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Assistant Professor – Plant Ecology

Nazareth College
Rochester, New York
Closing date
Dec 6, 2022

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Assistant Professor – Plant Ecology

The Biology Department of Nazareth College of Rochester, New York, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2023. This position entails responsibilities and opportunities in three programs: Biology, Environmental Science and Sustainability, and Toxicology. The department seeks candidates committed to undergraduate teaching excellence at a comprehensive institution that supports both liberal arts curricula and professional programs. We expect scholars with a commitment to affirming the core values of Nazareth College in developing equity minded, and socially just leaders. We strongly encourage persons from historically underrepresented identities that are eager to contribute to an inclusive teaching and learning environment to apply. 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the field of biology with emphasis on plant ecology, with strong understanding of plant biology and demonstrated experience successfully educating diverse populations of students. The successful candidate is expected to teach lecture and laboratory courses in Plant Biology, Ecology, introductory level biology courses, as well as other courses for biology majors as appropriate. In addition, the candidate will be expected to contribute to our liberal arts core curriculum through teaching and assessment, and to advise students in the Environmental Science and Sustainability and Biology Programs. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a student-centered research program that engages undergraduates, including possible participation in summer research activities, and furthers the candidate’s own research interests. The candidate will be expected to manage the Mary Soons McCarty greenhouse, a three-environment greenhouse - temperate, desert, and subtropical - that is used for education and research. Ability to teach environmental microbiology courses and/or sustainability courses is a plus.

Complete applications will include:

  • A cover letter inclusive of experience working with culturally diverse groups
  • A teaching philosophy
  • A concise research plan addressing the inclusion of undergraduate students
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Copy of graduate‐level transcripts

The names and contact information for three professional references (including at least one that can address your teaching experience and one that can address your experience working with diverse groups.)

Applications should be submitted electronically to  Review of completed applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The Nazareth College Department of Biology is located in Peckham Hall, a 74,000 square foot facility for integrated math and science that was recently ranked 20th for Best Science Lab Facilities by the Princeton Review. Peckham Hall features state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities in addition to various updated instrumentation available for both research and teaching usage. For further information on the department and programs, please visit:

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