Southern Nazarene University (SNU) invites applications for a full time professor open-rank position in the Department of Biology beginning July 2022. We seek candidates whose expertise supports our Biology-Chemistry programs. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in Biology, Biochemistry or a closely related field (ABD will be considered). Academic rank will be based on degrees and experience. Special consideration will be given to candidates willing to serve as the Department Chair.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Specific courses can be negotiated with the appointee, but primary teaching responsibilities may include: Advanced Human Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Introductory Evolutionary Biology, and course(s) of appointee’s expertise.
The ability to teach in-person is required.
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate students and will be strongly committed to fostering inclusive learning environments, active pedagogy, and academic success of all students.
Southern Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. According to SNU policy, all faculty and staff must possess a strong personal Christian commitment and be committed to the SNU mission to make Christlike disciples through higher education in a Christ centered community.
A commitment to acknowledge, celebrate, and promote diversity, inclusion and equity
The candidate must be committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and be enthusiastic about interacting with students.
A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a Christian liberal arts university in the Wesleyan tradition is also required.
Teaching and post-doctoral research experience are strongly desired.
Other desirable qualities include an aptitude for technology in facilitating learning (e.g. online teaching experience, flipping the classroom, etc.).
Receives supervision and work assignments from the Biology Department Chair and or Sciences and Mathematics Division Chair.
Will be responsible for oversight of student teaching assistants in labs.
THE BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
SNU offers B.S. degrees in biology, biology-chemistry (as a joint major with the Department of Chemistry) and environmental science. SNU Biology, including all labs and offices, is housed within the West science building along with the Department of Chemistry. SNU is committed to offering the quality and variety of coursework necessary to prepare students for successful admission into graduate and professional programs.
In addition, the Biology Department utilizes the Quetzal Educational Research Center (QERC) field station in Costa Rica, a 4000 sq. ft. laboratory, classroom, and dormitory complex situated on a 400 acre site along the Savegre River in San Gerardo de Dota. SNU and the biology department maintains and staffs the facility while coordinating visiting research scientists and student education groups as well as conducting a spring semester study-abroad program through QERC.
Generous benefit structure including family health insurance plan (shared cost), long term disability, dental insurance, group life insurance, matching retirement, tuition remission, vacation, sick leave, personal days, and holidays.
Updated: May 5, 2021
SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
Southern Nazarene University values each person created in the image of God, therefore, we also desire to be a community that reflects representation of diversity. We care about inclusion and equity through the refining of our character, the way we create culture and the way we serve Christ. Our University values reconciliation through God’s love.
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