Assistant Professor of Biology
Concordia University, Nebraska - Seward, NE

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Assistant Professor of Biology
The Department of Natural Sciences is accepting applications for a faculty position in biology to begin fall 2013. Responsibilities will include teaching, advising, curriculum development, and service to the University. The candidate will be expected to teach a variety of courses and bring innovative ideas and leadership to help the department grow in fulfillment of the university's vision. The major focus of this position will be teaching classes in microbiology, genetics, and/or developmental biology along with a willingness to expand his/her expertise and background in other areas.

  • Earned doctorate in biology or related field preferred.
  • Able to demonstrate readiness to remain current in areas of teaching responsibility.
  • Ability to work well with colleagues from multiple departments in the university.
  • Successful teaching experience.
  • Ability to demonstrate use of different technologies in the classroom.
  • Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod membership preferred.
  • Teach introductory courses for majors and non-majors.
  • Direct undergraduate research experiences.
  • Ability to teach the following: microbiology, genetics, and/or development biology.
  • Willingness to expand expertise and background into other areas is highly desireable.
Additional General Faculty Responsibilities:
  • Teach courses assigned by the Dean of the College and approved by the Provost.
  • Perform administrative duties assigned, such as serving on accreditation review committees, serving on safety committees, assisting with chemical hygiene efforts when appropriate, and so forth.
  • Assist with the advisement of students as called upon and maintain regular office hours sufficient to serve students. Keep accurate advisement records.
  • Work with the appropriate administrator when sponsoring and/or participating in student organizations and activities and other extra-curricular activities. Follow university guidelines, policies, and handbooks with regard to extra-curricular activities.*
  • Participate in student recruitment and retention activities.
  • Attend all faculty, departmental, standing committees, and ad hoc committees as called upon.
  • Actively pursue scholarly and academic research activities that are mutually beneficial. All off campus work must be approved in writing by the Provost in advance.
  • Be available to work with colleagues as may be needed.
  • Prepare and maintain reports and records as may be reasonably necessary for the proper performance and administration of duties.
  • Respond in a timely fashion to requests from various university administrative and service offices regarding the progress of students in classes.
  • Participate in the assessment of student learning as needed by the university or individual department.
  • Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses during summer term as called upon.*
  • Notify the Dean of the College and the Provost in writing regarding all off campus travel. Notify the Dean of the College regarding classes missed due to illness.
  • Develop a professional growth plan, including an annual plan for formative evaluation and a tri-annual plan for summative evaluation. Such plans are approved by the Dean of the College and the Provost and filed with the office of Human Resources.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned and mutually agreed upon.
*particulars of these responsibilities are contracted individually unless otherwise specified.

Concordia University, Nebraska is a Christian liberal arts institution. The majority of students in the Department of Natural Sciences are pursuing majors leading to professional or graduate schools. The department also maintains a strong tradition of preparing science educators. The department's vision is to grow its excellent, Christ-centered programs by ensuring that our students are doing science in the classroom and in the community.

Application Procedure

Candidates must submit the following:
  • a faculty application form found at,
  • a letter of intent,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a statement of educational philosophy,
  • copies of all academic transcripts and
  • three letters of recommendations with contact information.
Send application materials to:

Attn. Human Resource Office, Concordia University, 800 N Columbia Ave., Seward, NE 68434 (phone 1-800-535-5494, ext. 7222)

Starting date for this position is August 1, 2013.