Job # 076341
Job Title Professor of Practice - Biotechnology
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
FLSA Status Exempt
As determined by the Department Chair
Job Type Full-time
Rank Professor of Practice
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
The Department of Biology at Syracuse University (biology.syr.edu) 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.
Biotechnology industry experience.
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
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.
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Quick Link https: // www. sujobopps.com/postings/93516
Job Posting Date 05/06/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration 05/31/2022
Job Category Faculty
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