State University of New York College at Cortland

Diversity Faculty Fellow, Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

The Biological Sciences Department seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track diversity faculty fellow to be appointed at the instructor or the assistant professor rank, dependent on Ph.D. completion status at time of appointment, beginning fall 2020. This faculty member will teach a course within the core curriculum (introductory biology, genetics, cell biology, or ecology) and offer a biology elective that complements the department curriculum. Faculty are expected to develop an research program that involves undergraduate and has the potential for external funding. Faculty provide service to the department and college that includes advisement and mentorship of students with diverse backgrounds.

The State University of New York (SUNY) College Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive, and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our education mission.

To promote and support our inclusive community, SUNY Cortland is proud to announce the establishment of the SUNY Cortland Diversity Fellows Program. The aim of this program is to attract diverse faculty of promise to our campus. We intend to hire up to five fellows every two years in a cluster format who demonstrate a diversity of thought and experience in both their personal and scholarly pursuits. We are recruiting early career scholars who seek to gain experience in a full-time faculty position in a supportive, inclusive environment. In addition, fellows will help support the infusion of topics related to equity and inclusion in the departmental and/or college-wide curriculum inside and outside the classroom.

Like all full-time faculty, fellows will be expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support the campus values of Focus on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life as well as serve the campus priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.

Required qualifications include a master's degree (Ph.D. candidate all but dissertation (ABD)) in biology or a related field for appointment to instructor rank; Ph.D. in Biology or a related field for appointment to assistant professor rank; demonstrated academic, professional and/or personal experience in engaging with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please note: if the appointed fellow is ABD, the initial appointment will be at the instructor rank. Instructors who complete the Ph.D. are eligible to apply for promotion to assistant professor following the college's standard procedures and timelines. Preference may be given to candidates with relevant teaching experience in biology or related fields at the college level, and/or; an early career scholar seeking experience in a full-time faculty position in a supportive, inclusive environment.

Application Procedures:

For more information including a department overview, list of responsibilities, job requirements, application instructions including document requirements and to apply online go to:

Applications will be accepted until March 29, 2020.

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The College activity 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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Last updated: 2020-04-02