Position Description

Assistant Professor - Biology
Job Department/School Biology
FT/PT/Temp Full time
Location Garden City, N.Y.
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Assistant Professor (Tenure - Track)

College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Biology



Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected teaching and research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students more than 50 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 115,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 41 states and 58 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.



Adelphi University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in biology with a focus in evolutionary biology to begin fall 2020. The candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in evolution, introductory biology, and additional courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. Research areas could include evolutionary modeling, phylogenetics, comparative methods, molecular evolution, or other related fields. The successful applicant will have a commitment to teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds and excellent potential as a teacher, plus a record of significant research accomplishment and the potential to develop a fundable independent research program involving undergraduate and master’s students. Preference will be given to applicants who could incorporate computational methods into their area of research. The successful applicant will join an active, engaged, and collegial department spanning all areas of biology that is particularly focused on the use of evidence-based teaching practices. Opportunities for collaboration exist within the university as well as in the NY metropolitan area. For more information about the department, visit http://biology.adelphi.edu/.


  1. Teaching introductory biology, undergraduate and graduate courses in evolutionary biology, and additional courses in the candidate’s area of interest.
  2. Conducting research with both undergraduate and graduate students.
  3. Advising undergraduate and graduate students.


  1. Ph.D in Biology or related field is required.
  2. Postdoctoral experience is highly preferred.
  3. Experience teaching at the collegiate level is preferred.
  4. Commitment to teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds and excellent potential as a teacher.


  1. Applicants must upload their application online and submit the following (merged into one document): cover letter, CV, statement of teaching interests and philosophy (2-3 pages), statement of research interests (2-3 pages), and the names and contact information for 3 references.
  2. Deadline for applications: September 30, 2019
  3. For more information, please contact Andrea Ward (award@adelphi.edu).
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Adelphi University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from women, under-represented groups, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities and veterans.