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Faculty Member, Zoology

Department: Biological Sciences
Time Status: Full Time
Reports To: Chair, Department of Biological Sciences

General Summary:
Faculty member needed in the Biological Sciences department beginning fall semester, 2015.  Replacing a retiring faculty member.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead vibrant and growing zoology program.
  • Teach lecture/lab courses in Vertebrate Biology and Anatomy, Animal Behavior and  advanced Zoology courses which incorporate field experience and phylogenetic/molecular approaches.
  • Team-teach General Biological Science lecture/lab course for non-majors.
  • Teach introductory and advanced courses for zoology and biology majors, depending on applicant expertise and needs of the department.
  • Supervise student involvement in animal care program.
  • Advising of Biology/Zoology majors.
  • Engage in professional activities, including support of student research.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Earned doctorate in an area of Vertebrate Biology with field experience.
  • Commitment to undergraduate Christian College teaching and pedagogical excellence.
  • Profess personal relationship with Jesus Christ and lifestyle modeling Christian commitment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as member of a motivated department. 

Application Requirements:

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts (initially), reference contact information, and statements of faith, teaching philosophy, and the role of a teacher-scholar in the context of an evangelical Christian university.

Applications received by October 15, 2014, given priority consideration.
Submit applications to:
Dwight Ginn, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
Olivet Nazarene University
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914 

Directs Work Of: Students

Department and campus:

  • Eight full-time members serving over 170 departmental majors.
  • Modern learning environments – laboratories, equipment; new building addition in planning stages
  • Support majors in: Biology, Zoology, Environmental Science, and Science Education.
  • Department offers Arctic and Tropical Biology field summer courses.
  • One hour south of downtown Chicago; opportunity for participation in Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area events 
  • Close access to diverse environments including Kankakee River State Park, Midewin Tallgrass Prairie, world-class Black Oak Savannas, Indiana Dunes Lakeshore including bog, Jasper-Pulaski Wildlife Refuge, excellent SCUBA park, Chicago – Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science & Industry, Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Brookfield and Lincoln Park Zoos, etc. 

Olivet Nazarene University seeks doctorally prepared applicants with a strong commitment to the values and lifestyle of evangelical Christianity, who profess a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Olivet operates under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964).


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