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Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology

Marist College

Job Description

Position Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology


School of Science

Job Summary:

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 2023. 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A 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
  • Desire and ability to develop an active research program involving undergraduates
  • Strong interest and potential for seeking externally funded research grants

Essential Functions:

The Biology Department seeks faculty committed to undergraduate teaching excellence at a comprehensive liberal arts institution that supports both liberal arts and professional programs. The successful candidate should have expertise in botany and the ability to teach courses such as Plant Biology with lab, General Biology lectures and/or labs, and a senior-level Biology Capping course. The ability to teach Genetics would be an asset but is not required. The candidate may also teach courses that support the College Core (general education) Curriculum. Teaching responsibilities include 9 and 12 contact hours per week in alternating semesters. Prior teaching experience is desirable; however, candidates with promise and enthusiasm for becoming a skilled teacher are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must develop and maintain a robust research program involving undergraduates. Strong preference will be given to candidates who are able to obtain external research funding. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. 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.

Required Application Documents:

To learn more or to apply, visit http://careers.marist.edu . Only online applications are accepted. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement regarding research plans including how students might be involved in that research, and a list of three professional references.

About the Department/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.

Poughkeepsie and several nearby communities are ranked among the most diverse in the upstate New York region, with major cultural and recreational attractions as well as easy access to New York City on Amtrak or Metro-North train service.

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 educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 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. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about

Type of Position:



Faculty (Full-Time)

Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

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

Hours per Week:

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


Marist College Main Campus

Number of Position 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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