Visiting Lecturer, Biology

Marist College
Poughkeepsie, New York (US)
Commensurate with experience
June 22 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Job Summary:

The School of Science at Marist College invites applications for a one-year visiting position, beginning August 2021, with potential for renewal as a Lecturer in the Department of Biology. 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.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on July 7, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications:

MS or 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

A strong background in Microbiology and cell biology. Postdoctoral experience.

Essential Functions: 

Teach instruction of undergraduates, especially in the first semester foundational class (General Biology I), Microbiology and an upper-level courses in their area of expertise or the senior capstone class in biology. Teaching responsibilities include 12 contact hours per week.

Work with the faculty of the department, school, and college to examine and revise curriculum and educational policies, and aid the Department Chair with program assessment and projects that enhance the environment for students and colleagues.

Represent the School of Science and the Biology Department by participating in service activities and performing other duties as assigned (e.g., interacting with prospective students, attending student research presentations, etc.).

Required Application Documents: 

Cover Letter, Resume, Three Letters of Recommendation, Statement of Teaching Philosophy.

To Apply:

About the Department and School:

The Biology program at Marist Colleges offers degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Biology, with concentrations in Human Biology or the Biological Sciences, which are designed to help students take their passion and turn it into a successful, meaningful future. Our natural resources of the Hudson River and local community combined with our state-of-the-art technological resources and expert faculty create a learning environment unlike any other for our Biology, Biomedical Sciences, and Human Biology students.

The School of Science combines scientific principles with practice through the application of knowledge, scientific literacy, and research. Students interested in the natural, physical, and health sciences have access to top facilities, as well as opportunities for internships, clinical rotations, and hands-on research. Working with dedicated faculty members, students gain the skills required to obtain prestigious awards, placement in top graduate schools, or careers in leading companies.

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 is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 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, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

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.

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