Southern Nazarene University — Biology Faculty

Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is seeking to fill a full time position in the Department of Biology beginning August 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate area of biology with teaching and post-doctoral research experience desired. The candidate should be committed to the pursuit of academic excellence with an enthusiasm for student interactions. Also required is a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a Christian liberal arts university in the Wesleyan tradition. Other desirable abilities include an aptitude for online technology in facilitating learning (e.g. experience with Geographic Information Systems, online teaching experience, flipping the classroom, social networking, etc.).

Primary teaching responsibilities includes immunology, genetics, and either microbiology or human physiology. The position may include teaching an introductory freshman major or non-major course. This position also includes student advising, committee service and potential for research with students.

Rank and Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health, retirement matching, professional development, etc.

The Department:
SNU offers B.S. degrees in biology, biology/chemistry (as a joint major with the Department of Chemistry) and environmental studies. SNU is committed to offering the quality and variety of coursework necessary to prepare students for successful admission into graduate and professional programs.

In addition, the Biology Department partners with the Quetzal Educational Research Center (QERC) field station in Costa Rica, a 4000 sq. ft. laboratory, classroom, and dormitory complex situated on a 400 acre site along the Savegre River in San Gerardo de Dota. The University maintains and staffs the facility while coordinating visiting research scientists and student education groups as well as conducting a spring semester study abroad program through QERC.

The University:
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the State Board of Education, SNU is a private, liberal arts university with a variety of undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose. SNU has an enrollment of approximately 2000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Application Process:
Candidates wishing to apply for this position should submit: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vita; 3) a two-page statement highlighting the candidate’s perspective and understanding with regard to the integration of Christian faith and learning; 4) three letters of reference; and 5) copies of academic transcripts to: Dr. Melany Kyzer, University Provost, Southern Nazarene University, 6729 N.W. 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008. Phone (405) 491- 6600; email

Statement of Nondiscrimination
Southern Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, or disability in the recruitment, admission, and treatment of students or access to university programs or activities including the operation of all university programs, activities, services and employment. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies including Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Age Discrimination:

Dr. Melany Kyzer
University Provost
Southern Nazarene University Bresee Hall
6729 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008 405-491-6304