Assistant Professor - Biology

Queens, NY
Jan 31, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution




The Department of Natural Sciences at LaGuardia Community College seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty vacancy in Biology at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will be a strongly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a firm commitment to excellence in teaching and research. He or she will be required to teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas: General Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, and Microbiology. Experience or training in Forensic Science will be an advantage.

The appointee will be expected to participate in developing new courses and improving existing curricula to meet the growing needs of the department and the college. Development of a viable research program and grant writing is expected. Student mentoring in undergraduate research projects is strongly encouraged. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in departmental, college-wide and university-wide initiatives. LaGuardia emphasizes excellent teaching in a student-focused environment. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and the ability to work with a diverse population.

The successful candidate will share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit to learn more.


The successful candidate must have an earned a Ph.D. in biology. Experience and/or training in Forensic Science is highly desirable. Teaching experience is also required, preferably at the college level. Excellent communication skills as well as a record of ongoing scholarly achievement are important. The candidate will be required to show demonstrated evidence of successful teaching, scholarship, and the ability to cooperate with others.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Location: LaGuardia Community College

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Biology

Job ID: 16122

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular




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