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Oklahoma Wesleyan University announces a faculty opening for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology. A successful candidate will have earned a Master’s that required a thesis or a Ph.D. in a biology-related field. The faculty member will teach general education and upper-level courses throughout the biology curriculum, for students preparing for research, teaching, nursing, and professional health fields (pre-med, dental, physical therapy, etc.). The ideal candidate will have a strong research or professional background and must have a passion for innovative, current pedagogy. The candidate must be detailed and thorough and willing to prepare students for ongoing professional degrees. A normal teaching load is 24 credits per year. Other responsibilities include mentoring students in research, career and academic advising, committee service, and additional duties as assigned.
The candidate will serve as part of a growing Math and Science team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to academic advisement, program development, and the delivery of quality, professional classroom and online instruction. Teaching experience in the contexts of evangelical and liberal arts traditions is preferred, and candidates who have some degree of theological education in an evangelical context will be given priority. Experience teaching online is also preferred.
Supervision Given or Received
Work is performed under the general supervision of the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Performance reviews are conducted annually by the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.
Examples of Work Performed
NOTE: Examples are illustrations only. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Support and contribute to the institutional strategic mission, vision, and goals
Support and contribute to the goals and mission of the Math and Science department.
Teach courses in Biology and other Science/Math courses as qualified and assigned
Guide students in seeing the relationship between a Christian worldview and science
Assist the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences in finding and reviewing the qualifications of potential adjuncts to teach in the Biology program
Advise, mentor, and support students
Serve on School of Arts and Sciences and university-wide committees as assigned
Participate in the ongoing assessment, evaluation, and development of the Biology degree and work closely with the entire Math and Sciences team.
Develop courses and syllabi
Participate in accreditation work as needed
Assist the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences with budget planning and purchasing
Keep regular office hours
Perform other tasks as assigned
The ideal candidate will hold an earned doctorate in Biology or related discipline. Candidates who hold an MA or who are ABD will be considered. A degree in Biology is preferred, but credentialed certificates, in addition to a Biology-related MA or Ph.D. will be considered. A personal and vital Christian faith is required. A connection to the Wesleyan Church or one of the many denominations comprising the historic Wesleyan-Armenian tradition is preferred.
About Oklahoma Wesleyan University - Bartlesville, OK
As an evangelical Christian university of The Wesleyan Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the primacy of Jesus Christ, the priority of Scripture, the pursuit of Truth, and the practice of Wisdom. Nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, and The Oklahoman as one of the top workplaces in OK, the University offers a thriving academic community. It is located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, a city of approximately 30,000 residents known for its strong schools and its appreciation for the arts. Bartlesville is the home of the annual OKMozart Festival and of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Price Tower. It is located in the beautiful Green Country region of northeast Oklahoma, forty-five miles north of Tulsa.