City University of New York, Advanced Science Research Center

Position Title: Assistant Professor – Structural Biology Initiative - CUNY Advanced Science Research Center
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:New York, New York 10031, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Structural Biology / Biochemistry
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/09/26)
Position Description:    

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The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's largest urban public university. CUNY provides outstanding and innovative cross-disciplinary research and training opportunities in areas of urgent societal importance and takes pride in being a national leader in enabling upward socio-economic mobility for a diverse student body. The Graduate Center is the focal point for graduate research at CUNY. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors.

The Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a new 200,000 square-foot state of the art research facility in upper Manhattan, was purposely built to elevate interdisciplinary STEM research and education across CUNY. The ASRC hosts five research initiatives: structural biology, nanoscience, photonics, neuroscience, and environmental science. In addition to the twenty tenure-line faculty members doing research in their laboratories, research efforts are supported by 15 core facilities run by dedicated, expert research professors and that attract over 1,000 users from nearby academic, non-profit, and industrial institutions. After nine years, the ASRC is now widely regarded as a unique and leading interdisciplinary research center through the breadth of its research activities, its high-end core facilities, and the deliberate cross-fertilization of research, providing unique opportunities to cultivate and support interdisciplinary research and graduate training.

The Structural Biology Initiative (, operates over two floors in the ASRC building, and houses state-of-the-art facilities, including equipment and expertise in biomolecular NMR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, mass spectrometry, and electron microscopy. Eight tenure-track and research faculty members along with the 25 members of their labs contribute to a vibrant, interactive, and supportive community that push the frontiers of their fields via their own work and their collaborations.

The Structural Biology Initiative also proudly contributes to the international-level resources and activities of the surrounding intellectual community in this field, particularly via interactions with colleagues and facilities in the neighboring City College of New York (CCNY) and New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC).

The Structural Biology Initiative of the Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York is seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty member to join in Fall 2024.

The successful candidate will engage in research, teaching, and mentorship of students and other laboratory members; make key contributions to shape the ASRC's cross-disciplinary Structural Biology Program; and initiate new interdisciplinary collaborative projects and activities across CUNY and other research institutions in New York City. Teaching of undergraduate students at the neighboring City College of New York (CCNY) and graduate students at the CUNY Graduate Center are also integral to this position. Finally, the successful candidate will contribute to the continued acquisition of external funding from private and public funding bodies; devise innovative mechanisms to engage the general public, the next generation, and potential donors in structural biology and life sciences; and ensure compliance with federal research guidelines and University policies.

The ASRC is committed to excellence and equity as cornerstones of its culture and mission. We welcome and encourage applications from those whose experience in research, teaching, and service show that they are prepared to contribute to our pursuit of excellence and equity.

This position requires the incumbent to work on-site.


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

A preferred candidate should have:

- Ph.D. degree in Biophysics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Cell Biology or closely related discipline. Postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred, but not mandatory in exceptional cases.

- Demonstrated ability to successfully teach and mentor undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers.

- Demonstrated research accomplishments and leadership in structural biology, as broadly defined by the use of biophysical and chemical tools to obtain structural insights into the mechanisms of biological molecules and assemblies. Such accomplishments should be clear from an excellent track record in publishing in high-impact, peer-reviewed publications, and an innovative and ambitious research plan which complements the research of the ASRC Structural Biology Initiative ( and the ASRC Faculty more broadly (

- Demonstrated ability to forge collaborative relationships with peers and to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse stakeholders at various organizational levels.

- A firm commitment to CUNY's mission of creating access to excellent higher education for a diverse urban population.


$95,000 - $120,000. Commensurate with qualifications, experience and education (subject to University approvals).

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.


Applicants should upload:

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Cover Letter (2 page maximum) - Summarize your most substantial scientific accomplishment during your graduate career, your most substantial scientific postdoctoral accomplishment; your overall goals/vision for your research program at the ASRC; and the skills and experience you have which will foster the success of their program.

3. Research Statement (3 page maximum) - Describe proposed future research, being sure to indicate potential links to existing research at the ASRC

4. Teaching, Mentoring, and Service Statement (1 page maximum) - Describe your past, present and proposed future role(s) in teaching, mentoring, and service

5. Statement on Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) (1 page maximum)- Describe your past, present and proposed future contributions to DEI, which may include a variety of experiences and perspectives, commitments and action-based experiences that promote DEI, formal and informal activities, and future aspirations and plans for the faculty role.

6. Contact inform for three (3) professional references (name, title, organization and contact information, preferably including an email address)


Application reviews will begin in mid-October; we encourage applications to be received by October 23, 2023 for full consideration in the first round, but all applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

The City University of New York (CUNY) is committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.  EO/AA Employer.

Application Materials Required:
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85 St. Nicholas Terrace
New York, NY 10031