The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.
The Department of Biology is seeking candidates for a part-time teaching position. Responsibilities will begin mid-August 2020. A part-time position includes benefits, and requires up to 20 units of teaching, as well as departmental service. Academic rank will be based on degrees and experience, and the compensation level also depends upon the education and experience of the appointee. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University encourages applications from a diverse group of applicants who support the mission of Point Loma Nazarene University.
The Department is seeking a candidate capable of excellent teaching. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in Anatomy and Physiology. Preference will also be given to applicants who would like to establish a research program with undergraduates. The Department of Biology offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biology, B.S. degrees in Biology-Chemistry and Environmental Science, and M.S. degrees in Biology. The department has twelve full-time or part-time faculty members, a strong commitment to quality teaching, and a thirty-year tradition of undergraduate research frequently funded by organizations such as the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Science Foundation.
Teach courses in Anatomy and Physiology and in Organismal Biology
Education: Ph.D. required.
Experience: Post-doctoral experience preferred. Undergraduate teaching experience would be helpful but is not required as long as the candidate has clearly demonstrated effective communication skills in group settings. (Candidates are requested to submit teaching evaluations if they have such experience.)
Philosophical: Thorough commitment to the concept of Christian liberal arts education. Desire to work in an evangelical institution in the Wesleyan tradition. Supportive of the religious and educational goals of the university and its sponsoring denomination.
Personal: Evidence of Christian commitment and active church involvement.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting the chair of the department, Dawne Page, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Applicants will be expected to submit an online completed application, including a current CV, a personal faith statement especially as it relates to teaching in a Christian liberal arts college, a statement describing teaching philosophy, a statement describing the applicant’s research program, and three references who can provide letters of recommendation. All applicants will be reviewed and evaluated by a search committee. From this pool of applicants, a limited number will be selected for an on-campus interview. The interview process will include:
Dialogue with students and faculty in the Department of Biology Public presentation or lecture to department students and faculty Interview with the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Interview with the Provost
Interview with the President of the University
Application must be completed in one sitting. At the time of completing application, you will need the following documents to upload:
Statement of Personal Faith
Philosophy of Teaching in Christian Higher Education
Unofficial Transcripts for highest degree completed
3 Teacher Evaluations (if available)
***The system limits 5 documents to upload. You will need to save multiple documents into one PDF or have additional documents sent email@example.com***
PLNU is a vibrant Christian liberal arts university in the evangelical, Wesleyan tradition with an undergraduate and graduate student body of around 4000 including over 40% students of color. PLNU seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the practice of teaching and scholarship. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
Point Loma Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
Internal Number: R0002041
About Point Loma Nazarene University
Point Loma Nazarene University is known for being forward-thinking. At PLNU, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world.
In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students.