Adjunct | Integrative Biotechnology

River University seeks a part-time, non-tenure, Adjunct Faculty Instructor to teach Face-to-Face Integrative Biotechnology on our Nashua, New Hampshire campus.  Integrative Biotechnology is a course offered by the Biology department for students in the Biotechnology undergraduate program.


This is not an on-line teaching position.

The Adjunct Faculty Instructor will teach BIO385: Integrative Biotechnology which is a 3.0 credit course that provides students with an integrated introduction to applied biotechnology, framed by the staged, progressive movement from laboratory exercises to corporate manufacturing processes.  Students will visit local businesses that use biology and technology in manufacturing to understand how and what they learn in the classroom is applied in the biotechnology industry. The schedule of teaching and travel to select biotechnology site visits will be determined in coordination between the Biology Department Director, the Adjunct Instructor, and the biotechnology sites.  The Adjunct Instructor will ensure that each student successfully completes the required assignments designated to the course syllabus.  This individual will join a highly committed group of Biology and Chemistry faculty members in the University’s new Science and Innovation Center, a 36,000 square foot facility that opened in Fall 2020.  Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and career preparation.


Candidates qualified to teach undergraduates must have a master’s degree in Biotechnology or a related field, and preferably a Ph.D.  Previous teaching experience is also preferred Candidates must possess a keen interest and enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring students as well as the ability to work effectively with students of all levels and abilities.  Candidates must possess the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues both in the Biology department and throughout the University community.

Applications Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter including starting pay expectations, curriculum vitae/resume, transcripts (unofficial is fine for applying), and the contact information of three (3) professional references to (References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior authorization.)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  Interested individuals are invited to apply and while we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

For additional information about this opportunity, please review the comprehensive position profile.

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, veteran, or marital status in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX and the nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources, Justine Caron, located in Molloy Hall, ext. 8210 while students may also contact Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs, located in Dion Center, ext. 8249.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the University’s Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found here.

About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston. With a student population of 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Rivier University is dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world.  Rivier is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people.  We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply.