CUNY Adjunct Faculty Open Rank – Science (Multiple Positions) in New York, New York


Stella and Charles Guttman Community College at CUNY is currently seeking Adjunct faculty to teach courses in science, including Introduction to Biology, Biology II, Human Biology, Genetics, and Introduction to Chemistry during the Spring 1 Session (Period: March 3 - June 11, 2019) and the Spring 2 Session (June 17 – August 6, 2019).

Adjunct faculty perform teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise.


INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY: This introductory course will provide students with an understanding of the variety of life forms in New York City. Students will explore the relationships between diverse organisms and their impact on life in New York City. This all laboratory class will provide field observation and data collection experiences that include research practices focusing on observing, describing and analyzing various kinds of living organisms.

HUMAN BIOLOGY: This course will introduce students to biological concepts focusing on the structures of the human body and their functions. Specifically, students will learn about human tissues, organs and organ systems. The course has a lab component.

BIOLOGY II: The course will introduce students to topics in cellular and molecular biology. Students will learn about the structure and function of the life-essential macromolecules, the structure and physiology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, with a focus on the mechanisms of DNA replication, transcription and translation. Genetics will be explored, including the relationship between DNA sequences and the way organisms look and function. The course has a laboratory component.

GENETICS: This course is recommended for students who wish to pursue a degree in the biological sciences and/or professional school (i.e. medical school, pharmacy school). Students who take this course will gain an understanding of the principles of heredity, including gene transmission, mutation, recombination and function. The course will use current issues in genetics research to explore ethical issues related to the use of genetics in modern medicine.

INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY: Introduction to Chemistry is a course designed for non-science majors. The course presents the basics of the science of chemistry in a contextualized manner in order to give students the opportunity to understand scientific concepts and applications beyond a disciplinary framework. Topics will be connected to real-world events, phenomena, and technologies in order to illustrate and underscore chemistry’s relevance to our everyday lives, our health, our public policies, and our future. Texts and films will be used to strengthen understanding of course content and encourage student engagement. Laboratory work is integral to this course and experiments will reinforce concepts learned during lecture presentations while also introducing safety protocols and basic methods and practices that are important to scientific research.


For Adjunct Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor: Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required is the ability to teach successfully.

For Adjunct Lecturer: Bachelor's degree in area(s) of expertise, and the ability to teach successfully.


Adjunct Lecturer: $71.59-89.12/hr Adjunct Assistant Professor: $81.20 - $96.38/hr Adjunct Associate Professor: $87.54 - $107.28/hr Adjunct Professor: $97.11 - $118.19/hr

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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.


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This position is open until filled with review of applications may begin December 18, 2018


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Job Title: Adjunct Faculty Open Rank – Science (Multiple Positions)

Job ID: 19828

Location: Guttman Community College

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular