Assistant Professor, Biological Science

SUNY Cortland
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 14, 2022

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Assistant Professor, Biological Science

Academic Affairs, Division of

Biological Sciences

Faculty Sub-Type
FT Faculty

Salary Level

Salary Range
High 50's to low 60's

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Position Summary

SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure-track faculty contribute to the College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.

The Biological Sciences Department at SUNY Cortland seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin August 2023. We are a large and diverse department that offers four undergraduate majors: Biology, Biomedical Science, Conservation Biology and Adolescent Education in Biology. Our faculty contribute to the College’s values of inclusive excellence through (1) innovative teaching, (2) research and/or scholarship that engages undergraduates, (3) service to the department and college, and (4) providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students.

Major Responsibilities
  • Teach majors-level Human Anatomy, participate in the teaching of non-majors Human Anatomy and Physiology, and offer a biology elective in an area of expertise (such as pathology, developmental biology, human disease, or cancer biology) that strengthens the Biomedical Science major within the department. Please note: other biomedical research foci will be considered if area of research complements existing faculty specialties.
  • Develop an active research program that involves undergraduates and has the potential for external funding.
  • Provide service to the department and College and participate in advisement and mentorship of students with diverse backgrounds.
Functional and Supervisory Relationships

Assistant professors will mentor undergraduate students in research, supervise internships, participate in service activities for the department and campus community, and advise students in the Biological Sciences.
Faculty members report directly to the academic chair of the Biological Sciences Department in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or doctoral candidate, all but dissertation ( ABD ) (with degree conferral by August 2023) in biology or a related field.
  • Evidence of effective teaching
  • Scholarly productivity with peer-reviewed publications including a detailed plan for engaging undergraduates in the research
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Research interest in pathology, anatomy, developmental biology, human disease, or cancer biology, or other biomedical research foci may be considered.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience.
EEO Statement

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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Special Instructions to Applicant

Please upload a statement of research interests with a plan for inclusion of undergraduates in your research program (2-3 pages), and a statement on your contributions and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (1–2 pages) into the “other” link. Other required documents will be a resume/CV, cover letter and a list of 3 professional references.

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  1. What is the highest earned degree that you possess? Please include the degree program.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
  4. Other - See Special Instructions to Applicants
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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