Functional Title: Faculty, Full-time, Tenure-track
Department: Natural Sciences
Reports To: Chair, Department of Natural Sciences
Primary Function: Faculty, Department of Natural Sciences
Position: Assistant Professor of Biology, tenure-track, nine-month appointment (with potential summer employment)
Department of Natural Science: The Department of Natural Sciences, housed within the B. Ward Lane College of Professional Studies, has 135+ students, offering Bachelor’s degrees in the following majors: 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).
Qualifications: The department seeks a highly qualified science educator and scholar that can contribute to the continued excellence of our Human Anatomy and Physiology lecture and laboratory courses. Our Anatomy and Physiology courses are required for students interested in pre-health professional studies. Students participating in these courses include majors from Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Exercise and Sport Sciences, and Nursing. Primary duties of this position will be teaching undergraduate Human Anatomy and Physiology lecture and laboratory courses for majors and developing curriculum to enhance the effectiveness of these courses as integrated with the rest of the Natural Sciences curriculum. The LCU Department of Natural Sciences seeks faculty who can contribute to the mission of preparing students for their calling as Christ-centered professionals, fully equipped for lives of Christian service and leadership.
An earned doctorate in Biology or closely related field is required. Persons with a master’s degree who are pursuing a doctorate in Biology may be considered; however, the person will not become tenure-track eligible until completion of the doctorate. Excellent communication skills are expected. All qualified applicants must be professing Christians and be active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ and be willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university.
Major Responsibilities: Applicants must be committed to undergraduate and graduate education and show promise of becoming an exceptional teacher who values mentoring and advising students. A normal teaching load is twelve-hours per semester. Scholarly activity, service, and other duties as assigned are also expected of the successful applicant.
Application Procedure: Interested applicants must complete an application. Submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita, official transcripts of all university work, and four unique documents detailing the applicant’s: 1) philosophy of the integration of faith and learning, 2) philosophy of teaching, 3) philosophy of scholarly activity, and 4) philosophy of service as email attachments to Dr. Andy Laughlin, Chair, Department of Natural Sciences (firstname.lastname@example.org). Three letters of recommendation should be sent by references directly to Dr. Andy Laughlin. For most favorable consideration, please submit all documents listed above by January 15, 2021. All positions are subject to funding.