Calvin College Biology Position


    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.


    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.


    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)


    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.


    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