About Drexel University
Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.
About the College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) delivers a time-honored liberal arts education paired with Drexel’s renowned focus on applied learning. Our research and scholarship explore contemporary issues with an eye toward improving the common good. With a breadth of disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, and a focus on the now, the College is the perfect home for curious scholars who seek to apply their learning in the service of humanity. Our undergraduate programs, Co-op experiences and Community-Based Learning courses give students a broad-based, hands-on education that prepares them to make an impact immediately. Our graduate programs take a rigorous yet practical approach to advancing knowledge. Our faculty members are dedicated teachers and gifted scholars who publish groundbreaking research on the world’s most pressing issues.
About Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science
The Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) teaches students across Drexel University in online, in-person and hybrid formats. Departmental strengths are in environmental science and studies, ecology, geoscience, sustainability and biodiversity-systematic biology. Its experiential-learning opportunities include site/field classroom experiences as well as connections to the Academy of Natural Sciences. Our motto "Field Experience, Early and Often" implies that many of our courses are field based or have field components as needed. Students gain hands-on field experience in many of our classes, research opportunities and Co-ops. Students also have unprecedented access to incredible facilities, including local and international field sites, Drexel’s Gold-LEED-certified Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, which is the oldest natural history museum in the Western Hemisphere. Faculty in the department are renowned scientists from Drexel and the Academy, specializing in the fields of environmental science, earth science, ecology and conservation, biodiversity and evolution, geoscience and paleontology.
The adjunct faculty member will employ a variety of strategies to foster student learning and discussions, as well as encourage active learning in all students, maintain proper course-related records, and evaluate student work and provide students with feedback as to the progress toward meeting the objectives of the course. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively teaching students in the assigned classroom or online. Responsibilities may include teaching days or evenings, with the potential for online only, in-person only, or a combination of both.
The specific nature of the class is Evolutionary Ecology (3.0 Credits) – this course introduces graduate students to the major concepts central to understanding how organisms’ function in the environment, namely adaptation by natural selection, population genetics, competition, predation, cooperation and the various hierarchical levels on which different processes act, from genes through species to communities. Human impacts on the environment and applications of evolutionary and ecological concepts are emphasized. This is a graduate level course taught in the evenings. Material (power pts, notes, etc ) will be supplied from previous offerings of class.
As an adjunct faculty member, you are responsible for:
- creating a syllabus in accordance with University guidelines or teaching the course in accordance with the syllabus and course materials provided by the department.
- teaching the course section(s).
- making yourself available to students (e.g., responding to email inquiries; office hours, etc.)
- maintaining accurate documentation of course records to justify the grades submitted.
- submitting student grades in accordance with University policy.
- submit any additional grading documentation that may be required by the department.
- and any other duties directly related to the course as assigned by the department head or program director.
Please note: You are also required to submit any additional grading documentation that may be required by the department. Arrangements for grades of incomplete and grade appeals that may extend beyond the end of your contract must be made with the Department Head, and grades of incomplete must be administered in accordance with the Incomplete Grade Policy.
PhD, MS or time equivalent in the field of environmental science and studies, ecology, geoscience, sustainability and biodiversity-systematic biology. The specific field is related to the Course being offered.
University City, Philadelphia, PA
Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.
Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified.