Job Openings - Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology


Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology

Type: Exempt
Position: Faculty
Posting Date: September 28, 2016

Job Description:

Greenville College announces an opening of a full-time tenure-track assistant (or associate) professor in Biology to start in August 2017.  This individual will teach courses related to the Biology major as well as biology courses that serve other majors.  In addition, he or she will conduct summer research involving undergraduate students.

GREENVILLE COLLEGE: The College is located 50 miles east of St. Louis in an attractive residential community of approximately 7,000 people. Greenville was founded in 1892 and is affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, yet draws students from 40+ denominations. For additional information, please visit our website:

Key Responsibilities:

Full-time faculty teaching load is at least 12 credit hours per semester.  Other responsibilities include assisting in recruitment of students, student mentoring and advisement, departmental and divisional planning, and regular participation in institutional committee work.  

Reports To:

Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences


Salary is based on academic preparation and years of relevant experience. The College also provides a generous benefits package that includes health, disability, and retirement plans, as well as a tuition waiver for dependents at Greenville College and a tuition exchange program with 75+ other Christian colleges.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in the general area of comparative anatomy, developmental/evolutionary biology or vertebrate zoology is required.   We are seeking faculty committed to teaching excellence in an undergraduate, liberal arts program.  Knowledge of the field with a record of scholarship and a willingness to conduct and oversee student research is a necessity.  Potential faculty must be committed to mentoring undergraduates in course work, research and career goals.  Applicants who demonstrate commitment to the integration of faith and learning and to competent inter-cultural teaching are preferred. Candidates must be dedicated to undergraduate teaching and committed to serving as a role model for students within a Christian academic community.  A vibrant personal Christian faith commitment is required, as well as commitment to a broadly Wesleyan tradition. 

How to Apply

Compliance with College Standards.  All Greenville College employees acknowledge the unique Wesleyan, evangelical, and Protestant mission of the College, a community in which Christian faith is of central importance.  Employees agree to promote the College's Mission (as set out in the Mission Statement); its Philosophy of Education and GC Student Learning Outcomes, support its Theological Assumptions and comply with the behavioral aspects of the Lifestyle Statement (collectively, the College Standards).

Application materials should include: (1) evidence of preparation for this position (a complete CV with degrees earned, teaching experience, and professional interests); (2) a statement of philosophy of Christian higher education; (3) a statement of personal faith journey and commitment; and (4) names and contact information for at least three professional references. Applications will be reviewed once all components have been received. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Address applications to

Dr. Edwin F. Estevez

Provost and Chief Operating Officer

Greenville College

315 East College Avenue

Greenville, IL 62246-0159

Office: (618) 664-7020

Required Documents

It is the policy of Greenville College not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race or gender in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville College is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Greenville College performs a background check on all newly hired employees and offers of employment are contingent upon the results. For more information on GC openings contact:

Office of Human Resources
Phone: (618) 664-2800
Fax: (618) 664-7017

Complete the Employment Application

Please forward the completed application to the contact listed in the How To Apply section of each posting or to the Office of Human Resources.

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