Instructor of Biology: New York

State University of New York - College of Environmental Science & Forestry
Syracuse, New York
Job Category
Faculty Appointments
$65,000 minimum
Start Date
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The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry invites applications for an academic year (10-mo) tenure-track Instructor position. We are seeking an enthusiastic science educator with broad training across the biological sciences, and with a proven teaching record and experience with stimulating curiosity in, and encouraging excellence from, students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. This position will support teaching excellence across the ESF campus and mentor undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants. A strong interest in collaboration with campus-wide faculty is expected. Responsibilities: The workload for this position is 75% teaching, 20% research, and 5% service with a 2:4 AY teaching load. Specific teaching responsibilities include: teach lectures and coordinate labs for our majors General Biology sequence, which consists of Organismal Biology & Ecology (4 CR) in the fall semester and Genetics & Cell Biology (4 CR) in the spring semester, and for the one-semester non-majors Survey of Biology course (4 CR) in the spring semester. Research should include contributing to collaborative writing of proposals as well as other scholarly contributions, e.g., presenting or publishing research related to science education, organizing/participating in relevant conferences. Service responsibilities include department or college committees, activities in professional societies, and/or outreach to governmental and non-governmental partners.
Minimum Education/Experience: • Doctorate in Biology, Science Education, or a related field • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level • Evidence of effectively mentoring learners of diverse cultures and backgrounds Preferred Qualifications: • Graduate coursework and research in Science Education • Established publication record in STEM teaching/education or indication of considerable promise • Evidence of, or potential for, securing external funding to support innovative education research Application Procedure Applications should include: 1) a cover letter summarizing your interest and qualifications; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) names and contact information for three references; and 4) three separate statements each a maximum 500 words on your philosophy and vision for teaching, research, and diversity/inclusiveness. These documents should be compiled as a single pdf document (not exceeding 10 MB) and submitted via the Human Resources online portal (, see Current Openings).
Contact Person
Gregory McGee
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