Instructor of Biology - Anatomy & Physiology

Chestnut Hill College

Job Description



The biology faculty in the Center for Natural and Behavioral Sciences work as members of an instructional team of full- and part time colleagues to consistently deliver high quality instruction to students. Faculty are expected to teach 12 credits per semester, demonstrate innovation and excellence in curriculum and co-curricular planning, foster an atmosphere of active intellectual and creative engagement in student achievement in and out of the classroom, and contribute to the advancement and overall welfare of the College community. The primary teaching responsibilities of this position include Anatomy & Physiology, Preparation for Allied Health and General Biology.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree in Anatomy & Physiology or related field (Anatomy, Physiology, Human Biology, Histology, and related medical fields like Nursing)
  • 2 years of college teaching experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience and expertise teaching in multiple areas of Human Biology, including Anatomy & Physiology or General Biology
  • PhD in Anatomy & Physiology or related field (Anatomy, Physiology, Human Biology or Histology)
  • Previous work experience related to the discipline areas noted above
  • Evidence of engagement in professional academic association(s)
  • Ability to use varying styles and approaches that reflect an understanding and acceptance of the role of culture in a diverse, multi-cultural workplace
  • Experience teaching diverse community college students
  • Experience or interest in alternative instructional modes related to both classroom instruction and distributed learning
  • Evidence of service and engagement outside of the classroom
  • Teach Anatomy & Physiology I and II, BIOL 203:A&P I, BIOL 303: A&P II
  • Facilitate student mastery of core learning outcomes using the most relevant pedagogical and scholarly tools available.
  • Contribute to the development, planning, and implementation of a high quality curriculum.
  • Actively engage students in critical thinking, meta-cognitive processes, and advancement of critical communication skills.
  • Model and cultivate open-minded inquiry, an appreciation for diverse perspectives, and creative problem-solving.
  • Provide service to the College and community to support and to enhance the College mission.
  • Serve on committees and participate in department meetings.
  • Maintain currency in academic discipline and pedagogy by actively participating in professional organizations at the state, regional, and national levels and by engaging in other professional development opportunities.
  • Appreciate and articulate the value of a strong general education program and use that framework to mentor adjunct faculty members and students.
  • Uphold and contribute to the achievement of the Chestnut Hill College Strategic Plan.
Contact Information:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, teaching philosophy, and three references HERE. No phone calls, please.

In accordance with updated guidance from the Philadelphia Department of Public health, Chestnut Hill College has dropped its vaccine mandate effective for the Fall 2023 semester. However, the College and the CDC both strongly encourage full COVID vaccination and boosters, including the bivalent booster, for eligible members of our community.

Chestnut Hill College is an employer committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value. To foster an inclusive community and support our diverse student body, we embrace equal access and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and encourage applications from groups historically underrepresented in higher education. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculu

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