Functional Title: Assistant Professor
Classification: Faculty, Full Time, Tenure Track
Division: Academics
Department: Natural Sciences
Reports To: Department Chair
Primary Function: Department of Natural Sciences Faculty

Major Duties: 

The Department of Natural Sciences has 125+ majors and offers the following programs of study:  Biology (Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts), Animal Science (Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science with Pre-Veterinarian Emphasis), and Natural Resources, Conservation, and Ecology (Bachelor of Science).  The department seeks a highly qualified science educator and scholar to contribute to the continued excellence of our foundational biology courses for science majors.  Our Majors Biology courses are required by every major in the department and thus are an essential element of the success of our students in both future courses and to their professional careers.  Primary duties of this position will be teaching undergraduate Introductory Biology lecture and laboratory courses for majors and developing curriculum to enhance the effectiveness of those courses as integrated with the rest of the Natural Sciences curriculum.  Additional responsibilities include:

  • Teach or develop upper-division courses in their area of expertise
  • Maintain a twelve-hour course load per semester
  • Advising and mentoring students
  • Maintain a minimum of ten office hours per week
  • Serving on University committees; and Other duties as assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: 

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Potential for leading teaching and research programs
  • Ability to assist students, faculty, and staff in a professional manner
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Education and Experience:

  • An earned doctorate in Biology or closely related field is preferred.  Persons with an MS and demonstrated commitment to pursue a doctorate in biology or closely related field may be considered.  Applicants must have a commitment to undergraduate education and interdisciplinary collaboration, a commitment to the University’s Christian mission, and be an active member of a congregation of the Churches of Christ.

Physical Requirements:
While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee will be required to do the following:

  • Be ambulatory around campus and in buildings
  • Required to regularly sit and stand
  • Frequently use wrist, hands and/or fingers to make small repetitive movements
  • Ability to talk frequently to convey detailed and/or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly

Application Process:

Initiate the process by completing an application at https://lcu.edu/about-lcu/human-resources/apply-for-a-position/.  Additionally submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, official transcripts of all university work, and four unique documents detailing the candidate’s philosophy of the integration of faith and learning, philosophy of teaching, philosophy of scholarly activity, and philosophy of service as email attachments to the search committee chair.  Three letters of recommendation should be sent by references directly to the search committee chair.

Contact:

Andy Laughlin, Search Committee Chair, Lubbock Christian University, 5601 19th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79407.  Phone (806) 720-7708.  Email: Andy.Laughlin@lcu.edu.

Closing Date:

All application materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm, March 15, 2019.