Utica College — Assistant Professor of Biology: General Biology

The Department of Biology seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology who will take a leadership role in the continued development of BIO 211 General Biology I, the first course in our introductory biology sequence. The successful candidate will teach BIO 211 General Biology, BIO 231 & BIO 232 Research Methods I & II, upper level courses in their area of expertise, and other courses as needed.  The Department of Biology has an innovative approach to undergraduate education that emphasizes reading, performing, and writing research throughout the curriculum and biology faculty are expected to involve undergraduate students in their research. Specific research area is open but we are seeking a colleague whose research complements and potentially expands the existing research strengths in the department.

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. Utica College is located in an attractive, family-friendly area of upstate New York near the foothills of the Adirondacks offering easy access to a broad variety of recreational and cultural attractions.

In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background,  perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas.  At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.

To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, research interests and experience, and three references.   Candidates are asked to submit a reflective statement about teaching.  Since Utica College strives to be a diverse, yet inclusive, community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page: http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/diversity/aboutus.cfm.) Reflective statements that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.

All application materials must be submitted online at the following link: http://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/1997

Active consideration of candidates will begin on November 1, 2017.  References will be solicited to submit letters for candidates upon application.

​ Utica College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  We encourage applications from under-represented groups, including disabled and veterans as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.

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