Job Description 
Job Title:   Assistant or Associate Professor –
Molecular Systematics & Ecology (Biology) 
Job ID:      3202
Location:  Brooklyn College, of the City University of New York (CUNY)
FLSA:       Exempt
Full/Part Time:   Full-Time 



Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below.  Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned. 

The Department of Biology seeks a broadly trained biologist whose research will add to the breadth and depth of the department. The research should include systematic and molecular approaches in one or more of the following areas: systematics of microbial or other ecology, environmental biology, evolution, or behavior. This work should relate to the College's initiative in the urban environment, including urban marine estuaries. The faculty member will participate in teaching appropriate undergraduate and graduate courses that relate to his/her specialty. Development of a strong, competitive, research program that trains undergraduate and graduate research students and generates external grant funding is essential. Participation in the CUNY biology doctoral program is required.

This is a tenure-track position, with competitive salary and benefits to begin Fall Semester 2011. Lab space and start-up funds for research will be provided. The successful candidate will join a research-active department of 18 faculties with expertise in microbiology, molecular and cell biology, bioinformatics, and behavioral neurobiology. 

Ph.D. degree in area(s) of expertise, or equivalent as noted below.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. 

An appropriate Ph.D. degree in biology or a related field is required. Post-doctoral experience with publications in peer-review biology journals; well-defined plan for developing an independent research program that will generate external funding and provide research training for undergraduate and graduate students; effective communication skills that will enable the candidate to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and some appropriate teaching experience. 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria. 

Please submit your application online as follows:
• Go to  and click on “Employment”
• Click “Search job listings”
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• Search by Job Opening ID: 3202
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Be sure to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae.  In addition, all applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (referencing Job ID 3202) to be sent directly to:

Mr. Michael T. Hewitt.
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210-2889


Open until filled with the review of applications to begin on October 16, 2010. 

The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.