Adjunct Faculty in Biology and/or Environmental Science

Job Description:

The School of Natural Sciences seeks applications for adjunct faculty to instruct undergraduate upper-division courses in Vertebrate Zoology and Human Physiology.


Instruct one or more of the following:

  • Biol 332: Human Physiology lecture (scheduled for Tu/Th 8:00-9:15 a.m.)
  • Biol 321: Vertebrate Zoology lecture (scheduled for Fri 1:15-3:45 p.m.)
  • Biol 321L: Vertebrate Zoology laboratory (scheduled for Wed 1:15-4:15 p.m.)



  • Master’s degree in biology or a related field;
  • Coursework or expertise related to the disciplines instructed;
  • Experience in, or aptitude for, undergraduate-level teaching;
  • Ability to work with students, staff and faculty in a collegial environment;
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the university’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.


  • Terminal degree

University Description:

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 3,700 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic ServingInstitution, with a Hispanic student population of 35 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea at


Dependent on qualifications and experience.


Download and complete an application form.

Send a letter of application, a completed adjunct application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

  • Karen Cianci, Ph.D.
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • School of Natural Sciences, Box 2304
  • 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Box 2008 
  • Fresno, CA 93702
  • Or email: