, chemistry, marine science or environmental science classes
  • Experience teaching university students in a diverse environment
  • Other Qualifications:

  • Report to work obligations to support the department and may require work during HPU's winter break, if necessary.
  • Must meet training and background check qualifications and comply with the Protection of Minors policy.
  • Upon hire, candidate must have reliable personal transportation to facilitate travel between to all HPU worksites and other locations as required by the position. This includes a valid driver's license and a personal vehicle that is legally registered and insured.
  • Able to teach classes scheduled during days, evenings, and weekends.
  • Able to teach classes at multiple locations on Oahu.
  • Successful candidate will be able to work in an environment that utilize excellent time and stress management skills.
  • Must submit a tuberculosis clearance upon start of work.
  • Key Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:

    1. Teaching (80%)

  • Plan and instruct individual classes that conform to the syllabus and other requirements of the University
  • 2. Planning (5%)

  • Develop a syllabus of course activities that meet the requirements of the course description or program chair, establishes appropriate student learning outcomes, and provides for appropriate class activities throughout the semester
  • 3. Paperwork (5%)

  • Maintain accurate and complete records on student participation and performance, evaluate student performance on the basis of established student learning outcomes, and assign grades.
  • Submit required documents (including grades) in a timely manner.
  • 4. Accountability (5%)

  • Meet deadlines and follow directions of the program/department chair, associate dean or dean of the college
  • Attend regular department meetings
  • 5. Performs other related duties as assigned (5%)

  • Actively participates as an effective member of team by completing assigned duties, accepting additional assignments or reassignments.
  • Assists with seasonal peaks.
  • This description is not designed to list all activities, duties or responsibilities which may be required for this job. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned at any time.

    Hawai'i Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable environment in which faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or any other protected class covered by state and federal law. Hawai'i Pacific University encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

    We seek talented and energetic people who thrive on challenge and innovation in supporting the mission and values of our university. HPU offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.


    Do you have a Master's degree in a natural science fields such as biology, chemistry, environmental science, marine science or oceanography?

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