Assistant/Associate Professor, One-Year Full-time Contract Faculty in Biological Sciences

  • St. John's University
  • Queens, NY
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

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Assistant/Associate Professor, One-Year Full-time Contract Faculty in Biological Sciences

The Institution

St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.? As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.? We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.? As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.?

Division/Department Information

The Department of Biological Sciences at the Queens campus of St. John's University located in New York City is seeking applications for one-year full-time Assistant or Associate Professor faculty positions with the possibility of renewal. The Department of Biological Sciences includes roughly 1000 undergraduate B.S. students and 40 graduate students, both M.S. and Ph.D. We have thirteen tenure-track or tenured faculty members who maintain active, funded research programs. Our introductory biology courses typically have enrollments around 100 students, and upper-level courses can vary from 40-120 students. More information about the department can be found here:


Contract Faculty teach four courses each semester. These are typically a mix of introductory biology courses and upper level courses areas such as anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, or virology.


Successful candidates will have a PhD or other graduate degree in a biological field. Ideally candidates will have experience teaching introductory courses and have expertise in areas of anatomy and physiology and/or biochemistry and molecular biology.

Application Process

Please submit a letter of inquiry, curriculum vitae, diversity & inclusion statement, teaching philosophy, and three names for professional references online. The diversity and inclusion statement should address how the candidate plans to support an inclusive, anti-racist and equitable environment in their teaching. Applications will be accepted until filled. Review of applications will begin April 1st, 2021.

Here is a direct link to the St. John's Faculty Brochure

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

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