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Geneva College invites applications for an opening for a tenure-track position in the Department of Biology. This position begins in August 2020. Minority and female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
The selected individual would teach a full-time load (12 contact hours per semester) in General Biology; Human Anatomy & Physiology for non-majors, nursing majors and biology majors; and an upper-level course in an area of special expertise, such as Neuroscience, Genomics or Exercise Physiology. Advising of pre-medical students and faculty committee work is required. Establishing a research program for undergraduates is recommended.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Selected candidates will be expected to fulfill the following:
Teach twelve contact hours per semester in lectures and labs.
Adequately prepare all course materials and lessons. (Preparation time will vary based on instructor experience in teaching that course.)
Provide students with clear course expectations and timelines of evaluations through carefully written topical outlines and approved, standardized syllabus.
Provide interesting and relevant assignments for students that demonstrate learning outcomes and make connections to real-life setting.
Assist in equipping and maintaining labs.
Support the pre-medical program by advising pre-medical students, chairing the pre-medical committee, and aiding in MCAT preparation.
Suitably challenge, engage, serve and communicate with students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect.
Complete grade books, final grade sheets, learning assessments and final exam assessments on a timely basis.
Engage in scholarly activities, such as research and regular reading of relevant scientific journals.
Advise students regarding course selection and career goals.
Mentor students one-on-one in the development of Senior Projects.
Grow in an understanding of how Christian faith and the discipline of biology are integrated and help students to grow in this area.
Participate in serving their church and the Beaver Falls community.
Assist in recruiting students to the college.
Serve on faculty and college committees.
Respond to student questions on a timely basis.
Ensure course and program learning outcomes are assessed as defined by the syllabus.
The candidate must be a thoughtful and articulate Christian and an active member of a Protestant evangelical church. Preference will be given to candidates who support and have an articulate understanding of the Reformed faith. The individual must understand and support the College’s doctrinal position as stated in the College Charter and the “Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” by expressing an evangelical Christian profession of faith and demonstrate the ability to integrate a Christian perspective in their work.
Education and Experience
An earned Ph.D. in an area of organismal biology with graduate-level coursework in human anatomy & physiology.
Some classroom and/or lab teaching experience is beneficial. Willingness to learn how to teach effectively is essential.
Creativity in teaching and program development is desirable.
Typical educational setting. Geneva is organized around academic departments. The position is in the Department of Biology. Teaching is at the undergraduate level and primarily on campus, but there is the possibility of future development of graduate and online courses.
Please send the following materials for consideration:
A focused letter which addresses the candidate's interest in this position, date of availability and the specific skills and qualifications related to this position; including the candidate’s fitness for teaching and integrating faith in the classroom.
A statement of faith (“This is what I believe”) (1-page limit)
A statement of your faith journey and church involvement (1-page limit)
A statement which describes the integration of your field and Christian faith in light of the Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” (available at www.geneva.edu/page/employment)
Geneva College is a challenging Christian college that prepares students to challenge the world and succeed.
We provide an academically rigorous education comprised of distinctive and innovative courses. Geneva offers over 40 undergraduate majors and seven master’s degree programs, with the most popular including business, engineering, education, biology, communication, psychology, student ministry and human services. And our liberal arts core fosters a breadth of knowledge through the study of humanities, the social and natural sciences, biblical studies, and experiential learning. Founded by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Geneva helps students meet the challenge of becoming everything God means them to be.
Our 55-acre campus is located in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Geneva College is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).