Faculty & Staff Positions
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Microbial Genomics (Part Time)
Overview: The Department of Biology at Barnard College seeks an individual to teach a semester-long course in Microbial Genomics during Spring 2023. Here is a current description of the course: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/bulletin/uwb/#/cu/bulletin/uwb/subj/BIOL/BC3308-20221-001
Qualifications: Applicants are expected to have acquired a Ph.D. prior to January 2023 and to have obtained teaching experience at the college level.
Duties: Teach a weekly three-hour Microbial Genomics lab course beginning January 17, 2023.
Compensation: $11,500 (per 3-credit course)
To apply: Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Here is the application link.
Laboratory Associate - Intro Lab in Cellular & Molecular Biology (Part Time)
Overview: The Department of Biological Sciences at Barnard College of Columbia University seeks an individual to join a team of introductory biology lab instructors for Spring 2023. The instructor will be responsible for teaching one to two lab sections of BIOL BC1503: Introductory Laboratory in Cellular and Molecular Biology. All sections occur weekly on weekdays between 9am and 5 pm. The lab associate must also attend a weekly prep meeting on Fridays from 3pm to 4pm.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field required. Master’s degree in Biology or related field, experience teaching college level biology labs, strong background in cellular and molecular biology, strong writing skills, and familiarity with SmartBoard technology are preferred.
Duties: The lab’s curriculum is set by the Department’s Introductory Lab Director, Jessica Goldstein. Introductory biology lab instructors are responsible for teaching, grading lab reports and in-class work, responding to student questions and emails, and working with a team of instructors and staff. Additional responsibilities include watching/reading all pre-lab materials and attending a mandatory 1-hour preparatory session, which all lab instructors attend on Friday afternoons at 3 pm. Instructors are typically assigned one undergraduate student teaching assistant per lab section for the entire semester.
Compensation: $4,085 for one lab section, $7,585 for two.
To apply: Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, a resume, and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Here is the application link.
Open Rank Ecology Professor (Full Time)
Overview: The Department of Biology at Barnard College seeks a scientist with a strong background in ecology to teach courses and lead a research program serving and mentoring undergraduate majors. This is an Open Rank tenure-eligible position. Target start date is the 2023-2024 academic year.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in any biological sciences with strong ecological training and background. Postdoctoral or comparable relevant research experience(s) required, commensurate to the rank to which the candidate is applying. Prior experience in undergraduate teaching and mentoring are highly desirable.
Duties: Establish and lead a productive research program that engages undergraduates and attains external funding while actively teaching the equivalent of four courses annually, typically two per semester and including the organismal and ecological semester of the two-semester introductory sequence and upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialization, at least one a “lab” course featuring research skills and/or projects. Faculty can access many resources for developing innovative curricula or outreach projects. Areas of specialization for this search are broad. We seek candidates using the research tools and expertise of an ecologist to study natural systems and/or other aspects of biodiversity, including but not limited to applications or broader social ramifications of ecology, e.g., traditional ecological knowledge, urban ecology, biodiversity treaties and policies, community participatory science, agricultural or harvested/hunted organisms.
About Barnard: Founded in 1889 to educate women, Barnard continues to aim for distinctive excellence deriving from its diverse students and a commitment to disrupting and transforming entrenched practices and thinking. A formal affiliation with Columbia University in the City of New York creates ample opportunity to interact within and between the two communities.
To apply: Please note that applications were due November 12th. The application link is here.
Upcoming Employment Opportunities
Barnard will be looking for microbial genomics or other computational biology professors in the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year.