Overview

The Department of Natural Sciences of Paul Smith’s College invites applicants for a full-time faculty appointment as Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology, starting in the fall of 2018, to support several Natural Science programs including our Human Health and the Environment Baccalaureate Program. The successful candidate will teach Environmental Microbiology and may teach some of the following courses: Current Issues in Environmental Health, Biometrics, Nutrition and Wellness, and/or introductory biology labs. The successful candidate may be asked to develop new courses in the realm of environmental science and human health and/or public health and to help facilitate and teach senior capstone projects and courses. Other expectations include involvement in undergraduate research and outreach that address environmental or human health issues. Research and outreach is facilitated by the fact that the college is the only baccalaureate granting institution within the 6 million acre Adirondack Park and is in immediate proximity to a diversity of ecosystems and land use designations.

Minimum qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have training in human health, environmental health and/or related fields, a strong interest in teaching at the undergraduate level where faculty provide personal guidance to undergraduate students, the capacity to teach a variety of courses, a strong research interest in human health and the environment applicable to the region, and demonstrated record of professional involvement with his/her community. Therefore, candidates for this position must have (1) a Ph.D. in microbiology or a related field, or a Master’s in Public Health or related field, (2) documentation of effectively providing personalized, experiential learning at the undergraduate level, (3) a record of productive research, and (4) a record of community involvement.

Preferred qualifications:

Paul Smith’s College particularly seeks candidates who have experience teaching at a small liberal arts college and have successfully delivered introductory and advanced courses in biological science. Candidates should have the capacity and interest to develop and teach courses that meet the needs of students in a spectrum of programs related to the environment, including forestry, ecological restoration, natural resources management and conservation, environmental science and biology. Successful candidates will demonstrate an interest in facilitating career success of students through developmental advising and involvement in professional societies.

To Apply:

Candidates should submit a cover letter explaining how their qualifications and experiences meet the stated expectations of the position; a statement of his/her teaching philosophy, a current resume; and contact information for at least three professional references. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent in PDF or Word format to: employment@paulsmiths.edu Mailing address: Human Resources, Paul Smith’s College, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970. Fax to: (518) 327-6161. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Paul Smith’s College values diversity in the College community and seeks to assure equal opportunity through its continued Affirmative Action program. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

About Paul Smith’s College

Paul Smith’s College is a small, private baccalaureate and associate degree granting institution located on a 170 acre campus adjacent to Lower St. Regis Lake in the 6 million acre Adirondack Park of northern New York State. In addition, the college owns 14,400 acres of adjacent lands composed of forest and lakes. The College is committed to providing all students with an outstanding undergraduate experience through engaged teaching, experiential learning, and personal attention. All students’ education culminates in a senior capstone project.

Five academic departments, including the Department of Natural Sciences (NS), prepare nearly 1000 full-time students for careers. NS academic programs provide extensive “hands-on” laboratory and field experience. The department is made up of eleven full-time faculty delivering five baccalaureate programs; Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Environmental Science, Biology, Ecological Restoration and Human Health and the Environment.