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RIT- Available Position for Lecturer in the College of Science, Life Sciences- Molecular Bioscience and Biotechnology, IRC59538

posted Jul 3, 2012, 7:56 AM by PROMISE AGEP


Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Science


Job Title/ Rank:        Lecturer

PC#2390    IRC59538

Department:             Life Sciences- Molecular Bioscience and Biotechnology

Job Category:          Faculty, Non- Tenure Track





The Rochester Institute of Technology Molecular Bioscience and Biotechnology Program seeks a full time instructor for a one-year sabbatical replacement.  Applicants must have an MS (PhD preferred) with teaching experience, and a background in microbiology, tissue culture and immunology.  This is a teaching intensive position; courses include Introduction to Microbiology labs, Tissue Culture lecture and labs, Molecular Biology labs, and an Immunology lecture.  The teaching load is approximately 12 contact hours per quarter for three academic quarters.


We are seeking an individual who has the ability to and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.



The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) is in the College of Science and currently has 28 faculty and six administrative and technical staff, and nearly 600 students.  We offer undergraduate degrees in Biology, Molecular Bioscience and Biotechnology, and both undergraduate and Masters degrees in Bioinformatics and Environmental Science.  In addition to these degree programs, the School supports a year-round undergraduate research program in all of these areas. SOLS has a diverse, student-centered faculty and students from North America, Central America, South America, Asia, the Pacific Islands, Africa, and Europe.  As a part of our student-centered approach to the teaching and learning of life sciences, we emphasize hands-on learning, research, and other experiential learning.


RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 95 countries have chosen to attend RIT.  Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning.  With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation.  RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education in their “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive years.


Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State.  The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of 22% African and Latino Americans and another 7% of international origin.  It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S.  Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “Quality of Life in the Nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.” Rochester was twice named one of America’s Friendliest Cities by American Demographics magazine.




REQUIRED:    MS degree. Teaching experience, and a background in microbiology, tissue culture and immunology.


PREFERRED: PhD degree. Experience teaching microbiology, tissue culture and/or immunology. Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.




Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty/IRC59538-Instructional-Faculty. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a Curriculum Vita; and three letters of recommendation.


You may contact the search committee with questions on the position at:

Dr. Anne Houtman (amhsbi@rit.edu)

Head and Professor

Thomas H Gosnell School of Life Sciences

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY 14623-5603 


Applications will be reviewed immediately. Applicants are encouraged to apply by July 9, 2012.