Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology

Marist College
Poughkeepsie, New York (US)
November 21 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology

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.


  • 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
  • At least one year of postdoctoral research experience is preferred

About Marist

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.

Marist employees also enjoy a highly competitive benefits and compensation package. We provide comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, their family members, and retirees. Benefits may include tuition, reimbursement, rich health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision), life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, and generous retirement savings plans. Other benefits include discount programs, ample opportunity for community involvement, and local volunteer opportunities with foundations and non-profit organizations.


To learn more or to apply, please visit Only online applications are accepted.

Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.