Job Description Detail

Department of Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science

Undergraduate Laboratory Instructor in Biology (#53)

Summary of Duties

The Marywood University Department of Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science seeks an undergraduate Laboratory Instructor in Biology; this 9-month position will begin in Fall 2019.  However, we expect summer teaching which will begin in May 2019.

Responsibilities: Teach Biology lab courses at the undergraduate level; responsibility for scheduling and leadership of adjunct lab instructors; development of laboratory procedures and conduct of labs. The successful candidate will be a leader in Biology laboratory execution, ensure the consistent conduct of all sections of laboratory courses, and develop rigorous rubrics for laboratory courses to be consistent among instructors.  This individual will work closely with the tenured Biology faculty in the department to ensure academic rigor and consistency in content of the labs as well as with the department Laboratory Manager for coordination of supply and equipment needs.  This individual will be expected to attend department faculty meetings and engage in service to the department and to the University.  This individual is expected to teach laboratories during the summer sessions as well as the standard academic year; summer teaching is compensated as overload for this full-time, 9-month position. 

The Department of Science, Mathematics and Computer Science offers Bachelor’s degrees in Biology Pre-Professional, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Pre-Physician Assistant, Mathematics, Computer Science and Medical Laboratory Sciences. It also offers a non-thesis Master’s degree in Biotechnology.

Marywood University is a comprehensive Catholic university sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and located in northeastern Pennsylvania, easily accessible to Philadelphia, New York City, and the Pocono Mountains. Additional information about the University is available at


  • Educational:


    Required: M.S. in Biology, Biochemistry or related field, with evidence of excellent laboratory instruction is required. Applicants should present evidence of experience in preparation and teaching of undergraduate General Biology labs. 

    Preferred:  Ph.D. in Biology, Biochemistry or a related field with evidence of excellence in laboratory instruction.  Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching both Science majors and non-Science majors, such as Nursing and other health professionals.  In addition, teaching experience in other Science labs, such as Microbiology/Immunology is also preferred.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please submit all materials by December 1, 2018.  Required materials include: letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy and letters from at least three (3) professional references; at least one reference should have direct knowledge of the applicant’s teaching experience. An electronic submission is preferred as an MS Word document or pdf file to:

Marywood University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.