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Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is seeking to fill a full time position in the Department of Biology in the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor beginning August 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Primary teaching responsibilities may include human anatomy with cadaver dissection, a non-majors introductory biology course, human physiology, and/or microbiology.
The ideal candidate would also serve as Director of the Pre-Health program which includes:
Facilitating Pre-health committee functions such as conducting student mock interviews, writing committee letters, etc.
Mentoring students preparing for graduate and professional schools in the health field (e.g. medical, PA, dental, veterinarian)
Networking with area organizations to promote internships and shadowing opportunities; and to maintain currency in healthcare issues.
Other responsibilities include student advising, committee service and potential for research with students.
The candidate should have a Ph.D. in biology or a related field to suit the teaching responsibilities of the position. Candidates working to complete their Ph.D. may be considered.
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.
An understanding of the importance for diversity, inclusion and equity.
Southern Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. According to SNU policy, all faculty and staff must possess a strong personal Christian commitment and be committed to the SNU mission to make Christlike disciples through higher education in a Christ centered community.
Teaching and post-doctoral research experience are strongly desired.
Other desirable qualities include an aptitude for online technology in facilitating learning (e.g. online teaching experience, flipping the classroom, etc.).
Receives supervision and work assignments from Biology Department Chair.
Will be responsible for the coordination and oversight of student teaching assistants in labs
THE BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
SNU offers B.S. degrees in biology, biology-chemistry (as a joint major with the Department of Chemistry) and environmental science. SNU Biology, including all labs and offices, is housed within the West science building 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.
Generous benefit structure including family health insurance plan (shared cost), long term disability, dental insurance, group life insurance, retirement, tuition remission, vacation, sick leave, personal days, and holidays.
Updated: April 15, 2019
SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
Southern Nazarene University values each person created in the image of God, therefore, we also desire to be a community that reflects representation of diversity. We care about inclusion and equity through the refining of our character, the way we create culture and the way we serve Christ. Our University values reconciliation through God’s love.
Non-Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Southern Nazarene University policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, veterans status or any other legally protected class in the recruitment and admission of students, in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary, and in the operation of all university programs, activities, and services. Any concerns regarding discrimination on the basis of categories listed above should be addressed to the appropriate person:
Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Southern Nazarene University prohibits all unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in its educational programs and activities, except where the University has been granted exemptions from certain Title IX regulations on religious grounds, including the specific religious tenet of the University.
No individual will be subject to any form of retaliation, discipline, or other adverse action for reporting conduct in violation of the university’s nondiscrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement, assisting/cooperating in making a complaint, or assisting with the investigation of a complaint. Any individual who believes they have experienced or witnessed retaliation should immediately notify the appropriate member(s) of the administration as identified above. Those found to be engaging in any type of discrimination in violation of law or university policy will be subject to disciplinary action, including dismissal or termination of employment.
*Christian faith and employment at Southern Nazarene University: Southern Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964).
Internal Number: 12820
About Southern Nazarene University
Southern Nazarene University's (SNU) mission is to make Christlike disciples through higher education in Christ-centered community.