Baruch College — Assistant Professor, Biology

Job Description:
The Department of Natural Sciences at Baruch College, City University of New York, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Biology, starting September 1, 2022. The candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program that will complement the collaborative, interdisciplinary environment at the College and provide research opportunities for undergraduate students. The Department of Natural Sciences offers general education courses for non-majors as well as a Biological Sciences Major and minors in Chemistry, Environmental Sustainability, and Physics. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses for majors and non-majors and an upper-level course in your area of expertise for Biological Sciences majors and minors.

Baruch College is in the vibrant Gramercy Park District of New York City. It is easily reached by public transportation from locations throughout New York City’s five boroughs and tri-state area suburbs. The College is nationally recognized for Academic Excellence, Access and Value, and Social Mobility for Students. Baruch College offers modern, shared laboratory equipment/facilities and its location in midtown Manhattan provides access to a diverse range of research institutions and collaborators. For more information about the College, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department, visit the Baruch website:

Baruch College is strongly committed to a diverse work environment. Our student body is one of the most diverse in the nation; students represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. A vibrant and pluralistic community is fundamental to the exchange of ideas and fostering knowledge. The Department of Natural Sciences values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from persons from underrepresented backgrounds in Biological Sciences, including racial/ethnic, sex, and physical disabilities.

Compensation and Benefits:
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.

Ph.D. degree in Biology or a closely related field is required by September 1, 2022 when the appointment begins. We welcome applicants whose expertise complements the research programs available in the department. Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Systems Biology, Neuroscience, Endocrinology, Plant Biology and Immunology. Note, Baruch College does not have a vertebrate animal care and research facility.

Competitive applicants should have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications in their field. We strongly encourage applications from individuals with over two years of postdoctoral experience, and ability to collaborate with institutions around New York City. Teaching experience, promise of teaching excellence and a commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers are essential. Applicants should indicate their commitment to supporting the culturally diverse community of students.

How to Apply:
Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #23199. You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the

Candidates must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, research statement, teaching philosophy statement and a description of how you will contribute to and support diversity at Baruch College. Supplementary documents (publications, manuscripts, and teaching evaluations) may also be submitted. Materials are to be submitted in doc, pdf or rtf format in one file.

STEP TWO – Go to
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

Closing Date:
February 20, 2022; review of resumes beginning on February 1, 2022.

EEO Statement:
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.