Assistant Professor of Biology, Tenure Track
Dominican College in Rockland County, 20 miles north of NYC, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Biology commencing in Spring 2022. This is a tenure-track position. We seek motivated candidates with strong educational and research credentials who aspire to a position with a focus on teaching.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Teach a wide range of Biology courses
- Mentor undergraduate research in Biology, Chemistry, and/or Biochemistry
- Advise and mentor a diverse undergraduate student population
- Provide academic help and advisement to students outside of regular class time
- Create an effective learning environment through the use of a variety of instructional methods
- Serve on College-wide committees
- Collaborate with colleagues, including those in other academic areas
- Doctorate in Biology, Biochemistry, or a closely related field; ABD will be considered if the degree shall be completed by the start date
- Capability and enthusiasm to teach a wide range of undergraduate Biology courses, particularly in the areas of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Pathophysiology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Evidence of scholarly and/or professional activities and a strong commitment to mentoring undergraduate student researchers
- Knowledge of curriculum development and assessment
- Understanding of the integration of technology into teaching and learning
- Familiarity with online instruction
- Motivation, initiative and commitment to teaching
Dominican College is a private institution with approximately 2,000 students and 400 faculty and staff. Our heritage stresses the humanistic value of a Liberal Arts education, a commitment to social justice, and a strong belief in the need for integrity and community engagement, all in the service of preparing students to reach their potential as responsible citizens who enrich the world in which we live.
The Biology Program, launched in 1994, graduates students with a solid and interdisciplinary foundation in the sciences – spanning chemistry, mathematics and physics, as well as biology – to prepare them for advanced study and/or careers that require skillful observation and analysis, critical thinking and problem-solving, data-based decision-making, effective interpretation and communication of scientific information, and adept use of appropriate laboratory equipment and information technology. The program offers both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology as part of our Arts and Sciences Division, as well as coursework that supports teaching certification in Adolescence Education for both Biology and Chemistry.
Please submit a cover letter describing qualifications and fit for this position, curriculum vitae, transcript copies, and contact information for three professional references. Please also include statements of (1) commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (2) teaching and mentoring philosophy. Application materials are to be submitted by October 8, 2021.