Adjunct Biology Lab Faculty Position

About Mount Mercy

Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1,500 students. The university offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated, and graduate degree programs on a picturesque campus overlooking the city of Cedar Rapids, IA.

Position Summary

Mount Mercy University is seeking an adjunct faculty member to teach BI 125 – Foundations of Biology I Lab in our undergraduate program for the fall semester of 2022. This course is taken predominantly by first-year biology, chemistry and exercise science majors and focuses on the scientific method and introductory cellular and molecular biology material. 

We are looking for an instructor that can teach in person in one or two sections of this course that meet:

  • Tuesdays from 8:00 AM - 10:50 AM and/or
  • Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 1:50 PM.

Candidates should have a doctorate or masters’ degree in biology or a related field, or be working towards completion of their degrees. Previous teaching experience is preferred. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae via email with the subject line of “Applicant—Adjunct Biology Faculty” to: hr@mtmercy.edu. Paper applications will not be accepted.

The successful candidate must also demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy’s mission as a Catholic university providing student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Mount Mercy University welcomes those of different faiths and is committed to excellence in education and community service.


Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke-free campus. Women and men of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.