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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Biology - SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Utica, NY
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Sep 27, 2022

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Science, Life Sciences
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Location: Utica, NY

Category: Academic

Posted On: Thu Nov 4 2021

Job Description:
Description of Duties:

SUNY Polytechnic Institute's College ofArts and SciencesDepartment ofBiology and Chemistryinvites applications for a full-timetenure-trackAssistant, Associate or Full ProfessorofBiology.The successful applicant willengage in scholarly research involving undergraduate students and support our Biology degree program.

We are eager to hear from candidates withdemonstrated commitments both teaching and research, and a commitment to?cultivating diversity inthe university and professional work environment.

We invite applications from vertebrate or invertebrate biologists working at a cellular or higher level of organization. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates who can teach in the areas of immunology, disease/vector biology, or comparative biology.?Research capabilities and equipment currently available on our Utica campus include a biosafety level II lab equipped for mammalian and microbial cell culture, PCR and qRT-PCR; Chemidoc and digital stereoscopic microscope systems, fluorescent inverted microscope, UV spectrophotometry, NMR, minion DNA sequencer, and other standard equipment. Also available are collaborative opportunities and access to research facilities at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Albany campus, which hosts the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and its MS and PhD programs in Nanobioscience.

Specific duties, in addition to maintaining an active research program involving undergraduate students, will include teaching three biology courses and/or labs per semester (3 or 4 credits each).During the first two years of the appointment, a reducedteaching load to include two classes per semester can be anticipated, providing an opportunity to establish a research program and develop courses. Faculty also may use funds from externally-sponsored research programs to reduce their teaching loads.

Otherresponsibilities include contributing to the assessment and continued development ofBiologycourses, and contributing to the University community through committee service and other activities.

Other reasonable duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D.(ABD Considered) in Biology from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized organization.

Only complete applications will be considered. Interested applicants should submitacurriculumvitae and a cover letter or statement describing the applicant's teaching philosophy, with a focus on teaching undergraduate students, and past contributions and plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service, and a list of three references.In addition, applicants should include in their statement a description of current and future research interests, including a discussion of opportunities to develop or continue externally funded research.

Applicants for Associate or Full professor with well-established research programs should include in their cover letters a statement on their current program and describe how they would shift their program to SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Applicants for Associate or Full professor with interests in academic administration, including potential appointment as department chair, should include a statement detailing their interest and experiences in academic leadership and curriculum development and assessment.

SUNY Poly supports efforts designed to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion. We support the advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged toapply.

Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population. This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.

Additional Information:
About SUNY Polytechnic Institute:

SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, SUNY Polytechnic Institute will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, gender identification or expression, genetic information, familial status, marital status, pregnancy, status as a domestic violence victim, criminal conviction, disability, military status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces Service Medal veteran, active duty or wartime campaign badge veteran, or other characteristic as protected by law.. Please feel free to review your equal employment opportunities protections and laws pertaining to these protections at

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