Assistant Professor Tenure Track (Genetics/Plant Biology/Biostatistics)
Location: Alfred, New York
Type: Full Time
Area of Focus:
Applied Plant Biology
The Division of Biology and Biochemistry at Alfred University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor beginning August 2024. We seek someone with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting, and whose research interests can be expanded to include undergraduate participation. The successful candidate should be able to contribute to our core courses with an annual offering of Principles of Genetics with lab, and a Biostatistics course. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to teach the following courses alternate years: Botany with lab, an upper division elective related to plant biology, and Introduction to Human Genetics for non-majors. In addition to teaching, faculty responsibilities include an active program of research and scholarship, student advising, and participation in shared faculty governance. The salary range for this position will be $61,000-$65,0000, depending on experience.
The division of Biology at Alfred University is a collaborative and collegial group of faculty dedicated to teaching excellence. We look forward to welcoming a colleague who will provide engaging and applied learning opportunities for our students, and who demonstrates commitment to teaching excellence, innovation, and equity in a small-college environment.
Application material should be compiled as a single PDF, and must include:
A letter of interest
Statement of teaching philosophy
Statement of research interests and plans
A diversity statement
Unofficial transcripts, both undergraduate and graduate
Names, titles, and contact information for three professional references.
Questions should be sent to Dr. Geoff Lippa, Chair, Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of complete applications will begin on February 2, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.
About Alfred University:
Founded in 1836 and nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and the Finger Lakes wine region in western New York State, Alfred University is a small, comprehensive private university with a long-standing tradition of excellence in Liberal Arts and inclusive practices. Alfred University is the second oldest co-educational college in the United States and was inclusive from its start, as one of the earliest colleges to have enrolled African American and Native American students.
Ph.D. in biology or related field. ABD considered (for Instructor rank).
Candidates should have a background in genetics, plant genetics, or plant biology, and an interest in a range of related biological areas.
A lab or field-based program that can include undergraduates.
Preference will be given to candidates with at least one year of experience teaching in higher education, and experience involving and mentoring undergraduate students in an active research program, including students from diverse backgrounds.
When available, the candidate is encouraged to provide evidence of excellence in teaching in the form of course evaluations (where available) or a teaching portfolio.
Focused on a professional education with an emphasis on APEX, our applied and experiential learning program. Alfred University has a long history of educating socially conscious students who make a difference in their professions and their communities.