Tenure track, Assistant/Associate Professor

Requisition Number: 6150BR

School/Department: Biology

College : College of Science

Faculty Rank : Assistant/Associate Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure-Track

Anticipated Start Date: August 2022

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DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION

The Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences (GSoLS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position starting in August 2022. We seek a colleague/s who is well-versed in omics-based approaches to investigate fundamental and/or applied questions in biological and/or environmental processes. We envision this colleague will enhance our reputation in this area and support our teaching, research and scholarship missions. We highly encourage applications from candidates with research interests in the areas of immunology and/or microbiology. In line with our commitment to improving diversity and inclusivity in the sciences, we welcome applications from scientists who are members of underrepresented groups.

The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative faculty of biologists, bioinformaticians and environmental scientists. The new faculty is expected to direct the research of students at the undergraduate and master’s levels, be an active contributor to GSoLS growth in –omics-based biology and/or environmental science and contribute to the development of a potential Ph.D. program in bioinformatics. They will also contribute to curricular improvement, and perform school, college and university service. Excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels are expected, and those using innovative pedagogical approaches are encouraged to apply. The specific courses taught will depend on expertise. A Ph.D. and postdoctoral training (or equivalent professional experience) in a biological, environmental science, or related field is required. Candidates applying at the rank of Associate professor must have a documented history of achievement that merits appointment at that level. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a strong track-record of publication in high-quality journals and their capacity to incorporate the in-house next-generation sequencing systems and omics approaches into their current and future teaching, research and scholarship.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT/COLLEGE

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.

We are seeking individuals who have the ability and interest to contribute to a community committed to integrity and ethics, scholarship, teaching, respect, diversity and pluralism, professional development, innovation and flexibility, and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A PhD. and postdoctoral training (or equivalent professional experience) in a biological, environmental science, or related field is required
  • Demonstrated commitment to research and excellence in teaching at all levels of the curriculum
  • We seek a colleague/s who is well-versed in omics-based approaches to investigate fundamental and/or applied questions in biological and/or environmental processes.
  • Demonstrated ability, or strong potential, to obtain external research funding
  • 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

Applicants must apply online at Job Search Welcome | Rochester Institute of Technology. Keyword Search: 6150BR. Please submit your online application; cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and interests for the position; curriculum Vitae; and upload the following attachments:

  • Research statement that includes current and future research directions in addition to targeted funding sources and plans for securing external funds
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • Contribution to Diversity Statement. The Contribution to Diversity statement should articulate the candidate’s 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.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022; applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before this date. Please contact Dr. Julie Thomas (jatsbi@rit.edu), Chair of Search Committee if you have any questions.

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to careers@rit.edu.