Assistant Professor in Biology, SUNY Geneseo

State University of New York at Geneseo Biology Department invites applications for a tenure track Biologist (Biochemist) at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2020. The duties of the position include teaching courses at the undergraduate level, conducting research involving undergraduate students, advising students, and providing service to the department and college.

Duties include:

  • Teaching a course in biochemistry as well as other biology courses
  • Maintaining a research program in biochemistry that engages undergraduate students
  • Academic advising
  • Service to the college and community

Our priority is teaching excellence. We seek someone with a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting and who is prepared to teach both introductory courses and advanced courses in their area of expertise. A commitment to working effectively with students from diverse backgrounds is essential.

Required Qualifications: The candidate must have a PhD in a relevant discipline conferred by the time of appointment and must be qualified to teach an undergraduate course in biochemistry and additional lecture and lab courses for Biology, Neuroscience and Biochemistry majors. The candidate must have a demonstrated interest in teaching. The candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a research program in biochemistry that engages undergraduate students and can be carried out at an undergraduate institution. The candidate will be expected to maintain research productivity sufficient to publish in peer-reviewed journals and to submit grants.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should have experience in teaching courses and laboratories in biology and/or biochemistry. Candidates should have relevant research publications and postdoctoral research experience in biochemistry.

The successful candidate will also have demonstrated a commitment to fostering an inclusive working/teaching environment. In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated a commitment and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department missions.

To apply, submit an online faculty application at Applicants must upload a cover letter, a teaching portfolio with evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of research plans that would involve undergraduates, and a CV. In addition, applicants should be prepared to supply contact information (email address) for three references.

Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by January 1, 2020.

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