Lecturer - Natural Sciences (Biology)

Baruch College
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Apr 15, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Title:

Baruch College – Lecturer – Natural Sciences (Biology)


Job Description 

The Department of Natural Sciences, Baruch College CUNY, seeks to fill a Lecturer position in biology.  The successful candidate will have responsibilities in four areas:  1) prepare curriculum materials for and teach introductory biology, teach occasional advanced courses as needed; 2) meet with prospective science majors and minors for initial advisement and selection of faculty mentors; 3) collaborate with the Chair and Deputy Chairs to prepare course schedules for future semesters; 4) together with a technician, manage the confocal microscope and train new users.  Hours will be apportioned among categories each semester, depending on departmental need.  This position is eligible for a Certificate of Continuing Employment after 5 consecutive years of employment.

The Department of Natural Sciences offers general education courses for non-majors as well as a Biological Sciences Major (about 100 undergraduates) and minors in Chemistry, Environmental Sustainability, and Physics.  Baruch College is in the vibrant Gramercy Park District of New York City.  It is easily reached from the other boroughs of the City and New Jersey by car and public transportation.   Its buildings include the 1929 Field Building and the modern Newman Vertical Campus completed in 2001.  The College is nationally recognized for Academic Excellence, Access and Value, and Social Mobility for Students.  For more information about the College, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department, visit the Baruch website: https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/ 

Baruch College is strongly committed to a diverse work environment.  Our student body is one of the most diverse in the nation, bringing an unparalleled breadth of cultural experience to the campus that enriches teaching, scholarship, and student life.  A vibrant and pluralistic community is fundamental to the exchange of ideas and production of knowledge. Ensuring such plurality and diversity in the faculty is fostered by active efforts in recruitment and retention and in the sustaining of a climate of openness and participation throughout the life of the College.


Compensation and Benefits:

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.



Baccalaureate degree with major in biology from an accredited institution, ability to teach successfully and perform administrative and technology duties.  Teaching experience in higher education is preferred.


How to Apply: 


Go to the CUNY website http://www.cuny.edu/employment to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #22334.  You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting.



Candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, contact information for three to five professional references, and a statement of philosophy of inclusive education and teaching.

STEP TWO - Go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ 
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below. 

Please go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided. 

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.


Closing Date: 

May 10, 2021.


EEO Statement:

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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