Assistant Professor – Botanist, State University of New York at Oswego

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The Department of Biological Sciences at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level.

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin October 25, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Salary:  Commensurate with rank and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time UUP faculty, visit:

Date of Appointment:  August 18, 2014.

Description of Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach Plant Kingdom, Evolution, and to offer courses in his/her area of specialty and contribute additionally to the core curriculum. Research suitable for undergraduate student involvement and service to the department and university are expected. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in areas such as plant structure or development and in advanced microscopy (i.e., CLSM and/or SEM). 

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Commitment to excellence in teaching and providing meaningful learning experiences to students from diverse backgrounds is required.  

Preferred Qualifications: Post-doctoral research experience, teaching experience, and/or grantsmanship.  

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, a statement of research interests, unofficial copies of academic transcripts, and names and email addresses of three references electronically to

Questions can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Kamal I. Mohamed,

Official transcripts are required prior to appointment.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Department of Biological Sciences: The Department of Biological Sciences offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biology and Zoology to approximately 550 majors. Faculty and students have access to Rice Creek, a 400+ acre field station with a new building of labs and classrooms; the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Center; the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Center; The Environmental Research Center; and microscopy, greenhouse, and live animal facilities.  Classes in our new building, the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering, and Innovation, started in Fall 2013. The department is committed to fostering the success of students through participation in programs such as the New York State Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), and SUNY Oswego’s Global Laboratory. Links to more information can be found at:

Description of SUNY OswegoFounded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America’s Best Colleges in 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in business, teacher education, and the arts and sciences. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.  The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects are evidenced by Quest, a College-wide day spotlighting original student research, a Summer Scholars Program, which awards stipends to students engaged in independent research and creative work at the highest levels, and the Global Laboratory, a STEM based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity.  SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing 

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