Assistant Professor of Great Lakes Biology

SUNY Oswego
Oswego, New York
September 14 2017
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State University of New York at Oswego Assistant Professor of Great Lakes Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level.   Posting Date: September 1, 2017   Review Date: Review of applications will begin October 15th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.   Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: or  

Date of Appointment: August 2018  

Description of Responsibilities: Will teach courses in specialty area, the BIO 492 (Research) capstone, and additionally contribute to the core curriculum. Research suitable for undergraduate student involvement and service to the department and university are expected.   In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues. 

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. by time of appointment. Commitment to excellence in teaching and providing meaningful learning experiences to students from diverse backgrounds. 

Preferred Qualifications: Post-doctoral research experience, teaching experience, and/or grantsmanship, and an interdisciplinary approach to Great Lakes biology, environmental issues, or ecosystems. Established collaborations in the Great Lakes basin and the ability to build further collaborations with Biological Sciences faculty, SUNY Oswego's Environmental Research Center, United States Geological Survey researchers at the Lake Ontario Biological Station, and other colleagues at regional institutions. 

To Apply: Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, a statement of research interests, unofficial copies of transcripts, and names and email addresses of three professional references electronically to:   Questions can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Karen Sime (   Files must be complete to be considered. Official transcripts required by time of appointment.

Description of Department: The Department of Biological Sciences offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biology and Zoology to approximately 550 majors. Faculty and students have access to Rice Creek, a 400+ acre field station with a new building of labs and classrooms; the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Center; the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Center; The Environmental Research Center; and microscopy, greenhouse, and live animal facilities. Classes in our new building, the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering, and Innovation, started in Fall 2013. Links to more information can be found at: 

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America's Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.
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