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Job No. 139919

  • Job Title:
  • Assistant Professor, Biology
  • Employer:
  • Marist College
  • Location:
  • Poughkeepsie , NY
  • Posting Date:
  • 05-Dec-2018
  • Description:
  • Job Summary:

    The School of Science at Marist College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, beginning August 2019. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biology or closely related field and a strong interest in undergraduate education. Although prior teaching experience is desirable, the potential to develop superior teaching skills and continually develop as a teacher are essential. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will teach introductory biology for science majors, an upper-level immunology course, and the biology senior capping class. The candidate may also teach additional upper-level courses in their area of expertise and/or courses that support the College Core Curriculum. Teaching responsibilities include 9 and 12 contact hours per week in alternating semesters. Marist recognizes teaching as the most important professional activity; however, scholarship and service to the College are also required. Faculty are expected to develop an active research program involving undergraduates and leading to peer-reviewed scientific publications. The successful applicant will join a department characterized by a strong sense of community in which students are the central focus and faculty are both accessible and approachable. The ideal candidate is expected to collaborate with other faculty to provide an effective learning environment.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Ph.D. in Biology or closely related field
    Enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates and evidence of excellent teaching or potential to develop into an excellent teacher
    Plans for a research program with the ability to include undergraduate research
    Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
    Preferred Qualifications:

    At least one year of postdoctoral research experience

    Required Application Documents:

    Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Research Statement (including a description of how undergraduates will be involved in research)

    Three Letters of Recommendation

    Special Instructions:

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and review of applications will begin in November of 2018. Salary and rank for the position will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    About Marist College:

    Marist College is located on the banks of the historic Hudson River midway between New York City and Albany and at its Florence, Italy campus. 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 384 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (8th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist educates approximately 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.

    Type of Position:




    Months per Year:


    Work Schedule:

    Time as required for teaching, office hours, departmental/school activities, scholarship/professional development and other activities as needed.


    Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

    Number of Positions Openings:


    Equal Employment Statement:

    Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

    Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

    Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.
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  • Marist College
  • Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • United States
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