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Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology

Marist College
Poughkeepsie, New York, US
Closing date
Nov 29, 2021

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Finance, Biology
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The School of Science at Marist College is pleased to invite applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, beginning August 2022. The Biology Department's academic mission is immeasurably enriched by an inclusive community in which diverse perspectives are respected and valued. Thus, candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The Biology Department seeks faculty committed to undergraduate teaching excellence at a comprehensive liberal arts institution that supports both liberal arts and professional programs. Candidates will develop and maintain a strong research program involving undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities include 9 and 12 contact hours per week in alternating semesters. Service to the College and beyond is also required. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biology or closely related field and a strong interest in evidence-based undergraduate science education. Strong preference will be given to candidates who are enthusiastic about and have potential for obtaining external research funding. The successful candidate should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: developmental biology, molecular biology, neurobiology, biotechnology, genetic engineering, computational biology or bioinformatics, and the interest and ability to teach general biology and upper division courses for majors as well as courses that support the College Core (general education) Curriculum. Prior teaching experience is desirable; however, candidates with promise and enthusiasm for becoming a skilled teacher are strongly encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Biology or closely related field is required. Enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates and evidence of excellent teaching or potential to develop into an excellent teacher, desire and ability to develop research program involving undergraduates, and a strong interest and potential for seeking externally funded research grants is also required.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach undergraduate coursework in Biology, including lectures and lab equating to approximately 9-12 contact hours per week
  • Create an inclusive classroom environment
  • Develop a research program appropriate to undergraduate institution and mentor undergraduate research
  • Perform service to department, school, college and community as necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior undergraduate college teaching experience, a demonstrated potential for obtaining externally funded grants, and at least one year of postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, CV, & Three Professional References.

About the Department and School:

The Biology Department is located in the Allied Health Building, a 58,000 ft2 facility constructed in 2016 for Biology and allied health graduate and undergraduate programs. It features modern laboratories and facilities in addition to updated instrumentation for teaching and research.

Marist's Biology program, offering degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Biology, with concentrations in Human Biology or the Biological Sciences, is designed to help students take their passion and turn it into a successful, meaningful future. Our natural resources of the Hudson River and local community combined with our state-of-the-art technological resources and expert faculty create a learning environment unlike any other for our Biology, Biomedical Sciences, and Human Biology students.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to "help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century." Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger's Personal Finance ("Best College Values"), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department's Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

About the Hudson Valley Region:

The Hudson River Valley is known for its rich landscapes, sustainable-foods, diverse culture, and has a wide variety of vibrant cities and historic towns. Follow your sense of adventure, find great food around every corner, engage with a proud community, and be a part of history right at Marist in the heart of the Hudson River Valley. Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities are among the most diverse in the state with easy access to New York City by way of Amtrak or Metro-North train service. For more information about the Hudson Valley region and its major cultural and recreational attractions, visit the link below to learn more:

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