Brooklyn College — Lecturer, Biology

Job ID: 19873
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in the Department of Biology with a starting date in August 2019.

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Serve as Course Coordinator and Lead Instructor for the Biology 1010 course 
  • Work with faculty and the scientific community to continuously update course content and delivery methods
  • Train and oversee the pedagogy of the Bio 1010 laboratory instructors
  • Develop and implement assessment procedures, to continuously monitor the efficacy of our methods and learning outcomes. 
  • Lecturer would also 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. 

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 train students to think critically in our rapidly advancing society. We combine in-class lectures 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.

Brooklyn College is a microcosm of the ethnically rich borough of Brooklyn it serves as well as a mirror of the wide diversity in New York City itself. A vibrant, intellectually engaged community, our student body comprises individuals from 150 countries, speaking 105 different languages, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college. The College transforms lives by providing access to outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, and a vibrant general education curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences.


  • MSc degree. In Biology or related field from an accredited institution
  • Ability to teach undergraduate or graduate courses, including General Biology.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biology or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in teaching and organizing undergraduate or graduate courses, including General Biology.

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.

There are two steps to the application process.

STEP ONE – Submit Application by visiting 

Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:

  • An application letter indicating the Lecturer-Biology position, and should detail 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; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A recent peer-reviewed article, publications or manuscript
  • Two writing samples
  • Statement of teaching philosophy 
  • Statement of research interests

STEP TWO – Submit Reference Contact Information by visiting 

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.

February 10, 2019

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.