Assistant Professor - Biology (Microbiology)
Farmingdale State College - Assistant Professor - Biology (Microbiology)
Farmingdale State College (FSC) is the State University of New York's largest college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. A leader in applied and experiential learning, the college delivers rigorous programs that equip graduates with the academic foundation and skills sought by both emerging industries and graduate institutions. FSC offers 37 undergraduate degrees and a Master's in Technology Management through its Schools of Business, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, and Arts & Sciences. Known as a pioneer in the alternative energy field, the college also boasts a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program. FSC's strong culture of civic responsibility and engaged learning has led to reciprocal partnerships throughout the Long Island region.
Farmingdale State College is among the nation's fastest growing colleges. Its programs regularly earn regional and national recognition as well as honors for both quality and value. Consistently ranked as a leader in return on investment and affordability, FSC is known as one of the safest colleges in the nation according to multiple rankings. The campus is located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes by rail or automobile from New York City.
The Biology Department at Farmingdale State College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Microbiology. Teaching responsibilities will include Medical and/or General Microbiology lecture and/or laboratory. In addition, the position will require student advisement, curriculum review and development, and service on departmental and college-wide committees, as well as possible course coordination responsibilities. The successful candidate is expected to engage in research leading to the publication of peer-reviewed articles and external grant applications. Advanced undergraduate students are often involved in the research activities as interns mentored by the faculty member.
All faculty members at Farmingdale State College have three workload components: teaching, research and scholarly activity, and service. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest and high level of competence in teaching. Candidates should have a research agenda that complements their area of academic specialty resulting in peer-reviewed publications and presentation, both of which are necessary for promotion and tenure at Farmingdale State College. The service component of the workload includes student advisement as well as active participation on departmental, school and college-wide committees. The faculty member may be expected to teach in multiple formats including hybrid, online and traditional face-to-face classes.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Only candidates who have completed a PhD in a field related to microbiology at the time of application will be considered. At least one year of experience teaching biology courses at the undergraduate level is required. A successful candidate will also possess the following:
- Postdoctoral training and/or an ongoing research program;
- Peer-reviewed publications;
- Ability to relate to and work with students in various aspects of their academic pursuits;
- Excellent written and oral communications skills.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Experience teaching Microbiology at the undergraduate level;
- Grant writing experience;
- Prior experience as a course coordinator;
- Research within the field of biology that can be supported and enhanced by existing research in the Biology Department at Farmingdale.
This is a full-time, 10 month faculty position.
- For the first 10 working days, beginning Friday, August 9, 2019 and ending Thursday, August 22, 2019, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
- CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: Monday, September 30, 2019
- Salary: $70,000, may increase commensurate with experience
- The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans
VISA SPONSORSHIP IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION
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To apply, submit a letter of application( that includes a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology), c.v., copies of teaching evaluations, unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/or currently in process), names and contact information of three references. Only applications made through Farmingdale's electronic application system will be accepted. Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research/creative activities as well as a separate teaching demonstration.