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Full-time Biology Faculty - Central, SC

Southern Wesleyan University invites applications for a full-time biology faculty position in the traditional program at the Central campus. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position that will begin August 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have broad training in the biological sciences and have interest in undergraduate teaching and research. The university is actively seeking to increase the number of women and minorities within its faculty.

Primary Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in SWU’s traditional undergraduate biology programs, including courses in intro to biology, general biology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and immunology. Additional responsibilities will involve academic advising, mentoring undergraduate research students, program planning and assessment, and serving on assigned committees related to university functions.


Academic. An earned doctorate in a biological science. Preference will be given to applicants with previous teaching experience.

Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU’s unapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace the university’s Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations. To view the university’s profile, visit About SWU.

Technology. SWU is committed to maximizing the use of technology in its daily operations and in achieving its strategic goals. The ideal candidate will be comfortable and familiar with the use of technology within the academic environment, including distance learning and learning management systems, web-based, and PC applications, including all Microsoft Office applications.

Application Instructions

Interested faculty applicants should submit the following materials:

  1. A letter of application
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Copies of official transcripts
  4. A SWU faculty application

Submit all application materials electronically to   or by fax to 864-644-5980; or by mail to Keri Stewart, Human Resources Coordinator, Southern Wesleyan University, 215 Clayton Street/P.O. Box 1020, Central, SC 29630. For additional information, you may contact 864-644-5005.