The Biology Department at Ithaca College seeks applicants with expertise in evolutionary biology and ecology for a full-time, non-tenure-eligible appointment as an Assistant Professor for a three-year contract (with the possibility of renewal) beginning August 16, 2020. – The primary responsibility is to coordinate and teach an introductory Ecology and Evolution course, including lectures and laboratory sessions for 140-180 students in the physical therapy and occupational therapy programs. Additional biology courses for majors or non-majors will be included for a total teaching responsibility of 12 contact hours in each of fall and spring semesters. Preference will be given to candidates who are also able to teach the associated introductory course in cell and molecular biology. The successful candidate will embrace our commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentorship, and will contribute to the operation and improvement of the department, school, and college.
The Department of Biology is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive community. We seek candidates who will utilize inclusive practices to support an increasingly diverse population of students, staff, and faculty. Candidates should have knowledge of active-learning techniques and experience implementing them in the classroom. Strong candidates will be able to teach students with diverse learning styles.
Ithaca College is committed to developing a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden our academic experience. We value input from multiple perspectives, and we strive to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Applicants who can enhance this diversity through their teaching, research, or service are particularly encouraged to apply.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com and attach the following four documents:
1.Complete curriculum vitae
2.Statement of Teaching Experience and Philosophy (2 page maximum)
The candidate should discuss their philosophy of teaching, their teaching experience featuring teaching at the undergraduate level, and their interest in working at a primarily undergraduate institution. The candidate should also discuss their experiences with active-learning techniques and how they would implement those techniques at Ithaca College.
3.Diversity and Inclusion Statement (2 page maximum)
The candidate should address how they will contribute to a culture of inclusion and to diversity in the Department of Biology both in and outside of the classroom.
The candidate must explicitly address the expectations detailed in the job summary and qualifications in these statements.
4.Names and Contact Information for three references.
The candidate's list of references should include individuals that will be able to comment on the candidate's teaching ability and potential.
Cover letters are not required.
Applications are not complete until all application materials are received. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 15, 2019.
Internal Number: 16677
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To provide a foundation for a lifetime of learning, Ithaca College is dedicated to fostering intellectual growth, aesthetic appreciation, and character development in our students. The Ithaca College community thrives on the principles that knowledge is acquired through discipline, competence is established when knowledge is tempered by experience, and character is developed when competence is exercised for the benefit of others. A comprehensive college that since its founding has recognized the value of combining theory and performance, Ithaca provides a rigorous education blending liberal arts and professional programs of study. Our teaching and scholarship are motivated by the need to be informed by, and to contribute to, the world's scientific and humanistic enterprises. Learning at Ithaca extends beyond the classroom to encompass a broad range of residential, professional, and extracurricular opportunities. Our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni all contribute to the learning process. Ithaca College is committed to attracting a diverse body of students, faculty, and staff. All members of the College community are encouraged to achieve excellence in... their chosen fields and to share the responsibilities of citizenship and service in the global community.