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Teaching Assistant Professor of Biology

Siena College
Elsmere, New York, US
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Teaching Assistant Professor of Biology

About Siena College:

Located in Loudonville, New York - just 10 minutes from the state capital of Albany - Siena empowers more than 3,400 students each year through a transformative journey we call the Education for a Lifetime. All members of the Siena College community work together to advance the College's mission to graduate Saints intent on making the world more just, peaceful, and humane. The Franciscan tradition, upon which Siena was founded, permeates throughout campus life. All community members are valued for their unique worth and recognized for their specific contributions toward the greater good. That spirit of belonging and respect reverberates across our 174-acre campus, which is ranked among the 50 most beautiful college campuses in the country by Condé Nast.

Siena is leading the way in Catholic, liberal arts education, and the national rankings help tell our story. Siena ranks number one in New York for job placement; top 10 among all Catholic colleges in the country; and among the top three percent of all institutions in the U.S according to the Wall Street Journal. It has always been our community of dedicated and passionate Saints who make this campus a coveted destination to work, live, and learn. We hope you'll consider joining us.

Job Description:

The Biology Department in the Siena College School of Science is accepting applications for a full-time teaching faculty position to start Fall 2024. Teaching would largely focus on Health Studies Microbiology lecture and labs, a course serving nursing and health studies students. Lectures cover the fundamentals of microbial morphology and physiology and the role of microorganisms in human and animal disease. Labs emphasize standard techniques such as staining and culturing. The successful candidate would additionally have the opportunity to teach in the General Biology sequence or in their area of expertise. This is a full-time, one academic year non-tenure track position (12 contact hours per semester). The possibility of future appointments will be determined by the college at a later day, based upon the needs of the college.

Annual Salary: $60,000.00 - Instructor

$77,410.00 - Assistant Professor

The hiring salary above represent the College's good faith estimate at the time of posting in compliance with the Albany County Salary Transparency Law


The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences. Relevant teaching experience is strongly preferred. Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

A background screening is required

Additional Information:

Within the School of Science, students interested in health professions can pursue a dual-degree nursing program, a Health Studies major, and traditional science majors including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physics. Read more about our mission at Siena College: Providing the education of a lifetime for more than 75 years.

Siena College is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty. We actively encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others from under-represented groups who may make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All bargaining unit faculty members shall be covered by the collective bargaining agreement between Siena College and SEIU (Service Employees International United) Local 200.

If a foreign national applicant is selected for a qualifying position, the College will sponsor and prepare petitions with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau of the Department of Homeland Security ("USCIS") to obtain H-1B status in the United States, which will allow them to work at the College for a specified period of time. Only specialty occupations will qualify for H-1B status under applicable federal law.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is September 2024. Applications should include a cover letter addressing qualifications to teach Microbiology and General Biology, a curriculum vita, and the names and email addresses of at least three references.

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