Employment Opportunity: Faculty Member in Biology

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Application Process

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
Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  

Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.

Posted Nov 23, 2016

Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).