Lecturer or Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Biology

  • Brooklyn College
  • Brooklyn College, Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Feb 23, 2022
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description


Job Title: Lecturer or Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Biology

Job ID: 23756

Location: Brooklyn College

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular



Brooklyn College, a senior College of the City University of New York (CUNY), invites applications for a full-time Lecturer or Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) position in the Department of Biology within the School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences with a starting date in August 2022. Lecturers are eligible for a certificate of continuous employment (CCE) upon the sixth reappointment in the title that follows five years of continuous service in the title.


Brooklyn College serves students from as many as 150 countries who speak over 100 languages and dialects and is a vibrant microcosm of the rich diversity and energy that characterizes the borough of Brooklyn and the greater New York City area itself. Its mission features “a special commitment to educate immigrant and first-generation college students from the diverse communities that make up our city and state.” The college ethos is strongly invested in the educational and career success of a population that encompasses a multiplicity of nationalities, ethnicities, religions, cultures, and languages. We are committed to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and shared ideals across the full spectrum of our varied constituency.  By accessing a first-class and affordable college education in an inclusive and nurturing intellectual milieu, our students acquire the skills, confidence, and global mindedness that allow them to thrive in a rapidly changing, unpredictable marketplace of ideas that transcends borders and spans the gamut of cultures and vernaculars.


To this end, the college seeks faculty who are eager to engage with the diversity of our student body and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and heterogeneity through teaching, research and/or service. We seek to recruit and retain faculty who reflect the mosaic of our student population. Successful candidates will bring their unique creativity, sensitivity, insights, and perspectives to a community that welcomes innovation in scholarship and teaching. Together we will model the finest that a public urban liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies college can be for the present and future. 


The successful candidate will be part of a University and College wide cohort of faculty lecturers who engage actively with one another in pedagogical development toward achieving excellence in innovative and student-centered teaching.  A commitment to teaching effectiveness and student engagement through advisement, regular office hours, and other service activities are required. 


The School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its nine departments – Anthropology and Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Health and Nutrition Sciences, Math, Physics, and Psychology. The Department of Biology is home to 15 full-time faculty as well as expert staff who are committed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in professional their careers.  


The successful candidate is expected to perform the following typical work duties:

  • Serve as the Course Coordinator and Lead Instructor for the Biology 1010 CORE course open to all non-major students.
  • Supervise, train, mentor and coordinate the instructional team and oversee pedagogy for Biology 1010 CORE course.
  • Serve as the Manager for the facilitation and delivery of other large-scale academic programs, and/or to provide oversight and support.
  • Work with faculty and the scientific community to continuously facilitate active learning in higher education by pedagogy and course design.
  • Teach the annual workload of 24 semester hours. This amount is equivalent to four courses of 3 hours per week in each semester.
  • Teach courses as in-person, online or hybrid class formats.
  • Develop and implement assessment procedures, to continuously monitor the efficacy of our methods and learning outcomes.
  • Provide support to program functions including tracking data, maintaining records, create and run reports, interpret data for quality control measures related to course/program offerings and assisting with data driven strategic planning by recommending improvements and communications.
  • The Lecturer will be welcome to develop new courses in their area of expertise (e.g., immunology, cancer biology, genetics, environmental science) and participate at all levels in Departmental functions.


This profile is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions in this job title. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties should not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.


The Department of Biology offers a non-major’s course in Biology, Biol 1010: Biology for Today’s World which serves over 1,000 students per year. The course is designed with the goal of not only disseminating scientific information, but also training students to think critically in our rapidly advancing society. We combine in-class and online lectures with the laboratory component taking place in a virtual environment online. We offer open laboratories where students meet in person with laboratory instructors who can aid them in their laboratory and lecture assignments (usually 5-10 instructors depending on the size of the lecture). We are dedicated to training all students in scientific literacy, whether they enter a STEM field or not. We want our students to become engaged and active in society on all levels.


Preferred and Required Qualifications



For Rank of Lecturer: Bachelor's degree in Biology required. MA, MS or MSc degree in Biology education or related field from an accredited institution preferred.


For Rank of Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule): PhD degree in Biology or related field from an accredited institution required.


Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience demonstrating the ability to teach undergraduate courses in biology.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate or graduate courses, for example General Biology.
  • Evidence of teaching multi-section courses.
  • Evidence of understanding and/or participating in higher education outcomes assessment.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of training in science higher education.
  • Experience in the coordination of large undergraduate and/or graduate courses, including General Biology.
  • Some experience in managing academic programs or be a part of such programs that include coordinating diverse teams of instructional staff, supervisory role in the development and implementation of various program materials etc.
  • Some experience with course and curriculum assessment, including the development of assessment tools and/or rubrics.



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.


Application Details




STEP ONE—Submit Application via the CUNY online application system

From our job posting system, select “Apply Now”, create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, please visit https://cuny.jobs/brooklyn-college/new-jobs/


Applicants should email the following in .doc or .pdf format:


  • An application letter indicating the subject line as Lecturer-BC Biology, and referencing the position, and stating reasons for applying to Brooklyn College specifically.
  • Current and detailed curriculum vitae; describe 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; include any experiences with teaching research in the classroom or related pedagogical tools.
  • Teaching Statement describing teaching philosophy, pedagogical approaches, and how one will contribute to the teaching culture of Brooklyn College.
  • Diversity Statement detailing how the applicant’s 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.
  • Reference Contact Information for three (3) recommenders (email and phone number). This is submitted in step two of the process below.


STEP TWO – Submit Reference Contact Information by visiting www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hrref/


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.



April 18, 2022



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Application Deadline

Open until filled.