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  • Assist. Prof. of Biology - Seattle Pacific University (Seattle, WA)

    Job Description:
    Continuing non-tenure track position in Biology to start September 1, 2021. The position is a full-time, nine-month appointment. We are seeking candidates who have experience mentoring students in the Professional Health Sciences to direct our comprehensive, curricular-driven Pre-Professional Health Sciences Program. The optimal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in mentoring students to careers in the health sciences, including, but not limited to, medicine, dentistry, physical therapy and physician assistants. SPU is a Christian university, and applicants will be required to submit a faith statement with their application. Members of historically underrepresented groups, as defined by the National Science Foundation, are especially encouraged to apply.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    -Evidence of the ability to advise and mentor underrepresented, and first-generation students is required.

    -A doctoral degree, such as a PhD or MD, is required by the start date.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    -The successful applicant will be able to teach in at least two of the following areas: Neurobiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, or Bioethics.

    -Primary teaching responsibilities will include coursework pertinent to the Professional Health Sciences Program.

    -Candidates should show evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduates, as well as a readiness to represent the university at national pre-health sciences conferences.

    Application Link or Instructions:

    Position will remain open until filled.

    Salary: Compensation commensurate with experience.

    Benefits: This is a full time position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. Tuition discount program available for the employee and qualified immediate family members.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University reserves the right to fill the position before the deadline, to close or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant. The online application includes an application form, which includes a one-page statement of faith. Please also upload a one-page teaching philosophy statement, CV, and a two-page statement describing the candidate's perspective on the holistic preparation of pre-professional health sciences students. Informal inquiries can be made to:

    Dr. Cara Wall-Scheffler, Co-Chair
    Department of Biology
    Seattle Pacific University
    3307 3rd Ave W.
    Seattle, WA 98119