Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology

Queens County, New York
Commensurate with experience
November 14 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

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 St. John’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of (i) microbiology or (ii) genetics/developmental biology, with preference for a neuroscientist who works with drosophila or C. elegans. The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree plus postdoctoral experience, and will be expected to develop externally funded research program and mentor graduate and undergraduate research students.  The candidate will teach on a rotating basis in our Fundamentals of Biology course and an upper level/graduate course in his/her specialty.


Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and statement of research and teaching interests to Dr. A. Vancura at All documents should be submitted as a single pdf file. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent as an e-mail attachment to the same email address. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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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