Assistant Professor - Biological Sciences and Geology


The Department of Biological Sciences and Geology at Queensborough Community College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting Spring 2018.

One of the College's greatest strengths, and a necessary element of excellence, is the diversity of our community. We are committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action, and strive to attract and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff that proudly reflect the unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the United States.

The successful candidate will teach courses in first year general biology and/or biology for non-majors.

Duties include: teaching, research, and mentorship to undergraduate students. The successful candidate will participate in departmental and college activities including committees, course and program assessment, curriculum development, and seek intra and/or extramural funding. The Assistant Professor will be required to demonstrate scholarly activities including research for tenure and promotion.

The Biological Sciences and Geology Department offers programs of study in Health Sciences, Medical Assistant, Pre-Professional Studies, Pre-Nursing Curriculum, Geology, and required biology courses in Massage Therapy. The department facilities include 15 state-of-the art laboratories with multi-media projection equipment, as well as two laboratories dedicated to research along with a core facility in modern instrumentation. The department provides opportunities for growth, improvement in pedagogy, and research. For more information, please see the department website at


Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences. Prior teaching experience in an undergraduate academic setting, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


  • Experience in teaching entry level year-long general biology to science majors at an undergraduate institution
  • Experience in teaching diverse student populations


Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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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Candidates must provide a 1) a cover letter (no more than two pages) highlighting how your relevant undergraduate teaching and curriculum development experience relates to both the required and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vita including dates of degrees, educational background, work experience and selected publications 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (limited to 300 words); and 4) a statement of research/scholarly interests (limited to 300 words).


August 18, 2017. Review of resumes to begin July 3, 2017.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Queensborough CC

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Biological Sciences and Geology

Job ID: 16994

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular