Marymount Manhattan College: Assistant Professor of Biology

February 11, 2018

The department of Natural Sciences is recruiting a tenure-track faculty member in Biology with teaching expertise in Anatomy and Physiology and specialization in Developmental Neurobiology.  The primary instructional responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to teach lectures and labs for Anatomy, Human Physiology and Animal Physiology. Since many of the students taking Anatomy and Physiology are dance majors, expertise with dance and movement pedagogy is strongly preferred.  The ideal candidate will establish a research program involving undergraduate students in the biological sciences, preferably on the neurobiology of movement, develop courses within the behavioral neuroscience major, and contribute to the general education curriculum.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan courses and prepare syllabi in the biology and behavioral neuroscience programs 
  • Make effective use of appropriate technology, learning software, and the learning management system in course delivery 
  • Develop an effective teaching style informed by best practices in education literature 
  • Perform data collection related to monitoring of program and general education learning outcomes as needed to fulfill assessment requirements and to monitor student success 
  • Communicate effectively with students regarding course content, assignments, and exams 
  • Keep regular office hours for students, provide tutoring assistance as needed, and perform student advising duties 
  • Keep active in academic field of specialization through professional development, scholarly research, publishing, and professional activities 
  • Serve on college and university committees and engage in university and community service including development of outreach activities 
  • Mentor and supervise undergraduate students in scholarly research projects 
  • Participate in college and university programs to recruit and retain students 


  • Doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Biology or closely related field 
  • Minimum two years of college level teaching experience 
  • Demonstrated research and publication record 
  • Potential for or past success securing external research funding 
  • Potential or past experience in supervising undergraduate research students 
  • Ability to teach courses in the biomedical sciences, specifically anatomy, human and animal physiology 
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience interacting with dancers/dance majors 


Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a short statement of teaching experience, research objectives, and identify at least three individuals as references. Please send the materials to: Kate Warner at  .  If materials cannot be sent electronically, please mail to: Kate Warner, Division of the Sciences, Marymount Manhattan College, 221 East 71st Street, New York, NY 10021.