Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is seeking to fill a full time position in the Department of Biology beginning August 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Primary teaching responsibilities includes human cadaver anatomy and human physiology. The position may include teaching an introductory freshman major or nonmajor course. This position also includes student advising, committee service and potential for research with students.
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.).
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.
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, graduate and adult education programs. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose. SNU has an enrollment of approximately 2000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Candidates wishing to apply for this position should upload the following to the online application:
Letter of application
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
Generous benefit structure including family health insurance plan (shared cost), long term disability, dental insurance, group life insurance, retirement matching, and tuition remission.
Updated: November 13, 2017
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