WHO WE ARE
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University s second largest population of students, faculty and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
The CALS School of Integrative of Plant Science (SIPS) is composed of five sections: Horticulture, Plant Biology, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, and Soil and Crop Sciences. Combined there are 100+ faculty, ~100 undergraduate majors, 200+ graduate students in five fields, and 600+ other employees located in Ithaca, Geneva, and other satellite locations across the New York State. The school offers the multidisciplinary undergraduate major in Plant Sciences and is also home to the Agricultural Sciences major. School faculty also contributes to the Biology, International Agriculture and Rural Development, and Viticulture and Enology majors.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
This position participates in course and instructional material development primarily for the Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section. Oversee the operations of the teaching laboratory, teaching prep space, teaching greenhouse facility, associated equipment and coordinate usage. Demonstrate, teach and assist students with laboratory exercises; evaluate student papers, lab reports and exams. Manage, maintain and submit grades for 500+ student course. Advise, counsel and assist students in course content and personal difficulties as they might arise. Oversee and maintain pathogen cultures in storage or on plant material. Responsible for growing collections for course activities including fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes and knowledge and preparation of complex growth media and growth and infection requirements. Participate in the development of course and academic materials including assisting with new course content and organization and develop complex laboratory experiments. Demonstrate the ability to write and develop educational activities and express thoughts clearly both orally and written.
THIS POSITION IS FULL TIME (100% EFFORT) FOR 10 MONTHS (AUGUST THROUGH MAY) AND 0% EFFORT FOR 2 MONTHS (JUNE 1- JULY 31). PAY IS EQUALLY DISTRIBUTED OVER A 12 MONTH PERIOD.
WHAT WE NEED
We are looking for someone with the following qualifications:
* Master's degree or equivalent, and 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience in Plant Pathology, Plant Biology, Horticulture, Microbiology or related subject.
* Working knowledge of microscopy, phase and bright field light microscopes; camera equipment and routine lab equipment autoclaves; spectrophotometers; gel boxes.
* Express thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing. Excellent communication skills are required.
* Demonstrate ability to develop effective working relationships with a wide variety of students, faculty, and staff.
* Ability to create an inclusive, high-quality and respectful work environment in a team setting and work independently to achieve departmental and university goals.
* Must be personable, flexible, possess excellent organizational and communication skills and take pride in their work.
* The successful candidate must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University.
* Must be able to adapt to changing priorities, situations and demands.
* Possess the ability to multi-task while meeting priorities.
* Show initiative to anticipate needs and take action.
If you possess these experiences and skills this may be the role for you! There are a few other qualifications that we would view as incredibly helpful in this role, to include:
* Prior teaching experience.
* Three to five years job related experience for teaching component and laboratory operation and safety.
* Familiarity with standard laboratory safety practices, waste disposal and the safe handling of hazardous chemicals.
REWARDS AND BENEFITS
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
* Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
* Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
* Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
We invite you to follow this link to get more information: https://hr.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/documents/benefits_overview_cc.pdf
VISA SPONSORSHIP IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION.
RELOCATION ASSISTANCE WILL NOT BE PROVIDED FOR THIS POSITION.
Essential Physical Requirements: Typically lifts 20 to 50 lbs
Visual: Acute concentration/eye-hand coordination
Hazards: Chemicals/safety precautions
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UNIVERSITY JOB TITLE:Teaching Supp Spec III
PAY RATE TYPE:Salary
CONTACT NAME:Kate Nicholson
NUMBER OF OPENINGS:1
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