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Lecturer, Biology

Marist College - Poughkeepsie, NY, United States

Position Title: Lecturer, Biology
Position Type: Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Application Review Begins: Monday, August 28, 2023
Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Institution: Marist College
Department/Division: School of Science
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
General Information: Position Title:

Lecturer, Biology


Biology, School of Science

Job Summary:

The School of Science at Marist College is pleased to invite applications for a full-time, Lecturer in the Department of Biology, beginning August 2024. The Biology Department’s academic mission is immeasurably enriched by an inclusive community in which diverse perspectives are respected and valued. Thus, candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Qualifications/Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:

An M.S. or Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field.
Enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates and evidence of excellent teaching or potential to develop into an excellent teacher.
Desire and ability to engage in strategies to increase retention and student success in the life sciences.
Essential Functions:

The Biology Department seeks faculty committed to undergraduate teaching excellence at a comprehensive liberal arts institution that supports both liberal arts and professional programs. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be teaching 12 contact hours per week each semester, however they will also be interested in academic advising and willing to assist students with undergraduate research projects. Service to the College and beyond is also required. Minimum qualifications include an M.S. or Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field and a strong interest in evidence-based undergraduate science education. Strong preference will be given to candidates with prior college-level teaching experience who are knowledgeable regarding strategies to improve student retention in the sciences. The successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be teaching General Biology I and II courses including both lecture and laboratory components. Teaching a course that supports the College Core (general education) Curriculum is also a possibility.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior college-level teaching experience
Responsibilities: Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy & contact information of 3 Professional References.

Review of applications will begin October 1st.


The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:

Unlimited paid sick time.
14+ paid holidays per year.
Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
Life insurance.
Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
403(b) defined contribution plan:
First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter.
403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
Tuition Benefits:
Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
College pays 100% tuition only.
Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution.
*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.

About the Department/School:

The Biology Department is located in the Allied Health Building, a 58,000 sqare-foot facility constructed in 2016 for Biology and allied health graduate and undergraduate programs.

Poughkeepsie and several nearby communities are ranked among the most diverse in the upstate New York region, with major cultural and recreational attractions as well as easy access to New York City on Amtrak or Metro-North train service.

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 educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 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. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit

Type of Position:



Faculty (Full-Time)

Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Time as required for teaching, office hours, departmental/school activities, scholarship/professional development and other activities as needed

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus

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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.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.
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