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SUNY College at Old Westbury: Assistant Professor - Biology

(posted 2017-10-23)

SUNY Old Westbury is a dynamic and diverse public liberal arts college that fosters academic excellence through close interaction among students, faculty and staff. Old Westbury weaves the values of integrity, community engagement, and global citizenship into the fabric of its academic programs and campus life. In an environment that cultivates critical thinking, empathy, creativity and intercultural understanding, we endeavor to stimulate a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world. The College is a community of students, teachers, staff, and alumni bound together in mutual support, respect, and dedication to the Mission.

Job Description:
The Department of Biology at the State University of New York at Old Westbury invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biology (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology) starting Fall 2018. We seek a highly trained individual who is committed to a liberal arts education working with a culturally diverse student population and can demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. Candidates must have a record of using bioinformatic and computational tools to tackle basic evolutionary, biomedical or ecological research problems. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (Master's level) including non-science major's courses, introductory biology courses, and introductory and advanced courses in bioinformatics, computational biology and genomics. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline, an excellent teaching record, postdoctoral research experience, a publication record in the area of Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or Scientific Computing, and excellent potential for extramural funding. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong extramurally funded research program to develop methods to address 'big data' issues from a computational perspective, supervise undergraduate research, and provide college service.

Required qualifications:
- Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline.
- Demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.
- Postdoctoral research experience.
- Publication record in the area of bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics or scientific computing.
- Excellent potential for extramural funding.

Preferred qualifications:
- Commitment to liberal arts education working with a culturally diverse population.
- Record of using bioinformatics or computational tools to tackle evolutionary, ecological or biomedical research problems.
- Teaching experience at the undergraduate level on bioinformatics, computational biology or scientific computing.
- Record of extramural funding.
- Record of mentoring undergraduate students in research on the topic areas of interest.

Additional Information:
The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
The State University of New York at Old Westbury is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Position Type: Faculty
Official Budget Title: Assistant Professor (10 months)
Campus Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Biology
FTE: Full-time
Negotiating Unit: UUP
Salary Grade: NSA5
FLSA Status: Exempt

Application Instructions:
A letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research interest, three letters of recommendation (see below), and contact information (names, email address and telephone numbers) for three (3) references should be submitted online at:
Submit three (3) letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) to Human Resources via email at
Only applications submitted online will be considered.
Review of applications will begin after the application period has expired.
VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.
We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.