Assistant Professor of Biotechnology - Natural Science

Bowie State University
Bowie, MD

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Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Biotechnology

Rank :

Assistant Professor 9115

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Duties and Responsibilities :

The Department of Natural Sciences is seeking excellent candidates for a tenure track position for the Assistant Professor Rank in Biotechnology with extensive research experience at both the doctoral and postdoctoral level, with active and recent publications in the field of discipline. The successful candidate should have sound/extensive knowledge and research experience in Plant Biotechnology that includes gene cloning, gene editing (preferred), transfection, tissue culture, and hardening. The candidate should be well versed in troubleshooting plant tissue culture and greenhouse-related issues. The successful candidate should have experience in writing grants. The candidate will support departmental core course instruction for graduate students in plant biotechnology, advanced molecular biology, tissue culture, and cell biology, specific to plant sciences. The candidate should also be able to provide instruction to undergraduate students, as needed. The candidate will establish a productive and vibrant student-based research program in the area of Plant Biotechnology, will contribute to scholarly research activities, and will provide mentorship to both graduate and undergraduate students in research activities. The candidate will also support various departmental services such as active contributions to student advisement and the promotion of the graduate program to undergraduate students and external partners. Candidate must be ready to be an active participant in departmental and University-wide committees. Our student-focused department requires a candidate with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and coordination, who can actively engage in research and writing grants. The candidate should:

  • Provide instruction in Biology/Plant Biotechnology courses and related advanced-level electives with a strong commitment to curriculum transformation and excellence in teaching.
  • Establish a productive, student-centered, graduate and undergraduate research program in the area of biology, and biotechnology, with an emphasis on research tools development. Incorporate learning activities into the research program.
  • Actively write scientific research grants to secure funding.
  • Active participant in scholarly activities, advisement, and mentorship of students, with active service on committees.

Conditions of Employment:

Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of due diligence background check and verification of credentials. Proof of US citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986).

Please be advised, COVID-19 vaccinations are not required but encouraged for all eligible students, faculty and staff returning to USM institutions. This protocol is subject to change.

Bowie State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


  • Postdoctoral fellowship experience in Animal/Plant Biotechnology is preferred.
  • Experience in teaching Introductory as well as advanced Biology/Biotechnology courses in the field are preferred.


  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology or related field required.
  • Postdoctoral fellowship experience in Biotechnology is required.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities :

  • Strong research profile in Biology, with a focus on Biotechnology and related fields required.
  • Excellence in Biology/Biotechnology research, as shown by quality publications and articles in the top journals required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to work in teams.
  • Evidence of strong commitment to excellence in teaching, technology application in the classroom, and capability of establishing collaborative research programs involving undergraduate students is preferred but not required
  • Evidence of experience spearheading or participating in experiential learning models is a plus.
  • Experience working with various stakeholders, such as students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Experience working with underrepresented minorities in STEM is preferred but not required.
  • Experience in obtaining funded grants is preferred.
  • A strong candidate will be a team player and will demonstrate leadership potential.





Bowie State University, a member of the University System of Maryland (USM), is a regional, comprehensive, and historically black university. The University offers an array of baccalaureate and masters degree programs and a doctorate in education. Located between Washington, DC and Baltimore, the University includes a diverse faculty and student population.

Founded in 1865, Bowie State is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country. It is also a diverse university whose 5,400 students, along with faculty and staff, come from many ethnic backgrounds. The University boasts a pastoral campus that is both serene and beautiful. With seven residence halls, the University is a hub of 24/7 undergraduate life, yet it also offers convenient evening classes and online courses to serve employed professionals seeking to move ahead in their vocations.

Bowie State upholds the System’s mission of providing high-caliber, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities. In addition to its 25 undergraduate majors, Bowie State offers 30 master's, doctoral, and advanced certification programs. Its advanced research facilities include one of the world's 100 most powerful supercomputers and a satellite operations control center managed in conjunction with NASA

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