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POSITION:  Adjunct Faculty - Biology Instructor *Applicant Pool

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:  Holland School of Sciences & Mathematics

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Dean, Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics


EXEMPTION:  Teacher Exemption

LOCATION:  HSU Campus, Abilene, TX

TARGET HIRE DATE: As Soon As Possible

Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU as reflected in the University’s Statement of Faith.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Dr. Kenny Stephens at


The Biology department is in the Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics, and offers baccalaureate degrees in Biology and the Public Health minor. Candidates who can teach non-majors biology, anatomy and physiology, or microbiology are needed. Additional specialties may be considered


Teach undergraduate courses and laboratories in Biology, including, but not limited to non-majors biology, anatomy and physiology, and microbiology.

Demonstrate effective teaching strategies by planning and implementing a variety of teaching methods as well as assessments.

Maintain accurate records and documents and submit timely reports. Records and documents include but are not limited to syllabi, grades, and office hours.

Know and uphold the policies in the most current faculty handbook. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Bachelors Degree/Undergraduate degree in Biology required.

Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate hours a biological field required.

Teaching experience is preferred.


None are required for this position at this time.


The job is sedentary in nature. Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time while performing office and computer operations.

Must be able to teach in a laboratory setting. 


This position is a part-time/temporary adjunct position (no more than 29 hours per week) with teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons University campus.

Must be a resident of the state of Texas.


HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position, applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.