Assistant Professor - Biology (Developmental Biologist)

Location
Fredonia
Posted
Sep 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Company Description:

The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system and is the first in the SUNY system to be awarded the SUNY Shared Governance Award. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master's granting universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.

Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success.  Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:

  • Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge),
  • Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship),
  • Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and
  • Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).

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Job Description:

The Biology Department at the State University of New York at Fredonia is searching for a tenure track Assistant Professor of developmental biology beginning in the Fall of 2018. The Biology Department at Fredonia has recently opened a new science center housing advanced molecular research tools including confocal and fluorescent microscopy, cell culture, and microinjection facilities. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a relevant molecular discipline by August 2018 and have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising. Postdoctoral research and teaching experience is expected. Ideal candidates will bring research expertise involving a model organism that lends itself to an active research program involving undergraduate students.  This research program must lead to grant applications and publication in peer reviewed journals.  Instructional responsibilities include courses in first year introductory biology, non-majors courses, upper-level developmental biology, and courses in the candidate's area of expertise.

The Department of Biology offers Biology, Molecular Genetics, Biology Adolescence Education, Medical Technology and Exercise Science programs at the undergraduate level, and Master's degree programs (thesis and non-thesis).  The Biology Department is located in the beautiful Fredonia Science Center which opened in 2014.   In addition to funds for construction, $4.2M was spent on new scientific equipment for these programs making them some of the best equipped in the state.

Rewards & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
  • Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
  • A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.

KEY RESPONSBILITIES

Reporting to the Chair, the successful candidate will:

  • Teach courses in Developmental Biology, Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology with lab, Introduction to Biology for non-majors, Upper-level Electives in the candidate's area of expertise, and Capstone instruction;
  • Conduct mentored research on developmental biological problems in a model organism that leads to peer-reviewed publications;
  • Play a key role in the Molecular Genetics major;
  • Contribute to curriculum development and refinement;
  • Provide academic advisement to students;
  • Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession;
  • Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidate must have a Ph.D. in a relevant molecular discipline by August 2018;
  • Expertise in modern molecular developmental biology, developmental neurobiology is of particular interest;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work effectively, and in a collegial manner, with students faculty and staff;
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission;

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Postdoctoral experience in modern molecular developmental biology;
  • Expertise in developmental neurobiology;
  • Research program involving model organisms that provides rich opportunities for undergraduate research;
  • Demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed publications in the candidate's field;
  • University teaching experience;
  • Experience with instructional technology;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.
  • Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, term/tenure track position beginning August 20, 2018. 

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

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Application Instructions:

Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. A review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and will continue until filled.  Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Description of research program and future plans

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