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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Company: Siena College
Location: Albany
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description

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 leader's intent on making the world more just, peaceful, and humane. That spirit reverberates across our 174-acre campus ranked among the 50 most beautiful college campuses in the country by Cond-- Nast.

Job Description:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2023-2024 academic year. Siena's Biology Department is seeking a dynamic, experienced instructor to fill a full-time teaching position. The successful candidate with work with supportive colleagues to teach General Biology labs for Biology, Biochemistry, Psychology and Health Studies majors. General Biology I focuses on cellular biology, genetics and evolution during the fall semester while General Biology II covers the diversity of living organisms with an emphasis on morphology, physiology, phylogeny and ecology in the spring semester. General Biology for the Social Sciences focuses on principles of physiology with an emphasis on human biology. These laboratories are taught by a team of instructors and the exercises are already developed. The total teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester. This is a one-year position.

Job Requirements:

A Ph.D. in the biological sciences required. Relevant teaching experience strongly preferred. A background screening will be required.

Additional Information:

Siena College is a four-year liberal arts college with approximately 3000 students. The Biology Department consists of 17 full-time faculty members and over 300 majors. Additional information about our department and facilities may be found at

Siena College is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. We actively encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others from underrepresented 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.

A COVID-19 vaccination is required for employees pursuant to the COVID-19 policy.

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:

Further questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Rachel Sterne-Marr (

Submit all application materials electronically through Interview Exchange. Include a cover letter addressing 1) your qualifications to teach general biology and physiology labs 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of at least two references. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until a successful candidate is selected.

Keywords: Siena College, Albany , Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, Education / Teaching , Albany, New York

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