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Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
1. A Ph.D. in biotechnology, molecular biology, bioinformatics or similar discipline is required at the time of appointment
2. Relevant and recent expertise in animal biotechnology is required
3. The applicant must have a strong interest in higher education and be enthusiastic about providing an innovative teaching environment
In addition to the aforementioned minimum qualifications, it is preferred the candidate also have:
1. Proven teaching experience at the college level
2. Proven ability to incorporate student centered research into the classroom
3. Experience with bioinformatics or genomics
4. A demonstrated record of scholarship in the form of publication, successful grant writing and/or presentations at professional meetings and conferences
Duties Description The Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at SUNY Cobleskill invites applications for a 10-month, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Biotechnology to begin in August 2018. This is an applied teaching position with preference given to applicants that demonstrate the enthusiasm and potential to be an excellent teacher and are prepared to lead undergraduate research projects within their specialty.
The applicant should possess a Ph.D. in biotechnology, molecular biology, bioinformatics or related field and be able to teach a wide range of biology courses offered by the department including (but not limited to) our biotechnology program offerings. Relevant and recent experience in animal biotechnology is required to complement our existing expertise in plant biotechnology. The successful applicant must have a strong interest in higher education and be enthusiastic about creating educational teaching environments that are innovative and inspiring to students in the classroom and in the lab. A strong background in genomics or bioinformatics is desired.
Much of the funding for undergraduate research comes from successful faculty-led grants and contracts. Preference will be given to a candidate that provides evidence of funded grants and contracts, with a history of using these resources to mentor undergraduate research.
The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the full range of duties within the department including academic advisement, internship supervision, assessment, service, scholarship, and professional development.
The Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is a collaborative department of 15 full-time faculty and 3 support staff who are committed to high quality applied undergraduate education. Department members share the teaching philosophy that students learn best by doing, therefore laboratories and research projects are "hands-on". The typical faculty teaching load is 25 contact hours per year. Teaching may include weekdays, evenings, weekends, and online. Our facilities include ten teaching and research labs that were expanded and upgraded in 2011.
The department currently enrolls approximately 125 undergraduates in the following areas: Paramedic (Certificate and AAS), Histotechnician (AAS), Science (AS), Health Science Studies (AS), Fermentation Science (BS), Applied Fermentation (BT) and Biotechnology (AAS & BS). Additionally, we offer several minors in physical science and math and educate students from almost all degree areas on campus.
Additional Comments No emailed or hard copy resumes or application materials will be accepted. For official consideration and to apply online, please go to www.cobleskill.edu/hr, click on "Current Openings", and select the job title to begin your application. Thank you.
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Notes on ApplyingNo emailed or hard copy resumes or application materials will be accepted. For official consideration and to apply online, please go to www.cobleskill.edu/hr, click on "Current Openings", and select the job title to begin your application. Thank you.