Instructor of Biology


Website Charleston Southern University

Charleston Southern University invites applications for an Instructor of Biology. Charleston Southern seeks candidates who are professing Christians, committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service and who support the goals of a strong liberal arts education. Applicants should be willing to explore the integration of faith and learning with students.

Responsibilities:  Teach 24 semester hours (lecture and lab) per academic year; follow university policies related to instruction, attend and participate in departmental and university functions, serve on committees as required, and oversee CSU’s greenhouse and Herbarium Museum.  Quality teaching experience is required, preferably in the areas of foundations courses for biology majors, Botany, Plant Taxonomy and Plant Physiology.

Qualifications:   MS or PhD in Biology (preferably in the field of Botany)

Application Process:   Candidates should complete the online application by clicking the button below and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae.  Entering untrue or inaccurate information will result in disqualification for consideration of vacant positions or subsequent termination after hire.  By completing this application you are giving Charleston Southern University the authority to contact any person, educational institution, current or former employer, or company to disclose in good faith any information they may have regarding your qualifications and fitness for employment including, but not limited to, those you have listed in your application materials.  Review of credentials will begin immediately.   Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.  Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, criminal background check and reference check.   Applicants who will drive for the University will be required to complete a background check on their driving record.  For additional information contact Melinda Walker, Biology Department Chair (

More about Charleston Southern:

Located near historic Charleston, South Carolina, Charleston Southern University is a comprehensive institution offering a liberal arts curriculum to over 3,500 students and offers 60 majors and graduate programs in Education, Business, Criminal Justice, Organizational Management, Nursing, Christian Studies and Computer Science.   The mission of the University is “promoting academic excellence in a Christian environment,” and the vision is to be a Christian University nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.  Charleston Southern has nationally accredited programs in nursing, business, education, music and athletics.  Charleston Southern is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

Charleston Southern University is a Christian university and tobacco-free campus.  We do not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including but not limited to lactation), religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the university is prohibited from discrimination under local, state or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and university-administered programs.  In order to fulfill its purpose, the university may legally discriminate on the basis of religion in employment.  The university has been granted exemption from certain regulations promulgated under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which conflict with the University’s religious tenets and core values.


Statement of Purpose

Charleston Southern University is a comprehensive institution affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. This suburban coeducational institution offers a liberal arts and professional curricula with degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The university was founded upon the principle that students should have an opportunity for a quality education under the guidance of Christian faculty. The university promotes academic excellence in a Christian environment.

The South Carolina Baptist Convention founded the institution in 1964 as the Baptist College at Charleston. The campus is located 16 miles from the city of Charleston within the city limits of North Charleston. The institution changed its name to Charleston Southern University in 1990 to reflect the offering of graduate programs.

Charleston Southern University forthrightly avers the validity and applicability of Christian truth and values to public, private, individual and corporate activities.  Thus, the University seeks to employ only employees who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; who are committed to the Christian faith; whose faith is reflected in Christian witness through their employment, and their interaction with students, colleagues, and the general public; who will maintain active membership in a local Christian church; and who will be committed to the integration of faith and learning.

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