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Brooklyn College of the City University of New York: Assistant Professor - Biology

(posted 2017-12-07)

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biology with a starting date in August 2018.

Brooklyn College is a microcosm of the ethnically rich borough of Brooklyn it serves as well as a mirror of the wide diversity in New York City itself. A vibrant, intellectually engaged community, our student body comprises individuals from 150 countries, speaking 105 different languages. The College and the Department of Biology are committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are encouraged to apply.
The selected candidate is expected to develop a strong independent research program that is competitive for external grants, promotes collaborations, mentors and trains Ph.D. students in the CUNY doctoral program. Desired areas of focus include: Systems approaches with applications to neuroscience, developmental biology, immunology, cancer research, environmental biology, evolution, ecology, genetics, cell biology, metabolism, and genomics.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of researchers in the Department of Biology, with areas of focus including Neuroscience, Ecology Evolution and Behavior, and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.

Responsibilities include:
Teach existing courses and developing new undergraduate and graduate courses in topic area such as bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology, neuroscience, immunology, and genetics/genomics.
Mentor undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral Scholars in research and work with a diverse team of colleagues.
Develop a high-impact, nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program and excel in teaching at the Undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels.
Share responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

Ph.D. in Biology or related field from an accredited institution.
Post-doctoral fellowship training including actively applying for extra-mural funding.
Preference will be given to candidates whose research includes a significant computational component.

Salary commensurate with experience and credentials. All appointments are subject to financial availability.
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.


STEP ONE – Click "Apply Now"
Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:
An application letter indicating the desired position, and should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.

Current curriculum vitae
At least three- five peer-reviewed articles in the applicant’s area of expertise
A statement of research interests and future research plans as well as a statement of teaching philosophy

STEP TWO - Go to
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.

The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.
Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

REVISED - January 5, 2018

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

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.

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Biology
Job ID: 17528
Location: Brooklyn College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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