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

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