Lecturer in Biology

Geneseo, New York, Livingston County
Mar 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary          

The Department of Biology at SUNY Geneseo invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Biology. Two positions are available. For each one, the initial appointment is for three years and reappointment is possible. The lecturer title, however, is not eligible for tenure. The department is looking to hire faculty who have a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate teaching and who particularly enjoy and are skilled in teaching at the introductory and intermediate levels. The department is specifically interested in faculty who are prepared to teach a combination of the following courses offered by the department:

General Biology 1 (molecular and cellular processes and evolution)

General Biology 2 (animal and plant biology and ecology)

General Biology Laboratory

Anatomy and Physiology Lecture and Laboratory

Vertebrate Biology Lecture and Laboratory


Heredity for non majors

Intermediate Laboratory

Applicants should indicate clearly in the cover letter, which courses listed above that he/she is prepared to teach.

Other duties of the position include:

•             Academic advising of students.

•             Contributing to department functioning and service to the college.

There is the additional possibility that the department will be able to appoint a Visiting Assistant Professor out of the pool of applicants after this search has been concluded.

Required Qualifications

•             Master’s degree in a biological discipline

•             Evidence of ability for excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate level.

•             Expertise in biology appropriate to teaching introductory and intermediate biology.

Preferred Qualifications              

•             PhD in a biological discipline.

•             Record of excellence in teaching courses in introductory and intermediate level college biology and particularly the courses listed in the position summary

•             Experience in academic advising in a biology-related discipline

Special Instructions to Applicant             

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses teaching qualifications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a CV. Contact information for three references should be submitted at time of application. References will be invited to submit a letter at the time an application is completed.

Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by April 7, 2017. Initial interviews via telephone/Skype will be conducted soon after. Campus interviews are planned for the latter half of April.

If a visiting assistant professor line becomes available, applicants who completed an initial interview will be contacted first to see about interest in a one year visiting appointment. If necessary, additional applicants from the original pool may also be contacted.

About SUNY Geneseo  

SUNY Geneseo is highly selective and is consistently rated among the top public universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the national historic landmark village of Geneseo, the residential campus overlooks the picturesque Genesee Valley, just 30 miles south of the major metropolitan area of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. SUNY Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector. http://www.geneseo.edu/

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer  

SUNY Geneseo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our full non-discrimination statement, see: http://www.geneseo.edu/affirmativeaction.

Background Investigation Statement    

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks. See our full Background Investigation Statement at http://www.geneseo.edu/hr/employment.

Clery Statement              

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security Report(ASR) for the College at www.geneseo.edu/police. The ASR contains information on campus security policies and certain campus crime statistics. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the ASR by contacting the SUNY Geneseo University Police Department at 585-245-5651.