Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Biotechnology

Rochester Institute of Technology in New York

Date Posted December 26, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Biotechnology

The Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences (GSOLS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience (BMB) Program. Candidates are required to hold a Ph.D. in a closely related field, have productive post-doctoral training based on a record of peer-reviewed publications, and college teaching experience.

We are searching for candidates who are experimental biologists with experience/expertise in approaches such as comparative genomics, RNA-Seq, metagenomics, genome editing, protein engineering / synthetic biology, systems biology or RNA biology with experience in next generation sequencing technologies. We will also consider applicants addressing biotechnological-related hypotheses that apply confocal microscopy in their research. Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the scholarship of the GSOLS through externally funded research and peer reviewed publications, teach introductory and upper level (lab-based) courses, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in the development and delivery of a new MS program in Biotechnology. RIT is a privately endowed, coeducational university with approximately 18,000 students. GSOLS comprises 28 full-time Faculty and approximately 300 full-time students across our undergraduate majors of Biology, BMB, Bioinformatics, and Environmental Science; and 50 graduate students in our two Masters programs in Bioinformatics and Environmental Science.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

Applicants must apply online at http://careers.rit.edu. Faculty Search: 885BR. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; curriculum vitae; a research statement that includes future research directions; a statement of teaching philosophy; and
a “contribution to diversity” statement. Applicants should arrange to have four letters of reference to be sent electronically to science@rit.edu. Letters can also be mailed to Biotechnology Search Committee, Gosnell School of Life Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, 85 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants are encouraged to apply by February 15, 2014.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.



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