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Samford University: Chair, Biological and Environmental Science

Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the position of chair of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the associate or full professor level. This tenure-track full-time faculty position is a 9-month appointment.

The departmental teaching philosophy is rooted in liberal arts. The chair will maintain a research program, collaborate with other science faculty at Samford, stimulate undergraduate research, assist with faculty and curriculum development, recruit prospective students and represent the biology faculty to the administration. The department chair will be responsible for teaching two courses each academic semester, which may include general biology or preprofessional classes for nonmajors or students in the College of Health Sciences.

Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. degree in a biological science and have an established history of excellence in research, teaching and leadership. They also will have attained the rank of full professor or held the rank of associate professor (or the international equivalent) for at least three years at an accredited institution of higher education.

Candidates must have a demonstrated history of effective collaborative and collegial leadership with evidence of judicious use of fiscal and spatial resources, and of active scholarship that integrates a wide range of modern biology and incorporates students (particularly students from groups underrepresented in science) into research activities, presentations and publications. Candidates must have experience teaching undergraduate-level biology courses in an undergraduate-focused environment, and demonstrate successful application of principles of engaged and innovative teaching.

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.A supplemental stipend will be provided for duties performed during the first summer session each year.

Samford University is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and is a nationally recognized academic institution. Samford is the top-ranked private university in Alabama, is ranked 4th in the South among regional universities by U.S. News & World Report, and has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. For more information please go to www.samford.edu.

Birmingham is located in a region with rich biodiversity and an active medical and environmental community. The Department of Biological and Environmental Science has 12 full-time and six part-time faculty members and approximately 100 undergraduate students. The department also houses a non-thesis master’s program in environmental management. The department actively supports and develops undergraduate researchers, having secured a National Science Foundation REU grant in 2013 (renewed in 2017) and SSTEM grant in 2015.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three references, description of leadership experience, description of research interests and activities, and a philosophy of teaching in a Christian university, specifically supported by two course syllabi from within the last three semesters. The teaching philosophy must also include a discussion of how the candidate has contributed to Christian mission in her or his career to this point and how the candidate hopes to contribute to the Christian mission of Samford as expressed in the university mission, vision and values statement. Please submit all application materials electronically to:

FACAPP@samford.edu

Attn:Dr. Keith Elder, Chair

Samford University

Include “Biology Chair—[your name]” as the subject line.

Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or national or ethnic origin.

Point Loma Nazarene U: Physical Chemistry Faculty Position

The Department of Chemistry at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) in San Diego, California is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Physical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2017.Applicants should be committed to excellent teaching and building and sustaining a vital undergraduate research program.A Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (or closely-related field) is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred.PLNU is a private Christian university in the Wesleyan tradition and seeks candidates that support its mission.Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should apply electronically at PLNU Careers

Candidates will need to provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching in Christian higher education, research plans, statement of personal faith, and 3 letters of reference, unofficial transcripts, and 3 teacher evaluations (if available).

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.

About PLNU Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry has six full-time faculty members, a strong commitment to quality teaching, and a longstanding tradition of undergraduate research, which includes a well-supported summer research program.We have just moved into a new state-of-the-art laboratory facility with committed space for teaching and research.The department offers B.S. degrees in Chemistry, Biology-Chemistry, and Environmental Science.The latter two degrees are offered in cooperation with the Biology Department.

Mt Vernon Nazarene U: Electrical Engineering Faculty Position

Electrical Engineering Faculty Position

Mount Vernon Nazarene University exists to shape lives through educating the whole person and cultivating Christlikeness for lifelong learning and service.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is an intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith.

The University provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.

The University is seeking a full-time (nine-month) Electrical Engineering Faculty Member, beginning in the Fall semester of 2017. Rank is open. Compensation is competitive among the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Responsibilities may include:

·Teaching a broad range of undergraduate engineering courses required for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program. Teaching assignments are expected to be in courses related to general engineering with a concentration in electrical engineering. Teaching of other related courses may be required;

·Advising of students majoring in Engineering and ensuring that their academic progress meets requirements set by the institution, working with students to encourage professional development, and working with upper level students on their senior capstone design projects;

·Supporting departmental efforts for continued improvement of programs;

·Serving the University through committee participation.

Qualifications:

Interview preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:

·An Evangelical Christian confession of faith and experience is required (Statement of Faith required at application). Membership in the Church of the Nazarene preferred;

·Graduate degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field is required. An earned Ph.D. in Engineering is preferred.

·PE certification and industry experience are particularly desirable.

·Broad interest in engineering disciplines at the undergraduate level and the ability to teach courses related to engineering design, computation and modeling, electrical circuits, digital and analog electronics, and ability to mentor students in capstone design projects.

·Strong presentation skills, and commitment to quality classroom instruction and student learning;

·Excellent oral and written communication skills, and proven ability to work collaboratively with others.

About the University:

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is a Nazarene teaching university located in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. Mount Vernon Nazarene University has an increasingly diverse and global student body of over 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students and provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of all ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, early application is strongly advised. Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, unofficial college transcripts, evidence of teaching competence, names and contact information for three references, a one- to two- page statement of educational philosophy, and a one- to two-page statement of faith. Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials via email as Microsoft Word, .pdf file attachments, or as hard copies to:

Academic Affairs

B. Barnett Cochran, Ph.D.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

800 Martinsburg Road Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Email: academic.affairs@mvnu.edu

Faraday Institute: Course Director


Job title:Course Director,FaradayInstitute

Reporting to:AssociateDirectorFaradayInstitute

Location:Cambridge

Purposeof Job:Overall responsibilityfor theplanning,organisationandexecutionoftheFaradayCourse Programme

Hours:18.25perweekonafixed term contractuntil 30 September2018 in thefirst instance

Salary:The salarywill be between£39,188- £49,642 per annum(FTE),depending onqualificationsandexperience,plus benefits.


Required Skills and Experience

Thesuccessfulcandidatewillhave astrongacademicrecord,goodknowledgeofthescienceandreligion field, organisationalandpersonalskills,andwill be in agreementwith the Christianethosof TheFaradayInstitute.

Main Duties:

·There areusually6-8 Courses peryear;manyare in Cambridgethough someare in otherpartsofthe UK oroverseasandare arrangedin collaborationwithlocal organisers.Thereis theassistanceoftheFaradayAdministrator andEventsManagerwhoorganise thepracticalaspectsofregistration andorganisation ofcourses. Afulllist ofpastcourses canbefound intheArchivessectionoftheCoursefolder atwww.faraday-institute.org.

·Engagementwith theon-going activities and eventsofTheFaradayInstitute,includingseminars, lectures,dinner-discussionsand otherevents.

·Opportunitiesfor speaking at externaleventsin responsetoinvitationsthat areeither receivedpersonallyor directed toTheFaradayInstitute.

Person Specification

·Agreementwith theChristianethosofTheFaradayInstitute

·Demonstrableinterestin thefieldofscienceandreligion

·Commitmentto mainstreamscience

·Excellentwrittenand verbalcommunicationskills

·ITliteracy, including MicrosoftWord,PowerPoint,Excel.

PersonalSkills andAbilities

·Honoursdegree (science degree preferred) and a Christianunderstanding ofthebible, with a postgraduatequalificationdesirablebutnotessential.

·Proven track-record organisingevents

·Abilityand willingness to travelandengage with delegatesfrom a broadrangeofeducational,religious or non-religiousbackgrounds

·Flexibleworkinghours, withsome workrequiredatweekendsandevenings.

·Strongcommunicationskills and previousexperiencechairing publicmeetings.

Inaddition,thefollowing skills/experience would be useful

·Writing skills

·Languages inadditiontoEnglishand/orinternationalexperience

Closing Date:ApplicationsquotingPositionFP3/10shouldincludeaCV,namingthree referees,togetherwith acoveringlettersummarising therelevanceoftheapplicant’sbackgroundandexperiencefor this position.Applications(preferablybye-mail)shouldbe sentto:TheFaradayInstitute Administrator, MrsRachel Simonson,St.Edmund’sCollege,Cambridge,CB3 0BN,UK [Faraday.Administrator@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk] by20November.Interviewswill be heldon28November2016.

Tel:01223741281Fax: 01223741285 E-mail: Faraday.Administrator@st-edmunds.cam.ac.ukwww.faraday-institute.org

St Edmund'sCollegeisaregisteredcharity,number1137454

Multinomah University--Environmental Science position

Assistant/Associate Professor – Environmental Science

Position Description:

The appointee will teach appropriate courses in environmental sciences including chemistry, hydrology, geology and research methods. Ability to teach physics and GIS courses desired. Other duties may include advising undergraduate majors and program development. The position is anticipated to begin July 1, 2017.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates should possess a doctorate in environmental science, environmental chemistry, chemistry or related field (Ph.D) at the time of hire. All candidates must embrace the Protestant evangelical faith as listed in the University doctrinal statement and institutional values.

Institutional Information:

Multnomah University includes undergraduate and graduate programs as well as Multnomah Biblical Seminary located in Portland, OR. All programs are coeducational and interdenominational. Founded in 1936, the college, graduate school, and seminary have established a renowned heritage of excellence in biblical education equipping Christian men and women to transform our culture and the world. The college offers B.A. degrees in 20 majors as well as four university M.A. programs. The seminary offers the M.A., M.Div., Th.M., and D.Min. degrees. Multnomah University is accredited with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The Multnomah Biblical Seminary is accredited with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). In addition, Multnomah University is an affiliate with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

Application Information:

Interested candidates must apply online at www.multnomah.edu/employment

Contact Information:

Dr. Daniel Scalberg: dscalberg@multnomah.edu

Messiah College: Biology Assistant Professor

The School of Science, Engineering and Health announces an opening for the term-tenure track faculty position in Biological Sciences beginning January or August 2017.

Responsibilities: Primary teaching responsibility is related to the Biology major and to service courses in Biology. Teaching includes courses in the following areas: Human Anatomy & Physiology, Physiology, and Developmental or Evolutionary Biology, as well as participation in a team-taught first year Biology course (Animal Form and Function). Faculty may also be expected to teach in a general education lab science course. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active undergraduate research program.

Qualifications: Ph.D. required by start date of January 4 or August 1, 2017. Postdoctoral experience encouraged. Seeking expertise in Comparative/Integrative Physiology, Developmental Biology, Functional Morphology, or related area. We seek faculty committed to undergraduate teaching and research in the context of a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts & sciences. Visit our departmental homepage for more details: http://www.messiah.edu/info/20200/department_of_biological_sciences

The Program: The Department of Biological Sciences offers a choice of majors and concentrations that seek to provide students with an understanding of the sciences that enables them to pursue a range of post-graduate options, including graduate school, medical school, the allied health field, or immediately seek employment in a variety of settings in industry, business, education and government.

The Department: The Department of Biological Sciences is committed to academic excellence within the context of a vibrant Christian faith.

The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of over 2,800 undergraduate students including 12.3% of under-represented and 4.0% international students from 29 countries and nearly 600 graduate students including 11.5% of students from under-represented populations.

The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.

Diversity: The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.

Starting Date for Position: January 4 or August 1, 2017

Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience

Applications/Nominations: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Also, please submit a research statement.

Apply now: http://jobs.messiah.edu:80/postings/7245

Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color,sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.

Mt Vernon Nazarene U: Computer Science Faculty Position

Mount Vernon Nazarene University exists to shape lives through educating the whole person and cultivating Christ-likeness for lifelong learning and service.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is an intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. The University provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.

The University is seeking a full-time (nine-month) Computer Science Faculty Member, beginning in the Fall semester of 2017. Rank is open. Compensation is competitive among the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Responsibilities may include:

. Teaching a broad range of undergraduate computer science courses. The courses in our program cover most common areas of computer science, with emphases in software development and computer networking. Specific teaching assignments will be determined after considering the background and experience of all department faculty;

. Advising of students majoring in Computer Science or Computer Systems and Network Engineering, and ensuring that their academic progress meets requirements set by the institution.

. Working with students to encourage professional development, and mentoring upper level students on senior projects, which involve software development, computer networking, and server configuration;

. Supporting departmental efforts for continued improvement of programs;

. Serving the university through faculty committee participation.

Qualifications:

Interview preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:

. An Evangelical Christian confession of faith and experience is required (Statement of Faith required at application).

Membership in the Church of the Nazarene is preferred;

. A graduate degree in Computer Science or a closely related field is required. An earned Ph.D. in Computer Science is preferred;

. A demonstrable track record of successful teaching or significant professional experience related to Computer Science;

. Strong presentation skills, and commitment to quality classroom instruction and student learning;

. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and proven ability to work collaboratively with others.

About the University:

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is a Nazarene teaching university located in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. Mount Vernon Nazarene University has an increasingly diverse and global student body of over 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students and provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of all ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, early application is strongly advised. Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, unofficial college transcripts, evidence of teaching competence, names and contact information for three references, a one- to two- page statement of educational philosophy, and a one- to two-page statement of faith. Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials via email as Microsoft Word, .pdf file attachments, or as hard copies to:

Academic Affairs

B. Barnett Cochran, Ph.D.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

800 Martinsburg Road

Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Email: academic.affairs@mvnu.edu

Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.

Prior to a final offer of employment the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal background check.

Mt Vernon Nazarene U: Criminal Justice Faculty Position


Mount Vernon Nazarene University seeks a full-time (nine month) Criminal Justice Faculty Member for its School of Natural and Social Sciences on the Mount Vernon main campus, beginning Fall semester 2016. Rank is open. Compensation is competitive among the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Teaching undergraduate courses in Criminal Justice;
  • Advising of students majoring in Criminal Justice, ensuring that their academic progress meets requirements set by the institution, and working with students to encourage professional development;

·Challenging, engaging, serving, and communicating with students to encourage learning while maintaining mutual value and respect;

·Providing students with clear course expectations, relevant assignments, appropriate evaluations, and timely feedback;

·Developing effective contacts with community constituents to assist in the coordination of field observation and internship placement options;

·Organizing and managing travel to criminal justice sites (e.g., courts and correction facilities);

·Advising of students, ensuring that their academic progress meets requirements set by the institution, and working with students to encourage professional development;

·Supporting departmental efforts for continued assessment and improvement of program;

·Pursuing relevant professional development activities and remaining current in the field;

·Collaborating with Graduate and Professional Studies concerning the management and development of the Public Safety Administration degree completion program; and

·Serving the University through committee participation and other campus activities.

Qualifications:

Interview preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:

  • An Evangelical Christian confession of faith and experience is required with the ability to integrate Christian values into all aspects of life and learning and a willingness to adhere to university Lifestyle Guidelines;

·Master’s or doctoral degree in criminal justice or related field (e.g., public administration, political science);

·Commitment to the liberal arts and professional preparation of undergraduate students in criminal justice;

·Significant interest, work, scholarship, and teaching experience in a broad range of criminal justice fields (i.e., corrections, probation and parole, law enforcement);

·Commitment to quality classroom instruction, student learning, and demonstrable record of successful teaching within higher education;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills;
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with others; and;
  • Desire to help students succeed in the university setting with strong connectivity to college student needs.

About the University:

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is a Nazarene teaching university located in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith.Mount Vernon Nazarene University has an increasingly diverse and global student body of over 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students and provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of all ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, early application is strongly advised. Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, unofficial college transcripts, evidence of teaching competence, names and contact information for three references, a one- to two- page statement of educational philosophy, and a one- to two-page statement of faith. Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials via email as Microsoft Word, .pdf file attachments, or as hard copies to:

Academic Affairs

B. Barnett Cochran, Ph.D.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

800 Martinsburg Road

Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Email: academic.affairs@mvnu.edu

Prior to a final offer of employment the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal background check.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University exists to shape lives through educating the whole personand cultivating Christ-likeness for lifelong learning and service.


Boston University Theology position

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Theology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2017. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar in theology, holding a PhD or ThD in theology or an appropriate, equivalent degree, and having potential for a strong record of publications in the field. The candidate should be a theologian working within the Christian tradition and specializing in religion and science. Areas of expertise are open, but candidates should be competent to teach core masters’ course in theology as well as masters and doctoral courses in religion & science. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) and a degree in the natural sciences are highly desirable. Candidates should be committed to the School’s mission of preparing leaders for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and faith-based organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities and opportunities include teaching four courses per year in masters and doctoral programs of the School of Theology and BU Graduate Division of Religious Studies, some of which may be in collaborative programs with other Boston University schools. In addition, the person will have the opportunity to give leadership, with others, in the School of Theology and Boston University programs in religion and science. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. Boston University School of Theology is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applications – including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately) – should be sent to Jennifer Knust, Chair, Theology Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215. Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Ms. Emily Arnone at earnone@bu.edu. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Women and underrepresented minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Taylor University Position in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of strong candidates for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Environmental Science, Public Health, and Sustainable Development beginning in August 2017. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

Personal commitment to Christ as Savior and Lord, a Christ-centered, vibrant faith, and passion for the mission and educational philosophy of Taylor University are required. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need.

We seek a faculty member with interdisciplinary expertise and leadership experience in environmental studies and sustainability to help advance our new program in Sustainable Development, to strengthen our Environmental Science major, and to enhance collaborations with Public Health and Biology. A PhD in an appropriate field is required with emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to sustainability, including both natural and social sciences. International experience is desired.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will conduct innovative teaching, applied student-centered and service-oriented research, and community engagement with potential for collaboration across disciplines while complementing existing expertise within the department in ecology, hydrology, geology, soils, landscape analysis, and public health. Teaching responsibilities typically include an introductory level lab course centered in Environmental Studies and Sustainability, and/or Environmental Health and upper level courses within the candidate’s expertise. Possible areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, sustainable development, environmental law and policy, natural resource economics, environmental planning, food systems/security, environmental ethics and geospatial analysis.

Department

The Department of Environmental Science, Public Health, and Sustainable Development has a thirty-year history of preparing students with scientific training that promotes environmental stewardship as an integral part of personal wholeness, service to society and world outreach, and Christian worship. Our mission is embodied in the motto “Science leading to stewardship and service.” Public Health and Sustainable Development majors have recently been added to the Environmental Science major with a total of approximately 75 students in the three majors. The department has four full-time faculty positions with additional associated faculty and courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Engineering, Math, Economics, Kinesiology, Sociology, Psychology and Communications. The department is housed in the award-winning 22,000 sq. ft. Randall Environmental Center and is situated on the edge of a 145 acre Arboretum.

Location

Taylor University, a four-year liberal arts college holding to a strong evangelical Christian position, is located in Upland, Indiana, sixty miles north of Indianapolis.

Start Date

August 2017

Application

Inquiries, credentials and supporting materials should be addressed to: Dr. Bill Toll, Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences at btoll@cse.taylor.edu or academics@taylor.edu. Likely candidates will be sent an appointment questionnaire for completion and return. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Calvin College Biology Position

POSITIONS

The department seeks to fill a tenure-track position, pending administrative approval, to begin August 2017.Individuals with broad research interests in biology will be considered, with preference given to those who can teach one or more of the following: animal physiology, human biology, cell biology, or neuroscience. Faculty are also expected to advise students, establish or collaborate in a research program that involves undergraduates, and serve the mission of the department and college.

QUALIFICATIONS

Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship.Required:a terminal degree in a biology-related field, a passion for teaching undergraduates, and an active interest in integrating faith and science (for details see http://www.calvin.edu/admin/provost/facdocs/).Desirable:post-doctoral experience, experience teaching undergraduates, and evidence of scholarly activity and potential.

ABOUT BIOLOGY

We are a dynamic team of 14 full-time and 8 adjunct faculty and 5 staff. We have 40-55 graduates each year and offer majors in Biology, Biology with Neuroscience concentration, and Environmental Science, all within a vigorous liberal arts context.We are committed to teaching and research, emphasizing progressive pedagogies, integrative and interdisciplinary approaches, and service learning and research opportunities within courses.We seek to build on highly successful efforts to develop external and internal funding sources that support our facilities, equipment, and research. (www.calvin.edu/academics/departments-programs/biology)

ABOUT CALVIN

Calvin College is a highly-rated liberal arts college that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 4000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment.Calvin College does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin College is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. The college is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applicants should submit: (for more info: http://www.calvin.edu/go/facultyopenings)

• an application letter addressing the position’s requirements and responsibilities

• a curriculum vitae

• graduate and undergraduate transcripts

• three letters of recommendation

• a recommendation from the pastor of your church

• a 500-1,000 word statement describing how your Christian faith informs your teaching and scholarship

Review of applications will begin on Oct. 21, 2016.


Submit application materials to:

Dr. Arlene Hoogewerf, Chair; Department of Biology; Calvin College;

1726 Knollcrest Circle, S.E.; Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4403

(ahoogewe@calvin.edu)



Wheaton College: Part-Time Biology Faculty

The Biology Department at Wheaton College (IL) seeks 1-2 qualified candidates to serve as part-time faculty for freshman biology and human physiology laboratory courses for the Spring 2017 semester.At least a Master’s Degree in biological sciences is required.Instructional experience is preferred.To receive an application, please send a current curriculum vitae and a statement of personal commitment to the Christian faith to:Dr. Jennifer Busch; Chair of Biology; Wheaton College; 501 College Avenue; Wheaton, IL 60187.Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position(s) is/are filled.

Wheaton College is an evangelical protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff members affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to the lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Read more about Wheaton College and its programs at www.wheaton.edu.

St Andrews Fellow in Science and Theology

St Andrews Fellow in Theology & Science - AR1831SB

School of Divinity, Salary: £31,656 - £34,576 per annum, Start: January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed term for 33 months

The University of St Andrews invites applications to be the St Andrews Fellow in Theology & Science. This is 33-month postdoctoral fellowship, beginning January 2017.

The fellow’s primary responsibility is to pursue her or his research agenda, publishing both in established journals of science and religion as well as ‘mainstream’ theology journals where the subject may, so far, be overlooked. Secondary responsibilities include creating and teaching one new undergraduate course on some area of science and religion, contributing to other teaching modules as needed, and assisting with administrative responsibilities for a wider network of associated science and religion projects. Salary and research/travel budget are competitive. The fellow will work closely with Dr John Perry, to whom enquires may be directed (jmp24@st-andrews.ac.uk).

Research Vision: The post is associated with a new, international project in theology and science based at St Andrews but involving universities from across the United States and European Union. Its goal is to promote exploration of a new generation of questions at the intersection of theology, religion, and the human and natural sciences. While previous generations have asked methodological questions—sometimes including challenges from scientists that cooperation with religion violates the norms of rationality, and from religious believers that science threatens orthodoxy—we take for granted that serious scholarly study always aspires to interdisciplinary cooperation. Rather than focusing chiefly on methodological questions, we are interested in research that brings these disciplines together in productive and creative ways. The successful candidate will pursue a major research project related to, or inspired by, one of the topics listed in our complete Research Vision, available here: http://tinyurl.com/researchvisionstandrews.

About the University: The University of St Andrews is the third-oldest university in the English-speaking world and is consistently ranked among the top in the United Kingdom. The School of Divinity is the top-ranked theology and religion programme in the UK, according to The Guardian. It has a diverse and ecumenical faculty and a highly international student body.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a PhD in theology (broadly conceived) or a science. Advanced degrees in both theology/religion and a science are preferable. The successful candidate will have potential for world-class research at the intersection of theology and science, a clearly-defined research agenda that is both ambitious and achievable, and excellent teaching skills. Ideally, the candidate’s project and interests will complement existing strengths in the University’s School of Divinity.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter; http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, who are under-represented in Research posts at the University. You can find out more about Equality & Diversity at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/.

Please quote ref: AR1831SB

Closing Date: 3 October 2016

Further Particulars:
AR1831SB FPs.pdf

School of Divinity
Salary: £31,656 - £34,576 per annum
Start: January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
Fixed term for 33 months

Wycliffe Associates: Audio Director

Wycliffe Associates is looking for an Audio Director to help us equip national translators with the tools they need to translate the Bible for the 2,000 unwritten, Bibleless languages in the world.


Audio Director Needed for Global Endeavor!

We need a leader who will provide coordination, encouragement, and support to our team of Audio Specialists. Our Audio Director will oversee all of the audio recording projects for Wycliffe Associates and will take part in the work on the field as needed.

Wycliffe Associates works on the frontlines of oral Bible translation, and we need an Audio Director who seeks todefinethe leading edge. We are continually developing new tools and methods, and are looking for someone eager to keep learning as they lead.

The new Audio Director will:

  • Develop and execute strategy, coordinate projects, andlead a team of audio specialists.
  • Be experienced invoice-over/narration audio recording.
  • Guide the media creation process in asmall team context.
  • Understand the tools of the trade—both software and hardware.
  • Enjoy teaching, encouraging, caring for, andworking patiently with othersacross potential language barriers and in a variety of cultural contexts.
  • Adapt to diverse, unexpected circumstances. Assess recording site options and determine simple, locally available solutions for acoustic challenges and/or other issues that may arise.
  • Have an adventurous spirit and a tough constitution. Our audio teams work in every imaginable kind of environment. When we say “all over the world” . . .we mean it.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity to serve in this important role, pleasereply to this email or call Ruben Garay toll-free at 1-800-THE WORD (800-843-9673). Ruben will provide you with additional details about the upcoming trips, requirements, and qualifications, and assist you with the application process.

Wheaton College: Tenure-Track Position in Organic Chemistry

The Chemistry Department at Wheaton College (IL) invites applications for an assistant or associate professor in a tenure track position in organic chemistry to begin August 2017. Ph.D. in organic chemistry required; research experience beyond the doctorate beneficial; responsibilities include teaching foundational and advanced organic chemistry; opportunities include contributions to department general education classes. Successful candidate is expected to establish a research program involving undergraduate students and to secure external funding; dedicated research space and start-up funds available. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. To receive a full application, send a letter describing teaching and research experience, personal commitment to the Christian faith, and a current curriculum vitae to: Dr. Becky Eggimann, Chair; Chemistry Department; Wheaton College; 501 College Avenue; Wheaton, Illinois, 60187. Review of full applications will begin November 1, 2016.

Wheaton College is an evangelical protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff members affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to the lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Read more about Wheaton College and its programs at www.wheaton.edu.

Wheaton College: Associate Professor or Professor in Nutrition and Chair

The Department of Applied Health Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Associate Professor or Professor level as Chair in the Department of Applied Health Science to begin in 2017. Expertise in nutrition or a closely related field is required. Ph.D., research and teaching experience is required.

Send a letter describing teaching experience, personal commitment to the Christian faith, and a current curriculum vitae to Dr. Brian Hunt, Chair, Department of Applied Health Science (Apply.AHS@Wheaton.edu). Additional application instructions will be sent to candidates whose expertise aligns with position description. Review of applications will begin October 17, 2016.

Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to the lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Read more about Wheaton College and its programs at www.wheaton.edu.

Regent College: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Theology and Science

Regent College is pleased to announce a post-doctoral fellowship in theology and science, which is made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The duration of the position is for 31 months, from January 1, 2017 to July 31, 2019. The fellow will report to the Academic Dean, and will work alongside Dr Ross Hastings, the grant holder. The fellow will also have the support of a student employee.

The duties of the fellowship include the following:

1.Publication. To prepare for publication at least one academic article on an aspect of the relationship between theology and science in a peer-reviewed journal. He or she will also be expected to complete a scholarly monograph (such as a PhD thesis) suitable for distribution through a respected publisher.

2.Teaching. To co-teach with Dr Ross Hastings a graduate level course on theology and science in the twenty-first century. Other teaching may be assigned as well, depending on the candidate’s expertise.

3.Supervision. To supervise master’s level theses, major papers, comprehensive exams, and/or independent studies in the area of faith and science.

4.Event Organization. Working with Dr Ross Hastings, to develop and host a public event consisting of three lectures delivered by a well-known scholar working in the area of theology and science.

5.Online Resource Development. To oversee the development of an online theology and science portal that will be a resource for high quality education and curated conversation about theology and science for audiences around the world.

6.Administration. To manage the administration and reporting requirements of the Templeton Grant.

7.Participation. To participate in the life of Regent College by attending monthly faculty meetings, and other community activities as they are able (e.g. chapel services, retreats, community events, etc.).

Eligibility: In order to be considered for this position, applicants should have completed a PhD within the last four years in the area of theology and science. Applications will also be considered from applicants who have a PhD in theology as well as demonstrated competence in science. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked on the interrelation between aspects of theology and science. Candidates will also be assessed on their potential to fulfill other aspects of the position, including graduate-level teaching, student supervision, organization, and administration. Since Regent College is a Christian graduate school that is both evangelical and orthodox, the successful candidate will be expected to subscribe to the College’s Theological Position, which contains both a Doctrinal Statement and a Moral Vision Statement.

Application: Applicants should send a letter of interest showing how they fit the position requirements, along with a current CV, a sample of academic writing, and contact information for three references to:hr@regent-college.edu .All documents should be received by July 8, 2016.

Regent College is committed to employment equity, and offers equal opportunities to qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Executive Summary of the Templeton Grant: The ReFaithing Science at Regent College initiative takes up the theme of Science in Dialogue by addressing the following Big Question: “How can the relationship between Christian faith and scientific endeavor be conceptualized and communicated in a way that effectively engages diverse audiences?” Sir John Templeton recognized that science and spirituality should be neither sealed in separate boxes nor positioned at opposite ends of a battlefield, yet even a cursory glance at contemporary culture reveals that the supposed incompatibility and even hostility between faith and science is something of a truism in much of Western society. Regent College believes that this widespread perception is a significant threat to the development of theology and science alike, as well as to the spiritual and intellectual flourishing of countless individuals. The project team proposes an alternative model for the relationship between faith and science: mutual coinherence, or existence within one another. The goal of each project activity is to explore the implications of this model and to communicate it in an accessible form that encourages and enables further exploration of science, theology, and their interaction. The project outputs—academic publications, public lectures, two graduate-level courses of study, and an online hub for content and resources related to faith and science—will target different audiences with the same basic narrative, a story of one world, created by one God, who can be known and worshiped through both theology and science—and who is best known and best worshiped when theology and science work together. By introducing this narrative to present and future thought leaders in faith communities, scientific communities, and the wider world, Regent College hopes to contribute thousands of critically engaged, spiritually committed, and graciously inclined participants to the ongoing dialogue between faith and science.

Senior Program Associate

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE
Dialog on Science, Ethics, and Religion


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a Senior Program Associate to work within the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) Program on the project entitled “Engaging Scientists in the Science and Religion Dialogue.” The position involves leading this major initiative to support scientists interested in engagement with religious and public audiences. Designed to provide vital engagement tools and professionally facilitated workshops for scientists, this project will build upon AAAS’ successful efforts in public engagement to increase opportunities for scientists and members of the public to participate in constructive dialogue about science.

This position is anticipated to last for a period of one year, with the potential for renewal up to three-years contingent on performance and funding.

Major duties and responsibilities:

·Manage the Engaging Scientists project, including working closely with relevant AAAS staff to implement project activities, along with researching, managing budget, and completing reporting requirements

·Initiate collaborations with institutions and organizations to establish partnerships for project programming. This includes working with partners and individuals including scientists, religious leaders, and major professional scientific societies to facilitate workshops, public events, and/or symposia
·Work with other AAAS divisions to coordinate programming priorities around public understanding of and engagement with science initiatives
·Assist the Program Director and Project Director in the development of new initiatives and writing grant proposals for the DoSER program
·Represent and speak on behalf of the project and supervises project interns

Minimum requirements:

·Extensive university or college training leading to a Master’s degree in the sciences; PhD preferred
·Sincere interest and/or experience in fostering dialogue in the science and religion arena
·Superior written and verbal communication skills with experience in public speaking; excellent research and organizational abilities
·Experience organizing, presenting, and/or implementing events and symposia, particularly at scientific society meetings and/or university campuses
·Ability to travel at least five times annually
·Strong technology skills in contemporary software packages and communication platforms, including Microsoft Office and social media and promotional tools
·Experience in or familiarity with public engagement, communication, and/or the science of science communication

More information about AAAS and DoSER can be found on www.aaas.org/DoSER, and candidates may apply at http://www.aaas.org/page/employment-aaas (position #2506)