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SUNY Oneonta Assistant Professor - Biology in Oneonta, New York

The Department of Biology at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Biology with a focus in Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology beginning Fall 2022. Expectations include, but are not limited to, teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 6,500 students who pursue bachelor’s or master’s degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The College, located in the City of Oneonta, is nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the top 20 picturesque small towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The College’s rating is 4.5 with one recent review noting that it’s the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.

The Biology Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Biology Minor, and two Master of Science degrees in Biology and Lake Management. The department contributes to the Pre-Health Professional Advisement Tracks and the Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: Biology. On-campus facilities include a small animal facility, molecular research lab, and aquatics lab. The College’s Biological Field Station includes separate research facilities on Otsego Lake in nearby Cooperstown NY. To learn more about the College and the Department, please visit and

Duties include but not limited to: teaching upper-level courses in mammalian physiology, comparative vertebrate anatomy and histology; co-teaching multi-section undergraduate biology courses including general biology and human anatomy & physiology; engaging in research activities with students; advising undergraduate students; and teaching other courses to meet department needs.

Required Qualifications: PhD in biology or related area with emphasis in mammalian or vertebrate anatomy and physiology (ABD considered, completion required by time of appointment); effective written communication and presentation skills.

Preferred: expertise in one or more areas, including but not limited to: comparative vertebrate physiology, comparative vertebrate anatomy, anatomy and physiology, histology, or mammalogy; and experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or service with diverse and/or multicultural populations.

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests. Contact information for three professional references is required.

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SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.