Overview

Position Open Until Filled

COLLEGE: Arts and Sciences
REPORTS TO: Chair of Science Department
FLSA: Exempt (10.5 months)

POSITION SUMMARY:
The position has primary responsibilities for teaching undergraduate biology courses including biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, medical microbiology, and general biology. Faculty will attend university meetings as required, advise students, and maintain an active program of professional development and/or scholarly work. This position may be required to teach at a regional location.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Represent Heritage University in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, and community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and other customers of our services, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Heritage University.
2. Uphold the Heritage University Mission Statement.
3. Handle confidential information with tact, discretion, and in compliance with FERPA regulations.
4. Teach lecture and laboratory classes in biochemistry molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, medical microbiology, general biology, or other classes in biology and chemistry as needed.
5. Develop curricula and innovative teaching materials for biochemistry and biology lecture and laboratory courses.
6. Advise and mentor students in the biology program on a broad range of topics including degree requirements, strategies for academic success, and career opportunities in biology.
7. Participate in program assessment and development.
8. Write grant proposals to support undergraduate science students and research projects.
9. Provide academic assistance to students in the biology program outside of normal class hours and demonstrate a willingness to work with and motivate these students,(i.e. club advisorship, supervision of independent projects, workshops to better prepare students for academic success).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
1. A doctoral degree in biochemistry, biology, molecular and cellular biology, or related fields from an accredited institution. Applications from candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree by no later than August 1, 2017, though applications from those expecting completion of the Ph.D. by no later than August 1, 2017 will be considered.
2. Applicants must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarly activities. Candidates will be expected to pursue external funding to support such activities.
3. Able to teach various undergraduate biology or related courses including biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, and general biology.
4. Ability to strengthen a B.A./B.S. Biology and M.A. Medical Sciences program with focus on regional needs.
5. Working knowledge of biochemical and molecular instrumentation and techniques such as western blot, southern blot, PCR, gel electrophoresis, centrifugation, CRISPR, etc.
6. Experience in teaching diverse groups of students is preferred.
7. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
8. Compatibility with a highly collegial, service-oriented faculty dedicated to improving education in diverse settings.
9. Demonstrated skill in using technology as management, assessment, and teaching tools (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat/Reader, and course management software, e-Portfolios).
10. Experience or the desire to teach via online/alternative delivery modes is desired.
11. Initiative, commitment to accomplishment, adaptability, and sensitivity to program and candidate needs.
12. Personal transportation and a willingness to travel.

Interested and qualified applicants may submit their Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae and Three References to:
humanresources@heritage.edu
or
Heritage University Human Resources Office
3240 Fort Road, Toppenish, WA 98948