Clinical Assistant Professor in Microbiology

Clinical Assistant Professor in Microbiology

The Department of Biological Sciences seeks a Clinical Assistant Professor for the 2024 - 2025 academic year, with an initial three-year appointment and the possibility of renewal. Candidates must have expertise in microbiology with a strong background in molecular and cellular biochemistry as well as considerable experience in teaching undergraduate students. 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 biochemistry, and they will contribute to the teaching requirement of the department for all of its majors and all levels of the curriculum. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching at a liberal arts college.

Essential Functions:

  • Three courses per semester – 6 per academic year (plus opportunities for overloads)
  • Collaborate in developing curriculum and establishing new course offerings
  • Advise and mentor students pursuing the degree in microbiology and related disciplines
  • Participate in departmental functions and college-wide services


  • Earned doctorate microbiology or closely related field.
  • Potential for excellence in teaching at the college level
  • Commitment to undergraduate education

If interested, please send a cover letter, a statement on teaching philosophy addressing how you support diversity, equity, and inclusion in your classroom and research lab, unofficial transcripts (official ones will be requested of the hired candidate), a statement on research interests (no more than one page each) and curriculum vitae, along with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to Applications submitted by October 31, 2023, will be given full consideration.

Additional Information
In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $60,000 - $65,000. Wagner College considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

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