The Department of Biological Sciences at Quinnipiac University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with training in Molecular or Cellular Biology/Genetics beginning in August 2019.
While applications from all qualified candidates are welcome, the department is particularly interested in candidates with integrative research interests involving Bioinformatics, Systems Biology or Computational Biology approaches. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of introductory and upper-level lecture and labs, including a class on Bioinformatics taught at the graduate level. The candidate will be expected to establish a research program that provides opportunities for student involvement appropriate for an undergraduate-centered institution.
Our University has many opportunities for collaboration, both within the department of Biological Sciences as well as with faculties within of the Schools of Engineering, Nursing, Health Sciences and Medicine.
About the College:
The breadth of programs offered in the College of Arts and Sciences provides the traditional strengths of a liberal arts education, with a focus on cultivating the intellectual and practical skills that students need for their personal and professional lives. The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate majors in behavioral neuroscience, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, English, game design and development, gerontology, history, independent majors, interdisciplinary studies, law in society, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish language and literature, and theater.
In addition, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 31 undergraduate minors, a MS in Molecular and Cell Biology and the additional accelerated undergraduate/graduate programs: 3+1 and 4+1 BS/MS programs in Molecular and Cell Biology, 3+3 BA or BS/JD degree, 3+1 BA in Theater/MBA, and 3+2 BA or BS/MSW. Students can also complete a 5-year BA/BS and MA in Teaching in the following secondary education fields: Biology, English, History, Math and Spanish.
Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's "Best Colleges" issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review's "The Best 380 Colleges." The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the "Great Colleges to Work For." For more information, please visit www.qu.edu.
Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of introductory and upper-level lecture and labs, including a class on Bioinformatics taught at the graduate level
Establish a research program that provides opportunities for student involvement appropriate for an undergraduate-centered institution
Embrace a teacher-scholar model with excellence in teaching and scholarship expected
Publish impactful research in peer-reviewed journals and present research findings at academic conferences
Design and deliver in-class and out-of-class learning experiences that engage and motivate student learning
Serve as an academic advisor to students and assist student with career development
Serve on Departmental and/or College of Arts & Sciences and/or University committees
PhD required at time of appointment (August 2019)
Training in Molecular or Cellular Biology/Genetics
Candidates with integrative research interests involving Bioinformatics, Systems Biology or Computational Biology approaches highly preferred
Demonstrated excellence in teaching effectiveness
Evidence of a commitment to service and support of students
Established record of or demonstrated potential for impactful research
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Potential to make significant service contributions to the Department, College of Arts & Sciences, University and community
Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.
Applications must be submitted electronically and must include a cover-letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan for the next five years, and the names of 3 references. Review of candidates will begin on December 15, 2018, and will continue until position is filled.
Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.