The Department of Sciences and Mathematics at Simpson University invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor in Biology beginning August 15, 2023. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach upper-division courses in cellular/molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry, as well as introductory biology courses in the general education curriculum. A commitment to faith integration into teaching, scholarship, and service at a Christian liberal arts institution is an essential quality of Simpson University faculty.
D. in biology or a related field, with an emphasis in cellular/molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, and/or biochemistry.
Demonstrated ability to teach both lecture and laboratory coursework.
Evidence of teaching excellence utilizing a variety of teaching modalities—in-person, remote, and hybrid.
Experience working with a diverse student population.
Promising research agenda that supports undergraduate education is desirable.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach 12 units of undergraduate courses each fall and spring semester.
Prepare and teach undergraduate lecture and lab biology courses including, but not limited to introduction to biology, cellular/molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry.
Advise and mentor undergraduate students in the biology major.
Provide department support for curriculum design, assessment for degree program, and student recruitment.
Serve on faculty committees.
Attend department meetings and professional development activities:
Ensure the timely completion of assessments, grades, and other reports.
Applicants must apply online with a cover letter, cv, teaching philosophy, and personal essay regarding the integration of faith and higher education. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries can be made to:
Berkeley Shorthill, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Science & Mathematics
The Department of Science and Mathematics at Simpson University has vibrant programs in biology, engineering, kinesiology, and pre-nursing (in support of our Betty M. Dean School of Nursing) and provides rigorous scientific curriculum within the context of Christian higher education. Students in these programs are provided educational preparation for diverse fields including allied health, environmental science, biotechnology, engineering, exercise science, and athletic training, among many others.
Simpson University is an evangelical, Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies in Redding, California. Affiliate with the Christian and missionary Alliance, Simpson University maintains a focus on servant leadership through undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to excellence through diversity and welcome applications from women, persons of color, and member of historically underrepresented groups.
Simpson University's faculty salaries are based on three distinct factors: (1) Academic Degree; (2) Academic Rank (i.e. Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, full Professor); and (3) years of full-time college teaching experience. Accordingly, the current salary range is $64,480 - $76,000.
Simpson University, California’s only Christian university north of Sacramento, has been educating and shaping world-influencers for 100 years. Fully accredited, Simpson offers 25 liberal arts and professional studies degrees, an adult degree-completion program, graduate studies, and credential programs, serving nearly 1,000 students a year.
One of four schools of higher education of The Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination, Simpson’s students come from all over the world – the majority from California. More than 30 percent of traditional undergraduates are first-generation college students, and Simpson is a Hispanic Serving Institution with a majority minority student body.
More than two-thirds of Simpson’s full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field of study and come from major universities around the U.S. They are award-winning scholars, writers and composers who choose to be in an academic environment where they can integrate faith and learning. With a ratio of one professor for every 14 students, Simpson offers an intensely personal classroom experience. Students are encouraged to engage in original research projects with professors, result...ing in publications and national presentations that boost their graduate school and career prospects.