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Alfred University

The Division of Biology at Alfred University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor of Biology beginning August 2020. We seek someone with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting, whose research interests can be expanded to include undergraduates. The successful candidate will have expertise in human biology and will be able to develop courses within their area of expertise to expand opportunities for our students. Specific teaching assignments would include Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab for biology majors, and Human Anatomy and Physiology / Physiology of Aging courses for allied health majors. In addition to teaching, faculty responsibilities include an active program of research and scholarship, student advising, and participation in shared faculty governance.

Founded in 1836 and nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and the Finger Lakes wine region in western New York State, Alfred University is a small, comprehensive private university with a long-standing tradition of excellence in Liberal Arts and inclusive practices. Alfred University is the second oldest co-educational college in the United States and one of the earliest to have enrolled African-American and Native American students. Ideal candidates will demonstrate an appreciation of issues that matter to our university community.


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in biology or related field. ABD considered (for Instructor rank). Post-doctoral experience and undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.


The division of Biology at Alfred University is a small but collaborative and collegial group of faculty dedicated to teaching excellence. We look forward to welcoming a colleague who will provide engaging and applied learning opportunities for our students. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to excellence, innovation, and diversity in undergraduate teaching and close interaction with students in a small-college environment.

To apply, please visit Application material must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement, diversity statement, evidence of excellence in teaching, and names, titles, and contact information for three professional references.

Questions should be sent to Dr. Jean A. Cardinale, Chair, Search Committee, Review of complete applications will begin Oct 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic. protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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