Assistant Professor – Biology (2)

About Farmingdale State College:

Farmingdale State is a public college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of more than 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students and a rich history of over 80,000 graduates. As the largest of SUNY’s colleges of technology, Farmingdale equips students with the resources and knowledge sought by today’s emerging industries. A total of 31 undergraduate degree programs are offered within four schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering Technology, and Health Sciences. Academic programs also include a graduate program beginning in the Fall of 2017. Small classes with nationally recognized faculty, technology-enhanced classrooms, state-of-the-art information services as well as a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program, make Farmingdale State one of the fastest-growing colleges in the region, and in the State University of New York system.

Located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes from New York City, Farmingdale was named as one of the best colleges in the North in US News and World Report 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Farmingdale is proud of its many graduates with 91% indicating that they are continuing their education or are working in their field of specialization. College Choice listed FSC in its list of “50 Safest Small Colleges and Universities” for 2016.

Job Description:

The Biology Department at Farmingdale State College invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Biology. Teaching responsibilities may include a combination of lower and/or upper division courses based on expertise (e.g. Introductory Biology I & II, Nutrition, Bioethics, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology). In addition, the position will require student advisement, curriculum review and development, and service on departmental and college-wide committees. The successful candidate is expected to engage in research leading to the publication of peer-reviewed articles and external grant applications.

All faculty members at Farmingdale State College have three workload components: teaching, research and scholarly activity, and service. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest and high level of competence in teaching. Candidates should have a research agenda that complements their area of academic specialty resulting in peer-reviewed publications and presentation, both of which are necessary for promotion and tenure at Farmingdale State College. The service component of the workload includes student advisement as well as active participation on departmental, school and college-wide committees. The faculty member may be expected to teach in multiple formats including hybrid, online and traditional face-to-face classes.



Only candidates who have completed a PhD in a field related to biology at the time of application will be considered. At least one year of experience teaching Biology courses at the undergraduate level is required. A successful candidate will also possess the following:

Postdoctoral training and/or an ongoing research program;
Peer-reviewed publications;
Ability to relate to and work with students in various aspects of their academic pursuits;
Excellent written and oral communications skills.

Experience teaching Anatomy & Physiology at the undergraduate level;
Grant writing experience;
Research within the field of biology that can be supported and enhanced by existing research in the Biology Department at Farmingdale.
PhD from a regionally accredited institution.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, 10 month faculty position.

For the first 10 working days, beginning Wednesday, September 26, 2018 and ending Tuesday, October 9, 2018, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1, 2019
Salary: $70,000, may increase commensurate with experience
The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans

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Application Instructions:

To apply, submit a letter of application( that includes a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology), c.v., copies of teaching evaluations, unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/or currently in process), names and contact information of three references. Only applications made through Farmingdale’s electronic application system will be accepted. Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research/creative activities as well as a separate teaching demonstration.