Non-tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 02, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 075738 Job Title Non-tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor Location Life Sciences Complex Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

As determined by Department Chair.

Job Type Full-time Rank Assistant Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Department of Biology at Syracuse University ( is seeking applications for a non-tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor to teach primarily Biochemistry and Biotechnology undergraduate and graduate level classes, starting in fall 2021. This position will be hired on a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. Syracuse University has a promotion structure for Teaching Professors, with Associate Teaching Professors and Full Teaching professors being eligible for renewable contracts of up to five years. Teaching Professors are full members of the departmental and university community and are eligible to vote on department, college and university decisions excluding tenure-track faculty hiring and promotion and tenure decisions.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of Biology or a closely related field and relevant teaching experience.

Job Specific Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with expertise and/or teaching experience in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, including teaching laboratory classes. Industry experience would be an advantage. Syracuse University is particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate past accomplishment toward fostering diversity and inclusion in their teaching.

As course instructor the individual will be expected to perform all components of the Job Description, and to work collaboratively with the other course instructors. Additionally the instructor will comply with Syracuse University guidelines concerning syllabi. The instructor will be responsive to Mid-Semester Progress Reporting and will report final grades for the course.


• Teaching and grading undergraduate and graduate classes.
• Developing and/or updating class syllabi and new classes as appropriate.
• Maintaining regularly scheduled office hours.
• Advising undergraduates majoring in Biological fields.
• Acting as a reader for distinction and honors projects
• Serving on committees
• Working with the academic unit to maintain student learning outcomes


Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please upload a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement (upload under “Teaching Philosophy”), (4) diversity statement describing interest and/or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion (upload under “Other Document”) and (5) contact information for three professional references. Please note that your named referees will be emailed automatically to provide them with a link to upload their recommendation letters. You may wish to follow up with your referees to confirm that they have received this information after your application has been submitted.

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Quick Link Job Posting Date 06/02/2021 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 06/25/2021 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants