Assistant Professor - Biology (Immunologist)

Job description

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Biology
Locations:: Fredonia, NY
Posted:: Sep 27, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time

About State University of New York at Fredonia:

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 Immunology beginning in the Fall of 2020. 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 discipline by August 2020 and have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising. Postdoctoral research and teaching experience is expected. Ideal candidates will have expertise in immunology and diagnostic techniques. Experience in biochemistry or microbiology are preferred. The successful candidate will direct our accredited Medical Technology Program. The candidate is expected to develop an active research program involving undergraduate and Master's students. This research program must lead to grant applications and publication in peer reviewed journals. Instructional responsibilities include courses in immunology and either biochemistry or microbiology, as well as upper-division and graduate 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.


Reporting to the Chair, the successful candidate will:

  • Teach courses in Immunology, Biochemistry or Microbiology, Upper-level electives in the candidate's area of expertise, and Capstone instruction.
  • Conduct mentored research that leads to peer-reviewed publications.
  • Direct the Medical Technology program including maintenance of articulation with clinical affiliates and compliance with accrediting bodies.
  • Contribute to curriculum development and refinement.
  • Observe regular office hours and 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.



  • Candidate must have a Ph.D. in immunology or a relevant discipline by August 2020.
  • Expertise in modern immunology.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively, and in a collegial and professional 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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.


  • Postdoctoral experience in modern immunology.
  • Expertise in microbiology or biochemistry.
  • Experience with clinical diagnostics relevant to medical technology.
  • Research program that provides rich opportunities for undergraduate research.
  • Demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed publications in the candidate's field.
  • University teaching experience.
  • Experience coordinating student internships and/or programs relevant to medical technology.
  • Experience with instructional technology.
  • Interest in and commitment to community engagement.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, 10-month, tenure track, UUP represented faculty position beginning August 2020.

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.

Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, or domestic violence victim status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected].

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Complete applications received by October 21, 2019 will be given full consideration.

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Description of research program and future plans.

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Posted: 9/30/2019
Application Due: 11/29/2019
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