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St. John's University


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Genetics


Queens, NY
ID: 218820-951




The Institution


St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.


Commitment to Inclusion


A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.


Division/Department Information


The Department of Biological Sciences at the Queens campus of St. John’s University located in New York City is seeking applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the area of Genetics. This is a broadly defined position under the genetics umbrella with consideration for research utilizing any organism in areas such as genetics, genomics, evolutionary genetics, evolution of development, bioinformatics, medical genetics, and related disciplines. We are seeking a highly collaborative colleague who can engage with faculty and students from wide biological disciplines and backgrounds. We have an active faculty with most having NIH or NSF funded research programs. Additionally, many of our faculty maintain collaborations with colleagues at surrounding institutions, such as Columbia University, New York University, and the New York Botanical Garden. The Department of Biological Sciences, with roughly 1000 undergraduate B.S. students, is the largest department on campus. We also maintain robust M.S. and Ph.D. programs. More information about the department can be found here:




We anticipate this position to begin in Fall 2022. We aim to support our successful candidate in establishing an extramurally funded research program. They will also be expected to mentor and teach undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students in their research area. Finally, we strongly encourage them to become engaged with efforts on campus to expand diversity and inclusion in our curriculum, student support, and professional development.




Successful candidates will have a PhD or other graduate degree in a biological field. Ideal candidates will have postdoctoral research experience and a strong record of research accoplishments.


Application Process


Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, diversity & inclusion statement, teaching philosophy, and complete contact information for three professional references online. The diversity and inclusion statement should address how the candidate plans to support an inclusive, anti-racist, and equitable environment in their research and teaching.

Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information contact: Dianella Howarth, Professor and Chair of Biological Sciences,


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“All persons hired are required to be vaccinated and boosted against the COVID-19 virus, subject to the reasonable accommodation provisions of applicable law.”


St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

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