Asisstant Professor--Biology (Plant Biology)

Finger Lakes Region in Upstate New York
Competitive with benefits
October 04 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor—Plant Biologist

Biological Sciences Department

SUNY Cortland

POSITION: Full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank in the Biological Sciences department beginning in fall 2018

START DATE:  09-01-2018


Teach introductory biology courses and a course on the interface between biology and society. The faculty member will have the opportunity to teach upper-level biology students in an elective in their area of expertise.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in plant biology or a related field whose area of expertise complements the existing research foci of the department; research areas could include plant – microbe/fungal/viral/insect interactions, hormone signaling, metabolomics, genomics/proteomics of complex traits, adaptation to a changing environment, or other area in plant biology; evidence of engaging undergraduate students in the classroom and research; evidence of scholarly productivity with peer-reviewed publications.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates with post-doctoral experience; who utilize molecular, cellular, and/or physiological approaches; whose research may have broader applications.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Biological Sciences Department is an energetic academic department with 15 tenured/tenure-track faculty committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly productivity, and involvement of undergraduates in research. The College is a popular choice for New York State residents, but also draws students from all 50 states and has a growing international student population. SUNY Cortland strives to attract culturally diverse faculty who can contribute to a campus that embraces diversity, practices inclusion, and fosters a supportive environment for all individuals in the academic community. Biological Sciences resides in a recently renovated building with modern microscopy, cellular and molecular facilities, a new greenhouse complex, and individual faculty research laboratories. Hoxie Gorge Nature Preserve located near campus and the W.H. Parks Family Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education in Adirondack State Park are college-owned facilities available for field research by faculty and students. The department houses a herbarium with a collection of vascular plants and fungi from North America and the Neotropics. Opportunities exist for productive research collaborations with other institutions in our area (Cornell University, Binghamton University, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Syracuse University). The New York State Agriculture Experiment Station is located nearby in Geneva, NY.

THE COLLEGE:  SUNY Cortland is a comprehensive college within the State University of New York system and is known for its superb programs in speech-language pathology, teacher education, recreation, parks and leisure studies, health, physical education, and a number of leading liberal arts programs in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland's 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad. Its three schools - education, arts and sciences and professional studies - are committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, service and international education.

The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.

For a detailed job description or to apply online go to: Preference will be given to applications received by 3 November 2017.

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

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