Professor of Practice - Biotechnology

Syracuse University

United States

May 31, 2022


Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 076341

Job Title Professor of Practice - Biotechnology Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

As determined by the Department Chair

Job Type Full-time Rank Professor of Practice Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Department of Biology at Syracuse University ( is seeking applications for a non-tenure-track Professor of Practice to teach Biotechnology undergraduate and graduate level classes in our multidisciplinary biotechnology programs, starting in fall 2022. In addition to a 3+2 teaching load, the successful applicant will provide input into curricular and co-curricular programing to ensure better preparation for work in industry. They will also contribute to student recruitment, student advising, program management, and internship placements. This position will initially have a renewable contract of three years. Professors of Practice are full members of the departmental and university community and are eligible to vote on department, college and university decisions excluding tenure-track faculty hiring and promotion and tenure decisions.


Required qualifications: Biotechnology industry experience.

Preferred qualifications

MS or PhD in a Biological field.

Job Specific Qualifications

Biotechnology Industry Experience. Teaching experience, ideally including teaching laboratory classes. PhD or MS in a Biological field would be an advantage. Strong organization and communication skills are essential, for responsibilities associated with the administration and direction of Biotechnology programs. As course instructor the individual will be expected to perform all components of the Job Description, and to work collaboratively with the other course instructors. Additionally, the instructor will comply with Syracuse University guidelines concerning syllabi and curriculum changes. The instructor will be responsive to Mid-Semester Progress Reporting and will report final grades for the course. This person will contribute to the administration and direction of the Biotechnology MS & BS programs, including student recruitment, student advising, program management, helping students find relevant internships and evaluating those internship placements.


• Teaching and grading undergraduate and graduate classes.

• Managing and supporting TAs associated with the courses they are teaching

• Providing input into curricular and co-curricular programing to ensure better preparation for work in industry

• Developing and/or updating course syllabi and new courses as appropriate.

• Maintaining regularly scheduled office hours.

• Advising undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Biotechnology.

• Managing recruitment of MS students, including assessing student applications, and developing recruitment materials

• Managing internships for Biotechnology students, including developing relationships with industry partners, helping students find relevant internships and evaluating those internship placements.

• Proposing and managing curriculum changes for Biotechnology programs

• Day-to-day administration of Biotechnology programs (student petitions, enquiries, internships, awards, program assessment, etc)

• Serving on departmental and university committees as appropriate

• Working with the academic unit to maintain and assess student learning outcomes


Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (use Teaching Philosophy selection), diversity statement (use Other Documents selection) describing plans for or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion in the classroom and program and contact information for three professional references. Candidates will be notified prior to any reference checks.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

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Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


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Quick Link https: // www. Job Posting Date 05/06/2022 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 05/31/2022 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Other Document
  • Reference List
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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  • How did you first find out about this position?
  • (Syracuse University Online Employment website)
  • Syracuse University HR Recruiter
  • Virtual Career Fair (via NYS Department of Labor)
  • SUNY EOC (Equal Opportunity Center)
  • Women's Opportunity Center
  • Jubilee Homes
  • Syracuse Northeast Community Center
  • Interfaith Works
  • JobPlus
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC (HERC Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)
  • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education website)
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  • Job Fair
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  • Referred by an SU Employee
  • Other
  • If "other", please describe how you first found out about this position.
  • (Open Ended Question)