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Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty: Genetics or Molecular/Cell Biology

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Faculty



The Department of Biological Sciences at Quinnipiac University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Genetics or Molecular/Cell Biology with appointment anticipated for August 2020. Applicants with research focusing on Arabidopsis or other plant models are especially encouraged to apply; applicants working in other non-mammalian model systems will also be considered.

The Department of Biological Sciences has 30 full-time faculty whose academic specialties span from Molecular Genetics through Ecology. The student-centered department has a strong sense of community, and the faculty are highly collaborative in both teaching and research.

About the College:

The breadth of programs offered in the College of Arts and Sciences provides the traditional strengths of a liberal arts education, with a focus on cultivating the intellectual and practical skills that students need for their personal and professional lives. The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate majors in behavioral neuroscience, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, English, game design and development, gerontology, history, independent majors, interdisciplinary studies, law in society, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish language and literature, and theater.

In addition, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 31 undergraduate minors, a MS in Molecular and Cell Biology and the additional accelerated undergraduate/graduate programs: 3+1 and 4+1 BS/MS programs in Molecular and Cell Biology, 3+3 BA or BS/JD degree, 3+1 BA in Theater/MBA, and 3+2 BA or BS/MSW. Students can also complete a 5-year BA/BS and MA in Teaching in the following secondary education fields: Biology, English, History, Math and Spanish.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


  • Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced courses in genetics as well as some combination of core courses (introductory biology, non-majors, research methods, etc), and the potential for advanced courses in the candidate’s academic specialty

  • Engage in academic advising

  • Engage in university service appropriate to interests

  • Establish a research program that provides opportunities for student involvement appropriate for an undergraduate-centered institution

Education Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Biology (or closely related field) is required at time of appointment


  • Applicants with research focusing on Arabidopsis or other plant models are especially encouraged to apply; applicants working in other non-mammalian model systems will also be considered
  • Proven ability to effectively teach university-level lectures and laboratories is preferred
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and must include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan for the next five years, and names of 3 references. Application review will begin on November 10 and continue until position is filled.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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