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Colorado Christian University: Biology

Job: Assistant Professor of Biology


Location: Lakewood
Department: School of Humanities & Sciences
Job Type: Full time

Spiritual Requirements

  1. Committed follower of Jesus Christ, who believes there is no salvation apart from faith in his atonement on the cross, by grace alone becoming 'born again' thus beginning a personal relationship with Christ, the Son of God.
  2. Able to effectively communicate personal faith and apply biblical principles and convictions in the workplace. Must have a strong sense of calling to the ministry of Colorado Christian University.
  3. Regularly attend and be engaged in meaningful involvement in a Bible-believing evangelical local church. Knowledgeable about the Word of God and passionate about Christian education.
  4. Must be a traditional evangelical Christian whose lifestyle is in consonance with sound Christian principles, is compatible with CCU's Statement of Faith, and is in agreement with the Strategic Objectives promulgated by the University.

Job Summary

An Assistant Professor of Biology in the CUS Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has primary responsibilities in teaching courses within the field of biology and assisting the Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences in program and course development. The ideal applicant will be comfortable developing courses and teaching a variety of topics within the field in addition to current area of expertise. Additionally, the ability to establish effective, collegial relationships with colleagues and students is an essential component of the position.


Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Teach assigned undergraduate courses within the CUS Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. A typical load would be 24 credit hours of biology (or related discipline) undergraduate courses during the fiscal year.
  2. Provide advising and mentoring of Natural Sciences and Mathematics students as is deemed necessary by the CUS Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences
  3. Assist the CUS Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences in recruiting Affiliate Faculty for the CUS Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
  4. Provide exemplary leadership for CUS Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Affiliate Faculty.
  5. Demonstrate superior oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with the University community, ministry partners, corporate partners, and general audiences as deemed necessary by the CUS Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences.
  6. Demonstrate and maintain high standards in face-to-face, telephone, and written communication.
  7. Demonstrate ability to work effectively and positively with administrators, faculty, and staff to establish and maintain effective positive working relationships.
  8. Demonstrate strong participatory servant leadership skills.
  9. Teach assigned undergraduate courses within the CUS Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, primarily in biology.
  10. Assist the CUS Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences.
  11. Provide strategic thinking in fulfilling the goals of CUS Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in support of the University Strategic Objectives.
  12. Provide effective servant leadership among faculty, staff, students, and administrators.li>
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  1. Possess a Ph.D. degree in biology or a related field from an accredited college/university.
  2. Possess at a minimum two years of undergraduate/graduate teaching experience.
    maparker@ccu.edu
Nature of Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk; stand; sit; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; speak with clarity, have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.



Application Process
This job posting will remain open until an adequate pool of qualified candidates has been received. Candidates are evaluated based on their qualifications as related to their knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position.

Colorado Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status. CCU does reserve the right to exercise preference on the basis of religion in all of its employment practices. All employees who work at CCU must demonstrate a spiritual testimony consistent with our evangelical mission and follow our lifestyle expectations.

Colorado Christian University: Biology

Job: Instructor of Biology & Laboratory Coordinator
Click Here toApply Online

Location: Lakewood

Department: School of Humanities & Sciences
Job Type: Full time

Spiritual Requirements

  1. Committed follower of Jesus Christ, who believes there is no salvation apart from faith in his atonement on the cross, by grace alone becoming 'born again' thus beginning a personal relationship with Christ, the Son of God.
  2. Able to effectively communicate personal faith and apply biblical principles and convictions in the workplace. Must have a strong sense of calling to the ministry of Colorado Christian University.
  3. Regularly attend and be engaged in meaningful involvement in a Bible-believing evangelical local church. Knowledgeable about the Word of God and passionate about Christian education.
  4. Must be a traditional evangelical Christian whose lifestyle is in consonance with sound Christian principles, is compatible with CCU's Statement of Faith, and is in agreement with the Strategic Objectives promulgated by the University.

Job Summary

An Instructor in the CUS Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has primary responsibilities in teaching courses within the field of Physical and/or Biological Sciences, in assisting the faculty in teaching, preparing and managing laboratory courses in the sciences and in assisting the Department Chair and Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences in program and course development. The ideal applicant will be comfortable developing courses and teaching a variety of topics within the field in addition to current area of expertise. Additionally, the ability to establish effective, collegial relationships with colleagues and students is an essential component of the position.


Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Teach assigned undergraduate courses within the CUS Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. A typical load would be 24 credit hours of biology (or related discipline) undergraduate courses during the fiscal year.
  2. Provide advising and mentoring of Natural Sciences and Mathematics students as is deemed necessary by the CUS Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences.
  3. Assist the CUS Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences in recruiting Affiliate Faculty for the CUS Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
  4. Provide exemplary leadership for CUS Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Affiliate Faculty.
  5. Demonstrate superior oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with the University community, ministry partners, corporate partners, and general audiences as deemed necessary by the CUS Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences.
  6. Demonstrate and maintain high standards in face-to-face, telephone, and written communication.
  7. Demonstrate ability to work effectively and positively with administrators, faculty, and staff to establish and maintain effective positive working relationships.
  8. Demonstrate strong participatory servant leadership skills.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  1. Possess a M.S. or Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or a related field from an accredited college/university.
  2. Possess at a minimum two years of undergraduate/graduate teaching experience.

Nature of Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk; stand; sit; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; speak with clarity, have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
maparker@ccu.edu


Application Process
This job posting will remain open until an adequate pool of qualified candidates has been received. Candidates are evaluated based on their qualifications as related to their knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position.

Colorado Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status. CCU does reserve the right to exercise preference on the basis of religion in all of its employment practices. All employees who work at CCU must demonstrate a spiritual testimony consistent with our evangelical mission and follow our lifestyle expectations.

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UK: Religious Leadership in an Age of Science and Media

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Equipping Religious Leadership in an Age of Science and Media

Reference Number

Location Durham City

Faculty/Division

Department St John’s College

Grade 7 St Johns College Graded Pay Structure

Position Type Full-time

Contract Type Fixed Term (three years)

Salary £31,343

Closing Date: 13th February 2015 at 5pm.

Interviews: 24th February 2015

Starting date: April 1st 2015

Job Description

A three year postdoctoral position is available to work with Revd Professor David Wilkinson, Professor Tom McLeish, and Rt Revd Professor Richard Cheetham at Durham University, in their Templeton World Charitable Foundation funded project ‘Equipping Religious Leadership in an Age of Science’.

This project seeks to transform the quality and increase the quantity of serious engagement with science amongst Christians in England, by focusing attention on the role of senior church leaders in shaping church leadership in an age of science.

We will target strategic leaders in conferences, provide training resources for a much larger number of trainee leaders, and develop a range of flagship local engagement projects to demonstrate where leadership in this area can take people. All of this will be underpinned by original research, which will itself be a significant contribution to public understanding of the relationship between religion and science.

This project will research the attitudes towards science of current strategic leaders both within the main denominations but also in new churches and parachurch movements, and explore how their leadership and thinking shapes the assumptions, priorities, practice and theological beliefs of leaders and laity within their organizations. It then will provide an already trialled form of conference where strategic church leaders are brought into transformative dialogue with senior scientists and theologians, so that they can own science as a key partner of theology and thereby of the Church’s ministry.

This work with senior leaders then gives added importance to the creation and use of resources in science and theology for the Church of England’s Common Awards programme. This began in September 2014 as a partnership with Durham University and structures the vast majority of training for church leadership in the UK involving 1500 students in the first year. It also gives a natural network and structure for a new “Scientists in Congregations” programme for England; and for ongoing support of senior church leaders in their thinking, media work and preaching.


A postdoctoral researcher will be based in Durham for the three years of the project and will be responsible for:

1. The research project on the attitudes towards and knowledge of science among key groups of religious leaders through a combination of questionnaires, face to face interviews and on-line survey methods.

2. Assisting in the administration of conferences for key religious leaders here in Durham

3. Assisting in the administration of the overall project with specific involvement in planning, communication and reporting

4. Management of the content of the project website

5. Presentation of the research in papers and conferences for both academic and ecclesial settings

The research project builds on a pilot survey focused exclusively on a group of senior church leaders. We will now carry out a quantitative survey of 1000 religious leaders, using the insights we have already gained, that would be able to probe the influence on confidence in engaging in the science and religion engagement of issues such as:

§Age

§Level of leadership with the religious organisation

§Gender

§Scientific education

§Theological perspective

§Media consumption

This will complement the work of Ecklund on attitudes among scientists[1], and more focused than other surveys of public opinions on science and religion[2] and the more specific surveys on young people[3]. It will be distinguished by its focus on key religious leaders and their influence on their communities.

In pursuing our big question, this work will need to explore further questions that go beyond our original work which investigate the influence of senior church leaders on other leaders. For example in what ways do senior church leaders influence the science and theology dialogue as role models, theological commentators, ‘permission’ givers, vocational encouragers, and influencers of theological training priorities.

It would use a combination of questionnaires, face to face interviews and on-line survey methods. Respondents would be recruited through our own networks within the denominations and para-church organisations (national communications e.g. EA Idea magazine; diocesan, district and geographical structures; theological colleges); through web presence and social media; and through staff presence at national events such as Spring Harvest, Greenbelt, Soul Survivor.

The methodology will be a combination of statistical analysis with narrative analysis of the face to face interviews.

The intended audience for the research will be both popular and academic. There will be considerable interest among the academic community of the science religion dialogue, and those responsible for training church leaders. However, we expect a great deal of general media interest. We will be able to show that the oft quoted views of new atheism that ‘church leaders oppose science’ or are all six day creationists are misleading.

Publication will be in journals such as Science and Christian Belief, Theology and Science in Society. In addition we will make the data available to other scholars via our already existing website http://community.dur.ac.uk/christianleadership.science/

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and able to work independently. This post is fixed term and is available from April 1st 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter for a period of 3 years.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter detailing his/her interest in the research and qualifications for the position.

Requirements

Survey work will mainly be carried out at Durham University. However, travel off-site for interviewing may be required.

Responsibilities

·Develop detailed programmes of work and assess progress against the work plan.

·Keep comprehensive, accessible and secure records of survey and interview responses, data and analyses.

·Liaise effectively with and assist other members of the research team.

·Prepare monthly and quarterly reports; participate in scheduled electronic and face-to-face meetings including presentation of research results.

·Present research at national and international conferences.

·Write or assist with the writing of papers for publication in international journals and conference proceedings

·Management of content on project website

Person Specification

Essential

Masters level qualification in science, social sciences or humanities

Excellent English language skills, both written and verbal

Excellent team-working and interpersonal skills

Ability to work independently and exercise personal initiative

Good time management skills and ability to focus on the objectives of the project


Desirable

Doctoral level qualification in science, social science or humanities

Expertise in questionnaire design and analysis
Expertise in producing web resources and on-line survey methods
Expertise in face to face interviewing
Knowledge and understanding of church leadership structures and networks

Knowledge and understanding of theological issues in relation to science

Applications

Please apply via CV and covering letter to David Wilkinson, St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, Durham DH1 3RJ (david.wilkinson@durham.ac.uk) including the names of three referees

Interviews

Interviews will be held on 24th February 2015 at St John’s College, Durham.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to give a ten minute presentation on what might be the key questions within an on-line survey to explore attitudes to science among the clergy.


[1] Elaine Howard Ecklund, Science Vs. Religion : What Scientists Really Think (New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010).

[2]Pew Research Center: "Public Praises Science; Scientists Fault Public, Media", Section 4: Scientists, Politics and Religion. July 9, 2009; Neil Gross and Solon Simmons (2009). The religiosity of American college and university professors. Sociology of Religion, v70 n2, pp101-129

[3] Jeff Astley, 'The Science and Religion Interface within Young People's Attitudes and Beliefs', in Leslie J. Francis, Mandy Robbins and Jeff Astley (eds), Religion, Education and Adolescence: International Empirical Perspectives (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2005), 39-54; Jeff Astley and Leslie J. Francis, 'Promoting Positive Attitudes towards Science and Religion among Sixth Form Pupils: Dealing with Scientism and Creationism', British Journal of Religious Education, 32, 3, 2010, 189-200

UK: ‘Equipping Religious Leadership in an Age of Science’.

Project Manager and Research Fellow

Equipping Religious Leadership in an Age of Science

Reference Number

Locations Durham City

Mission and Public Affairs team, Church House, London

Faculty/Division

Department St John’s College

Grade Church of England Litchfield Scale

Position Type Full-time

Contract Type Fixed Term (three years)

Salary £24,420 + Housing allowance £13,652 + Resettlement Grant in First Year £2,280.

Closing Date 30th January 2015 at 5pm

Interviews: 10th February 2015 (Church House, London)

Starting date: April 1st 2015

Job Description

A three year postdoctoral position is available to work with Revd Professor David Wilkinson, Professor Tom McLeish and Rt Revd Professor Richard Cheetham at Durham University, in their strategically important and exciting Templeton World Charitable Foundation funded project ‘Equipping Religious Leadership in an Age of Science’.

This project seeks to transform the quality and increase the quantity of serious engagement with science amongst Christians in England, by focusing attention on the role of senior church leaders in shaping church leadership in an age of science.

We will target strategic leaders in conferences, provide training resources for a much larger number of trainee leaders, and develop a range of flagship local engagement projects to demonstrate where leadership in this area can take people. All of this will be underpinned by original research, which will itself be a significant contribution to public understanding of the relationship between religion and science.

This project will research the attitudes towards science of current strategic leaders both within the main denominations but also in new churches and parachurch movements, and explore how their leadership and thinking shapes the assumptions, priorities, practice and theological beliefs of leaders and laity within their organizations. It then will provide an already trialled form of conference where strategic church leaders are brought into transformative dialogue with senior scientists and theologians, so that they can own science as a key partner of theology and thereby of the Church’s ministry.

This work with senior leaders then gives added importance to the creation and use of resources in science and theology for the Church of England’s Common Awards programme. This began in September 2014 as a partnership with Durham University and structures the vast majority of training for church leadership in the UK involving 1500 students in the first year. It also gives a natural network and structure for a new “Scientists in Congregations” programme for England; and for ongoing support of senior church leaders in their thinking, media work and preaching.


The Fellow will be primarily based in the Church of England Mission and Public Affairs team in Church House, London but will also be embedded in the research team at St John’s College in Durham University. This will involve frequent and regular visits to Durham. Management will be provided by the Durham project leaders and by Revd Dr Malcolm Brown at Church House.

The Fellow will be responsible for:

1. Managing the project in close collaboration with the project leaders. This will include management of the Postdoctoral Research Assistant who will be working on the three year research on attitudes to science among clergy.

2. The delivery of theologically and scientifically informed research and consequent resources as part of the Mission and Public Affairs team of the Church of England.

3. Assisting in the administration and delivery of conferences for key religious leaders here in Durham

4. Managing the ‘Scientists in Congregations’ programme, liaising in particular with senior church leaders

5. Creating resources for the Common Awards

Resources in the science and religion dialogue are now present in a variety of UK locations. The network created by this project, with its Durham base, however is an ideal place to provide specific resources for the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England, and then offered to other senior church leaders across the different denominations and parachurches.

The employment on a three year initial contract of a scientifically and theologically literate person (lay or ordained) who understands key networks in the Church of England for three years is crucial to this part of the project. This person will constitute the central element of a bridge between senior leaders in the Church of England and the resources of the project not only at Durham but on wider scale. This Project Manager and Research Fellow will become part of the Church of England Mission and Public Affairs team and have a base both in Church House, London and Durham. The Fellow will therefore need to be in sympathy with and supportive of the mission of churches in the UK.

This will lead to:

·Advising the Church’s social policy advisors in the Mission and Public Affairs Division (MPA) to ensure that position papers and media outputs are scientifically well-informed. There are many aspects of MPA’s work which the presence of a scientifically literate person on the team, engaged with a wider scientific community, will enhance. We estimate that this will influence c. 30 papers and media releases over the three year period..

·Working with MPA staff to initiate the discussion of key scientific topics within the Church of England. This will includepreparation of position papers on scientific issues for the church. Within the next three years we see the need for theological work on SETI, artificial intelligence, human enhancement, geoengineering and nuclear energy among many others.

·Developing a virtual network of senior church leaders with leading scientists, liaising in particular with Christians in Science, the Faraday Institute and other key networks. We note in this that there are also scientists who are not part of these networks who would be open to being involved in this project. We will begin this on the basis of personal relationships built through the conference programme and support it through a virtual community hosted on our website.

·Being available to give media advice to 200 senior church leaders[1] on the impact of science on the church

·Horizon scanning to alert senior church leaders of forthcoming issues such as the discovery of Earth-like planets and policy decisions on energy. We estimate that this will lead to over 300 emails and web-posts over the period of the project.

·Case studies for related training resources in the Common Awards.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and able to work independently. This post is fixed term and is available from April 1st 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter for a period of 3 years.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter detailing his/her interest in the research and qualifications for the position.

Responsibilities

·Management of the project

·Delivery of key resources

·Generate networks to achieve the goals of the project

·Develop detailed programmes of work and assess progress against the work plan.

·Liaise effectively with and assist other members of the research team.

·Prepare monthly and quarterly reports; participate in scheduled electronic and face-to-face meetings

·Advocate the resources of the project at national and international conferences.

·Write or assist with the writing of papers for publication in international journals and conference proceedings

Person Specification

Essential

Masters level qualification in science, social sciences or humanities

Excellent English language skills, both written and verbal

Excellent team-working and interpersonal skills

Ability to work independently and exercise personal initiative

Good time management skills and ability to focus on the objectives of the project

Experience of managing a project


Desirable

Doctoral level qualification in science, social science or humanities

Expertise in delivery of a project involving resources and research
Knowledge and understanding of church leadership structures and networks

Knowledge and understanding of theological issues as they relate to science

Applications

Please apply via CV and covering letter to David Wilkinson, St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, Durham DH1 3RJ (david.wilkinson@durham.ac.uk) including the names of three referees

Deadline: 5pm 30th January 2015.

Interviews

Interviews will be held on 10th February 2015 at Church House London

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to do a ten minute presentation on ‘Key challenges and opportunities involved in this project’.


[1]This is a conservative estimate taking the House of Bishops as the core and then adding in senior leaders in other denominations and parachurch movements.

Faraday Institutre, UK: Prtoject Assistanyt


The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is looking for a half-time research and administration assistant to support a new public communication project on Biology, aimed primarily towards the Christian church. The role will involve coordinating web and social media output, library and webbased research, organising events, and general admin. There will also be opportunities for writing, giving presentations and running focus groups.

This position would suit a biology graduate with several years’ experience in research or administration, and an interest in the relationship of science to questions of faith. The starting salary will be in the range £24,037 to £25,010 pro rata, depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits. This is a three year fixed term appointment.

A detailed job description may be requested from faraday.administrator@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk.Applications quoting position FP3/1 should include a CV, naming three referees, together with a covering letter summarising the relevance of the applicant’s background and experience for this position. Applications (preferably by e-mail) should be sent to: The Faraday Institute Administrator, St.

Edmund’s College, Cambridge, CB3 0BN, UK [faraday.administrator@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk] by 15th January 2015. Interviews are expected to be held on 30th January and the appointment will be made as soon after interview as possible.

Union University: Organic and Biochemistry


Faculty Positions in Chemistry

Union University seeks qualified individuals for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Department of Chemistry.

***Note: These positions begin Fall 2015.

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown and Hendersonville, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 40 states and 30 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nation’s premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence. Union was also recently recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” one of only 30 four-year institutions to receive this honor roll designation.

Position Description:

One position will be responsible for teaching Organic Chemistry courses and mentoring undergraduate research students. The second position will be responsible for teaching Biochemistry courses and mentoring undergraduate research students. Duties include:

·Teach a full-time load of chemistry courses. Design and deliver class instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course competencies and the development of activities, which support both lesson objectives and critical thinking skills.

·Conduct laboratory instruction conforming to best practices including those for safety. Obtain laboratory equipment and supplies for instruction including undergraduate research. Direct and supervise undergraduate research.

·Maintain regular office hours for student accessibility.

  • Make relevant and realistic course assignments.

·Participate on university committees as assigned. Participate in program planning and School/Department standing and ad hoc committees as designated by the Dean.

·Participate in professional organizations and scholarly activities. Attend professional meetings, workshops, and/or conventions.

·Maintain a commitment to academic scholarship through the engagement of intellectual inquiry to further the field of chemistry.

Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a Master’s degree in Chemistry with an emphasis in Organic Chemistry is required for the first position and Biochemistry for the second position is required. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry is preferred.

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union University’s Identity, Mission and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

To Apply:

Interested individuals may access an application below. Send the completed application, resume, three letters of reference, and a letter expressing interest to: Director of Human Resources, Union University, 1050 Union University Drive, Jackson, TN 38305, or by fax to 731-661-5177, or via e-mail to hrdept@uu.edu.

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

North Park University: Biology

Assistant Professor of Biology, Tenure-Track

The Biology Department invites applicants for a tenure-track position in anatomy and physiology (with a focus on anatomy) beginning in August 2015. The qualified candidate will have a terminal degree in the Biological Sciences. The primary teaching responsibilities for the position are Introduction to Human Anatomy, Advanced Human Physiology, and other courses in the candidate’s area of interest. Candidates will be expected to develop a program of research that incorporates undergraduate students.

The department of Biology resides in the Johnson Center for Science and Community Life (opened August 2014). This space includes state of the art teaching labs, research space for faculty-student collaborative research and a cadaver lab. Click here for more information about the Johnson Center.

Interested candidates should review the North Park Faculty Application and prepare a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, a
description of a research program tailored for undergraduate students (2 pages maximum), the required essays within the Faculty Application, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent independently. Candidates will only be considered if all required materials are submitted. All materials should be submitted electronically to:

Dr. Al Bjorkman
Professor of Biology
North Park University
3225 W Foster Avenue Box 57
Chicago, IL 60625

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled

Canadian Mennonite University: Biology

Canadian Mennonite University
Faculty Position – Biology
Full Time
Canadian Mennonite University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty
position in Biology. The successful candidate will work with other faculty to help build a
vigorous and growing undergraduate science program, which is an integral part of all our
undergraduate degree paths. We seek individuals who love to teach in the classroom and
laboratory. Welcome areas of specialization include ecology (pure or applied), systematics,
evolutionary biology, organismal biology (of any taxonomic group) or integrative physiology.
Strong candidates with backgrounds in cellular or molecular biology will also be given
serious consideration.
CMU is a liberal arts university rooted in the Anabaptist tradition of Christianity, committed
to educating for peace and justice, learning through thinking and doing, fostering dialogue
among all peoples, and modeling invitational community. The University engages faculty to
teach and pursue scholarship within that framework. Applicants should hold a PhD or be
near completion of their doctorate, have a strong record of scholarly research, and a
demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Postdoctoral research experience is
an asset, but not essential.
Interested candidates should submit: a letter of application; a statement of teaching
philosophy; a curriculum vitae; a two-page statement on how their faith commitment would
contribute to teaching and scholarship at CMU; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
contact information for three references. Subject to final budgetary approval, the
appointment will begin July 1, 2015. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014, and will continue until the
position is filled.
Winnipeg (population 700,000) is a vibrant, diverse city, the capital of Manitoba, and the
cultural heart of Canada’s prairie provinces. Well known for its literary, musical and artistic
scene, it is also home to four universities and several federal laboratories. CMU’s
Shaftesbury campus includes a small farm, borders the Assiniboine Forest, one of North
America’s largest urban forests, and is nearby the 450 ha (1,100 acre) Assiniboine Park,
which includes the Assiniboine Park Zoo and Botanical Conservatory.
Nominations or inquiries about the nature of the post may be directed to Dr. Gordon Zerbe,
Vice President Academic: gzerbe@cmu.ca; 204.594.0512. Information about Canadian
Mennonite University can be found online at www.cmu.ca. Applications should be
submitted in confidence either electronically to hrdirector@cmu.ca or by paper mail
addressed to Dianna Robson, Director of Human Resources, Canadian Mennonite
University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3P 2N2. We encourage all qualified
candidates to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be
given priority. CMU is committed to employment equity.

Grace College Exercise Science

Grace College invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Exercise Science. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, university service, scholarly activity, and professional development.

Grace College is an evangelical Christian Liberal Arts College. Located in the resort community of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana (36 miles west of Ft. Wayne), Grace College offers 52 academic majors (38 minors). Central to the mission is developing character, sharpening competence and preparing for service. Our goal in Christian living and teaching is to make Christ preeminent in all things. The programs of the college, as well as its community lifestyle commitment, are designed to encourage serious academic inquiry, a biblical worldview, spiritual understanding, and social conscience, all in the context of God's grace.

Science and Mathematics, a department within the School of Arts and Sciences, includes biological and physical sciences and mathematics studies. This department seeks an Exercise Science faculty member who holds views comparable to those of the institution, which include the institution's doctrinal commitments, called the Covenant of Faith. We are excited about someone who can expand and build on our current Exercise Science program.

Qualifications: This position offers a challenging opportunity to a faculty member with experience in the field of Exercise Science or related field. The successful candidate will have:

A doctorate in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, or a related field.

Successful teaching experience in higher education preferred.

Strong interpersonal skills that engage students in educational growth.

Commitment to the mission and values of an evangelical Christian institution, which values the centrality of Jesus Christ and the Holy Scriptures in the purpose and life of the institution.

Evidence of scholarship.

Strong commitment to integration of faith and learning while teaching in the classroom.

Must show promise in the areas of engaging undergraduate students in research and publication.

Must be willing to contribute to teaching courses within the Science program.

Application Process: All contact information including a completed faculty application, cover letter, philosophy of teaching at a Christian liberal arts college, curriculum vitae, and three completed reference request forms should be sent to: Attn: Sandy Vera, Human Resources Coordinator, Grace College and Theological Seminary, 200 Seminary Drive, Winona Lake, IN 46590.

The Faculty Application and reference request forms can be downloaded at www.grace.edu, Human Resources, Employment.

Applications are preferred by 15 December 2014, after which the interview process will begin. The start date for this position is August 2015.

Grace College and Theological Seminary seeks a diverse work environment by encouraging women and minorities to apply.

Grace College Chemistry

Grace College invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, university service, scholarly activity, and professional development.

Grace College is an evangelical Christian Liberal Arts College. Located in the resort community of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana (36 miles west of Ft. Wayne), Grace College offers 52 academic majors (38 minors). Central to the mission is developing character, sharpening competence and preparing for service. Our goal in Christian living and teaching is to make Christ preeminent in all things. The programs of the college, as well as its community lifestyle commitment, are designed to encourage serious academic inquiry, a biblical worldview, spiritual understanding, and social conscience, all in the context of God's grace.

Science and Mathematics, a department within the School of Arts and Sciences, includes biological and physical sciences and mathematics studies. This department seeks a Chemistry faculty member who holds views comparable to those of the institution, which include the institution's doctrinal commitments, called the Covenant of Faith. We are excited about someone who can help build a Chemistry program.

Qualifications: This position offers a challenging opportunity to a faculty member with experience in the field of Chemistry. The successful candidate will have:

A doctorate in Chemistry or Bio-Chemistry.

Successful teaching experience in higher education preferred.

Strong interpersonal skills that engage students in educational growth.

Commitment to the mission and values of an evangelical Christian institution, which values the centrality of Jesus Christ and the Holy Scriptures in the purpose and life of the institution.

Evidence of scholarship.

Strong commitment to integration of faith and learning while teaching in the classroom.

Must show promise in the areas of engaging undergraduate students in research and publication.

Must be willing to contribute to teaching courses within our expanding department.

Application Process: All contact information including a completed faculty application, cover letter, philosophy of teaching at a Christian liberal arts college, curriculum vitae, and three completed reference request forms should be sent to: Attn: Lisa Harman, Human Resources Generalist, Grace College and Theological Seminary, 200 Seminary Drive, Winona Lake, IN 46590.

The Faculty Application and reference request forms can be downloaded at www.grace.edu, Human Resources, Employment.

Applications are preferred by 15 December 2014, after which the interview process will begin. The start date for this position is August 2015.

Grace College and Theological Seminary seeks a diverse work environment by encouraging women and minorities to apply.

Westmont College: Chemistry

Tenure-track Position in Organic Chemistry

WESTMONT COLLEGE, a top-tier national liberal arts college, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and a genuine desire to teach chemistry at the undergraduate level, to direct undergraduate research, and to pursue extramural funding. Postdoctoral experience preferred.

As a college rooted in the worldwide, evangelical Protestant Christian tradition, we are seeking candidates personally committed to this faith tradition. Applications from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged.

Program Description

The chemistry department at Westmont College combines a rigorous academic program with the advantage of close faculty student interaction. We feature small classes, academic rigor, diverse degree tracks, modern facilities, a focus on undergraduate research, and an emphasis on the integration of science with Christian faith. Our students are routinely admitted to top graduate and professional programs.

Our laboratories are well equipped with high-quality instrumentation including 400 MHz NMR, FTIR, GC, GC/mass spec, HPLC, and a solvent purification system.

Application Materials

Submit a CV, a description of research plans, three letters of recommendation, and the full-time faculty application to Dr. Michael Everest, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 (meverest@westmont.edu).

Review of applications begins in September and will continue until the position is filled.

Westmont College: Computer Science

COMPUTER SCIENCE: Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computer Science at the assistant or associate professor level. We seek a new faculty member with a Ph.D. in computer science who demonstrates professional and personal interests that extend beyond computer science, to include a commitment to life-long learning in the liberal arts and an ability to cultivate such learning in undergraduate students. As a college rooted in the worldwide, evangelical Protestant Christian tradition, we are seeking candidates personally committed to this faith tradition. The diversity of Westmont's student body is increasing, with 29% of this year's student body self-identifying as students of color; the department is committed to broadening the participation of students of color and women in computer science. Thus we seek candidates with knowledge of the unique experiences of these students and an ability to teach and mentor students of diverse backgrounds.

The ideal candidate:

0. is serious about following Jesus;

1. wants to impact the lives of students;

2. has a vision for using her or his PhD in computer science in service of #1;

3. sees computer science as central to the liberal arts;

4. has a research agenda that includes opportunities for undergraduate students to participate;

5. thinks and solves problems creatively.

The computer science program at Westmont grows out of the assumption that a solid theoretical understanding provides the necessary basis for elegantly and efficiently solving problems – whether in research or development. With this pedagogical perspective in mind, the new faculty member will have opportunities to make significant contributions to the content and structure of the program.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a full-time faculty applications (see link to PDF above), and the names and contact information of three references to Patti Hunter, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, or tophunter@westmont.edu. The cover letter should explicitly address the applicant's interest in and experience teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. Review of applications begins October 1. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.

Wheaton College: Biology


Assistant Professor of Biology (Neurobiology)

The Department of Biology at Wheaton College (IL) invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2015. Requirements for the position are a PhD and neurobiology expertise. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will be committed to teaching, maintaining active research in collaboration with students, and mentoring students in spiritual and personal growth. Send cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Jennifer Busch, Biology Department Chair, at jennifer.busch@wheaton.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be sent to promising candidates.

Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to 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 http://www.wheaton.edu/

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Baylor University: Physics

Baylor University

Assistant Professor of Physics

The Department of Physics seeks a dynamic scholar to establish a strong, externally sponsored research program complementing existing research groups at Baylor in astro physics, condensed matter physics, or high energy physics. Exceptional candidates in other research areas may also be considered. Commitment to excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. The position begins August, 2015. For position details and application information please visit:

www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions.

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The university provides a vibrant campus community for a diverse student body of over 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Biola University: Mathematics

Assistant Professor of Mathematics - Biola University


The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites candidates to apply for a full time, tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2015.

Education and Experience Required

Candidates must have a PhD. in mathematics and be able to teach a wide variety of undergraduate mathematics classes. Preference will be given to candidates with differential equations or applied mathematics background.

Primary Duties

Candidates should be prepared to teach various undergraduate math classesand advise mathematics majors on curriculum choices and career preparation.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Apply by submitting a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a one-page testimony of your faith tohttps://biola.edu/employment. After review by a search committee, promising candidates will be contacted and sent a faculty application form. Initial contact deadline is December 1, 2014.

Biola University, located in Los Angeles County, serves a student body of over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is accredited by WASC. It is an evangelical Christian university in which faculty endorse the University Doctrinal Statement and Theological Distinctives, adhere to the Standards of Conduct, and are committed to the integration of faith and mathematics in classroom teaching. Personal commitment to Christian faith and lifestyle is required.

For more information, visit www.biola.edu.


Hope College: Dean for Natural and Applied Sciences

The Position
Hope College seeks a dynamic, visionary, and collegial leader to serve as Dean for Natural and Applied Sciences beginning July 1, 2015. Strong candidates will demonstrate previous academic leadership, a record of excellent teaching and scholarship, and a commitment to the liberal arts in the context of the historic Christian faith.

The Dean for Natural and Applied Sciences is the chief academic and administrative officer of the NAS division and
is responsible for overseeing the programs and activities of eleven academic departments and programs including:
Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Geology and Environmental Science, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Health Professions, Engineering, and Nursing. The Dean provides vision and leadership to maintain an innovative program of teaching and scholarship for the NAS division.
With this leadership, we strive to become the very best at preparing students for their careers by championing undergraduate research opportunities, supporting interdisciplinary studies in science, becoming a leader in global studies at the college, and developing other experiential learning models. The Dean will support and help the faculty achieve success in scholarship and teaching through advocacy and development of opportunities. The dean is a member of the Deans’ Council which consists of the Provost, the Dean for the Natural & Applied Sciences, the Dean for the Arts & Humanities, the Dean for the Social Sciences, the Dean for International and Multicultural Education, the Director of Libraries, the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, and the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship.


Process for Applying
applications must include the following materials:
• A cover letter indicating how you meet the desired qualifications and personal characteristics described above.
• C.V. and a list of at least three references including their relationship to you and contact information
• A statement describing your leadership style and how you would contribute to the implementation of the college’s mission to be a nationally recognized Christian liberal arts college.
Review of applications will begin July 15, 2014 and will continue
until the position is filled.
To apply, visit hope.edu/employment/staff where the
application instructions and electronic link to submit materials
will be found.

Colossian Forum - Two Positions

New Job Opportunities at The Colossian Forum

Dear Friends of The Colossian Forum (TCF),

TCF has, at its core, always been about building friendship, even across the most divisive of issues. One of the deepest joys we have experienced as an organization has been to be blessed with friendships such as yours.

As we strive to keep pace with an increased hunger for the work we participate in, we find ourselves in need of a larger team. That is why I would like to share with you news of two new full-time positions available in the organization. We hope that as friends of TCF, you will share these opportunities with friends, family, colleagues, and networks. We believe your connections will prove invaluable as we seek candidates who understand and resonate with our ministry of fostering dialogue on divisive topics within the church.

Here are brief descriptions of the positions:

Reporting to the Director of Forums and Scholarship, the Associate Director of Forums and Scholarship will be responsible for both extending TCF’s methods for engaging divisive topics and bringing these methods to fruition within the church. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Bible/Theology or other, related discipline coupled with broad intellectual interests and an ability to learn new subject areas as needed, particularly across the range of high-stakes issues at the intersection of Christian faith, science, and culture. This person will develop and execute strategic plans for distributing TCF’s methods across a range of levels from scholars and pastors to laity on various topics. This position requires demonstrated pastoral abilities for leading faith communities thoughtfully and worshipfully and facilitation skills for navigating difficult group dynamics in tense conversations. Click here for full job description and application instructions.

Reporting to the President, the Manager of Finance and Strategic Processes will partner closely with TCF leadership to chart the organization’s future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for its services. This person will have a range of responsibilities from partner and project management (framing of key approaches, high-quality partner delivery, written products), administration (oversight of information technology, reporting, facilities), and marketing (giving oversight to communications activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization's brand reputation). The successful candidate will have an advanced/MBA degree preferred or BA with strong business experience; 5+ distinguished years in a management position in a nonprofit organization, foundation, or government agency with a track record delivering superior results, earning respect, and assuming leadership roles. Clickhere for full job description and application instructions.

Both of these full-time positions will work from our downtown Grand Rapids office. If after reading the full descriptions you have additional questions about the positions or application processes, feel free to email them to us at admin@colossianforum.org.

I invite your prayers for our organization as we work to identify qualified candidates. We welcome any recommendations for applicants who might be good fits for the positions and for TCF’s mission. Please feel free to share this email with your contacts; and of course we’re also happy to follow up on any introductions you’d like to make on our behalf. Thank you again for your partnership in our mission of engaging difficult conversations as Christ-given opportunities to build community, expand knowledge, and deepen faith.