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Job TitleINSTRUCTOR / ASSISTANT PROFESSORDepartmentBiologySchool/Parent OrganizationSchool of Humanities and SciencesDivisionProvost and Educational Affairs DivisionEmployment CategoryFulltime-RegularAcademic Year2020-2021Academic SemesterAnticipated start date08/16/2020If temporary, expected end dateFaculty StatusNon-Tenure Eligible, Notice (NTEN)Position/Job Summary

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.

Position/Job Qualifications

Candidates should have significant experience as a teacher of record at the undergraduate level.

Ph.D., preferred, Masters Degree required.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at 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 October 11, 2019.

Work authorization (select one):Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description

The Biology department is housed within the school of Humanities & Sciences, which
consists of approximately 2,500 undergraduates. The department offers both a B.A. and a B.S. in Biology, a B.A in Biology Teacher Education, and a B.S. in Biochemistry (in collaboration with the Chemistry department). The department teaches a variety of courses for Biology/Biochemistry majors, general education classes for non-science majors, and service courses for other programs in the Health Sciences. Consistent with the mission of Ithaca College, excellence in teaching is a critical factor in the evaluation of faculty.

College description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

FLSA StatusExemptIs this position eligible for benefits?YesIs this position covered by the SEIU?NoVacancy IDF2171Quick Link Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Reference List
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Inclusion Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 9/19/2019
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