Academic/Faculty, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Other - Academic/Faculty
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology
Position Tracking Number: F159
School/College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Biology and Chemistry
Location: Azusa Campus
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is honored to have earned the status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) for another year. This is a federal designation, granted to universities based on the percentage of Latino students enrolled and the quality of services provided. APU is 1 of only 7 Coalition of Christian Colleges & Universities institutions and 291 schools nationwide to earn this designation. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APU’s high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
The Department of Biology and Chemistry invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Biology. Applicants with the ability to teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas will be given special consideration: anatomy, neurobiology, and physiology. Applicants are expected to perform productive research with undergraduate students and integrate Christian faith into teaching and scholarship.
The successful applicant will be teaching in an undergraduate department with 18 full-time faculty members that teach allied health, biology, biochemistry, and chemistry major courses, service courses for other STEM majors, and general education courses in biology and chemistry.
Review of applications will begin September 1st and will continue until the position has been filled. Position subject to final funding.
Teach upper- and lower-division lecture and lab courses in biology
Conduct research involving undergraduate students
Integrate faith and discipline in teaching and scholarship
Participate in mentoring and academic advising of undergraduate students
Participate in department and university affairs
May be needed to work at alternative Regional Campuses or Sites.
Level: Assistant or Associate Professor
An earned doctorate in a biological science or health profession by the start date
Demonstrated ability to teach a broad range of undergraduate biology courses
A commitment to teaching excellence in an undergraduate, liberal arts program
Knowledge of the field with a record of scholarship and a willingness to conduct research in an undergraduate setting
Desire to mentor undergraduate students in their course work, research, and career goals
A demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Azusa Pacific University (Faculty members are required to sign a “Statement of Faith,” available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe and to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook)
Experience: All candidates should have experience teaching biology at the university level and an active research program and/or relevant experience in industry.
Workload: Full-time faculty position.
Hire Date: Open until filled.
Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University’s Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available athttp://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
Azusa Pacific 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. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.