NORTHWEST NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
Faculty Member in Biology
Northwest Nazarene University
Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), a comprehensive Christian university, offers over 60 areas of study, 19 master’s degrees in seven different disciplines and one doctoral degree. In addition to its 85-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University also offers programs online as well as in Boise, Idaho Falls, McCall, Twin Falls and in cooperation with programs in 10 countries. Founded in 1913, the university now serves over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 6,000 continuing education students, and 2,300 high school students through the concurrent credit program. NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and has been rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top master’s level universities in the west. The university’s location in the southwest part of the state allows easy access to local ski resorts, mountain hiking, and river rafting. The proximity to Boise, the state’s capital, offers cultural amenities such as the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, Boise Master Chorale, Opera Idaho, Ballet Idaho, Riverside Jazz Orchestra, and the Boise Art Museum. The university is sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene.
Description of Position
Northwest Nazarene University, Department of Biology is seeking applicants for a tenure-track, full-time faculty position in biology to begin in August 2017. The candidate should have primary competency in wildlife biology, vertebrate zoology, or ecology. The teaching assignment will include lower and upper division courses in biology and will be adjusted based on the experience of the selected applicant. Possible courses/labs to be taught include but are not limited to: environmental science, general biology, general ecology, field ecology, tropical ecology, vertebrate zoology (ornithology and mammalogy), and plant taxonomy. Other responsibilities include student advising, recruiting of new students and committee service. Research is an integral part of our program and is required of majors. This position also requires the applicant to develop an active research program with undergraduates. Collaboration is encouraged and funding is available for release time, personnel and supplies. Northwest Nazarene University embraces diversity and therefore encourages all who are qualified to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. or be near degree completion, in an appropriate field of Biology. Strong candidates will possess proven ability in the classroom setting, will exhibit evidence of being able to form and/or maintain an active research program, and will be strongly committed to the Church of the Nazarene and its mission and doctrines. The university requires that all candidates have a Christian perspective (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition), and must be comfortable with and in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU.
The salary will be determined by the educational background and experience of each applicant. Full-time faculty will be offered access to a benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance for employee and family, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, opportunities for professional development, sabbatical experiences, and a retirement program.
To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received. Complete application packet will include the following:
- Letter of interest
- Application form
- Curriculum vitae
- Responses to the NNU Christian Mission
- Statement describing your philosophy of Christian higher education
- Statement describing your philosophy of teaching
- Two reference letters from professional associates
- Letter of reference from current pastor
- Transcripts (unofficial acceptable for the hiring process, official required upon hire)
Send, fax or email a complete application packet to:
Human Resources Office
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Boulevard
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: (208) 467-8036
Fax: (208) 467-8587
Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.
Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until position is filled.