Assistant Professor of Biology: Genetics and Cell Biology (Plants/Algae/Fungi) - Three-Year Term
The Department of Biology at Utica College seeks a colleague with expertise in molecular biology to contribute to teaching Genetics, Cell Biology, General Biology, our Research Methods course sequence, and other upper-level Biology courses for majors in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. This person will also contribute to team-teaching a new non-majors biology course both online and on-ground. Individuals must be skilled in modern molecular techniques and a research focus on plants (including bryophytes), algae, or fungi is strongly preferred. Biology faculty are expected to develop an active research program that engages undergraduate students.
The Department of Biology has an innovative approach to undergraduate education that emphasizes reading, performing, and writing research throughout the curriculum. We seek a colleague who is committed to teaching a diverse student body at an undergraduate institution, and who will contribute to an energetic, collegial, and cohesive department. Postdoctoral research and college teaching experience preferred; PhD by start date required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This position is for a three-year term starting August 1, 2020.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
To apply, candidates should include a letter of application explaining their teaching experience, research experience, and why they are a good fit for Utica College, along with a curriculum vitae. Candidates should also include 3 separate statements explaining 1) how they promote and support collegiate diversity, 2) their teaching philosophy and methods, and 3) their research interests and experience. Names of at least 3 references should be provided.
Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete. For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page: http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/diversity/aboutus.cfm.)
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
Utica College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, including disabled and veterans as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.