Adjunct Faculty PSM Biotechnology, 24/FA - BTECH 506

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7237716 (Ref.No. 5194012)
Posted: April 19, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Apr 18, 2024

Description:Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

BTECH 506, is a 2-unit course that will examine the social, legal and ethical challenges posed by modern biotechnology in areas of medical care access, sustainability, biodiversity, animal experimentation, genetic data, informed consent etc. These topics will be explored in the view of relevant ethical theories and using case studies to explore these dilemmas faced by the biotechnology industry.

This course is taught remotely during the 2024 Fall term and meets Tuesdays from 7:20 - 9:00 pm.

In addition to teaching, the instructor is expected to hold regular office hours (a minimum of one hour per week) in order to provide students with support outside of the classroom.

Candidates must have a graduate degree in business ethics, bioethics or a closely related field in another discipline (e.g. philosophy). A PhD is highly desirable. Preference will be given to those who have previously taught the course.

This position requires all coursework to be performed in the state of California.

The salary range for this position is $4,966 - $6,672 (2 units) and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the College and SEIU, Local 1021, available here.

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