Assistant Professor- Biological Sciences and Geology

published Apr 10, 2019 9:54am
Job Title: Assistant Professor - Biological Sciences and Geology
Job ID: 20465
Location: Queensborough CC
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Department of Biological Sciences and Geology at Queensborough Community College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting Fall 2019. The successful candidate will teach courses in physical geology and develop capstone courses in mineralogy and petrology.

Duties include: teaching, research, and mentorship to undergraduate students. The successful candidate will participate in departmental and college activities including committees, course and program assessment, curriculum development, and preparation of grants. Specifically, the successful candidate will play an essential role in the revamping of the physical geology program and may also collaborate with members of the Chemistry and Physics Department. The Assistant Professor will be required to demonstrate scholarly activities including research for tenure and promotion.

The Biological Sciences and Geology Department offers programs of study in Health Sciences, Medical Assistant, Pre-Professional Studies, Pre-Nursing Curriculum, Geology, and required biology courses in Massage Therapy. The department facilities include 15 state-of-the art laboratories with multi-media projection equipment, as well as a petrographic laboratory dedicated to rock preparation including petrographic thin section and access to a desktop scanning electron microscope with EDS. The department provides opportunities for growth, improvement in pedagogy, and research. For more information, please see the departmental website at

CUNY is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from members of protected groups including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional perspectives to the university's mission. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are also encouraged to apply. One of the Queensborough Community College's greatest strengths, and a necessary element of excellence, is the diversity of our community. We strive to attract and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff that proudly reflect the unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the United States.

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Ph.D. degree in the Geological Sciences from a regionally accredited institution, with an emphasis in mineralogy, petrology, and related area(s) such as carbonate petrology, geochemistry of minerals and rocks, or equivalent.


Prior teaching experience in an academic setting, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
Experience in mineralogy, petrology, course assessment, and curriculum development
Experience in teaching diverse student populations
Research interests in teaching/learning innovation
An innovative perspective and non-traditional approach to pedagogy


Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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.


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Candidates must provide a 1) a cover letter (no more than two pages) highlighting how your relevant geological experience relates to both the required and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae including dates of degrees, educational background, work experience and selected publications 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (limited to 300 words); and 4) a statement of research/scholarly interests (limited to 300 words).

May 8, 2019. Review of resumes to begin April 16, 2019.

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