Department: School of Natural Sciences
Reports to: Dean in the School of Natural Sciences
Start date: July 1, 2019

Position Summary

The School of Natural Sciences seeks applications for adjunct faculty to instruct ENV-151: The Environment and Humanity.


Instruct ENV-151: The Environment and Humanity in the Degree Completion Program at FPU’s Visalia Campus. The course runs Mondays from July 1st through August 5th, 6:00pm – 10:00pm.



  • Ph.D. or M.S. in a field of natural science;
  • Evidence of excellent college-level instruction;
  • Ability to work with students, staff and faculty in a collegial environment;
  • Ability to integrate environmental ethics and Christian faith;
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.


  • Specialization in environmental science, ecology, biology, or environmental chemistry;
  • Skills to support an ethnically and culturally diverse student body.


Pay is based upon qualifications and experience.


An application is available at the link below.

Send completed applications to:


Send a letter of application, a completed adjunct faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

Dr. Tara Sirvent, Dean
School of Natural Sciences
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue
Fresno, CA 93702
OR e-mail:

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University description

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 44 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea.

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.

The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.