The Biology Department at Pacific Lutheran University invites applications for a temporary (January 2012) visiting position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching our general biology course for non-majors (BIOL 111: Biology and the Modern World) during January Term. Completion (or near completion) of a Ph.D. in biology and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education are required. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is desirable. Review of applications begins on November 1st, but the position will remain open until filled. Please mail CV, teaching statement, and the names and contact information of 3 references to the attention of Dr. Ann J. Auman, Chair, Department of Biology, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 98447. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Auman at 253.535.8485. For information regarding the department, please see http://www.plu.edu/biology/.
Pacific Lutheran University is a comprehensive institution with an enrollment of approximately 3,500, including international students from two dozen countries. Located in a uniquely scenic region on the Pacific Rim, the university’s campus is 40 miles south of Seattle in suburban Tacoma, Washington. As a “New American College,” PLU emphasizes integration between its liberal arts departments and its professional degrees in the arts, business, education, nursing, and physical education. Its primary mission is to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care. PLU enjoys a healthy and progressive relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The University is committed to diversity, endorses the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action, and actively seeks applications from women and persons of color.