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The Biology Department of Abilene Christian University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Biology, beginning Fall 2020. Applications will be reviewed beginning 11/1/2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by 12/1/2019.
ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be committed Christians and be willing to support and further the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University. The mission of the Biology Department is to educate students for Christian service and leadership by preparing them to become biological scientists, pre-college teachers, and health-care professionals. We have an excellent heritage of integrating faith with evolutionary biology, as well as being dedicated to Christian care for the environment.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology or related field and must be willing to teach Anatomy & Physiology and/or General Microbiology lecture and lab courses for allied health majors as part of the course load. The successful candidate will demonstrate innovative teaching, commitment to undergraduate research, and willingness for Christian service. The faculty members of the ACU Biology Department have a long history of involving students in undergraduate research. The department is housed in a new science complex that includes state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities in the Halbert-Walling Research Center and Onstead Science Center. The successful candidate is expected to build an undergraduate research program that includes publishing and presenting research with undergraduates at local, state, and/or national conferences. Internal funding is available, and there is institutional support for external funding.
Applications must include (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) an essay describing your philosophy of teaching and learning and the role of scholarship in teaching and learning, (4) a separate essay describing the relationship of faith and Christian worldview to teaching and learning, (5) a separate essay concerning your personal spiritual journey, (6) copies of transcripts for all academic work, (7) selected copies of papers and publications, and (8) at least three letters of recommendation with the recommender's contact information. One must be a letter of recommendation from a church leader and at least two must be academic letters of recommendation. Incomplete applications will not be considered. These can be emailed directly from the recommender to the department chair, Tom Lee (email@example.com).
Internal Number: 492692
About Abilene Christian University
Abilene Christian University is the premier university for the education of Christ-centered, global leaders, offering an exceptional education to about 4,600 students annually from nearly every state and 43 nations. This private, comprehensive university, founded in 1906 in Abilene, Texas, offers 71 baccalaureate majors in more than 125 areas of undergraduate study in addition to its graduate programs. Abilene is a friendly city of 117,000 people, located about 150 miles west of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. As an educational center for a large region, Abilene provides cultural, entertainment and support programs and services normally associated with cities twice its size.
Our mission is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.
ACU is a vibrant, innovative, Christ-centered community that engages students in authentic spiritual and intellectual growth, equipping them to make a real difference in the world.
Our 21st-Century Vision
By 2020, ACU will become the premier university for the education of Christ-centered, global leaders.
Our Religious Heritage
Established by members of the Churches of Christ, ACU maintain...s a strong relationship with these independently governed congregations around the world. Since its founding, the university has welcomed all students of character and ability who value the university’s strong Christian environment and exceptional learning environment. Required daily chapel and required Bible courses contribute to the open acknowledgment of Christian faith as an important aspect of the lives of most ACU students. More informationn - http://www.acu.edu/aboutacu/profile.html