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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 (

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 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

Endowed Chair Position in the Department of Biology

The Department of Biology at Wheaton College (IL) seeks qualified applicants for the endowed Ruth Kraft Strohschein Chair in Biology. Requirements include a PhD, teaching experience, a solid research program in a biomedical-related field, and demonstration of integration of science and Christian faith. Scientists with neurobiology expertise are especially encouraged to apply. Send cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Jennifer Busch, Biology Department Chair, at Review of completed applications will begin in October 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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

Applications will be mailed to promising candidates.


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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:

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 to After review by a search committee, promising candidates will be contacted and sent a faculty application form. Initial contact deadline is March 1, 2015..

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.

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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 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

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.

Wheaton College Physics Department

The Physics Department at Wheaton College seeks instructors to teach introductory level lab sections for the Fall 2014 semester. Instructors are sought for both the algebra-based and calculus-based courses covering primarily Newtonian mechanics. A Masters or PhD degree in physics or a closely related field is required. Previous physics teaching experience is desirable. Job duties include being present at all lab sessions, interacting with students during lab on a one-on-one level, occasionally delivering a mini-lecture, overseeing an undergraduate student teaching assistant, and attending lab practice sessions once a week with other instructors and student teaching assistants.

A letter of interest and a CV should be sent to Dr. Darren Craig, Chair of Physics, 501 College Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187 or emailed to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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

AAAS job description for Senior Program Associate

The American Association for the Advancement of Science seeks a Senior Program Associate to
work within the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion Program. The position
involves a project in partnership with select seminaries throughout the US to integrate science
into their core curricula, with a goal of promoting a positive understanding of science among
religious leaders and eventually the communities they serve.
This position is anticipated to extend for an initial period of one year with the potential for
renewal contingent on performance.
Major duties and responsibilities:
 Works with partners including Association of Theological Schools, religious leaders and
prominent scientists on seminary science curricula development and implementation.
 Facilitation of planned workshops and events
 Writes and edits project-related materials
 Represents and speaks on behalf of the project and supervises project interns
Minimum requirements:
 Extensive university or college level training leading to a Bachelor’s, degree in the
biological or physical sciences.
 Master’s degree or PhD in science or theology, with coursework in theology or seminary
based training, or similar relevant experience.
 Experience or familiarity with theological seminaries and curricula administration.
 Strong technology skills in contemporary software packages, particularly in Microsoft
 Ability to travel at least twice annually
 Experience organizing public events
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Internship position at AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks an intern to assist the Program
of Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER)’s Science and Theological Education project.
DoSER is part of the AAAS Science & Policy Programs directorate. DoSER was established to facilitate
communication between scientific and religious communities; the science and theological education
project involves a partnership with select seminaries throughout the US to integrate science into their core
curricula, with a goal of promoting a positive understanding of science among religious leaders and
eventually the communities they serve. The Dialogue builds on AAAS's long-standing commitment to
relate scientific knowledge and technological development to the purposes and concerns of society at
The paid internship is anticipated for 3 months with a potential to extend to 6 months contingent upon
performance and program needs.
Major duties and responsibilities:
 Correspond with scientific and theological educational institutions
 Contribute to the development and implementation of project ideas
 Help organize meetings and conferences
 Gather information on topics important for science and religion
 Provide support on various projects and activities
Minimum qualifications:
 A strong interest in issues relating to the intersection of science and religion
 Excellent written and oral communication
 Experience or familiarity with theological education
 Strong academic background (BS preferred; all majors considered)
 Background/coursework in one of the following: biology, evolutionary biology, astrobiology,
ecology, physics, genetics, bioethics, religious studies, or theology
 Competency in Microsoft Office
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Taylor University: Chemistry/Biochemistry

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a tenure-track faculty appointment in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department beginning in August 2014. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

An earned doctorate in Chemistry from an accredited institution is required. Necessary qualifications include a record of success or demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate students and to conduct research with undergraduate students. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach Physical Chemistry.

Candidates must be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. 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.

The successful candidate will join existing faculty in sharing responsibilities for general education and first year chemistry courses in addition to teaching upper level courses to complement expertise of existing faculty. Research with students and standard faculty duties such as advising, committee assignments, and scholarly activity are expected.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will consist of five faculty, with the addition of this position, who serve approximately 30 majors and provide instruction for students in general education and service courses. The department is closely aligned with environmental science, biology, physics, and exercise science through collaboration in courses and research. In addition to the traditional BA Chemistry degree, the department offers concentrations in pre-medicine, biochemistry, chemistry education, environmental science, and a research oriented BS degree.
The department enjoys flexible classroom and laboratory spaces housed in the new 127,000 square foot Euler Science Complex that opened in the summer of 2012. Dedicated laboratories exist for Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and collaborative research.

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.

Inquiries, credentials and supporting materials should be addressed to: Dr. Bill Toll, Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences at or Likely candidates will be sent an appointment questionnaire for completion and return. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.

236 West Reade Avenue Upland, Indiana 46989-1001 765-998-5204 1-800-882-3456

Evangel University: Biology/Chemistry

Evangel University, a Christian institution committed to the ministry of integrating faith and learning, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Science and Technology Department.


A graduate degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a biology or chemistry field. The candidate must demonstrate a primary interest and ability in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students; a record of successful college teaching is preferred. All Evangel University faculty must be strongly committed to the mission of Christian higher education within the Assemblies of God and must meet faculty doctrinal and lifestyle requirements.


  • Teaching courses in introductory chemistry and/or biology curricula for majors and non-majors.
  • Teaching upper level courses within the applicant’s area of expertise that may include ecology, biochemistry, genetics, environmental science, physical chemistry, or ecology.
  • Interest and ability to participate in research programs involving undergraduates.
  • Participation and evidence of ongoing professional and/or scholarly development.
  • General responsibilities include student advising and departmental and committee assignments.


Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Please email a letter of application and resume (including three references) to Dr. Michael McCorcle,, Departmental Chair, Science and Technology, Evangel University, 1111 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO 65802. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.