Assistant Professor- Microbiology/Biochemistry

Assistant Professor- Microbiology/Biochemistry

Located in Staten Island and overlooking the Manhattan skyline, Wagner College is a private, non-sectarian 80% residential college of 1800 traditional aged undergraduates and 300 graduate students in selected professional programs. The College has been widely recognized for its innovative curriculum, The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, which integrates a core curriculum, required learning communities, experiential learning, diversity, and civic education, as cited by Time magazine, U.S. News & World Report, the educational media and several higher education associations. Further information about the College can be found on the Wagner website.

The Department of Biological Sciences seeks an individual at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track) for a position beginning in the fall term, 2015.  Candidates should have expertise in microbiology, preferably microbial physiology, as well as a strong background in biochemistry.  The successful candidate must have a completed Ph.D. by the start of the position.  The individual will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in microbiology, as well as undergraduate biochemistry for the Department of Chemistry and Physics.  The candidate will regularly interact with the Department of Chemistry & Physics, however tenure will be in the Department of  Biological Sciences.  Research involving undergraduates and microbiology graduate students is expected.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching in a liberal arts college.

If interested, please send a cover letter, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy as well as research interests (no more than one page each) and curriculum vitae, along with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to:

Brian Palestis, Ph.D. Chair, Search Committee

Department of Biological Sciences

Wagner College

One Campus Road

Staten Island, New York 10301

Or by email to:

The application review process will begin November 15, 2014.  Located in an  increasingly diverse metropolitan area, Wagner College is committed to scholarship and community outreach relevant to the needs of New York City. Wagner values campus diversity (domestic and international) and in keeping with this initiative, welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity and internationalization efforts.