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Faculty Positions in MBG and Cornell

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Available MBG Faculty Positions

Lecturer-Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics:
Non-Tenure Track 9-month Academic Year Appointment
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

This 9-month position will commence in the Fall semester, 2017.

  The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell is responsible for teaching the 2-credit "Laboratory in Genetics and Genomics" course (BIOMG 2801).  This course is required of all Cornell students majoring in Biological Sciences; approximately 290 students per academic year.  The course is offered in both Fall and Spring semesters, with seven to eight sections each semester.  The laboratory course is closely allied with the 3-credit "Lectures in Genetics and Genomics" (BIOMG 2800) companion course, which is also required of all Biol. Sci. majors.

The Lecturer will be responsible for instruction in the laboratory course, management of preparatory staff, and training of seven to eight Graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) who lead the laboratory sections.  The lecturer may also lead a laboratory section, assist with training of TAs (typically two) associated with the lecture course, participate in grading exams for the lecture course, as well as offer weekly office hours and help sessions.

The laboratory exercises currently involve a multi-week project mapping genes in Drosophila, and several shorter microbial genetic projects with baker's yeast and bacteria.  These projects may be changed in the future, with the help of the Lecturer. 

The Lecturer may also have the possibility of participating in summer teaching of Genetics and Genomics.

This is a one-year Academic term appointment which is renewable pending successful performance and available funding.

Required Qualifications:  A Ph.D. in Genetics or similar field.  At least 3 years of postgraduate experience in a laboratory teaching at college level or equivalent experience in laboratory research.
Preferred Qualifications:  Five years of experience in a laboratory teaching at college level or equivalent experience in laboratory research.

Anticipated Start Date: August 16, 2017 

Salary and Benefits: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive fringe benefit package is included. 

Application Procedure:  Applications should be sent by email to Rebecca Alguard at Please include a CV and cover letter. The cover letter should include an explanation of how your qualifications and experience make you a good candidate for this position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application review will begin within 2 weeks.

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