Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology – State Univ of New York at Oswego

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin December 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty or click here for a benefits summary.

Date of Appointment:  August 2022

Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology teaching responsibilities may include BIO 310 (Microbiology lecture and laboratories), BIO 120 (Molecular and Cellular Foundations lecture and laboratories), and BIO 316 (Laboratory in Genetics). The Assistant Professor will teach advanced courses in area of expertise that may include BIO 311 (Ecology of Host-Microbial Interactions), BIO 342 fungal biology, and may contribute to capstone courses. Responsibilities also include research with undergraduates, advising, and service.

SUNY Oswego works to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. The Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues. As a candidate you are asked to submit a separate diversity statement, please see application instructions.

Description of Department: The Department of Biological Sciences boasts an outstanding faculty who are committed to a high standard of teaching, research, and service to the college community. We believe in working closely with students to build a learning-centered community where the discovery of knowledge plays an important role in every student’s academic career. Our department has state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation for both teaching and research purposes, and because we specialize in undergraduate education, our students have a lot of hands-on experiences. Along with shared facilities such as the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Center, microscopy suites, and the 400-acre Rice Creek Field Station, we also have a greenhouse, herbarium, animal care facilities, and a core histology lab.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. with expertise in microbial ecology, with possible foci being mycology, plant-microbe interactions, or harmful algal blooms.

  • Experience with laboratory techniques adaptable to undergraduate teaching and research

  • A commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, providing meaningful learning experiences to a diverse student population through inclusive pedagogy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral research experience

  • Teaching experience and grantsmanship

About SUNY Oswego:

Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked in the Top Ten among public master’s-level universities in the 2021 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.

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Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please click here to see our full non-discrimination policy.

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