Assistant Professor- COS School of Life Sciences

The Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences (GSoLS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) invites applications for up to two tenure-track Assistant Professors to begin in August of 2023. GSoLS is home to vibrant programs in Biology (BS), Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience (BS), Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BS and MS), and Environmental Sciences (BS and MS) complemented by excellent, highly collaborative research and scholarship activities. We seek colleagues with a strong track record of research productivity and a demonstrated commitment to teaching, training and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidates are expected to develop an extramurally funded research program to interface between two or more of our programs through their research and teaching efforts.

Department/College Description

The Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences (GSoLS) comprises 27 full-time Faculty, 6 full-time staff and approximately 300 full-time students across our undergraduate majors of Biology, Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and Environmental Science; and approximately 50 graduate students in our two Masters programs in Bioinformatics and Environmental Science. GSoLS is known for high-quality education, innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and excellent research and expertise in target areas including bioinformatics, computational biology, earth system and environmental science, biotechnology and STEM education.

The RIT College of Science offers 13 undergraduate programs and 14 graduate programs including 4 PhD and 17 BS/MS programs. The College has established an inclusive community that embraces social justice and equity among our education, research, and the scientific community at large. Our students benefit from the intersection of science and technology at RIT, including access and training with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and facilities starting in their first year at RIT. As one of the top external grant-funded colleges on campus, the College of Science gives students unrivaled opportunities to engage in real-world research with supportive faculty mentors. Our alumni stand out from their peers at Cornell, MIT, Harvard, Regeneron, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and the Cleveland Clinic, just to name a few.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • A PhD and postdoctoral training (or equivalent professional experience) in a biological, environmental science, or related field is required; Preference will be given to candidates with a strong track record of publication in high-quality journals, evidence of grant-writing skills and mentoring experience.
  • A commitment to the educational and teaching mission of the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences and the College of Science
  • A commitment to including graduate and undergraduate students in research
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong commitment and plan to DEI efforts at the school, college and institute levels

How To Apply

Apply online at Job Search Welcome | Rochester Institute of Technology; search openings, then Keyword Search 7308BR. Please submit your application; curriculum vitae (including title of dissertation); cover letter addressing the listed qualifications describing your interest in the position and addressing the listed qualification. and upload the following attachments:

  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • The namesand contact information for four references
  • Contribution to Diversity Statement The Contribution to Diversity statement should articulate the candidate’s specific goals to contribute to personal and institutional diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in their teaching, scholarship, and service. Please see the links for information regarding DEI initiatives within the College of Science, and RIT’s Plan for Race and Ethnicity.
  • Research statement (no longer than 5 pages-MAX SIZE 3MB) that includes:
    • current and future research directions, including a definitive plan for obtaining external funding
    • research methodologies you will implement in research at RIT, including new techniques and technologies you will introduce
    • alignment of research expertise with our programs in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences and
    • description of which populations of students will be most involved in your research at RIT (i.e. BS students in one or more of our programs, MS students in Bioinformatics and Environmental Sciences).

All candidates should submit the application documentation by December 1, 2022. Please contact Dr. Gary Skuse (, Chair of Search Committee if you have any questions.