Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences (Cell Biology), Fall 2023

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Job Number: R1650

College of Science, Mathematics and Technology

Biological Sciences

Cell Biology – to teach biology courses and research interests in cellular biology in both animal and plant systems. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vibrant research program in their area of specialization, teach biology courses at the undergraduate level, mentor students and perform professional and university service.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences (e.g. Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry or related fields) is required. ABD candidates will be considered with degree completion by September 1, 2023.

Positions are ten-month, full-time, tenure-track assignments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor effective for the Fall 2023 semester, unless otherwise indicated. Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Evening hours are required for teaching graduate course assignments. Courses may be taught at the Union campus, Kean Ocean, Kean Skylands or other locations.

All tenure-track faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and an on-going program of research and publication or creative and performance activity.  Participation in curriculum development, student advisement and service at the departmental/school, college, university and community level is also required.  Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. Proficiency in a Learning Management System is required, consistent with University guidelines.

Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.

Additional Information
As a condition of employment, external candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, you may submit a request for an exemption.  All employees are expected to follow the University’s current health and safety protocols for COVID-19 and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence.

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures.  

Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity.  Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.

EEO/AA Statement

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

How to apply

External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.
  • Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields – you will need to verify that the data is accurate.
  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts are required before appointment.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.