Santa Clara University



Two (2) Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer Positions Available

Bioengineering Department


Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.


The Department of Bioengineering at Santa Clara University seeks applications for two full-time academic year adjunct lecturer (AYAL) positions for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in bioengineering or related fields, demonstrated evidence of effective university-level teaching

Rank and Salary

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer; Salary based on qualifications, benefits eligible.

Starting Date

September 1, 2014

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed starting May 1, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.


A. Planning and teaching courses in bioengineering lower and upper division undergraduate, graduate courses in areas related to:

  1. Molecular Cell Biology
  2. Physiology and Anatomy
  3. Biomolecular Engineering
  4. Biofuels and Bioprocess Engineering

B. Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with assigned courses, including:

  1. Preparing for and conducting all assigned class meetings, including lab sessions;
  2. Assigning and evaluating student work appropriately;
  3. Providing weekly on-campus office hours for consultation outside of class;
  4. Conducting and submitting course assessments as required by the department;
  5. Assigning student grades appropriately and submitting them to the Office of Student Records by the designated deadline; and
  6. Complying with university and school policies, including those delineated in the School of Engineering Term Faculty Handbook.

C. Fulfilling other instructional, academic, or service duties as assigned, including:

  1. Advising senior design capstone projects;
  2. Attending department and school meetings and participation in school events such as Preview Day, Open House, etc. as requested.

Application Procedure

Please submit the following information electronically to (please include "AYAL" in the subject line) or physically to: Yuling Yan, Chair, Department of Bioengineering, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0560.

  1. Cover letter.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Statement of teaching interests and sample syllabi, if available.
  4. Names and contact information for three professional references.
    Unless requested to do so, applicants should not send letters of reference, teaching evaluations or transcripts.

Santa Clara University does not sponsor a visa application for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.