Assistant Professor– Biology (Tenure-Track)

CUNY New York, New York
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December 31, 2022
New York, New York

Assistant Professor– Biology (Tenure-Track)

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Guttman Community College

Full/Part Time




Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, City University of New York, seeks an accomplished practitioner-educator with expertise in Biology to serve on the faculty and support the culture of teaching and learning across the institution.

This full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position will begin in Fall 2023. For academic year 2023-24, full-time faculty are required to teach a 24-hour course load across Guttman’s two 12-week Fall and Spring semesters and 6-week Fall II intersession (visit the Guttman Academic calendar online for dates). Faculty are expected to teach in person although some courses are taught online or in a hybrid format. Faculty on tenure-track appointments receive reassigned time to pursue scholarship. A record of scholarly production, whether in the faculty member's disciplinary field or in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, is required for tenure and promotion.

For this position, the successful candidate will have teaching expertise in Biology, or a related field for teaching general biology courses within the Science & Math track of the College’s Liberal Arts & Sciences program of study and courses in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, genetics and biological chemistry.

Guttman faculty are also active members of the College Community through participation in collaborative work initiatives that advance the goals of the College.


The Stella and Charles Guttman Community College is a beacon of innovation and knowledge creation in higher education, a two-year college where evidence-based high-impact practices in curriculum design and delivery permeate the educational model and have yielded graduation rates that are the highest in CUNY’s community college sector and above the national average. Located in midtown Manhattan, Guttman draws a culturally diverse student body from across New York City and is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution.

The College is committed to using a range of innovative approaches to achieve its goals and to improve student persistence, retention, completion, and transfer. The centerpiece of Guttman’s educational model is an integrated first-year core curriculum, where students examine current world issues and use New York City as a living text and laboratory. Thus, connecting information and concepts across multiple disciplines, contexts, and perspectives. This immersive approach equips Guttman students with the foundation of knowledge and skills essential to their intellectual, social, civic, and professional endeavors in and beyond the classroom. The College admitted its first cohort of 300 students in August 2012 and has established an enrollment target of approximately 5,000 students in the coming years. Before applying, candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College website ( to learn more about the institution.


Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Ph.D. degree in Biology, Biology/sciences education or a related field (awarded by start of fall, 2023-2024 academic year); and at least two years of successful teaching experience in a college setting (full-time or part-time) are required. Due to the interdisciplinary organization of the college, the ability to collaborate well with others in academics, student services, and administration is expected.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Minimum of two years documented successful teaching in a community college in one or more of the following areas: general biology, human biology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, genetics and biological chemistry.

+ Experience with pedagogical practices central to Guttman's educational model such as learning communities, undergraduate research, project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, experiential education, embedded remediation, civic engagement, electronic portfolios, universal design principles, and peer mentoring

+ A practice of reflective thinking about teaching of science

+ Willingness to conduct research with students in and outside of classroom environments

+ Demonstrated capacity to use a diverse range of effective instructional strategies and openness to adopting new practices

+ Ability to work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment

+ Active, student-centered pedagogy and significant student mentoring experience

+ Teaching students of diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic and educational backgrounds

+ An understanding of community college students’ assets and challenges

+ Use of current technology as it supports teaching and learning

+ Excellent organizational, planning, interpersonal, and written and verbal skills

We are particularly looking for candidates to address the following specialized experience and demonstrated knowledge in their application materials:

+ Guttman is a minority-serving institution composed of more than 85% African-American and Latinx students of color. Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of the literacy experiences of Latinx students and students of color as they engage, confront, and master the English-dominated rhetoric of Academic Writing, and should share Guttman’s commitment to creating learning environments that foster equity, inclusion, and belonging.

+ As a college committed to access and success for all students, faculty should understand the body normativity and disability labeling that often goes unquestioned in the college classroom. Candidates should have demonstrated experience applying the principles of universal design for learning to meet the needs of all learners proactively and with flexibility.


$79,188 – 93,134; Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


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