Southern Nazarene University is seeking to fill a full time position in the Department of Biology beginning August 2018.
SNU offers B.S. degrees in biology, biology/chemistry (as a joint major with the Department of Chemistry) and environmental studies. SNU Biology, including all labs and offices, is housed within the West science building (construction completed in 2014), 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.
Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the State Board of Education. SNU is a private, liberal arts university with a variety of undergraduate and graduate business programs. The mission of SNU includes the making of servant leaders through higher education in Christ-centered community. For more information about SNU, see the website: www.snu.edu
The candidate must have a Ph.D. in biology or a related field to suit the teaching responsibilities of the position. Teaching and post-doctoral research experience are strongly desired. 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. Other desirable qualities include an aptitude for online technology in facilitating learning (e.g. online teaching experience, flipping the classroom, social networking, etc.).
Primary teaching responsibilities includes human cadaver anatomy and human physiology. The position may include teaching an introductory freshman major or non-major course. This position also includes student advising, committee service and potential for research with students.
All employees of the University sign a Faith & Life Covenant in harmony with the values and expectations of the Church of the Nazarene and with those of the University.
Candidates wishing to apply for this position should submit:
Letter of application
A two-page statement highlighting the candidate's teaching philosophy and the candidate’s perspective and understanding with regard to the integration of Christian faith and learning.