Biology Faculty Position

Biology Faculty Position

Biology Faculty Position


Southern Nazarene University is seeking to fill a full time position in the Department of Biology beginning August 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.


The candidate must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate area of biology with teaching and post-doctoral research experience desired. The candidate should be committed to the pursuit of academic excellence with an enthusiasm for student interactions. Also required is a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a Christian liberal arts university (Wesleyan tradition preferred). Other desirable abilities include an aptitude for online technology in facilitating learning (e.g. experience with Geographic Information System, data acquisition tools for educational applications, online teaching experience, flipping the classroom, social networking, etc.)

Primary teaching responsibilities may include Comparative Anatomy, Ecology, Organismal Biology, and upper-division biology courses in the candidate’s area of expertise (e.g. Animal Behavior, Entomology, Fish Biology and/or Ornithology, etc.). Other duties may include teaching courses at the SNU field station in Costa Rica (QERC) such as Tropical Field Research and Environmental Monitoring. This position also includes student advising, faculty committee service and may encompass oversight of the environmental studies and pre-vet programs.

Rank and Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. An excellent benefit package is included.

The Department:
SNU offers B.S. degrees in biology, biology/chemistry (as a joint major with the Department of Chemistry) and environmental studies. The majority of students are preparing for a medical or physician assistant graduate school program. The Department has also recently experienced a resurgence in biology majors preparing for veterinarian school, due partly to the SNU’s equestrian program. Thus, the department is committed to offering the quality of courswork necessary to prepare students for successful admission into graduate and professional programs.
In addition, the Biology Department partners with 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. The university maintains and staffs the facility while coordinating visiting research scientists and student education groups as well as conducts a spring semester study abroad program through QERC.

The University:
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the State Board of Education, Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is a private, liberal arts university with a variety of undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose. SNU has an enrollment of approximately 2000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Application Process:
Go to:
where you will upload:
1. A cover letter including position sought and reason for interest
2. A curriculum vitae
3. A statement of applicant's philosophy on the integration of Christian faith and learning
4. All undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies of official transcripts are accepted for initial application)
5. Three (3) letters of reference*
* Reference letters addressed to Dr. Melany Kyzer should be sent preferably by e-mail to the Administrative Assistant Debbie Newlon at or in hard copy to:

Southern Nazarene University
Office of Academic Affairs
c/o Debbie Newlon, Administrative Assistant
6729 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008
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national or ethnic origin, marital status, or disability in the recruitment, admission, and
treatment of students or access to university programs or activities including the operation
of all university programs, activities, services and employment. The following person has
been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies including Title
IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Age Discrimination:
Dr. Melany Kyzer
University VPAA
Southern Nazarene University