Adjunct Instructor, Neuroscience
Position Available: fall semester (August 26, 2024- December 13, 2024), possibility of continuing
FLSA Status: Exempt (salary)
Job Status: Part-time Faculty (non-tenure track)
Position Summary:
Dominican University is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach one or two sections of Introduction to Neuroscience for the fall of 2024, in person.  There is the possibility of continuing for spring and beyond.  Course times can be scheduled (T/Th or MWF) at your convenience during daytime hours. A complete set of materials (exams, quizzes, assignments, activities, and slides) is available (but optional). Enrollment is 35 students in a section. In addition to those with PhDs in neuroscience, we welcome applications from advanced graduate students with an interest in teaching, and will provide active mentoring for those new to being an instructor of record. 
Candidates should be advanced graduate students or PhDs in neuroscience, biology, psychology, or a related field that confers sufficient expertise to teach an overview of neuroscience at the introductory level. 
To Apply: 
Dominican University will accept applications for this position until it is filled. Please submit a cover letter and CV/resume, including a list of references.
Official transcripts will be required of finalists; submission instructions will be provided to applicants as necessary.
A background screening is required.
EEO Statement
Dominican University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building an equity-centered faculty and staff committed to teaching, working, and learning in a multicultural environment. Dominican University believes that justice, equity, and inclusion are critical to our growth and development and seek to recruit, develop, and retain from a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
If you need accommodations due to a disability, you may contact us at hr@dom.edu for assistance.


About Dominican University

Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment.

Dominican currently enrolls over 3,300 students, which includes 2,280 undergraduates and 1,027 graduate students. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 77% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 38% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent of undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. Nearly half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; over half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and 58% are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois.

Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.

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