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Instructional Faculty

[C14-043] - Biomolecular Sciences: Assistant / Associate Professor

Position Information

Instructional Faculty


Contact Person:
Nancy Ptak
Phone: (860) 832-3560

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University’s Department of Biomolecular Sciences seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor who will use cellular and molecular approaches to study problems in biology. The position emphasizes excellence in teaching with a desire and ability to mentor undergraduate and master’s level graduate students in productive independent research experiences.

The new faculty member will be expected to participate in introductory undergraduate courses for Biomolecular Sciences majors and non-majors; teach a lecture and laboratory-based course in cell or molecular biology for majors; teach one graduate-level course in their area of expertise; and, maintain an active research program using a model system, from or complementary to one existing in the department, a system amenable to research involving undergraduate and Master’s level students. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology or a related field
  • Teaching experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability for creative research
  • Commitment to serving a culturally and ethnically diverse student body


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching and mentoring students in both classroom and laboratory settings at the undergraduate and/or master’s level
  • A proposed research program appropriate for our students and facilities

The University: CCSU is one of four state universities with the Board of Regents for Higher Education Connecticut State Colleges & Universities. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” The Princeton Review selected CCSU as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges." CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Rock Cats (Double A professional baseball), two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.


Application & Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by February 10, 2014. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and submit the following in a single file and in the order given below:


  • Letter of interest addressing the qualifications for the position;
  • Teaching Philosophy;
  • Research Philosophy;
  • Current curriculum vitae; and,
  • Names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) on any documents submitted. Emailed or hard copies will not be accepted. For more information, contact Department Secretary, Nancy Ptak at (860) 832-3560 or




CCSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply.